As previously hinted, there are 11 instead of 10 dancers who qualify to the semi-final round of "So You Think You Can Dance" this season. Head judge Nigel Lythgoe previously told Zap2It that only one between Alex Wong and Billy Bell would make it but it turns out that both are qualified to dance in front of live audience. However, the final showdown was not between Alex and Billy but it was Billy against Robert Roldan in the last spot. Joining them are fellow contemporary dancers Ade Chike Torbert and Kent Boyd, in addition to Alex and Jose "Full Deck" Ruiz. The girls are more variable in terms of their dancing genre. They are salsa dancer Cristina Santana, tap dancer Melinda Sullivan, jazz dancer Alexie Agdeppa, contemporary dancer Lauren Froderman and lyrical dancer Ashley Galvan. In other words there are six men and five women in the Top 11. In a change of format, these finalists will be paired by all-stars dancers from previous seasons. Source Here
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: To Read More Click Here .
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! Of course, some of you may already know what will happen. You've probably read the Top 24 spoilers, and you've probably read the Top 10 spoilers. You probably know that there won't be a Top 10 -- because there will be a Top 11. So you might as well call Thursday night's show the "Meet the Top 11" show. That show will, like last year, feature performances from the finalists, as well as the All-Star pool who will act as support for them throughout the season. Also, it should serve as an introduction of sorts to the people -- both dancers and choreographers -- who we'll see in the coming weeks. To Read More Click Here .
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 it is: the people who we might see when the competition proper 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. As always, the spoilers are courtesy of the folks over at SYTYCDism. SPOILER ALERT: We've got spoilers after this paragraph, so look away if you don't want to know! To Read More Click Here .
There wasn't much competition for " So You Think You Can Dance 's" seventh season premiere, which handily won Fox the ratings war Thursday night with okay numbers. A slew of reruns (including a strong episode of " The Mentalist ") went up against the reality show, in addition to the series cliffhanger finale of ABC's " FlashForward ," which pulled in lower ratings than the previous week's penultimate episode. NBC's " 100 Questions " wasn't noticed by even less, sandwiched between sitcom reruns. FOX averaged 8.2 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/9 share in households for the night. Next came CBS with 7.5 million and a 4.9/9, then ABC (3.8 million, 2.6/5), NBC (2.7 million, 1.8/3) and The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/2). FOX also took the 18-49 demo with a 3.0 rating, far ahead of the distant second-place CBS, which had a 1.6. NBC had a 1.1, ABC a 1.0 and The CW trailed with a 0.6. To Read More Click Here .
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?) Those of you who watched season 6 and 5 with me will remember both names fondly. Billy actually made the Season 6 Top 20 and had his SYTYCD photo taken and everythang, but he had to drop out of the competition due to illness. Alex's SYTYCD story is similarly tragic. He was selected for Season 5's Top 20 but could not compete due to a contractual obligation to the Miami Ballet. To Read More Click Here .
It's that time of the year again: with So You Think You Can Dance returning to our screens on Thursday, it's time we talk about who made it to the Top 24! The auditions were held a few months ago, and so were the Vegas callbacks, so we already have a handle on who the Top 24 is. There are a couple of familiar faces, but most of them are pretty new to most of us (and hard to type, I'll admit). But we still don't know who the Top 10 is: Nigel Lythgoe tweeted earlier that they're telling contenders whether they've made it or not in their respective homes, rather than a central location like previous seasons. As always, thanks to the folks at SYTYCDism for collecting all these spoilers and making them quite easy to peruse. SPOILER WARNING: There are spoilers after this paragraph, so if you don't wanna know, stay away! Now, here are the names you should look out for in the coming weeks: To Read More Click Here .
When So You Think You Can Dance premieres its seventh season on Thursday (8/7c on Fox), viewers will notice some major changes. Choreographer Mia Michaels will be a permanent judge - taking Mary Murphy's place - and the 10 finalists will pair up with previous all-star contestants, resulting in only one eliminated dancer per week. Both the performance and results show will air live. As host Cat Deeley puts it, "Anything can happen - and it will." We spoke to Deeley about what advice the all-stars will have for the newbies, why she calls Michaels "bonkers," and how her wardrobe on the show has inspired her to create a jewelry line. To Read More Click Here .
As if 'So You Think You Can Dance' hasn't switched things up completely this season with the return of judge Mia Michaels and the addition of 10 All Star dancers, the performances are now going to be live, host Cat Deeley told TV Squad at yesterday's season 7 junket. "We're going to be live all the time," Deeley explained. "So whereas before we've done a pre-recorded performance show, and then a live results show, this year we're doing both live, which I think is brilliant. Me, I love doing live because it gets your adrenaline going. If something big happens, there's no way we can stop it. It's going to be that real water cooler version of, 'Oh my God, did you see what happened last night on "So You Think You Can Dance?''' Whatever happens, happens, so you've just got to watch." To Read More Click Here .
After the shocking Mary Murphy-less judges' announcement yesterday from So You Think You Can Dance, head judge Nigel Lythgoe took to Twitter to talk about his shrill counterpart, announce more changes and make a dig at American Idol. Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance is all about change: from all-star partners, to a top 10, to the new judges' panel, to those judges controlling the results right up to the finale ... but there's more. To Read More Click Here .