Okay, so maybe that title sounded harsh, but you know the point, right? When celebrities do things you don't expect them to do, it's mostly an oh-look-at-him! moment for most of us. Katie Holmes' performance on So You Think You Can Dance
's 100th episode, on the other hand, won't be--at least according to choreographer Tyce Diorio.
Tyce, after all, is the guy behind the whole performance, which Katie will debut in two weeks' time. Part of the many special performances on July 23--and in support of Nigel Lythgoe's just-founded Dizzy Feet Foundation--Katie will dance along to Judy Garland's "Get Happy", a song off one of the Hollywood icon's many musicals.
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While it seems that the entire thing is a grand effort, considering all the hoopla when this detail was first released, it's quite surprising to learn that, well, its origins are much simpler. "We were sitting and listening to music, Katie and I, and Judy Garland's 'Get Happy'?" Tyce told E! Online at the end of last night's elimination show. "It's great--[and] what a perfect time to do something that's uplifting."
But despite the feel-good origins, again, it's not a feel-good performance. (Or am I using the wrong term here? Anyway.) It will be, according to Tyce, a pretty intense thing. "It's not something in my opinion that's just, 'Oh, how nice,'" he said. "It's not going to be that ... It's real. It's as real as what you're seeing now [on SYTYCD
]. I'm very proud of it. I talk really highly of Katie. She is amazing."
Turns out Tyce and Katie have known each other for a long time, so why only do it now, then? "I've just been with Katie for so long," he said. "I said, 'yeah, you're ready.' I can see the magic. I can see the truth and her talents. And she believes in herself, too."
Perhaps big words from Tyce, but we'll see in two weeks. And, maybe, it's nice hearing all that hubbub about this performance die down a bit... just when it got more certain.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: E! Online(Image courtesy of Fox)