Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance
is just around the corner, dance
fans and Nigel, Mary, and Cat have something to say about it. America's Favorite Dance trio took some time out of their busy schedules to
chat with Access Hollywood about what season 6 has in store for us all,
including some new touches.
Producer, head judge and number one creepy uncle, Nigel Lythgoe, says
that So You Think You Can Dance
fans can expect much of the same from
their favorite show, but that he hopes to make a few changes to improve season 6. Lythgoe says that he hopes to add a
secondary competition to the results show, to decrease the amount of
filler and increase the amount of dancing. (Sounds great to us, Nigel!)
He hopes it will be some sort of dance troop competition, featuring
different genres. Undeterred by our dislike of all things Katie Holmes
dance performance, Nigel says he hopes to bring on more celebrities to
perform routines this season as well. (It can't all be good news...)
Lastly, Lythgoe also hopes to add an extra episode on to the season,
which takes the time to introduce us properly to the entire Top 20.
"Another change I'd like to make is introducing that Top 20. Because again we get so many complaints with both this and Idol,
that they've seen certain members of the Top 20 but they haven't seen
them all. They don't know who they are. I would love to do a Top 20
show where they're not in competition. They're just showing us what
their style is and how good they are and how deserving they are of
being in the Top 20, and then start the competition a week later."
This plan isn't without it's pitfalls though, notes Nigel. The reason
some dancers are focused on he says, isn't to promote producer
favorites, but because some people have interesting stories, while
others are just boring. Still, I'm with the rest of the dance fans
who'd like some sort of introduction to all of the Top 20, sob stories
or not. So, hopefully we will be seeing a "Get to Know the Top 20"
special before this season's first performance show.
After speaking to creepy uncle Nigel, it's time to chat with everyone's favorite screamer, Mary Murphy. Mary seems as kooky as ever,
giggling nervously. She's also excited for season 6 and says they've
already determined the winner, before launching into a classic Mary
Murphy half fake out. Huge spoiler guys: "it'll be someone who danced in Vegas." Oh no! The half fake outs are contagious!!
Besides that, Mary doesn't have a care or worry in the
world about sharing the Tuesday night time slot with Dancing with the
. For Mary, the more dance on TV the better. Plus, she's excited
because apparently TV's two biggest dance shows share the same studio
and she hopes to flit between DWTS
. Seeing that there's a
lot of cross over between the shows, hopefully she can pop in and say hi
to some former So You Think You Can Dance
alumni turned Dancing With
Lastly, it's a brief chat with our adorable dance kitten about her 5th
season with the show. Cat chats about some potential changes in the judges panel,
including the possibility of new celebrity guest judges becoming more frequent. Apparently she though Ellen nailed it. Of course and as always, everything Cat says
sounds infinitely more charming with her accent, so I recommend
you watch for yourself below. Apologies to our non-US readers, who
aren't able to view Hulu videos.
Does this video get you more excited for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance
? Or are you dreading the possibility of Kristen Stewart's Twilight
themed tap routine? (Actually, THAT I would pay to see.)
--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image Courtesy of FOX, Video Courtesy of Hulu)