So You Think You Can Dance Contestants Complaining about the format of the. WTF?
An article today in the Daily Terror about SYTYCD contestants who have been eliminated complaining about the judges being biased and not liking the format of the show has me completely gobsmacked.
The Daily Telegraph states the growing wave of discontent from evicted performers has forced producers to defend accusations that its judges are biased.
Marko of course was quoted, clearly still whinging about his elimination.
“I have had a lot of people tell me they’re shocked I was eliminated because I was the only contemporary jazz dancer who knew about technique,” said Marko Panzic, who was eliminated last week.
“When Hilton got thrown out in the second week I realised that talent and technique meant nothing, that this really was a reality TV show.
“Friends of mine from the Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Ballet are asking me, ‘How can they (judges and producers) do this?’.”
Maybe he should take his attention from the judges and blame the viewers as his elimination occurred in the week JD was made safe after completely botching the tango.
Also his and Stephanie’s krumping routine was ordinary, as was their swap routine the week before.
Stephanie raised that as an issue as well saying “We were given really silly styles, with Swap (a combination of swing and hip hop) and Krump (aggressive hip hop) – and that was not good for us,” she said.
The judges – Jason Coleman, Bonnie Lythgoe and Matt Lee – have also been criticised for inconsistency or, in the case of Lythgoe, commenting more on looks.
“Bonnie wasn’t giving us as much about the performance as how we looked and what the performance was about – not so much anything about the technique,” complained Sermsah Bin Saad, who was eliminated on Monday night’s show.
I think the format of the show is much fairer then other voter participation shows, as parochial viewers (who will vote for favourites, rather then best) give the judges three people to pick from in the important early weeks when we don’t know much about the dancers.
Then after seeing all dancers in five shows we then are given the “responsibility” of voting them out.
This is reality TV if they want to be judged on technique enter an eisteddfod.
For how to act post elimination maybe they need to follow Laura’s lead who shows how to exit the show with grace and dignity in an interview with Adelaide Now.