Let's face it -- no matter how many times you voted for Russell (congrats, you win), season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance was a major flop. With problems varying from a significantly shortened competition (since when do SIX people get to go to the finale?!), air dates that seemed to switch from week to week (depending on whether or not House was new that week, usually), and an overall haphazardly thrown-together season, many faithful viewers have been looking forward to its return to its normal post- American Idol slot at the end of May. After all, nothing says summer like a regularly-paced quality season of So You Think You Can Dance. Well, faithful viewers, be prepared for disappointment. According to show creator Nigel Lythgoe, the seventh season has format changes in store that are sure to be much more dramatic than cramped episodes and an empty judge's chair with Paula Abdul's name on it. For one, there will only be 10 finalists as opposed to the traditional 20, and instead of being paired with a fellow contestant partner, dancers will draw from a hat each week to be coupled with an "all-star" favorite from seasons past. Say whaaaaat?! So what will this mean for the show? For one, only one contestant will be voted off each week, giving the audience a greater chance to "get to know" dancers individually before they get the boot. After all, since they are no longer being partnered with fellow contestants, there's no need to keep an even number in the running at all times. This also eliminates the age-old SYTYCD phenomenon (problem) in which subpar dancers are "carried" by their more popular partner and end up making it ridiculously far due to the votes earned by their far exceptional dance-mate. For example, Jessica (superstar Will's partner) from season 4. Just sayin'. Personally, while I'm all for eliminating the possibility of a crappy dancer getting to ride on their partner's coattails, I'm still a little skeptical. After all, what starts happening when people vote for the all-star they enjoyed watching instead of the actual contestant who fared the best at their challenge? And without the whole contestant-contestant partner dynamic, I feel like it's a different show entirely. Like, I don't know... Dancing with the Stars ? Again, just sayin'. What do you think about season 7's epic changes ahead? Will you continue to tune in, or are you considering finally boycotting the show like I threaten to do every season (but never follow through)? Weigh in below in comments, and set your calendar ahead of time for the May 27th premiere, 8/7c on Fox!
We need to talk about last night's So You Think You Can Dance and we need to talk about Evan (and I suppose Katie Holmes as well...) Spoilers Included Last night was the Big 100th episode, which gave us a few non standard components to the results show, including revisiting old performances (which, beyond the group number "Ramalama", I might have chosen differently...) and the very-much-hyped-but-nobody-really-cared-about performance by Katie Holmes, "one of the biggest stars of the silver screen" (good one, Cat Deeley, you crack me up!). Since Holmes was doing the whole thing for charity, I don't think it's fully necessary to pan her performance, but yeah, it was...unmemorable (and prerecorded at that). If you like pain (just kidding), you can watch the Holmes performance over on E!Online . Now onto the results! Disappointments on both fronts. On the female end, much as I love 'em...I think it was time for either Kayla or Melissa to go. Jeanine and Janette are/were the 2 best females, so for Janette to be in the bottom and to now be...gone...was an injustice. Perhaps things were best said by Nigel: "Janette, you were my favorite, too. I really wanted you to win this year...It's ruined this 100th celebration for me, to be honest. I think you're absolutely fantastic, and I'm really sorry to lose you. I think America got it wrong." Then on the male end, Jason was really starting to grow on me, so while I don't think he was going to win, I was kind of sad to see him go. But...what irks me most of all is Evan's magical ability to escape the bottom 2 every single week . Evan is a talented and likable guy, but objectively, he is not as good as some of the other top guys. The judges know it - and hint at it frequently - yet Evan seems to have some sort of magical powers, presumably with young female voters - that makes him impervious to the Bottom on a weekly basis. What did you all think of this week's SYTYCD results? Are you too getting annoyed about Evan, or are you the people that are happily voting for him each week?
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We haven't discussed So You Think You Can Dance all that much here on SideReel this summer. So...I may have neglected to mention until this point that it is far and wide my favorite summer show ! I therefore hope that all of you Reelers will want to join in on the discussion with me! Last night marked the halfway point, as the Top 10 were decided and beginning next week, voting will be both entirely in the hands of viewers and for individual dancers, not couples. Partnerships will also change weekly. And now for the results... Top 5 Guys are: Brandon, Ade (and how awesome was his solo last night), Evan, Kupono, Jason Top 5 Girls are: Janette, Melissa, Randi, Kayla, Jeanine Narrowly missing out, but given the consolation tour slots were Phillip and Caitlin. Tough to see them go, but I think it was the right decision. So...do you think the right 10 made the cut? Anyone been cut that you think deserves to be in there more? Who will be the first to go next week (Randi, Kupono, I'm looking at one of you...)?
Does anyone know where I can find the episodes online?!
I cant seem to find where to click to watch the episode.. Can anyone help?
Does anybody know the name of the song that 'Sex/David' danced to on tonights episode? Thank you, BreezKC
I can't get the Vid running on Wise Vid. I use OSX 10.5, does anyone know what the Problem is? Please help me with that Problem, I really waited a long time for my favorite show to return... Thanx in advance...
I decided to create a final SYTYCD poll to see if it would rank people different if it was Favorite vs. Best dancer. Go and vote for your favorite and we'll see how best vs. favorite might change the results.
The whole So You Think You Can Dance season -- from the very first auditions to Wednesday's marathon performance episode -- has been building up to this: The crowning of America's Favorite Dancer '08! No spoilers yet (though there may be some in the comments), but just tell me: Do you agree with this year's winner? Photo taken from, FOX