'Superstars of Dance' Names its Winner Tonight
'Superstars of Dance' Names its Winner Tonight
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
After four weeks of competition, Superstars of Dance finally reveals its champ in tonight's season finale.  The show premiered on January 4, featuring a group, a duo, and two soloists from each of eight countries, including Argentina, Australia, China, India, Ireland, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

Which country will walk away a winner?  Stay tuned tonight at 8pm on NBC.

Last week's episode, which aired on January 19, marked the end of the semi-finals of Superstars of Dance.  It was the last chance for these hopefuls to make it to the top three in each category and move on to the finals.

The overall standings after the semi-finals are:

1st place – Australia, 414 total points (with remaining duo and group)
2nd place – U.S.A, 413 total points (with remaining solo and group)
3rd place – Ireland, 409 total points
4th place – South Africa, 401 total points (with remaining duo)
5th place – India, 392 total points (with remaining solo)
6th place – Argentina, 344 total points (with remaining duo)
7th place – Russia, 342 total points (with remaining solo)
8th place – China, 286 total points (with remaining group)

For the final scoring, every performance counts.  As a result, countries with multiple contestants advancing through the contest have a considerable advantage over countries with just one or two. In the end, the country with the most points will be declared the winner and awarded with the Superstars of Dance trophy.

Meanwhile, executive producers Nigel Lythgoe seems to be pleased with how Superstars of Dance turned out.

"I couldn't have wished for a better result for our new company than a hugely successful program that I loved making," Lythgoe said.

"You couldn't ask for a show better suited for the international marketplace than Superstars of Dance," added Chris Grant, the president of ShineReveille International, which will start licensing the series to foreign TV stations.  "Its entire premise is international competition, and there's nothing else like it on TV right now.  Add to that the fact that no one does big, event reality shows better than Nigel and Simon [Fuller], and you have the perfect global hit."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: NBC, The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of NBC)