Thursday, July 24, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 4 - auditions

It is great to see the US version of the So You Think You Can Dance on our screens. Channel Ten will probably run it through the Olympics so they are not expecting it to be a big ratings winner - presently it is getting about 1 million viewers on the Wednesday night show.

One thing that has stood out for me so far when comparing it to the Australia version is the judges are so much better in the US version. Nigel and Mary are honest without being cruel, and not patronising, something the Jason Coleman's and Matt Lee's have yet to master.

Also rotating the third guest judge makes it much more interesting, with the likes of Mandy Moore, and Mia Michaels giving their opinions. Lets hope the Australian producers of the show tweak the format for next season to ensure that some of the weaknesses of Season 1 can be rectified.

Recaps of the US SYTYCD will start once they hit Vegas.


Sue B said...

I don't know how far you've gotten, RR, but let me know. Blogging SYTYCD has shut down :-(, but I have lots of spoilers, b/c we are at the finale! I can tell you that Nigel has been somewhat of a perv this season, Mary has been a little less shrieky, and rotating judges have included Dan Karaty, Toni Basil (of "Hey Mickey" fame), Lil C (co-founder of Krump), Adam Shankman (twice), and tomorrow night is Mandy Moore.

Reality Raver said...

Sorry Sue B for taking so long to respond. I have been quite lax with my blog due to a newborn baby, but once the sleeping starts settling down hopefully I will be able to up my posts. We are now down to our final 14. I am really enjoying it. The quality of dancing and judges is fantastic, and really puts our production to shame. I did not know about Blogging SYTYCD as I have been avoiding the site so I would not find out who won or was eliminated. Hopefully this week I will start the recaps.

Sue B said...

Did you just have a baby? SO CUTE! I didn't like this season ast all, I have to say. Aside from Mark, Courtney, Chelsie, and Gev (and maybe Thayne and Joshua), I wasn't into the dancers, including Twitch and Katee and Will was over-hyped. So you'll have to see as we get closer to the Top 10. I think Nigel was out of control, Mia was mean, and Mary was useless. Except for Dan and Adam and Lil C, no reason for them to even be on there. I hope S5 and S2 Aussie and maybe S1 Canada are better!!!

Reality Raver said...

I agree Nigel is very leery this season - makes me a tad uncomfortable due to his age. I like quite a few of the dancers this season - Comfort who is now eliminated (we now are up to the top ten), twitch, Joshua, Katee, Chelsie and Mark and Gev.

Yes new baby I also have a 4 year old. But hopefully things will start settling down soon. Are things really starting to heat up with the US elections? Are they expecting a high voter turnout this time?