'So You Think You Can Dance' winner Nick Lazzarini reacts to shocking quadruple elimination

When Nick Lazzarini signed up for season 1 of So You Think You Can Dance  he didn’t even known he’d have to perform ballroom. Everyone was “kind of flying by the seat of our pants” in those days, he laughs. Seven seasons later, Lazzarini’s experience seems a world away from today’s “brutal” four-person cuts and Jack-of-all-trade performers. Of course, a more streamlined system hasn’t diluted the show’s drama. Witness last night’s second four-person elimination of the season. “I’m a little shocked,” Lazzarini admits. Below, he singles out which contenders he wish had stayed, which ones he thinks could go all the way, and why he’s glad Zooey Deschanel wasn’t around in 2005 to decide his fate. Read More...

The new 'So You Think You Can Dance' elimination process is a major buzzkill

Well! That was a weird episode after a few weeks off. Instead of new routines, the Top 14 performed  seven iconic dances from past seasons as a tribute to Mia Michaels . It was great to relive some of her brilliant choreography, but I feel like some of the current contestants got shafted when the judges compared them to the original performers instead of evaluating them on their own merits. Viewers may naturally do the same. Read More...

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Matthew Kazmierczak, Dareian Kujawa, Janelle Issis and Amelia Lowe Talk About the Elimination Results

Getting cut from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is never easy, but the week where the dancers have to leave the series and just miss the cut for the tour feels extra cruel. Unfortunately for Matthew Kazmierczak, Dareian Kujawa, Janelle Issis and Amelia Lowe, they fell in that category Wednesday night as judges Nigel [...]

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt Talk About Mia Michaels Night, Eliminating Four Dancers

It was a rough night on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Wednesday: not only did some of the Mia Michaels 2.0 routines get mixed reactions (at best), but the show also had to say goodbye to four dancers. So certainly not the most pleasant way for the series to return after a two [...]