Sunday, December 14, 2008

Will An Australian TV Channel Fastrack Superstars of Dance From The US?

Superstars Of Dance is the new reality TV show currently being produced by Simon Fuller, and Nigel Lythgoe of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance fame.

Now with those credentials this show could be a cracker. But be warned Micheal Flatley, he of Irish dancing fame, will be host.

The premise of the show is eight countries will compete against each other in a sort of dance Olympics.

Australia is one of the countries competing. Henry Byalikov who was in So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing With The Stars this year will be competing for Australia.

Jason Gilkison who was one of the stand out choreographers from Season 1 So You Think You Can Dance Australia will lead the team.

The Australian Dance Theatre are going as Nigel Lythgoe is a fan of their choreographer Garry Stewart as is two people from Gilkison's Burn The Floor.

Apparently free to air TV and pay TV are both vying for the series, however I am not sure if a contract has been signed or if part of the agreement is they will fast track the show from the US.

Fox 8 had success with American Idol last year when they played the episode about 10 hours after it had been on in the US. Because it is non ratings period here it would not surprise if the TV stations sat on it. It would be ridiculous if this happened, as all SYTYCD fans will just download it if they have to wait.

Source of story Adelaide Now.

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