Articles for So You Think You Can Dance Season 7

Move over, singers. Time for the dancers to take over.Sure, we‘re not really getting much rest: So You Think You Can Dance returns for its seventh season tonight, just a day after American Idol announced its winner. But that‘s not much of a concern: there are a lot of changes to this season, and they‘re bigger than last season‘s disastrous stage.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance is back!  Now that‘s it‘s been gone long enough for us to miss it, we‘re excited to have this wonderful little reality show back.  People who watch know that SYTYCD is one of the most underrated shows on TV thanks to genuinely talented dancers and a charming and fantastic host in Cat Deeley.Season 7 brings a lot of changes to So You Think You Can Dance, including only 10 dancers making it to the performance shows, where they will be paired with all-stars from past seasons.  But the best part is that, unlike American Idol, the auditions won‘t drag on forever.  In fact, two weeks from tonight we‘ll meet our Top 10. SlideshowThe Best of the New York and Miami Auditions Read more »
As we were glued to our TV screens, trying not to cry over Teddy Tedholm last night, Nigel Lythgoe was celebrating So You Think You Can Dance‘s Season 7 premiere in LA. As Nigel strolled down the red carpet he stopped and chatted with Korbi from Zap2It and broke the bad news: with only 10 finalists this season amazing dancers are going to get cut. Of course we knew that, it happens every season, but then Nigel drove the knife in a little deeper with details: either Billy Bell or Alex Wong will be cut. NOOOOOOO! (Oh I‘m sorry, did I just scream that out loud?) Read more »
We don‘t have to wait a long time before So You Think You Can Dance‘s Top 10 is revealed, but some of us are still want those names as early as possible. And, well, here they are: the people we might see when the proper competition starts in the middle of June.So, in the next few paragraphs, we‘ll be giving you the names we‘re hearing, and maybe a comment about them or two. We‘ll update this list as the names come in. This list has been completed. As always, the spoilers are courtesy of the folks over at SYTYCDism.  Read more »
The good thing about So You Think You Can Dance is this: the audition episodes happen quickly. This week, we‘ll be visiting four cities -- and we‘ll have enough time to begin the Las Vegas callbacks!On last week‘s season premiere, we visited New York and Miami and got ourselves a couple of good dancers that would do well if they make it to the Top 20. This week, my fingers are crossed we find more of them -- well, of course, since we‘re wrapping up the auditions this week.  Read more »
Zap2it‘s interview with former So You Think You Can Dance finalist Lauren Gottlieb proves to be an interesting example of how hard Vocal Adrenaline -- the rival of Glee‘s stars, New Directions -- works. Then again, what else do you expect from the show choir of a school whose statue is that of a great white shark eating a seal pup?Remember, these VA kids are failed year after year so they can still perform for the club again. And they throw up at the end of each rehearsal. And even Shelby isn‘t satisfied with their technically perfect performance.  Read more »
Former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva has pleaded not guilty after being charged with raping several women between 2002 and 2009, according to TMZ.Da Silva appeared in a Los Angeles court earlier today and denied involvement in eight rape charges against him: four charges of forcible rape, two charges of assault with intent to commit rape, and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.  Read more »
It is only appropriate to begin tonight‘s recap with the wise words of Kool and the Gang: "Oh yes it‘s ladies night, and the feeling‘s right. Oh yes it‘s ladies night. Oh what a night." And oh what a night it was if you were a lady auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance. While there were a handful of talented ovary-less dancers featured tonight, they were over-shadowed by the parade of stunning women who took the stage and promptly collected their tickets to Las Vegas. It might not have been the oft-predicted "Year of the Ladies" on American Idol, but it‘s looking like it could be on its dance cousin So You Think You Can Dance. If SYTYCDism‘s Top 10 spoilers are right (and they usually are) we met four of the five women who will be dancing alongside All-Star partners this season, and they all hail from Los Angeles. Along with some truly lovely ladies came the usual parade of floor rolling contemporary dancers, made-up genres, a new interpretation of the Urkel dance and two stories so touching they almost made up for the inclusion of this year‘s SEX. These are the ladies (and a few fellows) you should keep your eyes on in Las Vegas and beyond, as well as the best of the rest and hopefully the first and last time we ever lay eyes on "Hella Hung." Read more »
Tonight‘s manic So You Think You Can Dance took us from the dirty South to the bright lights of Las Vegas and highlighted some of America‘s very best and very worst dancers. And tonight‘s recap will be doing the same. I‘ll only be talking about the cream of the crop and the bottom of the barrel. From Scooter Rocket to the Samson of the dance world: these are the auditions that deserve a permanent spot on your DVR and the ones you would should simply fast-forward through.Let‘s start out with the good news first and end with the bad (cough, cough, all of Nashville, cough) shall we? Read more »
Judging from his posts on his Twitter page shortly after last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance aired, you can say Nigel Lythgoe is a busy, busy tweeter.He took to Twitter to express confidence in this season‘s finalists -- and maybe confirm what we‘ve all seen on the spoilers over the weekend:  Read more »
Next week on So You Think You Can Dance, the Vegas callbacks will continue, until we finally learn who the Top 10 is. And, in this little twist, the judges will not announce the Top 10 in Vegas: everybody who made it to the green mile will go home, and the judges will visit them there to break the news as to whether they‘re one of the finalists or not.SPOILER ALERT: There are spoilers after this paragraph, so don‘t read further if you don‘t wanna know!  Read more »
We‘re just three weeks into So You Think You Can Dance‘s seventh season, and yet I‘m amazed that we‘ll be meeting our Top 10 already. Yes, already. No dragging audition episodes, no emphasis on simply horrible train wrecks, and no mindless filler -- we‘ll be meeting our finalists by Thursday night.Of course, it helped that there wasn‘t much of Nashville to show.  Read more »
The Top 11 for season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance has been announced, and if you were a fan of Nickelodeon dance shows from 2008, one of them may look very familiar.  Ashley Galvan, one of the top 5 girls on SYTYCD, was one of the stars of the Nickelodeon show Dance on Sunset that ran for a few months in 2008.  Read more »
Tonight So You Think You Can Dance unveiled the Top 11.  Yes, that‘s right, even though they created new rules and promised to only have 10, they‘ve already changed it up and let 11 contestants into the competition, which is very good news for Billy Bell.First I would like to start a petition to charge this show with breaking the Geneva Convention after watching the cruel torture they put these kids through.  Instead of just eliminating them in Las Vegas, the final 24 dancers were sent home, where judges either call them or visit their homes and then crush their dreams.  Read more »
If the introduction show of season 7 is any indication, this really will be the best season of So You Think You Can Dance ever.  All the dancers, Top 11 and all-stars, were fantastic and the choreographers each brought something very special to the table.  If this is an all-star season, then this was the night of all-star choreographers putting on their all-star routines.Meet the Top 11>>There were so many unbelievably great dances and great moments, but I‘ve cut it down to the five So You Think You Can Dance moments that stole the show. This Week‘s Music>> 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 of all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find -- and, who knows, maybe discover a new favorite.  Read more »
It‘s another American Idol roundup, featuring legal tussles, new albums, and the search for the elusive Simon Cowell replacement... if they should still look for it.  Read more »
After two (fast!) weeks of auditions and last week‘s introduction to the Top 11 and the All-Stars, the competition will really begin. This week on So You Think You Can Dance, the random hat will come back, the choreographers will get busy again and the phone lines will open as the first week of proper competition begins.First, a review of what will happen: The finalists no longer pick a genre out of the hat, but instead will pick an All-Star, and they will dance to that All-Star‘s style. Only one person goes home every week instead of two. And, in a move that I haven‘t read about since it was first announced, the judges will choose who to eliminate all the way through to the finale -- although we get to pick who the bottom three are, of course.  Read more »
While we know Cat Deeley as the host of So You Think You Can Dance -- okay, reality TV‘s most adorable host ever -- others who haven‘t seen her on a screen might know her for her work with UNICEF. It‘s not something she‘s new at -- she‘s been supporting the group since 2008 -- but after being named one of their Ambassadors late last year, she‘s seen her advocacy in a different light."It was incredibly flattering when they chose me," she told Tonic. "But to be honest the enormity of the situation completely freaked me out to begin with because I thought, ‘This is so big, and I absolutely have to tell these stories in the right way! Can I handle it? Can I do that?‘"  Read more »
The best reality show on TV is back and So You Think You Can Dance performances are here.  After last week‘s brilliant intro show, the bar has been set incredibly high for season 7, so the Top 11, the All-Stars and the choreographers have their work cut out for them. Read more »
One week of the competition down, and I don‘t know what to make out of it. Could it be growing pains? After all, this season of So You Think You Can Dance is different compared to past seasons, with only eleven finalists instead of twenty (or ten) and the entry of the All-Stars. Sometimes you wonder whether you‘re watching the support rather than the actual finalist -- that makes the choosing more difficult this time around.Still, we‘ve got a vote to do, and from that will come the bottom three -- and the judges will send one of them home. As always, we‘ll take a stab at guessing who does go home (or, at least, get sent to the bottom three) with a not-so-scientific method involving poll results from last night‘s live recap, your Fantasy TV picks, and guesses from your SYTYCD experts this season, John Kubicek and yours truly. And my other job? As I used to say months ago, I crunch the numbers.  Read more »
On the So You Think You Can Dance Top 11 performance show, Melinda Sullivan revealed that she starred on the soap opera As the World Turns.  What she didn‘t explain is how insanely crazy and awesome her character, Zoe Finn, was.  Read more »
On the first So You Think You Can Dance results show, we got the premiere of Justin Bieber‘s new music video, "Somebody to Love," plus a very special announcement from Nigel Lythgoe.  Read more »
Parting is such sweet sorrow, and for one of the Top 11 on So You Think You Can Dance, it will be extra painful because they‘ll be the first one cut from season 7.  Except for maybe Adechike Torbert, the guys are all safe, so it‘s the ladies who should be shaking in their boogie shoes.The first results show offers a glimpse into voting patterns, the bottom three dancing for their lives and, in a special premiere, the newest Justin Bieber music video.  I‘ll do my best to avoid saying anything negative about the Bieb lest I get a tween girl fatwa on my head. 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 of all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find -- and, who knows, maybe discover a new favorite.  Read more »
You might‘ve noticed that one of my bottom three off So You Think You Can Dance last week wasn‘t on the actual bottom three. Tapper Melinda Sullivan was there, although I thought she did quite well. On the contrary, Adechike Torbert -- he who looked really limp opposite a sizzling Kathryn McCormick -- wasn‘t near the bottom three, although I thought he should‘ve been there.I‘m oddly glad I‘m not the only one who thinks like this.  Read more »
After last week‘s Bottom 3 featured three girls, can the ladies step it up for the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 performance show?  SYTYCDism has partial spoilers for half the couples this week, so keep reading to find out who‘s dancing what by whom with whomever else.SPOILER WARNING: Stop reading if you don‘t want to be spoiled about the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10.  Read more »
Last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance performance show was probably one of the weirdest in the show‘s history. Apart from Cat Deeley‘s inappropriately funny invitation and the judges trying to fix what seemed to be broke last week, almost all of the dancers danced outside of their genres. And the weirdest thing of them all: despite the shake-up, our picks for elimination are still the same.So, yes, treat this as a repeat of last week‘s Who‘s Going Home piece, only without Alexie Agdeppa‘s name on it. BuddyTV‘s resident SYTYCD mavens (that‘d be John Kubicek and yours truly) have the same bottom three, and you, the fans who voted on our polls and on Fantasy TV, thought the same thing. Simply put, we‘re still culling the weakest of the pack -- that‘s totally subjective too, as I love Melinda -- and things will only get interesting when the best of the best remain.  Read more »
Last week the So You Think You Can Dance boys threw down the gauntlet with Billy Bell, Kent Boyd and Alex Wong all coming out as the clear front-runners while the Bottom 3 was all girls. Will the Top 10 once again see the girls get the fuzzy end of the lollipop, or will one of them find a way to get back into the competition?The answer is yes, assuming you only listen to the judges. They‘re in overdrive to praise the girls and tear down the guys in hopes of avoiding another all-female Bottom 3. Add in Billy Krumping, Sexy Kent, and the most inappropriate Cat Deeley comment ever and you have a surreal night of SYTYCD.SlideshowTop 10 Performance Rankings Read more »
Something‘s rotten in the state of So You Think You Can Dance, and it‘s not Cat Deeley‘s potty mouth.  During the Top 10 performance show, it became painfully obvious that the judges are doing everything in their power to change the way the fans are voting.The first big change came in the overall format of the critique.  During the first week, the All-Star partners left the stage after the dance, letting the contestants face the judges by themselves.  This made sense because we‘re not supposed to be judging the All-Stars, just this season‘s dancers.  Read more »
The So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 performance show was very revealing, and I‘m not talking about Cat Deeley‘s open invitation to her "deeper place."  It showed that the boys are truly on top this season, because there‘s no other way to explain why the judges were hyper-critical of them while the girls got off scot-free.Why the Judges Hate the Boys>>But it turns out their plans were foiled by a fickle American public voting for personality, not dancing.  Two weeks in and we‘re already down to a ratio of two-thirds dudes.  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance suffered a surprising and disappointing outcome for many fans when the judges decided to eliminate Cristina Santana after a surprising Bottom 3 that included the highly praised Robert Roldan. With these shocks, it‘s clear something is wrong with the voting, the judging or both.  Read more »
Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance has undergone more changes than the structural integrity of Heidi Montag, but there‘s one area the show hasn‘t tried: same-sex partners.Typically in the final week the show will choreograph pieces for the remaining men and the remaining women to perform together, but other than that, we don‘t get a whole lot of all-male or all-female dances. And that‘s a shame, because the same-sex partnerships always offer some unique and great dances. Just look back to Alex Wong, Billy Bell and Ade Obayomi‘s routine from the Intro show for proof.  Read more »
Tonight the Top 9 of So You Think You Can Dance take the stage, and we‘ll see if the boys keep steamrolling the girls. SYTYCDism has spoilers for the dances from the Top 9, and it looks like my suggestion for doing same-sex partners was strangely prescient. However, unlike my original idea, they‘re not doing it for everyone, which should be interesting.Should SYTYCD Try Same-Sex Partners?>>SPOILER WARNING: Don‘t read if you don‘t want to know who‘s dancing what with whom tonight.  Read more »
The girls of So You Think You Can Dance have been getting beaten like a dead mule, and with half as many girls as boys in the Top 9, it‘s time for that to end. Tonight we see the six boys, the three girls, one glorious Cat Deeley, a same-sex partnership, a wardrobe malfunction and solos from the Top 9.SlideshowTop 9 Performance Rankings Read more »
At this point on So You Think You Can Dance, I should be saying something along the lines of "the finalists are finally hitting their stride" -- and indeed they are. Compared to previous weeks, I can remember more than one performance this week (although I probably remember some for the wrong reasons -- hello, Miss Froderman).But I‘ve got a completely different thought: will this week be the week when tapper Melinda Sullivan finally heads home? She was saved from elimination last week after Nigel Lythgoe was overruled by his fellow judges -- but at the expense of Cristina Santana, and the fate of this season‘s female finalists. With only three girls left, it‘d make some sense to keep all the girls for one more week and send home one of the guys.  Read more »
Everybody knows that Melinda Sullivan deserves to go home on So You Think You Can Dance. The fans at BuddyTV unanimously agreed that she should go. Nigel Lythgoe wanted her gone last week. Mia Michaels and Adam Shankman apologized for not eliminating her already. But is that enough?  Read more »
TV dance shows have a long history of injuries, and finally season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance has met its first casualty of the dance war. Luckily it‘s not one of the Top 8 dancers, just an All-Star.As Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, All-Star Allison Holker is out this week with a rib injury, though she hopes to be back. And since the Top 8 week of So You Think You Can Dance will feature 12 different routines, this means the show needed to get a new All-Star to fill in. Read more »
We‘re down to six boys and two girls on So You Think You Can Dance and the Top 8 are ready to dance twice as much. Each dancer gets two routines this week, one with an All-Star and one with a fellow competitor. After Alex Wong‘s brilliant Hip-Hop last week, we‘ll get even more same-sex dances that will hopefully be as creative and stunning as that one.  Read more »
Just when we thought the most interesting thing on So You Think You Can Dance this week involves the same-sex partnerships, the unexpected happens: Alex Wong suffers an injury.And judging from what Nigel Lythgoe said last night, it could be serious: everyone fears that Alex suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, which would force him on the sidelines for months -- and, if the MRI results suggest he can‘t perform next week, could spell the end of his run on the show. Not really the best ending for a contestant we‘ve waited two seasons to perform on the SYTYCD stage, right? Read more »
This morning the Emmy nominations were announced, and the Outstanding Choreography category is full of So You Think You Can Dance stars.Glee Leads Emmy Noms>>Complete List of Nominees>>From the show itself, Mia Michaels and Stacey Tookey both earned nominations for routines from seasons 5 and 6. Meanwhile, Adam Shankman was also nominated for his choreography of the Academy Awards and former contestant Chelsie Hightower is nominated along with Derek Hough for a paso doble they did on Dancing with the Stars.  Read more »
The girls are safe, that‘s all I know for sure. So You Think You Can Dance is down to the Top 8, and these results might be a little anti-climactic if Alex Wong‘s doctors say he can‘t compete. What two dancers will join him in the Bottom 3 and will Mia Michaels continue to be a massive beeyotch to Adechike Torbert, forcing me to say, "See you next Thursday" to her? Read more »
Without Alex Wong, So You Think You Can Dance is a lot less dance-tastic, but the Top 7 must move on. This week the contestants will all take on two routines once again, one with a fellow dancer and one with an All-Star (except for one, who‘s stuck with two All-Star dances because of the math).SYTYCDism has some spoilers for who‘s dancing what, and based on some of their info, we can try to fill in the gaps.  Read more »
Trust me, you wouldn‘t want to be in my position. You wouldn‘t want to be the guy who predicts who goes home on So You Think You Can Dance this week.And no, it‘s not because Ashley Galvan‘s severe rib pains sidelined her this week and sent her to the bottom three. (But I‘ll admit, the idea of Ashley -- arguably one of the better dancers this season -- going home isn‘t going well with me.) The performances this week were really good: a diverse mix of styles that were interesting in one way or another. If the bottom three the past few weeks have been surprising, then this week could be a shocker. It‘s that hard getting a good read this week.  Read more »
With two injured contestants, a weeping judge, Cat Deeley‘s ever-expanding lexicon (hello, "sex bum"), and last night‘s addition of two new dance styles, it‘s safe to say this is one of the most eventful seasons of SYTYCD history.Fans of the show--and especially the hoards of screaming prepubescents whose hearts bleed for Kent every week--will have a chance to see all that glistening dance sweat up close when contestants from season 6 and 7 (in addition to some all-stars) sweep through their cities.  Read more »
I‘m experiencing deja vu as I tune in to tonight‘s elimination round. Last week, we said goodbye to Alex Wong and his torn tendon, and last night Cat Deeley announced that Ashley Galvan (and her rib) are officially in the Bottom 3. Will history repeat itself with another injury elimination tonight? Let‘s find out. Read more »
There‘s something seriously wrong with So You Think You Can Dance this season. Two weeks ago Alex Wong was injured and had to withdraw. Last week the same thing happened to Ashley Galvan. Now SYTYCDism is reporting that, for the third week in a row, one dancer is injured and will not be able to compete in the performance show.  Read more »
Last week the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 performed, but only seven of them made it to the stage. With Alex Wong‘s injury, the same seven are back again with two dances each, but this time, a lucky break of the Achilles tendon won‘t save anyone, they need to save themselves. Read more »
I‘m starting to think there‘s a hex on the cast of So You Think You Can Dance, Season 7.  Exhibit A: Alex Wong. His partnered dance with Stephen "Twitch" Boss had the judges bowing (and me replaying the video like six times.) Exhibit B: Ashley Galvan. Like Alex, Ashley wasn‘t dancing in comfortable territory when she donned a ninja costume and allowed herself to be spanked on stage by a sword--a routine that had Adam Shankman labeling her as the season‘s "quiet contender."  Read more »
This week on So You Think You Can Get Injured, it‘s Billy Bell‘s turn to go to the sidelines. Is he saying goodbye?Well, who knows? I think he won‘t be saying goodbye -- after all, the doctors suggested that the injury isn‘t serious, and it seems Billy skipped this week to rest. Then again, there‘s still the possibility that we‘ll lose a third dancer to injury in as many weeks, making the composition of the final five contestants a puzzling one, indeed.  Read more »
Last night we saw some incredible performances (I‘m talking to you, Adechike Torbert) and some not so incredible performances (cape or no cape, it‘s time for Jose Ruiz to go home.) Tonight we‘ll find out who will be joining Billy Bell and his injured knee in the Bottom 3. Will Billy be saying goodbye just like Alex Wong and Ashley Galvan? I don‘t mean to be all doom-and-gloom, but we all know these kinds of things happen tend to happen in three‘s... Read more »
The point of the new rules for this season of So You Think You Can Dance, of course, was to kick everything up a notch. Ten finalists (well, eleven) instead of twenty, plus twelve All-Stars as partners, equals tougher competition -- and while we‘ve had qualms about whether it‘d work, for the most part things have gone pretty well.Well, at least until the injuries started coming in. They‘re not really new to SYTYCD (they happen!) but having two of the year‘s better dancers leave because of serious injuries -- Alex Wong because of a ruptured Achilles tendon, and the following week, Ashley Galvan because of a rib injury -- isn‘t exactly going down well. And then this week, Billy Bell had to sit out because of a bum knee.  Read more »
The judges of American Idol should probably start passing out their resumes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nigel Lythgoe--producer and judge on So You Think You Can Dance--is near a deal to return as American Idol‘s executive producer (the same post he held in season 7 when he departed.)  Read more »
So You Think You Can Dance has announced who will be performing for the 2010 Live Tour. The tour includes contestants from season 6, 7 as well as the all-stars Nigel Lythgoe named off last week (plug, plug.) Here‘s the lineup: Read more »
Before you start counting contestants on your fingers, I‘ll remind you that yes, we already watched the top 6 contestants of ‘SYTYCD‘ perform last week. Well. Almost. Billy Bell chose to sit out for the week on account of his injury). But in an "unprecedented" decision by Nigel Lythgoe and his fellow judges, no one was eliminated (cue shock, awe, and Cat Deeley threatening to perform herself since apparently anything goes.) The caveat is that two contestants will be sent home this week. I stand by my opinion that it‘s definitely time for Jose Ruiz to say farewell.  Read more »
What else can happen after the "dramatic" results show on last week‘s So You Think You Can Dance, where the judges didn‘t send anyone home? A doubly "dramatic" results show this week, with two people going home!Sounding cynical? Nah, I just like quoting Cat Deeley, and using "dramatic" is easier than trying to find an opportunity to mention "sex bomb" on my articles. In fact, I actually see tonight‘s eliminations as (to borrow a concept from Lost) a way for the universe to correct its course. Your poll results remain the same as last week‘s. Tara Spicer and yours truly have pretty much the same picks. Things should go well, right?  Read more »
No one can argue that season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance has been void of drama. In addition to a complete format overhaul, there were three back-to-back injuries, Cat Deeley‘s ever-expanding lexicon (remember "sex bum"?), and Lauren Froderman dressed like a bikini‘ed chicken in a Tahitian routine that was equal parts impressive and strange. Read more »
Strange as it may seem to me (and my two left feet), there are actually people out there who are willing to shell out their hard-earned money on movies about teenagers who hang out in warehouses krumping and breaking in effort to express the universal truth that Dance is Life. Or something like that. Read more »
Rumor finally becomes fact: Nigel Lythgoe has signed a two-year deal to return to American Idol as executive producer.Lythgoe, who currently acts as both executive producer and judge of So You Think You Can Dance, will join fellow EPs Simon Fuller, Ken Warwick and Cecile Frot-Coutaz, show representatives told USA Today.  Read more »
Last week was a week of finalities: Billy Bell‘s final dance. Jose Ruiz‘s final dance. And also the judges‘ final say in whatever happens from here on out. Which probably isn‘t good news if your name isn‘t Kent Boyd (I think I can safely say that he‘s safe from tomorrow night‘s elimination.) Tonight he, along with Lauren Froderman, Adechike Torbert, and Robert Roldan, will be dancing for a spot in the final three. Let‘s see who might be in danger of saying goodbye soon. Read more »
I began the penultimate week of this season of So You Think You Can Dance thinking one thing: it‘s going to be pretty obvious who‘s going home. I‘ve changed my mind since: I didn‘t expect to see people would disagree with my belief that only one thing could happen tonight.If you‘ve seen my comments on our recap last night, you‘ll see that I‘m pegging Robert Roldan for elimination -- and there‘s this elaborate theory about the judges criticizing Adechike Torbert, the fans going to save him, and the votes not being in Robert‘s favor. But after the performance show, during that weekly Starbucks conversation with our resident SYTYCD girl Tara Spicer, I realized that I could be wrong: she thinks Adechike is going home, and factoring what the judges have been doing the past few weeks, I thought that this week isn‘t as easy as it seems.  Read more »
With only a week remaining until the winner of So You Think You Can Dance is revealed, so many of you have offered your opinions on who will win. And my favorites are probably pretty evident if any of you have seen my rankings lately, but I‘ll stay mum on that topic for now. Read more »
Let‘s quickly recap last night‘s performance show, shall we? Cat Deeley danced with the contestants at the opening of the show, Adam Shankman said the word "balls" on TV, and Nigel Lythgoe referred to this show as "American Idol" in the ultimate Freudian slip. Oh yeah, and there was some dancing, too. Which brings us to tonight. Tonight, two contestants will be sent home, leaving only four contestants to battle it out next week. Let‘s see who will be saying their farewells...   Read more »
If I didn‘t know any better, I might have thought last night‘s performance episode of So You Think You Can Dance was Halloween-themed. We saw Cat Deeley bedecked in sparkles like Vegas Barbie, Lauren dressed as a sexy, flexy, black widow spider, Robert dressed as a creepy, balloon-wielding clown, and Kent Boyd dressed as a disco king. (Don‘t even get me started on how dirty it felt seeing that boyish chest exposed on stage.) Read more »
There is one repeating thought in my brain as we approach the season 7 finale of So You Think You Can Dance this week:Robert Roldan should be worried. Read more »
It‘s finally here: the So You Think You Can Dance finale week. I know that some of you (and your trigger-happy fingers) are just itching to dial in your vote for Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman. And then there‘s the rest of you who are voting for Robert Roldan tonight. I applaud you. In a parallel universe where Viennese Waltzes and Matrix-y routines reign, he‘s already won. So take comfort in that.  Read more »
Guess what, kids? I don‘t know what‘s going to happen tonight.Maybe I‘m being too optimistic. Maybe the Lauren Froderman fan in me is denying that Kent Boyd will still take the win on tonight‘s So You Think You Can Dance finale. But after watching the performances last night, it looks like things are too close to call: there may be a shortage of memorable moments, but everybody stepped up to the plate.  Read more »
You might be of the mind that there are no valuable life lessons to gain from a show that centers around happy dancers and tearful video montages. And to that I‘d say: you‘re probably right. But if you‘re still reading this then maybe you‘re the kind of person who can find the value in anything. Good for you. I dedicate this post to you and all the other life lesson-seekers who enjoy kittens, rainbows, assisting the elderly, and Kent Boyd‘s boyish smile.  Read more »
Oh. Mah. Gah. Remember that "surprise" Cat Deeley mentioned at the end of last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance performance finale? I just found out what it is. Read more »
If today‘s headlines are any indication, tonight‘s two-hour live finale is bound to be entertaining. In addition to several special guest performances--including a dance routine from Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Ellen DeGeneres--there will be musical performances, judge highlights from the past season, and probably lots of crying and confetti. At the end of this crazy circus, Cat Deeley will reveal "America‘s Favorite Dancer." God, I hope it‘s Lauren Froderman. But then again, to echo Nigel Lythgoe, I‘d be happy to see any one of these dancers win tonight because they all excel in completely different areas. But still. I hope it‘s Lauren. Read more »
For the last twelve hours, I‘ve had "My Chick Bad" on continuous repeat in my brain. It was in my head when the So You Think You Can Dance finale ended, it was in my head as I was brushing my teeth before bed, and it was in my head this morning when I rode the elevator to the BuddyTV office. There is only one person to blame for this: Lauren Froderman. Well...maybe Ludacris, too. Read more »
Cat Deeley was right when she predicted that last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance finale "dance superstar" would have everyone talking today. Read more »
The Creative Arts Emmy Award were handed out Saturday night and HBO‘s 10-part World War II miniseries The Pacific was the big winner, picking up seven Emmys. However, the biggest winner of all may be Neil Patrick Harris, who won two awards for his guest performance on Glee and hosting the Tony Awards. And he‘s not done, as Harris has a chance at a third Emmy this year next week where he‘s nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for How I Met Your Mother.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Nigel Lythgoe is on a changing rampage! In addition to the announcement that SYTYCD would return with a Top 20, with the All-Stars joining them at the Top 10, we‘ve just learned that Mia Michaels will not be returning as a judge. But guess who will be? The screaming hot tamale train conductor herself: Mary Murphy!Mia took to her Twitter to announce that she would not be returning, tweeting, "Passin the torch back to Mary.. U will make it a great season 8...going off to do my dirty work.. Taking my artistry to a whole other level" Oh, Mia, that tweet was so you! [SYTYCDism]  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.December is a time to look back at the year that was in television, and I‘m starting with reality TV. From Simon Cowell‘s American Idol swan song to Prince Poppycock on America‘s Got Talent to Derek Hough‘s back-to-back Mirror Ball trophies on Dancing with the Stars, there were a lot of huge events this year in the world of reality television.  Read more »
Sooooo the Spider-Man musical, right? It‘s worrisome. With four injuries over just the last few months and an actress recently quitting because of a concussion, it has become infamous. Instead of canceling it for good and saying, "well it was a cool idea but it didn‘t work," Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is simply postponed until February. In this economy?! Well, accidents happen. Just look at reality shows! Here are some of the most accident-prone shows on TV.  Read more »
Here‘s some fun-size, fat-free TV news! Can you handle it?Which Beverly Hills Housewife is "just a crock full of Botox"?Besides ummm . . . all of them. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sat down with Judith Regan on her Sirius XM radio show to come clean (at least partially) about who‘s had what done. I love it when ladies, especially the Real Housewives, come clean about their plastic surgery but their answers were all a little vague. Taylor Armstrong seemed the most honest, saying, "Just start from the top, right? You should‘ve seen what I looked like before--oh my God! I mean, scary! So yeah . . . filler [lips], Botox. And I had my boobs done." On the other side of that coin was Kim, who only admitted to having done Botox "at one point with my sister" and implants that she had taken out.  Read more »