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Nigel Lythgoe Not Happy That Channel Ten Has Dumped So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Nigel Lythgoe has said he will take So You Think You Can Dance Australia off Channel Ten if they are not going to show it.

According to the Herald Sun Nigel said:

…. he wanted to see the show back on Australian television, and was prepared to draft in MasterChef producers Shine rather than Fremantle.

“If the Ten Network don’t want it we’re going to have to take it off them and take it to Seven or Nine with another production company,” he told Dance Informa magazine.

I would love to see it back on TV but with some casting changes. However I suspect one of the reasons Nigel wants it on again is so his former wife Bonnie can be on it.

I would keep Matt Lee as a judge as he was the only one actually giving considered advice last year. I would flick both Jason Coleman and Bonnie, but would replace with Kelly Abbey and Jason Gilkison. Or rotate different judges through to get different perspectives and discover new talent.

I don’t care either way if Natalie Bassingthwaite is host she was OK in the last two seasons, not memorable but not disastrous.

2 comments

1 Anonymous { 03.02.11 at 1:16 pm }

Awesome. Nigel has always had a soft spot for SYTYCD Aus, I doubt it’s because of Bonnie.

I would definitely keep Jason Coleman onboard, I know some people hate him but he connects with the dancers and knows what he is talking about. Matt Lee is occasionally useful, if sometimes bland. Bonnie can definitely go. There’s no way I would put Jason Gilkinson and Kelley Abbey on the panel. They are the two best choreographers on the show and in demand by the US season, too!

The one thing I would like is less focus on commercial jazz dancers. They have a lot of dancers on there who call themselves contemporary and/or modern, but actually aren’t. SO MANY jazz/hip-hop/commercial dancers. Needs more specialists from all genres….

2 Jennifer { 06.17.11 at 9:01 pm }

Check Channel 11 for SYTYCD America on Friday night. Its good when you’re sick of Masterchef.