So You Think You Can Dance is dancing for its life this season that starts tonight at 8p on Fox, according to some of the Tweets that have been sent out by the Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe. So I guess that is why the show is making some major changes this season. One of the things they are doing is asking for Dance Crews to compete for a chance to perform during the finale. While that really isn’t a reason for me to watch, the other big change is. Lythgoe Tweeted, “No judge saves from the Top10 this year! And back to only one winner! It will be a tough decision but it will be America’s.#Season11 #SYTYCD”. While I liked having a male and female winner, it is kind of nice only having one true champion. But the change I like most is that the Top 10 is back in our hands. I mostly disagree with the judges choices, so I am glad that they no longer have the power that they have had. Had they had the power during the second season, Benji Schwimmer never would’ve made it to the finals, let alone win the whole thing.
Now if SYTYCD really wants to get my viewership again, then have the judges keep their critiques to less than three sentences. I hate how much they talk about themselves or the choreographer or the past contestant, anything but the person competing. I really don’t care what they have to say, I am watching for the dancing not them.
Are you still watching? Did you watch and give it up? What would make you watch the once great show again?
Yesterday was the first So You Think You Can Dance elimination episode on Fox and Nigel Lythgoe changed things up. Instead of holding off until the end of the show who would not be back next week, the dancing competition decided to do it at the beginning of it. So the bottom 6 knew before they would have dance that they were not liked enough by the fans. To make matters worse 2 dancers were told they were safe, while the other 4 had to dance for their lives. Once they were done, two were told that they would not be moving on in the competition. Well that news is bad, and instead being able to run off to the dressing room to cry, they were forced to dance with their partner that would be back next week. That’s gotta hurt.
Well the fans were outraged and they let their voices be heard. So much so that Nigel Lythgoe Tweeted this this morning, “Ok I hear your disappointment in the format. We will certainly address that for next week. However, who gets cut will always be subjective!” He didn’t say how they would change it, but I have a feeling they will go back to the way things were.
Personally I gave up the show a few season ago because I hated that the show was more about the Judges’ useless comments and not about the dancing. Plus I have always hated that we never had the final say who gets eliminated. Nigel’s ego always handled that for us. Although this is the second time in weeks his ego has been cut down to size; first he was fired from American Idol and now the fans are making him change the format for his lone Fox show that I predict will not be back next year.
UPDATE:Nigel Lythgoe Tweeted this about who are decision makers on SYTYCD, “I’m at a loss to understand some people’s stupidity. I don’t make the decision as to who goes home. The choreo’s and judges decide, I report” Like I said I haven’t watched the show in a few years, but when I did the judges went to the back and then return to say who they voted to send home and he was one of those judges making the decision. So isn’t he technically voting who is going home and not just reporting on it. My point is; if they are going to have the viewers vote, then it should be the viewers who send that person home. We are the ones keeping the show on the air, not them. If we don’t watch, then they don’t have a show. Right?
UPDATE 2: Nigel Lythgoe announced the changes to the show, “We’re taking your advice by revealing America’s vote in the beginning and judging at the end. I hope it will inspire the bottom 4? Thank you” I like that so much better, what about you?
So as you know, I for some reason find myself looking at guy’s crotches in pictures. Well when Nigel Lythgoe Tweeted a picture of Adam Shankman and himself from the set of a bit they shot for Funny or Die, I was not expecting to see the two So You Think You Can Dance judges in tights so tight that you could see their bits. I mean it is really hard not to look there in these pics.
Since I am feeling generous today, all I will say is that I think I no longer have the temptation to look at male crotches ever again. Where is Jon Hamm in loose fitting khakis when you need him to be in them?
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So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and Dancing with the Stars’ Maria Menounus were photographed kissing and then with her on top of him and I have to wonder if the two of them have something to tell us? Probably not because he is almost twice her age and they were most likely doing something fun for his chat with her on Extra. Well that and I really hope not because we already know what they would look like in bed together from the last two pictures and I can’t get the image out of my head.
Fox announced premiere dates for their hot summer lineup and it is all about Gordon Ramsay!!! Starting on Tuesday, May 29th, Hell’s Kitchen returns at 8p and then it will be followed by his other cooking competition show MasterChef at 9p. That following Monday, June 4th his new show Hotel Hell debuts. HH is like Kitchen’s Nightmares, but for Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. I am so looking forward to those hot summer nights I will be spending with the Chef who uses the f-word more than he does another f-word, you know food.
Now Fox’s summer isn’t all about Ramsay, So You Think You Can Dance will be back on Thursday, May 24th and then the following week it will moving to its regularly scheduled Wednesday airings. This season the show is only airing one night a week and they have yet to announce how that will change things up. Either way, the show lost me as viewer a while ago because it was too much about the judges’ egos and not enough about the dancers.
Nigel Lythgoe broke some huge news about So You Think You Can Dance on Twitter today, “#FOX have cancelled the results show so I will have to change the format of #SYTYCD. At least we have another season at the end of MAY.” He then said two hours later, “Don’t worry #SYTYCD fans. I’m thrilled we have a new series. We’ll do our best to find some great talent starting next week in Atlanta.”
I am happy with the changes because the results show had become a one hour bore. I just hope that one of the changes is our vote eliminates the dancers and not the judges. I very rarely agreed with their decisions and the show is still on the air because we watch it not because of the judges that are on it. Plus with the reality dance show being cut down to one day, it also means less time for the judges to go on their useless rants that were more about their egos than the dancers.
Finally I hope this smart decision by Fox means that results shows are a thing of the past and we all won’t have to waste an hour of our time for something that can be done in 5 minutes. Seriously who likes any of the results show including the ones for American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent and The Voice.
While Mia Michaels has choreographed some beautiful dances on So You Think You Can Dance, as a judge she annoyed the heck out of me. So I am posting these pictures of her in a bathing suit on a break from choreographing Rock of Ages in Miami as revenge for all those stupid comments she made me suffer through on the Fox dance show. I am so happy that Adam Shankman is shooting the movie while SYTYCD is on the air because that means neither Mia or him will be on the live shows! Who will miss them? I know I won’t!
Seriously as brilliant as Mark Burnett’s choices were for the judges on The Voice, I think that Nigel Lythgoe’s are the opposite. I didn’t know much about Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine before the NBC singing competition and now I am loving them all! While every judge on SYTYCD, some who I was a fan of before the show, has grown to irritate and annoy me like Toni Basil, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen and the list goes on. Maybe Nigel should let someone else hire the judges and maybe that person can start by filling his seat at the table. And don’t get me started on his choices for American Idol…
Before Mary Murphy was judging dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, she was being judged for her dancing in Columbus, Oh. How beautiful was it to watch the 24 year old dancing gracefully in 1983. She is on my Hot Tamale Train!!!
A year after Mia Michaels announced she was done with So You Think You Can Dance, only to return the next season as a judge, she has once again quit the show. She told Marc Malkin, “”Last year when I was sitting on the [judges] panel, I knew it wasn’t the right fit because I felt too glossy sitting on the panel. People were so focused on what I wore and my hair. I wanted to get dirty and back to the work. I am an artist and I’m a visionary. I need to paint my world now and not be constantly linked to So You think You Can Dance.” All I have to say is good riddance and bring back Mary Murphy. Even she agrees with me because she also told Malkin, “I’ve sat in that chair, but I feel like that was Mary’s chair.”
Mia might be a good choreographer, but she was not a good judge. Personally if it were up to me I would have Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman join her by leaving the show because they don’t offer anything to judges’ table. That and they kind of creep me out by the way they talk to the contestants. Like I need a shower after I watch the show.
via LA Rag Mag
Cat Deeley was hosting Britain’s Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice in the UK when she suddenly lost it because the studio wouldn’t shut the f*ck up so she yelled at them to “F*cking Shut Up!!!” I wonder how many hosts wish they could have done what she just did, but never have! I know I would love to see Ryan Seacrest do that on American Idol or Tom Bergeron to scream that at Bruno Tonioli on Dancing with the Stars or better yet to have Cat repeat that phrase to all the judges on So You Think You Can Dance. Even though I want it to happen, it probably won’t because the show she did it on is just a spoof of all the reality shows on British television. We need one of those here in The States!!!