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Mary Murphy’s View On SYTYCDA

People Mary MurphyIn this week’s TV Week Mary Murphy, who was a guest judge last week,  gave her thoughts on the Australian version So You Think You Can Dance.

There is no soft copy as yet so here is the hard copy:

You were  a guest judge last year. What’s the biggest difference with this year’s contestants?

The pack is closer – if you ask me who the frontrunner is, I couldn’t tell you. It’s going to come down to whether you connect with their personality because I don’t see a weak dancer among them.

What did you think of last week’s show?

There were a few ups and downs, which makes it really exciting. It’ll become even more of a roller-coast the more times they change partners. You’ll see some strong dancers stumble.

Did that happen last week?

Loredo is on of the strongest dancers in the whole show, so it’s a shame he fell a bit short, and Charlie was a little weak in the Viennese waltz…. but they  all created such a great vibe in the studio that you didn’t really care.

Who was the biggest surprise of the night for you?

Timomatic. Even though, yes, he had 17 lifts, he captured the feeling and the chemistry that made him totally believable. He was fascinating to watch. And Danny wasn’t anywhere close to being one of my top 10, then in that Joker performance I thought, “Wow!”. He played it perfectly. Gianne’s been strong every week, too, but I couldn’t believe how amazing she was.

In hindsight, do you wish you’d put her on the hot tamale train?

I think she certainly deservesd to be on the hot tamale train. Whe I watched it back, I was like, “Dang, she was good!”

Have you enjoyed your trip down under this time?

I’m exhausted and I’m flying straight back into the American auditions, but I’ve had a great time.