Articles for So You Think You Can Dance Season 6

In a week, the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance kicks off with the usual auditions, familiar names and drama from the panel to the stage.  It feels like yesterday when Jeanine Mason was named America‘s Favorite Dancer... oh, wait, that was just a month ago.  And we‘re on the sixth season, this quick?This will be my second season watching (and covering) the show, and you pretty much saw how I went from clueless kid to less clueless kid.  That‘s why tonight‘s program comes in very handy: the 15 best SYTYCD routines ever.  Read more »
To be honest, picking up a calendar and marking out (with a pen!) the dates and times when the So You Think You Can Dance audition episodes will air causes quite a headache.  This time, I think, some will happen at this time and then, the following week, it flips a bit.  So thank you for the press release, Fox; I can easily list them down.We‘re kicking off a fresh new season in less than a week--already, can you believe it?--and, of course, it all begins with the auditions.  As you may very well know, Nigel, Mary and the rest visited Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix and Salt Lake City in the past months, sometimes in between shows last season, to look for new talent, and maybe meet old ones that didn‘t quite make it before.  And that all begins this Wednesday, September 9, from 8pm.  Read more »
Watching this week‘s So You Think You can Dance "Top Routines" special I felt like a cartoon character with big thought bubbles popping up over my head as I watched every routine. Most were slightly snarky, because Nigel and I seem to be in stark disagreement of what is and isn‘t the best of So You Think You Can Dance. Since I wasn‘t live thoughting the routines--I‘ll be back next week when auditions begin--I wanted to share with you exactly what was going through my head as I watched the "Best" of So  You Think You Can Dance. (Yes, those are ironic quotation marks.)  Read more »
Not only is it almost time for season 6 of So You Think You Can Danceto start, it‘s almost time for season 5‘s top 10 to hit the road fortour. Details are starting to leak out just what you‘ll be seeing whenyour favorite dancer‘s come to town, including this interview withEvan, Jeanine, Kayla, Kupono, and Caitlin from Yahoo Video. Thanks to theinterview we know that we‘ll all be mesmerized by Randi‘s booty ontour, and fair warning to pack tissue because K2 will be performing theemotional "Addiction" routine. To hear all about tour and catch up witha few of your favorite folks from season 5, watch the video below.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Cat Deeley who called from "sunny London town" to talk about season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, her fabulous fashion sense, and what she loves most about her job. While trying not to oooh and ahh over her adorable accent and her penchant of calling people sweet pea, Cat portrayed the same things we love about her so much on So You Think You Can Dance: kindness, honesty, and an obvious affection for the contestants of SYTYCD.While trepidatious about starting another season so close to the end of the last, Cat is eager for America to see the next crop of So You Think You Can Dance stars. The hostess says it‘s the most talented group of dancers yet and that once the season gets started "the surprises will unravel right before your eyes." Read our full interview with Cat and fall in love with TV‘s best hostess all over again, after the jump.  Read more »
So they thought we can‘t get ready for a sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance in time?  I‘m well suited up, I‘d like to think.  It all begins tomorrow, with the first of seven weeks‘ worth of audition episodes, but here‘s a video preview to hype everyone up.  And, maybe, so we can get used to seeing all those lines all over again.  And, yeah, train for all those Mary Murphy screams.It‘s pretty much a two-minute long trailer, the first 45 seconds of which is dedicated towards showing the first five seasons (which we‘ve, well, seen just a week ago) and then, there‘s the look at what we should expect during the auditions.  Good dancers, big statements from Adam Shankman (who‘s still hoping he‘ll be judging more frequently this season), this odd dancer that‘s got Mary acting crazy again... Read more »
At the outset, I would like to ask for understanding whether the items on this list are a little flimsy.  If you‘ve followed our So You Think You Can Dance coverage last season, you might‘ve gathered that it was my first time to watch the show--but I‘d like to think I‘m no stranger to what came before.  So, pretty much, I think most of the items on this season 6 wish list are basic.  Or maybe it‘s a matter of me wanting to see the same things you want to see, which is a good thing because I‘m getting it.Anyway, here are the things I wish to see when the sixth season comes along, and it‘s mostly based on the stuff I‘ve seen over the past few months.  And mostly subjective, too.  By the way, everything starts tomorrow already.  Surprising, no?  Read more »
With the start of So You Think You Can Dance‘s sixth season comes the usual mess of details about what might happen.  Last season that task came down to me--genre spoilers, side comments and all that.  This time, well, it‘s pretty much the same thing, only I‘ve got possible names that you might encounter in the next seven weeks of first auditions and Vegas callbacks.As always, the list is taken from the good folks at SYTYCDism, who have cultivated this list for the past couple of months or so.  There are a lot of names, but I‘m skipping most of them and just listing down the names that have caught my attention, either because we‘ve seen them before, or before they have something to do with other people--and because most of the names have since been crossed out because they were apparently dropped before the final stages.  Read more »
Time to set your DVR‘s folks! We‘ve got the full So You Think You Can Dance auditions and Las Vegas schedule from FOX. Looks like they‘ll be extending the audition process considerably for Season 6, which hopefully means we get more time to get to know the entire Top 20. Since there are 6 audition nights and 6 cities, it looks like each city will get a full hour of their own coverage. Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance held auditions in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. All of the following air times are EST/PST.  Read more »
Next week‘s MTV Video Music Awards is shaping up to be a So You Think You Can Dance affair. Season 3‘s Travis Wall (and new, triumphant SYTYCD choreographer) will be choreographing the evening‘s opening number, Season 4‘s Mark Kanemura will be a back-up dancer for Lady Gaga, and fellow Season 4 alumni Kherington King‘s music video for FAME will also be show during the VMA‘s.But that‘s not all folks, while So You Think You Can Dance wasn‘t able to swing a Michael Jackson tribute dance/show, MTV is. According to Wade Robson‘s Myspace, for that MJ tribute MTV will be bringing in a handful of So You Think You Can Dance choreographers including Wade, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Tyce Diorio, Dave Scott, and Laurie Anne Gibson. The best of So You Think You Can Dance‘s choreographers will be performing along side Janet Jackson, in what is sure to be an emotional tribute.  Read more »
Last week, we shared a video with you of a few of your favorite Season5 finalists chatting about their forthcoming So You Think You Can Dancetour. Today, FOX uploaded a video of the Top 12 talking tour. We get tocatch up briefly with fan favorites Phillip Chbeeb, Janette Manrara,Brandon Bryant, and a few others. Sounds like there‘s already a war ofthe sexes brewing on tour, and it hasn‘t even started yet. Apparentlythe boys are so messy they need a butler for their bus, but the girlstake care of their own chores! To see more from  your Top 12 and to hear about all the wonderfulsurprises and routines that await you on tour, check out the videobelow.  Read more »
Though season 5 is still fresh in our memories and our DVRs,it‘s already time for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. With agrowing and passionate audience, So You Think You Can Dance has decidedto shimmy it‘s way into the fall line-up to compete with the biggestshows on prime time television. And with the level of dancer‘s we sawin tonight‘s first audition, no other reality TV dance show stands achance with competing against season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. The first of 7 weeks of So You Think You Can Dance auditions, startsout in Los Angeles; the city of angels and apparently thousands uponthousands of female contemporary dancers. The first audition of Season6 comes from Cole Clemens, who has some sort of inverse punk rockmullet that would make Kate Gosselin‘s hair weep with embarrassment.Cole apparently didn‘t get the memo that this was a show about dancingbecause he does an odd spoken word performance, which involves littleto no dancing. It is, quite possibly, the 2nd strangest thing I‘ve everseen during So You Think You Can Dance try-outs. The strangest thingI‘ve ever seen? Not Sex. Oh no, that totally goes to Cole‘s hair. Iwill post screen-caps as soon as possible, but if you saw tonight‘s auditions, Cole‘shalf mohawk spoken word is seared into your memory already. Read more »
Isn‘t this cute?Before we had Ellen DeGeneres the American Idol judge, we had Ellen DeGeneres the So You Think You Can Dance guest judge.  And way before that, we had Ellen DeGeneres the talk show host.  Throw the last two elements together, and you have, well, a guest performance.  Read more »
Ahh, the reason why I generally avoid audition episodes in reality shows: the sob stories.But I get it.  We‘re all starting with a clean slate, and we‘re all looking for someone to root for, so without any idea of who to cheer for (and why the heck we should), we take a look at the storied backgrounds of the wannabes.  And then, hope that the talent justifies the story.  Read more »
Last night‘s premiere of So You Think You Can Dance debuted with solidnumbers, especially considering it was up against a momentous Presidential speech carried by all the other major networks. In fact,in the 8pm hour the only thing that out-performed So You Think You CanDance was the Presidential address.  Which, considering the cat-calls, may have been more dramatic than a So You Think  You CanDance audition episode after all.Presidential speech be damned, because 6.5 million of you tuned in to FOX towelcome season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.  Of course, the truetest comes next week, when So You Think You Can Dance is paired againstother reality shows and not a policy speech. However, considering the caliber of talent we saw lastnight, we‘re certain SYTYCD has nothing to worry about.  Read more »
The Creative Arts Emmys were held Saturday night, and some big namesone the major awards.  The Guest Acting awards are usually the bigdraw, and this year was no exception.  On the Drama side, Ellen Burstynwon for Law and Order: SVU while Michael J. Fox won for his recurringrole on Rescue Me. Read more »
Ruh-roh!  Yeah, bad Scooby Doo impression.But that was what I first thought when Nigel Lythgoe spoke up regarding American Idol snagging Ellen DeGeneres as a guest judge--of course, you know, after her guest stint on the 99th episode of So You Think You Can Dance.In a nutshell, he thinks Idol "stole" Ellen from SYTYCD. Read more »
Breaking news from So You Think You Can Dances, we have a newpermanent judge! Now that American Idol stole Ellen, Adam Shankman(that‘s Shanks to you in the know) has been named the third permanentjudge to sit along side Mary and Nigel during season 6 of So You ThinkYou Can Dance. Shankman will bring his brand of comedy, passion, andtechnical expertise to the judges panel. Nigel Lythgoe brokethe news to reporters, like myself on Monday at FOX‘s Fall PressJunket, but we can officially share the news with you now. Nigel andthe crew of So You Think You Can Dance are thrilled to have addedShankman as a permanent judge, saying that "I am extremely happy thatAdam has agreed to be a resident judge. We love bantering andbickering, and yet he still finds a way of capturing the sensitivity ofevery story told on stage. He is a consummate professional with apassion for dance and a discerning eye, which makes him perfect for us.Plus, it must be remembered, it takes a slightly crazy person to workwith me and Mary." Read more »
For the second audition of season 6, So You Think You Can Dance made its first stop in Phoenix, Arizona. For their introduction to So You Think You Can Dance, Phoenix brought plenty of talent and strangeness to the stage. While there were plenty of just good old beautiful dancers -- the real story of Phoenix, were the metaphorical phoenix‘s of the auditions: Allison Becker and ballroom boys William DeVries and Jacob Jason.In mythology, a phoenix isn‘t a city in Arizona, but rather a beautifully plumed bird that at the end of its life burns fiercely only to arise anew from its own ashes. In today‘s society, the phoenix has come to signify someone who rises above difficulties and challenges, to transform into something beautiful and powerful. It‘s about creating hope and life from places and events that are insurmountable and inhospitable. It is a cultural symbol for triumph against all odds. Read more »
Well, it looks like Adam Shankman just got his wish granted.Remember that?  I can‘t really find the exact tweet--this was some time last season--but Shanks did ask us, the So You Think You Can Dance faithful, to convince Nigel (through Twitter, of course) to make him a permanent judge on the show.  Now, that is the case.  Good one, Shanks.  Read more »
While everyone else was interested in the off-stage drama of theun-fianced Maksim and Karina from Dancing with The Stars, the onlything about the Emmy dance routine we cared about was the plethora ofSo You Think You Can Dance alumni. Backing the Dancing with the Stars(ex)couple were Season 4 alumni Mark Kanemura, Katee Shean, JoshuaAllen, Season 3 (and ABDC‘s) Hok Konishi and Dominic Sandoval, as wellas Season 1 and fellow Quest Crew member Ryan Conferido. The routine waseven choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance choreographers andoccasional guest judges, Tabitha and Napoleon. And fear not, if you happened to miss the sizzling routine, we‘ve got the video for you.  Read more »
If you‘re lucky enough to have the season 5 So You Think You Can DanceTour coming to your town, we have the scoop on the routines you‘ll beseeing your favorite dancers perform. Seeing the ‘set-list‘ makes meeven more excited for the tours stop in my town, but I have to admitthere are some shockers on the list. Who ever wanted to see Phillip andJeanine‘s jive again? Or after this season‘s disastrous Russian Folkdance, apparently group version of the folkloric fail? Still, amidstall the chin scratching routines, there are plenty we‘re eager to see.Addiction by Kayla and Kupono? Check. The booty dance? Check. Ruby Blueby Janette and Brandon? Check.  Read more »
After a long hiatus Nigel Lythgoe, @dizzyfeet himself, has returned tothe Twitter-verse and we‘re so glad to have him back. In the past fewdays Nigel has been tweeting up a storm about the talents of Boston,the Emmys, and some personal anecdotes. Here‘s the latest from So YouThink You Can Dance‘s head judge, in 140 characters or less.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance, or at least one of it‘s alumni and judges,are taking to the big screen this Friday. That‘s right, after months oftempting commercials, the remake of FAME opens at theaters acrossAmerica Friday. The remake of the early 80‘s campy classic about agroup of talented high schoolers who attend an elite performing artsschool, stars none other than season 4 So You Think You Can Dancealumna, Kherington Payne. Sometime SYTYCD guest judge Debbie Allen, whowas in the original, also pops up for a cameo in the film.   Read more »
The common theme to So You Think You Can Dance auditions, and the reason they‘re infinitely better than American Idol‘s audition episodes, is that for SYTYCD, the weirdos are all entertaining, and sometimes they‘re even good enough to make it through.Mary Murphy hit the nail on the head when she commented on Boston‘sfirst dancer, Teddy Tedholm, wondering if he was crazy or brilliant. Her verdict: he‘s crazy brilliant.  That accurately sums up all of So You Think You Can Dance in a nutshell.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance alumni and current Dancing with the Starsprofessionals, Chelsie Hightower and Dmitryi Chaplin opened a movingtribute to Patrick Swayze during last night‘s DWTS results show. Thepair danced to "She‘s Like The Wind," which all you Patrick Swayzelovers know, Swayze sang himself during Dirty Dancing. While it wasn‘tthe "I Had The Time of My Life" routine, Chelsie and Dmitryi performeda lovely, touching, and surprisingly sensual routine. We‘ve lovedChelsie since her time on So You Think You Can Dance, but she hasimproved massively in technique and performance since those days.Chelsie has rarely looked so lovely or in control than in this piece,making So You Think You Can Dance fans and alums proud everywhere...and Swayze fans across America tear up.   Read more »
As my colleague John Kubicek noted, last night‘s Boston auditions were wicked awesome. Boston is apparently full of talenteddancers and Nigel Lythgoe was right in noting that So You Think You CanDance could have easily had more than an hour long show dedicated toBean Town ballroom-ers and breakers. Unfortunately, So You Think YouCan Dance almost ruined all my positive feelings about Boston and theiraudition shows with the inclusion of the spandex-clad "dancer" Paul Magliato.  Read more »
Now that she‘soff American Idol and especially after Idol "stole" Ellen, the big question is,will Paula Abdul be on So You Think You Can Dance? And, if we‘re totrust her word to Nigel Lythgoe, her former Executive Producer at Idoland SYTYCD head honcho, the answer is yes. According to a tweet formearlier this morning, Nigel saw Paula at a "Power of Women Event"yesterday and he asked her if she‘d come on So You Think You CanDance. She said she would. However, Mr. Nigel Lythgoe is not withouttrepidation of the validity of Paula‘s verbal agreement. He ended his tweet with "Ihope she means it?"   Read more »
Starting today, and leading up to the Top 20, we‘ll be writing these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  We begin with Adam Shankman, former occasional show judge, and starting this season, permanent show judge.To be honest, I only knew Adam Shankman--or the guy they call "Shanks" ever so lovingly--through his enthusiastic critiques on So You Think You Can Dance.  Turns out, he‘s done a load of stuff that you‘ve probably seen, but didn‘t know it was him until now. Read more »
You So You Think You Can Dance fans must have been awfully good last week, because you get a double serving of your favorite dance show this week. First up in the exciting two-fer is Atlanta, where there are sure to be both hot and peachy dancers. Tuesday‘s audition show airs at 6pm (EST/PST), not it‘s usual 5pm time -- so don‘t be alarmed when it‘s not on at 5. Wednesday‘s auditions, at their usually scheduled time, will be in Salt Lake City where the talent is certain to be stiffer than the city‘s drinks. As always, we‘ll be here providing you step-by-step coverage of the So You Think You Can Dance auditions including live tweeting the show and recaps.  Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, it‘s Cat Deeley, perhaps the most underrated host in American television.  Can I say she still should win an Emmy?Back in my student days, I was a considerable British broadcasting geek.  (Actually, until now, I still am.)  But I never thought Cat Deeley was a very ubiquitous presence in television screens across the pond.  I mean, I remember reading, from one of those websites, that she had a television show in the late 90s on the BBC, entitled Roadtrippin‘, where she went around the world with fellow British personality Edith Bowman.  That, turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg.  Read more »
As we‘ve long suspected, in the midst of her screams for the hot tamaletrain, Mary Murphy  may hit notes that are only heard by ourcanine friends. And as we‘ve long worried, our canine friends may bedriven to madness via Mary Murphy‘s screams. Our worries and suspicions  are now backed up with video proof.Ms. Hot Tamale herself tweeted the video evidence yesterday. Adorably, Mary prefaced the YouTube clip with, "Do I really sound like this?" I see you allcollectively nodding. Yes, Mary Murphy, you really sound like that. AndFido isn‘t so sure he can handle another minute.  Read more »
A dance is best paired with a song.  Sounds cheesy, sure, but admit it.  Here‘s where we list down all the songs played on last night‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. With these bits in your hands, you can go download the songs--because, face it, this show does have a lot of really good music.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance is no stranger to controversy, but usuallyit comes in the form of judge Nigel Lythgoe bashing same sex ballroomdancers.  However, eagle-eyed viewers were mortified after last night‘sAtlanta auditions when they thought they saw a female contestantflashing her lady business to the camera.Hold onto your hats, because those viewers were not mistaken.  Whilemost of us were lucky enough to avoid this controversy because of ourregular TV‘s, if you have a huge HD set and a pause button, you canspot that during a montage of dancers from the So You Think You Can Dance auditions, one female dancer revealed that she was going commando under her skirt.  Read more »
A dance is best paired with a song.  Sounds cheesy, sure, but admit it.  Here‘s where we list down all the songs played on last night‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. With these bits in your hands, you can go download the songs--because, face it, this show does have a lot of really good music.  Read more »
Oh my lanta, Atlanta, that was kinda of dull. Especially for a townthat‘s nicknamed Hot-Lanta. More like Tepid Town. While plenty ofpeople brought technique to week four of the So You Think You Can Danceauditions in Atlanta, no one seemed to bring the heat. That‘s not to say some good old fashioned flawless technique doesn‘tget me a little hot under the collar. There were scores of gorgeouscontemporary gods auditioning in Atlanta, and that makes this girl veryhappy, but no one really grabbed me by the gut. At least not in apositive way ... I‘m looking at you Boogie Links and Exxxtra. Much likeNigel Lythgoe, who seemed to be feeling particularly cranky andcritical for the Atlanta auditions, I spent much of the episode bored.Unlike Nigel, I‘m polite enough not to make faces.The auditionselicited zero Mary Murphy screams and I didn‘t need a tissue the entireepisode. Even the Bard of Bucc, who was tonight‘s guest judge couldn‘tspice things up.  Read more »
One of these seasons, FOX should just bite the bullet and rename theshow "So You Think You Can Contemporary Dance*" (* okay, or maybe hiphop). New Orleans was filled with great auditions and even two newgenres, but nothing is rewarded or cooed over like a contemporarydancer and high-flying split jumps. Out of the 27 New Orleans dancerswho made it to Las Vegas week, I‘d guess roughly 23 of them arecontemporary dancers. Certainly, most of the memorable auditions of theBig Easy‘s first ever So You Think You Can Dance casting call werecontemporary. There were some notable exceptions, especially the aforementioned newgenres -- New Orleans Bounce and Theater Arts. Both previously unseengenres were performed by talented practitioners during the New Orleansauditions and both will be represented in Vegas. Of course, that might not havebeen the case if Nigel Lythgoe had been there. The head judge andconstant voice of reason and crankiness was absent from the NewOrleans auditions. Meaning, all kinds of folks who Nigel would neverallow made it to choreography and presumably, a couple made it to Vegas. It takesa lot to make me long for Mr. Lythgoe, but when Mary Murphy, AdamShankman, and Lil C put a mediocre popper who drank 6 Red Bulls throughto choreography -- few things sound better than that smarmy British mansitting on the panel.So what were the big auditions of the Big Easy? I‘m so glad you asked.Here are the best and worst of the So You Think You Can Dance NewOrleans auditions. Read more »
With last season‘s addition of celebrity guest judges and dancers, MaryMurphy is dreaming of what stars could visit So You Think YouCan Dance‘s sixth season. While we all know that a Paula Abdul guestjudging is on the horizon, Mary has a list of some Hollywood heavyhitters she‘d also like to sit at the judges table. First up on Miss Murphy‘s list? None other than Mr. Katie Holmes, TomCruise. That‘s right, what‘s good for the goose is good for the ganderaccording to Mary. She thinks with his extensive background in dance(see: Risky Business) Tom would be a great addition to the judge‘stable. Mary chatted with E!‘s Mark Malkin about her Cruise lust thisweekend, saying that in his iconic underwear dancing days that "Hewas on the hot-tamale train back then!" And that "that hot tamale" iswelcome on So You Think You Can Dance any time. We bet he is Mary. Just hope he‘s a better judge than his wife was a dancer.  Read more »
While we don‘t know who will make up the Top 20 yet, we do know now when we‘ll meet them and see them take the So You Think You Can Dance stage for the first time. As promised by Nigel Lythgoe season 6 will include an extra episode introducing us to the entire Top 20, not just the Three T‘ers, sob stories, and Jakob Karrs. Here are the dates for the Top 20 intro show and Top 20 performance shows:Monday, Oct. 26 Top 20 Intro ShowTuesday, Oct. 27 Top 20 Performances Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance fans have been all a-Twitter about thewas-she-or-wasn‘t-she moment of the New Orleans audition. Sites thathave never ever talked about So You Think You Can Dance were all overPanty(less) Gate. All this talk and outrage has led judges Mary Murphyand Nigel Lythgoe to their Twitters, where they both swear we sawnothing untoward or deserving of an FCC fine on So You Think You CanDance.  Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, it‘s Nigel Lythgoe: executive producer, permanent judge, and creepy uncle wannabe.For the once uninitiated like me, I always wonder what exactly Nigel Lythgoe is doing on a show like So You Think You Can Dance.  Wasn‘t he the guy who used to be executive producer of American Idol?  Dance is critiqued in a totally different way from song!  You know, comments of that sort.  Here‘s something I didn‘t know: it‘s dance where he got started. Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, it‘s the Queen of Scream herself, Mary Murphy.I was watching the So You Think You Can Dance auditions and I realized I can‘t get used to seeing Mary Murphy sounding calm.  Listening to her, you sense that giggle wanting to break free.  Or her scream.  When I began watching last season, I honestly thought she was the crazy Paula Abdul figure--not that she doesn‘t know anything about dance, but if you come in as clueless as I am, you‘d definitely think that way.  I should‘ve known that beneath all those screams is a ballroom champion and a renowned dance teacher.  Read more »
Looks like Kherington Payne isn‘t going to be the only season 4 So YouThink You Can Dancer to move from the small screen to the big screen.Joshua Allen, season 4‘s winner, tweeted today that he‘d been offered arole in an upcoming movie. A dance movie, but of course. Here‘s thenews straight from Joshua: "Just got offered a role in a upcomingcomedy dance movie "Freak Dance". 8-) "  Read more »
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting and chatting with thebubbly and beautiful Jeanine Mason, or as her official title dictates:America‘s Favorite Dancer. The petite firecracker laughed andgesticulated throughout our interview, showing the personality that ledher to her So You Think You Can Dance victory in spades. Sitting acrossfrom Jeanine, it‘s easy to imagine she‘s the world‘s best BFF, aneffervescent companion to giggle through shopping trips with and tolend support, advice, and positivity during challenging times. Plus aswe all witnessed, girlfriend can flat out dance. Jeanine chatted with me about the most exciting part of being namedAmerica‘s Favorite Dancer, what we can expect from So You Think You CanDance tour, kissing Jason her "big brother" at the end of "If It Kills Me," and herthoughts on season 6. See my entire interview with season 5‘s So You Think You Can Dance champion below.  Read more »
A dance is best paired with a song.  Sounds cheesy, sure, but admit it.  Here‘s where we list down all the songs played on last night‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. With these bits in your hands, you can go download the songs--because, face it, this show does have a lot of really good music.  Read more »
Our final stop before Sin City is America‘s other great den of sin,Salt Lake City, Utah. Okay, so maybe not a den of sin exactly, or atall. But, what it lacked for in sinfulness, Salt Lake City made up for in greatdancers. Of course, we didn‘t get to see enough of them, because forsome reason So You Think You Can Dance decided to focus on stories--and not even sob ones--instead of talent. Tonight‘s auditions featured vignettes on three dancers who would noway, no how ever make it to Las Vegas: Tristi Micci, Satine La Rouge,and Pascal Nayigiziki. One of these dancers had a Final Destinationstyle relationship with cars, one of these dancers was a stripper, andone performed what was billed as the strangest audition in the historyof So You Think You Can Dance. One guess which name belongs to thestripper. While it was mostly in good fun, it seems a waste consideringthe countless glances of amazing dancers we got to see between thesesilly stories.  Read more »
Sitting across from So You Think You Can Dance head judge NigelLythgoe, one feels a need to sit up straighter and gesticulate moregracefully. After five season‘s of So You Think You Can Dance Nigel hasthe air of a judge and you can‘t help but worry that his watchful eyesare deducting points for poor posture. Just as season 6‘s auditions were getting started I spent a few minuteswith Nigel chatting about So You Think You Can Dance. With thatwonderful, warm British accent of his Nigel told me about his thoughtson season 6, why the distinction between America‘s favorite dancer vs.America‘s best dancer was made, what we can expect from the Top 20introduction show, and this season‘s new permanent judge, AdamShankman. Read more »
Congrats are in order for our beloved Cat Deeley, who will soon behosting So  You Think You Can Dance on both sides of the pond. It wasannounced today that our very own dance kitten has been slated to host the UK‘sversion of So You Think You Can Dance, which will premiere on the BBCin 2010. And Cat‘s won‘t be the only familiar face to join the British So You Think You Can Dance, Nigel Lythgoe will also be doingdouble duty as head judge on both versions of the show. Cat announcedthe big news this morning via her Twitter account.  Read more »
A dance is best paired with a song.  Sounds cheesy, sure, but admit it.  Here‘s where we list down all the songs played on last night‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. With these bits in your hands, you can go download the songs--because, face it, this show does have a lot of really good music. Read more »
With 152 talented dancers starting out at Las Vegas, the episode was awhirlwind of talent and disappointments. But above the chaos of thechoreography rounds and eliminations, one thing about season 6 of SoYou Think You Can Dance became clear, in the words of Mia Michaels:"season 6 is going to blow season 5 out of the water." There has neverbeen a more talented group of dancers auditioning for the Top 20...thedancer‘s you were introduced to tonight will have you saying"Chbeeb-who?" Heck, even the dancer‘s who were eliminated tonight might have you saying that. Tonight Las Vegas lived up to being a city that makes stars as fastas it breaks them. It is a city of hard knocks and hard lessons. Don‘tbet against the house. Don‘t marry a person you met three hours ago.Don‘t trust all-you-can eat lobster for under 10 dollars. And when SoYou Think You Can Dance comes to town, there‘s a whole new set of hardlessons to be learned. Read more »
While we won‘t be seeing Ryan Kasprzak on season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, we can enjoy the talented tapper doing what he does best in this mini-movie called "A Dance for Life." While I‘m still smarting from Ryan‘s elimination last night, seeing him in his true element and using his talent for a good cause, certainly helps dull the pain. If only there was a show called  So You Think You Can Choreograph Awesome Tap Routines, because Ryan would be a shoe-in.  Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, we put the spotlight on the only person who can make magic out of a stand-alone door, a bench, and a woman‘s posterior: Mia Michaels.Being the So You Think You Can Dance newbie last year, one of the first things I thought I had to watch out for was any routine by Mia Michaels.  I always had this feeling that she was behind many of the show‘s most memorable routines.  And then I saw the butt dance--I‘m referencing it again, sorry Randi!--and my life was changed, so to speak.  Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, we look at choreographer, producer and former Michael Jackson wannabe, Wade Robson.The first time I encountered Wade Robson‘s name was when he did The Wade Robson Project on MTV.  I didn‘t really watch a lot of MTV, so I didn‘t really watch the show.  I was a bit young back then, so I remember asking what exactly he did that made him deserving of a show that‘s named after him.  Of course, back then, So You Think You Can Dance wasn‘t on yet.  But I don‘t think I‘d ever really know.  Read more »
With season 6 and the Top 20 upon us, BuddyTV is looking to tap into your dance-pertise. WhileI am somewhat of a So You Think You Can Dance archivist, I am by nomeans a dance expert. This season‘s auditions have made it clear thatthis is no longer a show just about talent and personality, but ratherabout technique and professional dancers. And it‘s not just thedancers who have become more professional and technically savvy--sohave the viewers. Reading your comments and tweets, it‘s clear many ofyou have spent countless hours in dance studios and on stage, and arepassionate students of dance.  Read more »
The hostess with the mostess, Miss Cat Deeley has another new projectin her already busy schedule. Not only will Cat be hosting both theBritish and US versions of So You Think You Can Dance, she‘s launched abrand new official website today. OfficiallyCatDeeley.com will featureeverything we love about our Dance Kitten -- her charming accent,fashion tips, hair and make-up how-tos, gossip, videos, and news abouther busy pond jumping between shows. Cat launched the website with this adorable video introduction:  Read more »
Back in the New Orleans auditions, I joked about the show being renamed "So You Think You Can Contemporary Dance." While I said it in jest, I‘ve started to wonder if it was one of those jokes that reveals truths rather than laughs. Just take a look at the hot prospects for the top 20, which is dominated by contemporary dancers. With the way eliminations went last week in Las Vegas, it would be easy to venture that well over half of the top 20 could be contemporary dancers. It would seem that all other genres are the red-headed step child of contemporary when it comes to the So You Think You Can Dance judges. Just think back to the plethora of contemporary dancers who were given tickets straight through to Las Vegas, while talented dancers of other genres were sent to choreography. If you were a contemporary dancer with a good audition, you‘re going to Vegas baby! If you were any other kind of dancer with an audition shy of perfection, it is choreography for you. I struggled severely to balance out my predictions for the top 20 with other genres, because the auditions we‘ve seen have been so heavily skewed towards contemporary talent.  Read more »
Two must reads out there today about two of So You Think You Can Dance‘s most importantladies: judge Mary Murphy and Emmy winning choreographer Mia Michaels.Miss Mary Murphy is on the cover of this week‘s US Magazine, where shereveals she was abused, raped, and tortured by her husband of nineyears. (And yes, this does make me feel incredibly guilty about everynegative thing I‘ve ever said about Mary‘s shrillness.)  Read more »
A dance is best paired with a song.  Sounds cheesy, sure, but admit it.  Here‘s where we list down all the songs played on last night‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. With these bits in your hands, you can go download the songs--because, face it, this show does have a lot of really good music.  Read more »
Unlike last weeks auditions, which inspired 10 Las Vegas lessons,tonight‘s episode only taught us one lesson, but it‘s a big one guys.I‘ve figured it out the way to guarantee yourself camera time during SoYou Think You Can Dance‘s auditions...and it‘s not talent. Nope, if youwant screen time, go straight for the tears. If we learned nothingelse, we should certainly know after tonight‘s episode that breaking down in to a sobbing fit, either on or off stage,whether you are a judge or a contestant, guarantees you 100% more timeon camera. I know there was a ton of great dancing by some truly amazing dancerson tonight‘s Las Vegas episode, but it was sadly tucked amidst montagesof crying contestants and judges.ThinkI‘m exaggerating? Let‘s check out just a fraction of the tears that were shown on tonight‘s So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
Is contemporary choreographer Mia Michaels leaving So You Think You Can Dance?Checking her Twitter page tonight, it would seem that is the sad sad case. Mia has just posted her first tweets since August and the rapid succession tweets do not bode well. Take a look and judge for yourself.  Read more »
Fox Source has just posted six new video interviews from Las Vegas week with the whole judges panel and Cat Deeley. Even the newly no longer So You Think You Can Dance choreographer MiaMichaels has an interview. It would certainly appear that Mia‘sdecision to leave So You Think You Can Dance is recent, in herinterview she talks about season 6 as she very much planned to be apart of it. Knowing what we know now, that she‘s decided to leave theAmerican version of the show quotes like "anything new is good afterfive years" seem like heavy foreshadowing. I‘ve posted all sixinterviews after the jump for your viewing pleasure.  Read more »
There has been Facebook confirmation folks. While Mia Michaelscertainly alluded to leaving So You Think You Can Dance last night onTwitter, she has made it clear she will be leaving the dance show onher personal Facebook. The All Caps choreographer said, "ITS BEEN ANAMAZING 5 YEARS ON SYTYCD......ITHANK THEM FOR ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES AND MOVEMENT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TOCREATE FOR THE WORLD.....TODAY WAS MY OFFICIAL RESIGNATION OF THE U.SSHOW AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHATS AHEAD FOR ME."Which in turn, gets an all-caps reaction from me, NOOOOOOOOOOO!  Read more »
From Twitter to Facebook, and now, from Nigel Lythgoe, and perhaps everybody else reporting it: Mia Michaels really is leaving So You Think You Can Dance."We are thrilled to have given a talent such a Mia Michaels a platform to create Emmy Award-winning choreography," he said in a statement.  "During the auditions this season, she has helped chose the best, most diverse top 20 we have ever had.  She knows that she is always welcome to return later this season or next.  She‘s chosen to move on to new challenges, and we will continue to support her and wish her all the best."  Read more »
Seeing that there will sadly be no new Mia Michaels routines on So YouThink You Can Dance, this seemed as good a time as any to revisit myfavorite Mia Michaels routines. Looking through Mia‘s contemporarycatalog I tried not to grow despondent about Mia‘s resignation. Whetheryou loved or hated her personality and approach, it seems impossible todeny the talent, artistry, and emotion she brought to the show. Considering how many memorable pieces Mia has crafted for So You ThinkYou Can Dance, choosing five is difficult and solely subjective. Theseare my five favorite and yes a certain Emmy winning routine is missing, Mia and I seem to feel the same way about that one. I would love it if you shared your favoriteMia pieces in the comments and what about the routine touched you.   Read more »
It‘s time for a break on the sad So You Think You Can Dance news, whether it‘s Mia resigning or your early favorites being eliminated in Vegas, don‘t you think? I certainly do. That‘s why I am so pleased to report some happy So You Think You Can Dance news. Season 2 alumni and choreographer of one of the most outstanding pieces of season 5--Jeanine and Jason‘s "If It Kills Me"--Travis Wall will be choreographing for the top 20 episode. Like seemingly most So You Think You Can Dance news, the world learned Travis will be coming back to choreograph on Twitter.  Read more »
Now that the Green Mile episode has been filmed and the Top 20 has beenchosen, various So You Think You Can Dance spoilers are floating aboutthe internet. We already brought you the news of Victor Smalleypresumably making the Top 20 from his ecstatic Facebook updateyesterday, and today we can add some new names to that tentative list. As is the nature of spoilers, there‘s no guarantee these are 100%correct or that you‘ll be seeing everyone mentioned here step on thebig So You Think You Can Dance stage. I‘ll be updating this list asnames trickle in via clandestine Twitter and Facebook updates, amole in the TWOP So You Think You Can Dance forum, and the oh-so-connected SYTYCDism. Be sure to refresh this page throughout the day and to keep track to see how I did with my Top 20 Predictions. Without furtheradieu, your maybe Top 20 dancers:  Read more »
Has Facebook given us a clue as to who our first confirmed member ofseason 6‘s top 20? If Victor Smalley‘s Facebook status update is to be believed, yes. Courtesy of Adam Shankman‘s Twitter we all knew that today the Top20 were chosen during the "Green Mile" taping. It wouldseem that contemporary dancer Victor Smalley already got his good news, ashe updated his Facebook two hours ago with: "Victor Smalley is ecstatic!"Unless he responds to bad news with glee, it seems a reasonableassumption that Victor Smalley will be taking to the big stage forSo You Think You Can Dance. Unless FOX kicks him off for so blatantlyupdating the world via Facebook.  Read more »
It‘s pretty amazing the kind of news you can learn in 140characters or less. Take this juicy tidbit from newly minted permanentjudge Adam Shankman: "Crazy! First day back at SYTYCD! Green mile today...alwayshappy and sad. Sharing stage with DWTS! It‘s a dancerpalooza here." Sounds like season 6‘s Top 20 will be decided today. Of course,  I already have mytheories on who‘ll be stepping on to that big So You Think You CanDance stage come the end of October. Those of us watching from home and not the judges panel, still one more Las Vegas audition before we learn who themakes the cut, but it is exciting to know the top 20 is being chosentoday. Thanks Adam Shankman and the magic of Twitter.  Read more »
As auditions for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance get furtherunder way the dancers with Top 20 potential are becoming more and moreclear. Think of this post as a living document. One that will change witheach audition city and who we think has the star potential to walk that longLas Vegas mile straight through to the Top 20. As of Las Vegas Week, here are our predictions for the Top 20: Read more »
The one thing Nigel Lythgoe isn‘t doing in light of recent events is close the door on Mia Michaels, after she left as judge and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance."The seat is always there for her," the show‘s creator and executive producer told TV Guide Magazine.  "We‘ll keep our fingers crossed and hope she comes back.  You have to go out and leave the nest."  Read more »
We continue with these little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, it‘s the show‘s married specialists in a genre all their own, Tabitha and Napoleon.While prepping for our pocket guide to Tabitha and Napoleon D‘umo, I was looking on their personal website.  They‘re selling all these hoodies and shirts and accessories, but there isn‘t really anything about these two.  Shame, because it would‘ve been good dance movie material--two different beings going together because of love.  Yeah, I know, that sounds a bit cheesy. Read more »
Hey So You Think You Can Dance fans! To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. Kimberly C. Ellis is a performing artist, dancer,poet and scholarwhose been dancing since seven years old. Kimberly, who is best knownas "Dr. Goddess" will be bringing your her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So  You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique. By Kimberly C. Ellis (aka Dr. Goddess) Our last day in Las Vegas could easily be summed up with this: "the thrill of victory and agony of their feet." My, my, my what a beating for their feeting! The end of the show is a good way to begin this recap because when Nigel Lythgoe informed Dominic Pearson, the overly confident (and slightly arrogant) Contemporary dancer, that he‘d only received two votes to move onto the next round, Dominic, literally, broke down and cried onstage. On the one hand, we feel his pain because, as Cat Deely laments in the voiceover, "they come agonizingly close", so it does hurt---and bad. However, there was a sense of privilege that Dominic carried that went beyond the self-confidence necessary to do an outstanding job and impress the judges. Dominic simply looked a bit uncommitted in his movement and didn‘t get into character during the Broadway routine, as had so many of the other male dancers. We‘ll come back to Broadway and those results; but the point is, you have to live in the moment, dance like you do NOT yet have the part and commit yourself to the performance, the music, the stage and yourself. After all, if you do not love dance, you will never make it; and, as Debbie Allen astutely pointed out, "this is not the end of the world . . . it‘s a big television show, but it‘s not the end of the world."A perfect theme for the beginning of the end of the Vegas Week auditions, yes? Read more »
Next week, So You Think You Can Dance gets on with the real deal: with this season‘s Top 20 announced tomorrow night, we‘ll start that long journey of amazing routines and painful eliminations.  But the first two weeks are going to be a bit weird.You see, the World Series kicks off next week, so next Wednesday, and the Wednesday after that, there‘ll be no elimination show.  We‘ll have the meet-the-top-20 show on Monday night, and the performances the following night.  Our next dose of SYTYCD will be the following Tuesday, with the Top 18 performances.  But we won‘t know who‘ll be eliminated until then.  So what‘s happening again?  Read more »
With the Top 20 officially announced this week, we wrap up this batch of little pieces on the personalities that form a huge chunk of So You Think You Can Dance: the judges, the choreographers, and of course, the host.  This time, it‘s Tyce Diorio, the guy that made Mia Michaels cry last season.Some way to wrap this series up: I can‘t find anything much about Tyce Diorio, he who does a lot of Broadway and the occasional contemporary piece in between.  So, I‘ll try to keep this a bit more straightforward.  More of me not really having a choice.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance season 4 finalist Courtney Galiano has popped up in a new comedy video from The Jonas Brothers. Galiano and the Jonas Brothers tweeted about the video "Bounce" and it was posted on the JoBros official Youtube page. The video features Galiano as a neon-clad back-up dancer wearing some glassless frames that fellow season 4 finalist Twitch would appreciate. Galiano is not the only guest star featured in the music video, Disney star Demi Lovato also makes a cameo as a rapper. Sadly Galiano doesn‘t do any of her evocative solo work that got her to the So You Think You Can Dance finale in the first place, but there are a couple of sick breakers featured in the video. It‘s good for a laugh and always wonderful to check in with So You Think You Can Dance alumni.  Read more »
Get ready Adam Shankman, because you‘re about to be the busiest man inHollywood. Not only is Shankman about to be the third permanent judgeon So You Think You Can Dance, he‘s also signed on to producer theAcademy Awards and direct and choreograph the film version of Rock ofAges. Apparently, Adam Shankman needs considerably less sleep than therest of us, or he‘s some sort of super human.  Read more »
After what seems like months of auditions, tonight we will finallylearn the Top 20 dancers of season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.Considering the level of talent among this season‘s crop of hopefuls,choosing a Top 20 seems it could be a nearly impossible task. And whoever does make the Top 20, it sounds like there will be a huge surprise to go with it. At least if we‘re to believe So You Think You Can Dance head judge and Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe. According Nigel and his twitter fingers tonight‘s top 20 revealhas "possibly the biggest surprise EVER on SYTYCD!!!" Read more »
With Mia Michaels gone, So You Think You Can Dance will presumably belooking for new choreographers to fill the void she‘s left. Lucky forSo You Think You Can Dance, I have a perfect recommendation for a newchoreographer: Ryan Kasprzak. Hear me out here Kasprzak haters. Ryan Kasprzak is a great dancer, but from everything we‘ve seen, he‘s a brilliant choreographer. Plus, season 6 of So You Think You CanDance supposedly has a trio of tappers in the Top 20. This means somehow, one of the tappers will end up with the show‘s very first tap routine, just as ballerinaMelissa did with the classical pas de deux. And who better tochoreograph the first tap routine than the man behind what Adam Shankman declaredthe best audition in the history of So You Think You Can Dance?  Read more »
Finally, we get cleared up on how So You Think You Can Dance will eliminate dancers for the first two weeks.If you remember, the World Series begins next week, so we‘ll only have Top 20 performances night on Tuesday night, apart from the Meet the Top 20 show on Monday night.  There won‘t be a results night next week, and the same goes for the week after.  Read more »
It‘s the night we‘ve all been waiting for folks! Tonight 38 dancers will walk the long, green mile and 20 of them will get the best news of their life, that they will be stepping on the big stage next week as season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance gets properly underway. Watch along with me tonight as we learn the remaining 38 dancers, what exactly constitutes the biggest So You Think You Can Dance surprise ever, and who will be competing for the title of America‘s Favorite Dancer.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for. First up is Jakob Karr and Bianca Revels, who discuss their journey to make it to top 20, their dance style, and the dance that intimidates them the most.   Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for. Next is Billy Bell and the virtually unseen before Ariana DeBose. Billy & Ariana talk about their journey to top 20 and what life in Hollywood and as a Top 20 dancer is like.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn a little more about each of them. During their first official So You Think You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat down for an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairs they‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into their personalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for. Next is the marrieds, Ryan and Ashleigh DiLello. We definitely know these two won‘t be paired together, because that wouldn‘t be fair at all. But the married ballroom dancers sit and chat about married life, how they met, and the road to the Top 20. Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for. Next up are Peter Sabasino and Kathryn McCormick, two virtual unknowns until now. The two talk about how they started dancing, their genres, and the genres they are most worried about tackling as part of the Top 20.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.Hooray, next up is my pre-season favorite Ellenore Scott and little seen, but much needed hip-hop dancer Kevin Hunte. The pair talk about their very different introduction to dance, their genres (Ellenore is a pop and locker too!), and Kevin shares his childhood distaste for men in tights.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.Our next interview pairing brings us Latin Ballroom dancer Karen Hauer and Contemporary cutie Nathan Trasoras. It‘s quite the odd couple at least in terms of age, but the two do make for some enjoyable eye candy. The pair chat about how they got their start dancing, life in Hollywood, and what genre intimidates them most.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.The next pair up are contemporary cuties Victor Smalley and Mollee Gray. They chat about when they fell in love with dance and their road to the Top 20, all while Victor continues to look like Puck from Glee‘s long lost twin.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.Our second to last pairing brings Channing Cooke and Phillip Attmore together for their get to know you interview. As they talk about their genres, introduction to dance, and Top 20 journey it is clear that Channing has the type of spunky personality that made Jeanine Mason a winner. While Phillip Attmore has the kind of aloof confidence, that will have the judges saying he‘s too arrogant, ala Danny Tidwell.  Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.Last, but certainly not least is Russell Ferguson and Noelle Marsh. Russell continues to cement his pre-season favorite status during the interview, while Noelle does her best not to be out shone by season 6‘s obvious star. Read more »
Last night we learned the Top 20 of season 6. Today we get to learn alittle more about each of them. During their first official So YouThink You Can Dance photo shoot, the Top 20 was coupled up and sat downfor an interview. These are not necessarily (or most often) the pairsthey‘ll be dancing with, but it does offer insight into theirpersonalities and that elusive star quality that Nigel is looking for.Our next pair is Legacy Perez and Pauline Mata. Pauline talks about her unique dance background and genre, while Legacy looks disinterested. The two also discuss how they started dancing and what genres they are most nervous to tackle in the Top 20.  Read more »
Now that we know who is in the Top 20 for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, it is time to get to know them a little better. Lucky for us, the Top 20 dancers sat down in pairs and chatted about how they fell in love with dance, their genre, their journey to the Top 20, what style they‘re most intimidated about dancing, life in Hollywood, and lots more. Check out all the interviews from the new So You Think You Can Dance crew, right here:  Read more »
Hey So You Think You Can Dance fans! To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. Kimberly C. Ellis is a performing artist, dancer,poet and scholarwhose been dancing since seven years old. Kimberly, who is best knownas "Dr. Goddess" will be bringing your her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So  You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.By Kimberly C. Ellis (aka Dr. Goddess) The editors of So You Think You Can Dance must have read my review last week because the show opens with flashbacks of Vegas Week and, you guessed it, Laurie Ann Gibson "motivating" the dancers, thus, my title. And she was right.We begin showcasing the results with Cat Deely leading the first dancer beyond the waiting room, proclaiming, it‘s "time to put you out of your misery." Indeed!  Read more »
If we are to believe So You Think You Can Dance Executive Producer andhead judge Nigel Lythgoe, than we are in for a real treat come Monday.As you know, on Monday there will be a brand new So You Think You CanDance special "Meet the Top 20" where we get a chance to see all of theTop 20 dancers perform in their own style. And according to Mr.Lythgoe, we‘re about to be blown away by the talent of all the Top 20dancers. ALL of them, you hear me? Nigel has taken to his Twitter to tease us about the wonder our eyes will witness on Monday. And that we might be getting official news on Paula Abdul and her long rumored appearance on So You Think You Can Dance. But don‘t take my word for it, see the Tweets for yourself.  Read more »
We‘re just one day away from the Top 20 performance show, So You Think You Can Dance fans! And while a specter of sadness will hang over both tonight‘s Top 20 Intro show and tomorrow‘s performance over the news that Billy Bell has had to withdraw from the competition due to illness; I‘m still confident we‘re all about to be treated to some incredible dancing. I mean, Nigel said it was the best dancing EVER to be shown on television. And he‘s NEVER exaggerated about the amazingness of a dance performance before. In all seriousness, it will be great to get to know the Top 20 dancers a little better tonight, especially those we haven‘t seen much of in the auditions and to see them dance in their own genre. Read more »
Former So You Think You Can Dance judge (at least for the American version) Mia Michaels was rushed to the hospital after choreographing a routine for the finale of the Canadian version of the show.The show‘s executive producer, Sandra Faire, confirmed that Michaels seriously hurt her back and was rushed to Toronto Western Hospital last Saturday night.  Doctors say she probably has a herniated disc or a seriously pinched nerve.  Read more »
Well, here we go again.  Another season, another batch of twenty dancers, another set of possibly memorable routines, and another one of these articles.  You know, the one where we take a look at what could possibly happen in tonight‘s So You Think You Can Dance performance show?  Thanks, again, to the folks at SYTYCDism, who always get these things for reasons I myself cannot comprehend.  But anyway.This week‘s performance show comes in pretty odd circumstances: since the World Series is now on, we won‘t have results shows for the next two weeks, and we don‘t get to vote for those next two weeks.  The judges will choose four dancers who will dance for their lives immediately after the performances are over, and then they‘ll choose two to send home.  Read more »
Worst. So You Think You Can Dance. News. Ever. Pre-season favorite and Adam Shankman tear inducer BillyBell has withdrawn from season 6 due to illness.I just got official word from FOX, who released the following statement from head judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. "We are disappointed that Billy cannot continue dancing in the competition on the advice of his doctor and wish him a speedy recovery." Billy will be replaced by hip hop dancer Brandon Dumalo.  Read more »
So I sat down, watching So You Think You Can Dance‘s Meet the Top 20 show, happy that finally we get to see the real stuff on the show: goodbye, auditions, and hello, dancing.  I figured this was a good time to brush up on dance--and with the dancers performing in their own styles, it seemed the perfect opportunity to do so. I‘d get to see all the dancers in all their genre glory...but someone had other ideas for the show. (Ahem, camera man.)  Read more »
Tonight‘s So You Think You Can Dance was an exhibition to show off each dancer‘s individual and collective talents. Although the judges may be pretending not to judge, I am not and I have some predictions for you! Ladies and gentlemen, each dancer has such grounding, if not mastery, in their respective genres, the winner will be the dancer with the greatest level of versatility, showmanship, star quality and the timing of great camera angles to become America‘s Favorite Dancer.  Read more »
According to Nigel Lythgoe, after last night‘s all tapper extravaganza,we‘ve seen the last group tap routine for this season of So You Think You Can Dance. AsNigel explained, "tap is just too hard of a skill to teach to anon-tapper." So what say you, Mr. Nigel Lythgoe, to So You Think You CanDance Canada‘s Tara-Jean Popowich and Everett Smith doing a...gasp, tap heavy routine?That‘s right, our neighbors to the North just finished their season ofSo You Think You Can Dance Canada, where they challenged a non-tapperto tap. In Week 5, SYTYCD Canada winner Tara-Jean and her partnertapper Everett drew "theater" as a genre, which involved a slew of tapping. Just watch for yourself:  Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books. Read more »
Man, that year between So You Think You Can Dance seasons zoomed right by, didn‘t it? It seems like only yesterday that the stars of season 5 were dancing on that big stage! But it‘s all about season 6 now and who among the talented top 20 has what it takes to be America‘s Favorite Dancer.Watch along with me tonight as the Top 20 takes the stage for the first official performance show and two dancers are instantly eliminated by the judges. Follow along with me right here and on BuddyTV‘s So You Think You Can Dance Twitter.  Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a fan columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]"Now, this is a show about improvement and, I mean, how do you improve, like, what do you become? It‘s gonna be freakish." -- Adam Shankman                                          Indeed, So You Think You Can Dance was freakish. Channing Cooke and Phillip Attmore kicked things off---literally---with Jason Gilkison‘s jive routine and the perfect costuming to showcase Channing‘s perfect legs. Both she and Phillip started and ended well but it took them a while to fully engage the performance. The energy did dip mid-performance and, yes, the final pull-through and flip was so awkward, I thought Phillip might be going home. Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon Dumlao, thefirst male dancer to be eliminated from season 6 of So You Think YouCan Dance. As we all know, Brandon‘s time on So You Think You Can Dancewas criminally short, he spent a day and a half in the Top 20 beforebeing eliminated. But it turns out, we‘re all a lot angrier about thatthan Brandon himself. He sees his short lived time on season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance as a blessing, and hopefully, only a preview ofwhat‘s to come for season 7. Brandon chatted all about his whirlwind Top 20 experience, dancing withhis old Vegas week partner Pauline, and just in time for Halloween, thescariest parts of his Top 20 experience.  Read more »
This morning I had the chance to chat with Ariana DeBose, the first female dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. Ariana still seemed to be stinging from her early elimination, but she gracefully answered questions about her short-lived time on So You Think You Can Dance. Ariana chatted about how she got started dancing, working with Tabitha and Napoleon, and what‘s next for her.  Read more »
Finally, an explanation why Mia Michaels abruptly left So You Think You Can Dance--and it isn‘t as sinister as a feud with Fox executives, or even worse, cancer."I am in a place where I have all these great opportunities that have been presented to me and I am ready to take on all these challenges," she told People magazine.  "So when I was working on the show, I wasn‘t able to really focus on anything else.  Now I‘m really focusing on these other projects that I can‘t pass up.  I think that‘s pretty much the main reason why I left the show."  Read more »
Looks like all the teasing we‘ve seen from the So You Think You Can Dance judges this week is working... well, not really.Paula Abdul talked to Entertainment Weekly and revealed that she has yet to grant Nigel Lythgoe‘s offer to include her in the dance reality show‘s guest judge panel.  "I haven‘t made any decisions about what I want to do next," she said.  "I might need a break from judging for a while.  But you never know.  Dance was my first passion."  Read more »
Happiest Halloween from So You Think You Can Dance and your ghoulish BuddyTV SYTYCD writers! Just in time for Halloween, the most frightening holiday of the year, we have a special hair-raising So You Think You Can Dance video clip for you.  Read more »
It would seem for season 6, the previous So You Think You Can Dance Twitter ban has been lifted oncontestants, because the remaining Top 18 dancers continue tweeting upa storm. While this Monday has seen updates from Legacy (offering Monday advice), Mollee Gray (who wants to havesome fun) and Pauline Mata (who is enjoying the sunshine), the mostinteresting 140 characters came from Noelle Marsh. As we all know, Noelle sat out the Top 20 performance show with a kneeinjury. Nigel Lythgoe and company were gracious enough to give Noelle abye for week one (much to the chagrin of the eliminated Ariana DeBose)to wait for MRI results and see if her knee would heal. Based onher most recent Tweet and my incredible power of deduction, I wouldventure that Noelle will be dancing on this week‘s So You Think You Can Dance Top 18 performanceshow.  Read more »
During last week‘s So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 performances, we only saw 19 contestantsperform. Contemporary dancer Noelle Marsh was allowedto sit out the performance show because of a knee injury. Itseemed slightly unfair to me that Noelle was given a bye, whilea dancer who had put it all out on stage was eliminated. And it wasn‘t just me, when asked nearly 60% of you said it wasn‘t fair that Noelle was allowed tocontinue in the competition after not dancing last week. Not so says Nigel Lythgoe, who in spite of invoking fairness duringBrandon Dumlao‘s elimination, insists that Noelle‘s situation is justfollowing the rules of So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel took toTwitter early Halloween morning to defend the shows decision to giveNoelle a free pass, saying that "the rule is ‘if advised by a Dr. notto dance, you get 1 weeks grace.‘"  Read more »
Last week, I swear you could hear a collective gasp across America when krumper and pre-season favorite Russell Ferguson was announced as one of the bottom four dancers. That collective gasp was followed by much head scratching and at least a few WTFs?!? It was clear that Russell would not be eliminated in week one, which left many people postulating that he was placed in the bottom four solely for dramatic effect or to energize his fans into voting. (When voting is allowed.) Not so, says Nigel Lythgoe. The So You Think You Can Dance head judge took to his Twitter to explain why the judges put Russell in the bottom four, saying the krumper simply wasn‘t good enough in his foxtrot.  Read more »
It‘s time for our Top 18 dancers to take the stage and for two of those dancers to be instantly eliminated by the judges. After a bit of a rocky and emotional start last week, I‘m positive the Top 18 are going to shine tonight and show us why this is going to be the best season of So You Think You Can Dance yet. Not only will the Top 18 dance tonight, we‘ll get the final word on Noelle Marsh and her knee injury and how that will affect the competition. Follow along with me here and on Twitter, as we watch the Top 18 perform together.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Bianca Revels, who was rather shockingly eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance last night. Bianca was a fan favorite and a familiar face to So You Think You CanDance viewers, after auditioning for seasons 4, 5, and successfully forseason 6. Bianca masked her disappointment with positivity and hopeful thoughtsof the future, but you could tell that being eliminated by the judgeswho supported her so much was a big blow to Bianca. Bianca kept a braveface and chatted with us about her Broadway routine, what made heraudition season after season, and what she hopes is next for her nowthat her So You Think You Can Dance journey is done.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Phillip Attmore, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. During the interview Phillip was every bit the class act he was on the show, demonstrating maturity and wisdom, all while remaining refreshingly frank about his disappointment and time on the show. Phillip chatted about struggling with lifts, his surprise at the judge‘s harsh critique, and thoughts on if tappers were at a disadvantage on So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
The good news just keeps coming for former So You Think You Can Dance contestants. Joshua Allen has been filming a movie, a trio of former contestants are set to appear on Glee, and now comes news that Season 4‘s Mark Kanemura has joined Lady Gaga‘s Monster Ball tour as a back up dancer. It seems like a match made in avant garde heaven. I‘m certain Mark‘s signature quirky movements and style will be well utilized and appreciated on Gaga‘s tour. This won‘t be the first time that Mark dances with her Gaga-ness, he was also a back up dancer for Gaga‘s routine at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Read more »
To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]This week‘s review of So You Think You Can Dance will involve substantial criticism of the choreographers. The show began with a hip hop piece by new choreographer, Jamal Sims. Noelle Marsh and Russell Ferguson performed the storyline, characters and tennis racket props very well at first but then lost it in the end. While Noelle did pretty well, especially with the dodge-the-bullets-in-slow-motion Matrix dance, Russell brought more energy, confidence and commitment; and he should have, as krumping is a clear sibling of hip hop. Still, the judges were right---they did not take full control of the performance and the props---but the choreography was also too fast-paced for the props at times.  Read more »
While the judges thought that Wade Robson‘s Starry Night revenge piecewould be the most controversial routine of the Top 18, they were wrong. The routine that got America all riled up was Karen and Kevin‘s‘auto erotic‘ hip hop routine, choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon. It would seem, there was a little too muchbump, grind, and booty shaking for some people‘s taste and they‘vetaken to Twitter to decry the routine as too sexy for So You Think YouCan Dance. Read more »
Does the couple that‘s eliminated together, stay together? It seems like it is the case with season 5 dancers Jason Glover and Janette Manrara, who have become partners off the dance floor. We started wondering about this potential love match about a couple weeks ago when Jason tweeted about wishing he had another moment to spend in bed with his lady love. Of course, that got the wheels turning, it had to be someone on tour...but who? I know many of you were hoping that it would be Jason‘s contemporary dance lover Jeanine Mason, but Miss Mason assured me in an interview that Jason was more like her big brother than boyfriend. This weekend, People Magazine confirmed with quotes from an anonymous source that this J squared is a full on couple.  Read more »
This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
We all know that season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance has some crazytalented dancers, but do they have crazy signature moves? It‘s hightime to find out! FOX has just posted each of the Top 20 dancerssignature moves. So it looks like it is time for me to start practicing in myliving room, with my laptop going for instruction. I encourage you all to do the same. First up are the signature moves of the lovely ladies of the Top 20. Check out their moves and then tell me who you think has the sickestsignature style. Read more »
We all know that season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance has some crazytalented dancers, but do they have crazy signature moves? It‘s hightime to find out! FOX has just posted each of the Top 20 dancerssignature moves. So it looks like it is time for me to start practicing in myliving room, with my laptop going for instruction. I encourage you all to do the same. Up next are the signature moves of the fine fellas from the Top 20. Checkout their moves and then tell me who you think has the sickestsignature style.  Read more »
After two weeks of judges‘ choice, America finally gets to vote fortheir favorite dancers on So You Think You Can Dance tonight.  While weare all eager to finally have a say in a competition that claims to beabout finding America‘s favorite (not the judges) dancer, head judgeNigel Lythgoe sounds a wee bit trepidatious about sharing the decisionwith the voting public.Nigel took to his Twitter this morning to talk about America voting, saying "hopefully it helps us." He also says "weaknesses" were shown this week, which makes me eager to see what untouchable golden dancer goofs tonight. He says the results should be interesting, but I think he really means "terrifying for one of my personal favorites." But don‘t take my recounting of the Tweet, see if for yourself.  Read more »
Well, it‘s been a pretty unusual first two weeks on So You Think You Can Dance so far.  New faces, new stage, no public voting... and last week, we saw two of the three tappers this season go home in a snap.  This week, it seems, is the week when we get some sense of stability--unless, of course, another one of tonight‘s routines gets us in a tizzy.  You know, like that supposedly suggestive Nappy Tabs routine.So, again, a sneak peek at tonight‘s performances, courtesy of the folks at SYTYCDism as always.  The disclaimer, as always, goes like this: details may change and we will get it wrong sometimes, but so far, it seems, they haven‘t.  Here it goes, then: the performances and my ramblings, in alphabetical order.  Read more »
It‘s time for the top 16 dancers to take the stage and it is FINALLY time for America to have a say in who will be crowned America‘s Favorite Dancer. In my opinion, that means the competition really gets started tonight. You never know who America is going to love or hate and we‘ll finally have an inking about what couple has captured America‘s heart and claimed their dialing finger. Beyond finally voting, I‘m eagerly awaiting being completely wowed by a performance tonight, because it just hasn‘t happened yet. (Then again, I half blame the stage.) Watch along with me tonight as the top 16 take the stage, we‘re introduced to a bevy of new choreographers, a couple new dance styles, and we have a say in who dances for their lives tomorrow night. As always, you can follow along with me right here and in 140 characters or less on BuddyTV‘s awesome So You Think You Can Dance Twitter.  Read more »
Finally. For the first time in what has already been a two month long season 6, America finally gets a say in the quest to choose their favorite dancer. Without a doubt, this is a game changer. Judges favorites are not necessarily fan favorites and vice-versa. While we have an inkling of an idea who is popular based on your comments, tweets, and votes; we we also know that some of those favorites stumbled in a major way last night. So, it is safe to say who will stay and who will go tonight, seems a bit of a toss up. Will popularity or performance prevail? We‘re not sure, but you‘ve given us some hints based on how you voted in last night‘s polls and who you‘ve picked for elimination for Fantasy TV. Plus, Mr. Nigel Lythgoe weighs in about tonight‘s results and who ends up in the bottom.  Read more »
Maybe that little petition did some good folks, because according tohis latest tweet So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and headjudge Nigel Lythgoe is listening when it comes to complaints about thenew, gigantic, dwarfing, neon hell that is the new stage. However, he‘snot listening to your complaints about who gets kicked off tonight ifyou didn‘t vote. Read all about it in 140 characters or less from Nigel himself: Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books.  Read more »
Last night the Top 16 took the stage and almost universally disappointed. As Nigel promised, weaknesses were certainly shown last night, and tonight two dancers will be sent home because of them. It‘s the first time America has had a chance to vote, so it should be interesting to see who ends up in the bottom tonight. Will it be based on popularity or performance? At least one of the couples who America didn‘t care for disappoints Nigel Lythgoe. Watch along with me tonight as we learn who America loves and who America just likes. I‘ll be live thoughting the results show right here and in 140 characters or less on Twitter.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Pauline Mata, the latest girl to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. Pauline fell victim to the quickstep of death and the worst string ofluck of any contestant in the history of So You Think You Can Dance.First there was the nasty, stomach turning, oh-my-god-is-that-your-ankle? incident, then her original partner Billy Bell had to drop out ofthe competition a day and a half before the first performance, she thenlost her second partner after that day and a half and was paired with atapper, the new cursed genre of So You Think You Can Dance.But, don‘t feel too bad for Pauline Mata, who had the time of her life on So You Think You Can Dance. The experience has helped her grow as a person and a dance, and she became acquainted with an entirely new genre, "the Wade." Read more »
The move to Fall isn‘t the only big change this season for So You Think You Can Dance, season 6 also features a brand new stage. Apparently the producers of So You Think You Can Dance thought a bigger audience meant they needed a bigger flashier stage, but I passionately disagree with that point.The new stage, which seems to be a modified, more neon and annoying version of the season 5 finale stage, has taken away almost all of the intimacy and interest that so perfectly showcased the dancers and performances of previous seasons.  Read more »
Just a couple of days ago I shared the happy news with you that two of our favorite dancers from season 5, Jason Glover and Janette Manrara, had found love off the dance floor. Now, for the first time, the couple are talking about their love match and how it came to be. It seems after being eliminated the same night the two realized they shared some serious sparks and a day trip to Disneyland confirmed it. But, I don‘t want to ruin the story, Jason and Janette tell it better than me anyways. See for yourself:  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of talking with Peter Sabasino, the last tapper standing and the latest dancer to be eliminated from season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. Peter chatted all about the unique position the trio of tappers were in on So You Think You Can Dance and answered the question we‘ve all been wondering, if dancers can learn every other style in a couple of days, can‘t they learn tap?  Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]Public Enemy warned against the trappings of over exaggeration, mischaracterization in their hit song, "Don‘t Believe the Hype". Audiences have heard so much hype about season 6 being the best-of-the-best that we found ourselves unprepared for the inevitable let down of imperfection. The fact is, there is still much work to be done and this week‘s So You Think You Can Dance proved it.It began with Karen Hauer and Kevin Hunte‘s hustle, choreographed byMaria Torres, included seemingly effortless lifts, sharp spins,death-defying "death drops" (Karen‘s one-armed drop to the floor into aspin). They looked like they were having fun. Despite Kevin‘sridiculous costume, his well-coiffed hair complemented his doublepirouettes and excellent grand jetes (leaps). Karen exhibited grace andhad excellent lines, so we are all going to ignore their hilariouspost-dance dismount.  Read more »
During last week‘s So You Think You Can Dance results show, head judge Nigel Lythgoe lost all of his British reserve and fastidious manners when the audience booed his harsh critique of tween sweethearts Nathan Trasoras and Mollee Gray. In a moment that reminded us why British TV audiences used to refer to Nigel as "Nasty Nigel," he spun in his judges chair and hissed at the audience to "shut up." Certainly it was not gentlemanly or really, head judge behavior. Well, Nigel realizes the error of his ways, though even in his twitter apology, he‘s not fully ready to play nice. Here‘s what Nigel had to say about his little outburst:  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance is no stranger to controversy. This season alone has featured a flasher, the loss of Billy Bell, Noelle‘s free pass, two weeks of eliminations left solely up to the judges, and that gigantic disaster of a new stage. But none of those events have inflamed the passions of So You Think You Can Dance fans as much as last week‘s controversy: Nigel‘s two minute diatribe against Nathan Trasoras and every fan who dialed in for his dimples. Clearly angry that the decision on who stays and who goes is no longersolely up to him, Nigel gave Nathan the most thorough tongue lashing inthe history of So You Think You Can Dance. While I‘m apt to agree withwhat Nigel was trying to say--this is a dance competition and that isclearly not what your fans voted for this week--it was the way thathe said it that had everyone so upset. Read more »
We‘re still waiting for that spark from this batch of So You Think You Can Dance finalists.  I mean, there are standouts and there are surprises, but we‘ve yet to be wowed--and especially last week, when some dancers exhibited their weaknesses (Mollywood, yes) and the influence of the fans became pretty evident (Mollywood again, yes).  Is this week the best time to hope for something wonderful?Again, through the amazing folks at SYTYCDism, here‘s what we could see on tonight‘s performance show.  One wrong pick or one bad turn of the foot might mean two dancers lose a shot at the Top 10.  Yes, we‘re that close, but first, seven pairs of dancers.  To the details, then, in alphabetical order as always:  Read more »
Sadly, I think we can all agree that most of this season‘s choreography and the performances have been a bit lackluster. But fear not fading So You Think You Can Dance fans, season 2 star and the great contemporary choreography hope, Travis Wall promises we are in for a real treat when it comes to his couple‘s performance tonight. By the looks of his Tweets Travis couldn‘t be more pleased with his couple (rumored to be Ellenore Scott and Ryan Di Lello) who he describes as "breathtaking" and "perfect."See for yourself:  Read more »
While we might not all agree on our favorite dancers or power rankings or on Nigel‘s critique of Nathan, it seems we all agree on one front: the new So You Think You Can Dance stage sucks. My piece lamenting the newfangled neon, ginormous, dancer swallowing stage has received the most comments of any So You Think You Can Dance piece this season and over 600 of you have voted in the poll. With 618 votes to date, 91% of you say you hate the new stage. 8% of you say you‘re ambivalent and only 1%, who I‘m pretty sure work for FOX or are actually Nigel Lythgoe, say you love it.  Read more »
It‘s top 14 time and frankly top 14,  it‘s time to wow me, America and the judges. I know the Top 14 has it in them. We‘ve been told for months that they are the most talented crop of dancers the show has ever had, we saw a clip of Mia Michaels saying that "season 6 is going to blow season 5 out of the water" more times than we can count, and tonight it‘s time to live up to the hype. Based on Travis Wall‘s tweets, we‘re hopeful that at least one couple will. Before the show gets started, here are the rumors on what we can expect tonight and here‘s how we think the Top 14 stack up. As always, you can follow along with me right here and 140 quippy characters at BuddyTV‘s SYTYCD Twitter.  Read more »
It‘s time to shed two more dancers, and if you guys are to believed, it is clear who is going home tonight. (I‘m not sure any contestant in the history of these Who‘s Going Home has ever been so resoundingly called out.) That being said, the question still remains: Will popularity or performance prevail? We‘re not sure, but you‘vegiven us some strong hints based on how you voted in last night‘s polls andwho you‘ve picked for elimination for Fantasy TV.   Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books.  Read more »
Seems like I‘m not the only one who was upset and left scratching their head after the elimination of Channing Cooke last night. Not only are you guys outraged and confused in our comments and twitter, so are Channing‘s fellow season 6 dancers. After her elimination the dancers of season 6 took to their Twitters to share their love for Channing, while new permanent judge Adam Shankman took to the Twitter to defend the judge‘s elimination. Take a look for yourself: Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]So You Think You Can Dance begins with Ashleigh DiLello and Jacob Karr performing a hip hop piece from the beloved, Tabitha and Napoleon, and it seems everyone is back on top of their game. Ashleigh and Jacob bring great energetic swagger, magnetic synchronization, power and an absolutely masterful flip! Yes, I am also eating my words regarding my attitude towards Ashleigh. Fine, she deserves to be here; but for the record, she was allowed to grow and others would have grown as well. Still, way to prove us wrong, Ashleigh!  Read more »
It‘s the most dreaded day of the week, elimination day. It‘s hard to believe that after tonight we‘ll only be one elimination away from the top 10. Sadly, season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance is zooming by without any consequence or great excitement. Remember what Thursday‘s last season felt like at this point? Like anyone we lost would be terrible? Do any of you honestly feel that about season 6? However we do or don‘t feel, we‘ll be losing two dancers tonight. Based on your predictions, it seems clear who the guy will be....but we‘ll have to wait to see which lady will be leaving us. Watch along with me tonight as we learn the fate of the Top 14. And follow along with my 140 character quips on our BuddyTV So You Think You Can Dance Twitter. Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Channing Cooke, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. I‘m no psychologist, but based on Channing‘s tone and short answers, it would seem she‘s just as upset and confused about her elimination last night as the rest of us are. Here‘s what she had to say about her partnership with Victor, the Blackbird routine, and what she wishes she‘d done different during her time on So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
Seems like the injury curse has moved from Dancing with the Stars to So You Think You Can Dance. First it was Billy Bell‘s bloody nose, then Pauline Mata‘s yucky ankle injury, then Billy Bell‘s mystery illness, Noelle‘s knee injury, last week Victor Smalley required 5 stitches after partner Channing Cooke "pecked‘ him too hard, and now we have word that Mollee Gray has been injured. The bubbly teenager just tweeted that she‘s been the latest to fall victim to the curse. See for yourself:  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin Hunte the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. Despite his elimination, Kevin had a positive outlook on his time on So You Think You Can Dance and his future. Here‘s what Kevin had to say about his "brother in the top 6," what Victor can expect from his former partner Karen, and what‘s next in his journey.  Read more »
Gotta say I am loving FOX for allowing the current crop of season 6 dancers to Tweet while they are still in the competition. With a season and stage that has made emotional connections difficult, much of my fondness and feel for the dancers have come from their 140 character quips. So here is the latest news from the lives of season 6, in their own Tweets.  Read more »
This Saturday, the So You Think You Can Dance journey officially ended for the dancers of Season 5. FiveAlive danced one final show in Everett, WA before saying tearful goodbyes and heading home for their Thanksgiving holidays. By all accounts, tour and the final show were an amazing journey for the talented dancers of season 5. Here‘s how they‘re feeling, now that their So You Think You Can Dance adventure has come to an end. Read more »
With Adam Shankman hogging the third chair this season, there‘s been a disturbing lack of the Bard of Bucc this season. While I do miss the poetic ramblings of Lil‘ C more than I‘m comfortable admitting, it seems there is a new non-sensical force to be reckoned with on season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. I am, of course, talking about pop jazz and hip hop choreographer Laurieann Gibson.  Where Lil‘ C left off, Laurieann seems to be picking up with strange, screaming abandon. While we‘ve only gotten a taste of Laurieann on season 6, they‘re unforgettable moments. I‘m certain Nathan and Mollee won‘t soon forget their soul search scream session and choreo round with Laurieann. Much like her poetic predecesor Laurieann doesn‘t just save her crazy for the camera, she also let‘s it run full force on her Twitter.  Read more »
Let me begin with a thought: patience pays, especially when waiting for So You Think You Can Dance details.That said, we‘re already dealing with the Top 12, which means we‘re just one week closer to seeing our line-up for the season 6 tour--and, most importantly, one week closer to the more challenging part of the competition. Tonight‘s the night we say goodbye to these pairs, for next week the shuffle begins. But it‘s set to be a memorable night, all because the genres here are not exactly what you‘d expect on the show.  Read more »
Tonight is the night. We‘re one elimination away from the half way point of the season with tonight‘s all important Top 12 performance show. Tonight is the night that determines who‘ll make the coveted Top 10 and who will narrowly miss the So You Think You Can Dance tour squad. To make it to the coveted top 10, the tour, and the great partner switch-a-roo the top 12 will have to each perform two dances. Watch along with me here and in 140 character quips over on BuddyTV‘s So You Think You Can Dance Twitter.  Read more »
It‘s time for the all important Top 12 elimination, the final elimination before the coveted top 10 and So You Think You Can Dance tour spots. While it‘s the most important elimination of the season so far, it seems pretty clear who will be on the chopping block and who just isn‘t top 10 material. Then again, this season has been full of surprises, so perhaps I shouldn‘t be so certain. It‘s just, your votes and comments all back up what I‘m thinking... that Victor and Karen may be donning black again tomorrow. Here is how you voted in last night‘s polls and your picks for elimination tonight on Fantasy TV.   Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]Fierce competition tends to make performers work harder andbetter. This week proved both grueling and inspirational for the dancers whoaspire to be in the Top 10 of So YouThink You Can Dance!Ryan DiLello and Ellenore Scott started the show with afabulous Lindy Hop from new choreographer, Carla Heiney. I am loving the newchoreographers this season! All of them have been wonderful and Carla‘saddition was great, especially since the Lindy Hop has not been seen on theshow since season 3. That‘s just shameful! But with high kicks, sharp spins and"coffee grinders with front flairs", Ellenore and Ryan demonstrated the kind ofsustained expertise and showmanship that will have them coasting right into thenational tour. Here‘s a special nod to Frank Manny, one of the creators of theLindy Hop. In their next Broadway number with Spencer Lift, Ryan and Ellenorewere absolutely superb as they mastered the "three C‘s" ofBroadway---character, choreography and chemistry. Amen, Top 10! Read more »
Tonight‘s the night when the top 10 is chosen, tour dreams are made, and two dancers will be eliminated. Crazy to think after tonight we‘re already halfway through season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. We have our suspicions on who will be sent home achingly close to the Top 10. But, we‘ve been wrong before, so please watch along with me here and in my 140 character quips as we learn who stays and who‘ll be celebrating Thanksgiving at home.  Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books.  Read more »
Well, hello, top ten. At this point, I‘ll say a few things that I‘ve said last week, and you probably already know them more than me. These are the kids who‘ll make the So You Think You Can Dance tour. These kids will have different partners every week, and their fates will lie solely in the hands of the American people, so all the judges can do is give their take and get disregarded for it. And, judging from the way this season has gone, it‘s the time when many of these dancers get kicked out of their comfort zones (finally, perhaps) and we‘ll see who can really make it or who just got a free pass.But that‘s not exactly the only thing that makes tonight‘s performances different. There is, as you may very well know, a matter of scheduling. Since Fox will air another one of President Obama‘s prime time press conferences, tonight‘s performance show will air from 8:30-11pm if you‘re in the East Coast. Those in the West Coast can watch it in the usual time, from 8-10pm. I know, it‘s a bit confusing. What do we do with the extra thirty minutes? Or, will there be an extra thirty minutes? And why should it matter? We have a nice of dancing ahead!  Read more »
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Victor Smalley, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance.Victor was frank and grateful when discussing his time on So You Think You Can Dance. While he admits he was disappointed with his elimination, because as we all saw he definitely danced for his life, his ouster was softened by Nigel‘s comments and his respect for the Top 10. Here‘s what Victor had to say about tango-ing with Karen, changing partners, and his surprising answer to what he wished he‘d done more of on So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Karen Hauer, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance.Karen wowed the judges with her sensuality and star power, provoking Adam Shankman to reconsider his sexuality and Nigel Lythgoe to compare her to Jennifer Lopez. Karen chatted with us about her two favorite dances, her controversial solos, and what‘s next for her.  Read more »
This morning So You Think You Can Dance executive Nigel Lythgoe took a moment to sit and chat with reporters about season 6 and the upcoming Carrie Underwood All-Star Holiday Special. We‘ll share his thoughts on Carrie Underwood later, but wanted to share what the head judge had to say about So You Think You Can Dance and tonight‘s Top 10 performance show. Nigel says we all have a real treat coming our way tonight in the form of a Jakob Karr performance choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, as well as confirmation that Jakob‘s new partner is Ellenore Scott. Nigel also chatted amiably about the Di Lello‘s (in spite of forgetting Ashleigh‘s name), missing Billy Bell, and the impressive growth of some of season 6‘s dancers.  Read more »
It‘s Top 10 times folks! It‘s time for new partnerships, solos from all of the dancers, and if Nigel is to be trusted, one of this season‘s most exceptional routines courtesy of Jakob Karr. And I, for one, am downright giddy about the possible awesomeness that awaits us tonight. As always, you can watch along with me live right here and in 140 character quips over on BuddyTV‘s So You Think You Can Dance Twitter. But remember, tonight‘s show starts half an hour later due to a Presidential Address. Sit tight, So You Think You Can Dance will be on soon! Read more »
After just arriving to the promised land of the Top 10, two dancers will be banished from So You Think You Can Dance based on your votes tonight. Now that the decision is solely in America‘s hands, eliminations take on a new life. Not only does popularity come into play, so does apathy. Lord knows we all remember Janette Manrara‘s elimination last season when it seemed to all who were watching she was at the peak of her popularity and performance. The first vote tonight is like dipping your toe into an unknown body of water, will it be welcoming or frigid? Who‘s popular enough to call in for versus just cheering or commenting on? We‘ll have to wait and see, but based on your votes on polls, your comments, and your picks for elimination tonight on  Fantasy TV a consensus seems to be forming on who the first two dancers banished from the Top 10 will be.  Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Noelle Marsh, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance.The bubbly, preternaturally positive Noelle was everything in her interview that we saw and enjoyed about her on the show. She was gracious, grateful, and giddy to share her love of dance. Noelle chatted about her BFF Mollee, dancing with Russell and Ryan, and her excitement for the season 6 So You Think You Can Dance tour.  Read more »
This morning I had a chance to chat with Nathan Trasoras, the latest contestant to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. Nathan turned out to be a surprisingly controversial and contentious figure on season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, something we never saw coming during his universally praised auditions. Nathan talked about the criticism he faced this season, what he learned from So You Think You Can Dance, and what‘s next for him. Read more »
It‘s time for another ever-dreaded results show America and for the first time all season, the fate of the season 6 dancer‘s is solely in our hands. Will we prove we are trustworthy with tonight‘s eliminations? Or will the judges be lamenting that they allow us any say in who stays and who goes? We have our predictions about who‘ll be sent home tonight, but to find out for sure you‘ll have to watch along with me live right here. As always you can also follow along with me in 140 character quips on the BuddyTV So You Think You Can Dance Twitter.  Read more »
On Wednesday night‘s So You Think You Can Dance elimination show we were treated to an acrobatic mystery of a guest performance that defied gravity, expectations and genres. They were introduced as the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and they lived up to the epic sounding nature of their name. But who is the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers? Cat introduced them simply as "amazing special guests presented by JohnM. Chu director of Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D and choreographed by HarryShum, Christopher Scott, and Galen Hooks." But there‘s more to the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers‘story and even more to come. Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]This week on So YouThink You Can Dance showcased all new couples and the chance for eachdancer to show us what they were cookin‘ as solos. What we found is that waterdoes, indeed, seek its own level. These new partner combinations showed us whatit means to be balanced in body, mind and spirit. Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]Parting is such sweet sorrow and the So You Think You Can Dance results show is always bittersweet. Onthe one hand, someone is going home. On the other, we get to see a wonderfulopening number and great guest performers onstage. This week, I realized that TyceDiorio is a hit-or-miss type of choreographer. Rarely does there seem to beroom for contemplation with his numbers. Either he knocks it out the park or apiece is an epic fail. This time, his opening number was a "blah" epic fail,wherein the dancers looked as though they were simultaneously dancing for theirlives in one chaotic mess or practicing random power moves and poses for anappearance in Dance Spirit magazine.The all-black costuming to a Billy Joel number did not help one bit. Bless yourheart, Tyce. You are due for a great one. Read more »
While the other networks are canceling Adam Lambert‘s scheduledperformances, FOX is signing up their glam protege for the So You ThinkYou Can Dance finale. It‘ll be the first time Lambert performs on FOXsince he was performed for another big FOX finale: American Idol. He‘ll beperforming "Whataya Want From Me," the latest track from his debutrelease "For Your Entertainment," and I‘m sure the PTC will bewatching closely. Lambert‘s performance will be part of a two night So You Think You CanDance finale -- December 15th and 16th. Yes, it‘s hard to believe, butthe So You Think You Can Dance finale is next week and will feature notonly Adam Lambert, but six finalists.  Read more »
The So You Think You Can Dance season 6 injury curse has struck again. This time smiting Ellenore Scott just a week before the finale which barring injury, she was basically a shoe-in for. We got word of Ellenore‘s injury, which appears to be her shoulder or bicep, via Twitters from her concerned choreographers: Tabitha and Napoleon and Travis Wall. We don‘t know how Ellenore was injured, but it means that she and her partner Legacy have been unable to rehearse their routines. The brutality of this blow is tripled, not only is it our favorite female dancer just before the finale, it means we probably won‘t get Ellenore full force (if we get her at all) in a Travis Wall contemporary routine and a NappyTabs hip hop routine. Two routines she and Legacy, without question, could kill.  Read more »
This season of So You Think You Can Dance is shaping up to be a really, really weird one. I‘ve pointed out some of the reasons earlier--problematic scheduling, lack of public voting--and then, suddenly, next week being a top 6 finale rather than a top 4 finale is rearing its (slightly?) ugly head. If I don‘t feel disoriented enough by the visuals on the new set, I might as well pop a couple of migraine pills to stop the madness.And then there‘s the injury curse. Noelle got injured, Mollee got injured, and now, Ellenore got injured. So, that means, yes, you most probably already know about at least one pair-up: her and Legacy doing a Travis routine and a Nappy Tabs routine. Well, you probably know about the other performances in tonight‘s performance show if you‘ve been lurking around the forums. Fine, I‘ll repeat all of them anyway. As always, these deets are from the folks over at SYTYCDism, and are arranged in alphabetical order, with my thoughts right below them.  Read more »
Well, isn‘t this inevitable, us comparing the Di Lellos, Ashleigh and Ryan?Of course. It‘s not really often that we see a married couple audition for So You Think You Can Dance, and more so, see both make it to the Top 20. And, in this case, the Top 10, too. What I find interesting, though, is how the two have grown throughout the competition, and how their fates have literally flipped over.  Read more »
It seems impossible to believe, but we‘re just one week and twoeliminations away from the season 6 So You Think You Can Dance finale.With six dancers set to dance in the finale and only one week ofAmerica‘s vote deciding eliminations, it is less clear than ever beforewho is most likely to be crowned America‘s Favorite Dancer. Howeverbased on pre-performance show spoilers, our keen sense of predictions,and taking popularity into account, we‘re pretty sure we can tell youwhich six dancers will be taking the finale stage. Read more »
We‘re one week away from the So You Think You Can Dance season 6 finale and it‘s time for the Top 8 to prove why they‘ve earned a spot. Of course, we have some pretty strong opinions on who is finale bound. However, a late season injury to a fan and judge favorite could put everything we thought we knew up in the air tonight. Of course, there‘s only one way to fix this, watching the Top 8 perform live with me right here. Follow along with me as we watch four brand new couples take the stage and be sure to keep up with me in my 140 character quips on Twitter.  Read more »
With just one elimination standing between the Top 8 and the finale, tonight‘s elimination takes on extra importance and weight. Considering the circumstances surrounding the finale, with Ashleigh being unable to dance last night and the unfortunate eliminations that have historically happened at the Top 8 (Will Wingfield and Janette Manrara anyone?) tonight‘s elimination stands to be a doozy. There seems to be strong agreement with you all about who should be going home tonight, but I gotta say, I‘m worried about a nasty surprise coming via the eliminations tonight. We‘ll have to wait and see if my bad gut feeling is just a stomach ache, but until then here are your thoughts culled from poll votes, Fantasy TV  predictions, as well as your So You Think You Can Dance experts‘ opinions.  Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books.  Read more »
It‘s time to find out who is finale bound and who‘s headed home tonight on So You Think You Can Dance? Will the Top 8 elimination curse strike again this year? Will America even have a say in the top 3 girls or will doctor‘s orders keep Ashleigh DiLello out of the finale in spite of a possible sympathy vote? You‘ll have to watch along with me live tonight to find out, but I for one am nervous about tonight‘s results. Then again, I still haven‘t picked my jaw up off my keyboard after last season‘s shocking Top 8 elimination, hopefully the same fate doesn‘t await a season 6 favorite. As always, you can follow along with me here or in 140 character quips on Twitter. Read more »
What a long strange trip it‘s been for Ashleigh Di Lello on So You Think You Can Dance, from Top 20 reject to finalist, but she certainly didn‘t do it all on her own. I hate to sound so harsh, because I‘ve enjoyed watching Ashleigh‘s journey and growth as a dancer. If she‘dbeen able to step on the stage and dance during the Top 8, there‘s no doubt in my mind the dancer we would have witnessed would have been 100 percent different than the dancer we first saw in Salt Lake City.But she didn‘t. Instead, much like how she first made it into the Top 20, Ashleigh Di Lello made it into the finale on a technicality or by the grace of the producers. Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Legacy Perez, the latest dancer to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. We didn‘t imagine we‘d be talking to Legacy until after the finale, but Legacy seemed content with how things played out. Truthfully he says, he‘s still surprised and thankful he made it into the Top 20 at all. Legacy chatted about his time on So You Think You Can Dance, last night‘s results, his love for contemporary, and what he hopes is next for him.  Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Mollee Gray, the latest contestant to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. While Mollee may have been chided for her immaturity during her time on So You Think You Can Dance, she handled her interview like a pro. She was surprisingly well spoken and diplomatic, while still sounding like the 18 year old she is.  Read all about what Mollee had to say about her favorite dance, "a history making moment," and her elimination. Read more »
A couple more big singers are gracing Wednesday night‘s So You Think You Can Dance finale. Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige will perform on the two-hour finale, which will (of course) see the announcement of this season‘s winner.  Read more »
Uhh, what? It‘s the finale already? What? Really? Already? Now?Well, yes, as fast as it may seem, tonight‘s already the So You Think You Can Dance finale. I mean, we‘ve had two weeks less voting, one week less dancing, three injuries, one last-minute replacement--so, of course, time would go a-flying. Don‘t worry. I understand that disengaged feeling.  Read more »
I was so excited for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. Stillbuzzed off how great of a season season 5 became and the promise thatseason 6 was, in the words of Mia Michaels, "going to blow season 5 outof the water;" I couldn‘t wait to meet the dancers of season 6 and havemy mind blown by their collect amazing-ness. Unfortunately, So You ThinkYou Can Dance‘s move to fall has been much more of a stumble than asuccess. Maybe it‘s SYTYCD fatigue, maybe it was over-hyping, or thefact that the auditions seem to have lasted longer than the competitionitself, in truth, it‘s all of those things and more. And it all adds upto a major case of disappointment when it comes to So You Think You CanDance‘s big fall debut.  Read more »
They‘ve been tweeting So You Think You Can Dance all season, so it‘s only fitting that permanent judge Adam Shankman and choreographic golden boy Travis Wall have taken to Twitter about tonight‘s final performances. And according to Travis and Adam we have the best finale ever in store for us tonight. But don‘t take my long winded word for it, here‘s what they have to say in 140 characters or less.  Read more »
It‘s hard to believe it‘s already time for the season 6 finale...but here we are America, a day away from crowning our new favorite dancer. Tonight the final six dancers will step on stage one last time to dance and to show us that they deserve to win season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. If Adam Shankman‘s tweets are to be believed, we have quite the finale ahead of us. Sadly, much like season six, it‘s going to be over before you know it. Tonight‘s finale is only an hour... so grab your tissues and a comfy spot on the couch because you won‘t be getting up for the next hour of wall-to-wall dancing. As always, I‘ll be recapping So You Think You Can Dance live (here and on Twitter) as the final six dancers compete one last time before we crown America‘s Favorite Dancer.  Read more »
Tonight‘s the night America! Tonight, after four musical guests, we‘ll crown America‘s new Favorite Dancer. Unlike last season, where the fight for the title was clearly between two dancers, tonight‘s results are not nearly so clear.  In fact, the only thing that seems to be clear going into tonight is who won‘t be winning So You Think You Can Dance tonight. (Sorry, Di Lello‘s.)Half of the top 6--Jakob, Russell, and Kathryn--are still hot contenders for the title. Russell has been a fan favorite from day one and has demonstrated tremendous growth and fortitude throughout the season. Kathryn has gone from unknown to stand-out on the strength of her performances alone and she stole the show from all three of her partners last night even though they were dancing in their respective specialties. Last but not least, Jakob who whether he wins or not will be remembered as one of the most technically gifted dancer‘s to have ever stepped on the So You Think You Can Dance stage.  Read more »
[To better cover the technicaltalents of season 6, we‘ve brought on  Dr. Goddess, a guest columnist with decades ofdance experience. She will share her dance-pertise in a weeklycolumn recapping and reviewing So You Think You Can Dance with an eyeon technique.]Well! There you have it, ladies and gentlemen! A season filled with all the drama, tears, dancing, injuries and choreography to keep us riveted to our televisions and telephones, even when we disagreed. Although tonight‘s So You Think You Can Dance was far too short, I did appreciate the more streamlined presentation minus some of the unnecessary fillers or even silly judge‘s banter. I did miss the video montages, however, and thought they should have showcased each dancers‘ growth across the seasons. A one-minute montage for each dancer would not have been too much.  Read more »
[Henry Jenkins will be reporting from the So You Think You Can Dance finale for BuddyTV. To introduce you to Henry, he‘s sent us a piece on his highlight from last night‘s final performances.]Oh, wow. I just finished watching the performance show of the So You Think You Can Dance finale and I am blown away.Sure, everyone brought it tonight. There were 9 routines and 8 of them were brilliant. Several could be described as ‘killer.‘ Jakob is world class, but I would be thrilled if Russell or Kathryn won. Still, there was one part that stole the show for me, and if there was anyone watching who didn‘t think it was the highlight of the night, they‘re heartless.  Read more »
Well, surprise, surprise, surprise.In what is perhaps a pretty unexpected result, krumper Russell Ferguson was named the winner of the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance, pulling off a last-minute upset from technical wonder Jakob Karr. Read more »
As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it‘s about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find--and, who knows, maybe a new favorite‘s on the books. Read more »
Whether we can believe it or not, it‘s finale night America! After a jam packed final performance show last night, tonight we‘ll crown America‘s new favorite dancer. We have our theories on who will take the title, but you never know how America is going to vote. So watch along with me tonight as we revisit some of the most memorable routines of season 6, sit through four musical guests, and eventually learn the fate of the final six and America‘s favorite dancer.  Read more »
Last night I had a chance to speak with Mary J. Blige as she got ready to sing her new single, "I Am," live at the finale of So You Think You Can Dance?She‘s not tall; but everything about Mary J. Blige, from her rigid posture and efficient walk, to her laser-focused eyes and unwavering voice, makes her seem imposing. Her muscular shoulders lead down to arms emblazoned with jet black tattoos seemingly writ large for the stage. She has a stunning confidence and boldness to her, but surprisingly, beneath all of that is an obvious vulnerability most of us are too afraid to show. This is a woman who wears her emotions on the surface for the world to see, and she defies them to judge her. Read more »
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with the still elated and sore winner of season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, Russell Ferguson. The star of season 6 from his first audition, Russell didn‘t seem all that surprised about his victory, but he was incredibly grateful. When asked if he had any final words for us, Russell simply said, "I just love America." As his win last night proved, the feeling is mutual.  America‘s brand new favorite dancer chatted with us about the injury he suffered during last night‘s finale and how a backstage chat with is Dad helped him get through the difficult night. He also tried to clear up the confusion about his pre-So You Think You Can Dance training and told us about what he hopes his future holds.  Read more »
This afternoon I had the pleasure of talking with Jakob Karr, runner-up of season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. From the moment he auditioned, Jakob wowed the judges and America with his flawless technique and soaring leaps. Adam Shankman went so far as to say that Jakob was one of the most brilliant dancers he‘d ever seen. Though Jakob wasn‘t named America‘s Favorite Dancer last night, he remains one of America‘s best. Jakob was an incredibly gracious interview and a real sweetheart about me being a geeky fan. We chatted about Russell‘s win, what he wished he could have said to America last night, advice from his BFF Jeanine Mason, the ladies he was lucky enough to dance with this season, and what‘s next for him.  Read more »
As the co-creator and on-going producer of So You Think You Can Dance, Nigel Lythgoe comes closer than anyone to being the voice of the show. One never knows when his off-the-cuff musings will become the series‘ next big development. When Nigel talks everyone listens.I spoke with the gangly Brit minutes after he closed the curtain on So You Think You Can Dance‘s, best season ever, in my personal opinion. He (and a team of far more anonymous creative geniuses) had just finished off a masterpiece, like a novelist typing "The End."The consummate professional, he was still very composed. As always, his British accent and gangly demeanor lent him a tone of both formality and eccentricity. He‘s a warm wit and an unassuming leader.    Read more »
Adam Shankman has been a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance since season three; but he may have found his new calling as a judge this season.American Idol fans would chortle at the idea of the often hyper-critical Simon Cowell singing. But what makes Dance judges Nigel, Mary and Adam worth listening to is that they have all been incredibly successful professional dancers themselves. Adam can clearly identify with the So You Think You Can Dance competitors, and his compassion is obvious when he talks about them.  Read more »
Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Kathryn McCormick the top placing female dancer from season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. Over the course of season 6 Kathryn went from virtual unknown to rising star on the power of her technique and performances. By the time the finale rolled around, Kathryn had claimed Nigel and much of America‘s heart. The head judge showered her with compliments, telling her she was "my favorite girl for weeks."Just before hopping on a plane to head home for the holidays, Kathryn chatted with me about her favorite routines of the season, which routine she would have chosen to be danced again for the finale, and the moments that made her time on So You Think You Can Dance "the most incredible journey."  Read more »
Anyone who has starred in so much as a third grade Christmas pageant knows the incredible buzz of performing in front of a crowd. They may also know the moment of confusion when their microphone doesn‘t work, or their co-star pulls a muscle moments before entering stage left.Standing under the hot lights, with millions of people watching her on the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, Cat Deeley faced both situations at the same time. She handled the situation with as much poise and dignity as anyone could have when confronted by a crying and limping krumper.   Read more »
Breaking news this morning regarding America‘s Best Dance Crew judge and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Shane Sparks. According to TMZ Sparks was arrested this morning and charged with eight counts of child molestation. The alleged incidents began in 1994 and the criminal complaint statesthat the acts were committed upon an underage girl who was at least 10 yearsyounger than Sparks. Sparks was 20 years old in 1994.  Read more »
Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of chatting with an exhausted Ashleigh DiLello, finalist from season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.‘‘ Ashleigh and fellow finalist husband Ryan were just about to head home to Utah for the holidays but she graciously snuck in a few moments to tell me about her whirlwind season of growth.  We chatted about her favorite routines with Jakob, her most cherished moments of the season, the family she and Ryan created with fellow finalists, and if she and Ryan would be interested in moving on to Dancing With the Stars if the offer arose.  Read more »
Ashleigh and Ryan‘s dance together at the final So You Think You Can Dance performance show was the highlight of the season for me, and my favorite reality television moment this year.When they‘re with other partners, they may not have been America‘s favorite dancers. Ryan is more reserved than most of his fellow dancers. Even though he‘s from Utah he hearkens back to iconic characteristics of Russian ballroom dancers. Ashleigh sparkles, but in a classy, refined way that‘s less TV friendly than Mollee‘s girlishness.  Read more »
On Friday we reported that America‘s Best Dance Crew judge and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Shane Sparks had been arrested on eight charges of child molestation and was jailed pending payment of $590,000 bail. On Saturday night Sparks posted bail and was released. While Sparks has remained silent regarding the situation, his lawyer has come forward proclaiming his clients innocence and saying that Sparks is the victim of the situation. Sparks attorney, Steve Meister told E! News that "Shane Sparks is innocent, he knows it and soon the world will know it. We are going to fight this tooth and nail." The attorney claims the charges against Sparks have no merit and that they "reek of opportunism and exploitation." Read more »
We went a little interview crazy after the So You Think You Can Dance finale. From the contestants to the judges to the musical guests, we did our best to interview them all. This is the place where you can find all of our post-finale interviews. As soon an interview goes live, we‘ll post the link right here!  Read more »
When I talked to Ellenore Scott backstage after the So You Think You Can Dance finale she showed me the scrapes on her knees and elbows like war wounds. They were impressive. Much like Russell‘s tears, they also drove home the theme of the evening. Dancing is a contact sport.Just as painful, a needle holding her dress together was stabbing her in the stomach. Ellenore has a high tolerance for pain. Read more »
Days after Russell Ferguson won So You Think You Can Dance on one leg his Cheshire Cat grin is still fresh in my mind.  Russell is from Roxbury, Massachusetts, a high crime urban area that the City of Boston‘s governmental web page refers to as "the heart of black culture in Boston." He was the first krumper ever to compete on So You Think You Can Dance, but he won having only danced in his natural style once on the series. Read more »
When you think of the ideal reality show contestant, many qualities come to mind, from possessing a unique point of view to having an aggressive spirit of competition. But one word you don‘t think of is shy.For better or for worse, So You Think You Can Dance phenom Jakob Karr is exactly that. Shy. His voice is soft and sweet. He comes across like someone so determined not to say anything that they would regret later that they don‘t say anything memorable at all.  Read more »
Kathryn McCormick wasn‘t always my favorite dancer on the show, but she was one of my favorite dancers to talk to. Her performance coaches would be proud of the way she has mastered the art of eye contact. She mirrors the person she is talking to, smiling when they smile, laughing when they laugh. She talked to each reporter individually and connected with each of them on a unique but consistent interpersonal level.I believe that was her skill on the show, too; For every time Jakob looked bashfully at the floor or Russell looked excitedly towards the heavens, she looked piercingly into the camera like a vampire. "You will pick up the phone. You will vote for me." Read more »
New Year‘s Eve is a time for celebration, reflection, and of course, new (or renewed) determination to make this coming year even better than the one before. In other words, it‘s almost RESOLUTION time!We here at BuddyTV are always striving to bring you even closer to the TV characters you know and love so well, so we personally spoke* with 20 of your favorites and found out: what do they resolve to do differently in 2010?We also made some resolutions of our own, and hope you‘ll share yours with us. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and TV-filled new year, from your buddies at BuddyTV. Read more »
Talk about off-screen partners doing the same thing on screen.The resident lovebirds off So You Think You Can Dance‘s fifth season, Janette Manrara and Jason Glover, have joined the cast of Glee. Well, you wouldn‘t really notice them unless you squint, much like we all did when word got out that season 3‘s Lauren Gottlieb is also on the hit series as a member of Vocal Adrenaline...  Read more »
Do you think you can dance? Do you live in the New York area? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you‘re in luck!Auditions for Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance are coming to New York City on Monday January 25th. We‘ve got the rules, regulations, and the all important address just for you.  Read more »
Great news So You Think You Can Dance fans, the dearly missed Mia Michaels is returning...at least for the New York City auditions. PopWrap got the exclusive confirmation today that the contemporary cockatoo-haired goddess will be part of tomorrow‘s judges panel during the first auditions for season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance. It is not yet known if Mia will be returning to So You Think You Can Dance in a larger capacity for the regular season or if her participation in New York is just a one-time event. We here at BuddyTV are, of course, hoping this means we‘ll be seeing much more of Mia and her stunning choreography during season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance and many seasons to come. It just wasn‘t the same without you, Mia.  Read more »
Now, if this is true, this is going to be a pretty surreal experience for you So You Think You Can Dance fans.SYTYCDism reports that three of the dancers from SYTYCD‘s fourth season--Katee Shean, Kherington Payne and Comfort Fedoke--will show up in a future episode of Glee.  Now that‘s one for cross-promotion, huh?  Nothing‘s confirmed yet, but the word is they‘ll be appearing as "juvees" on episode 13, "Sectionals", which airs December 9.  Or, as it obviously implies (and as all of us gleeks know), when New Directions competes in sectionals.  Read more »

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