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Everybody Dance Now – Oversea Talent Shipped In

It appears local producers are looking for overseas talent to star in their shows with Everybody Dance Now show they will be continuing this trend with the announcement of Jason Derulo and Kelly Rowland joining the show. It is otherwise known “The Voice” factor.

Sarah Murdoch will host the show, with Jason Gilkison to be the creative director, and Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo as the “dance masters”.

It was rumoured for quite some time that Sarah would host the Network Ten dance show. She has an interest in dance, as she is a patron of the Australian Ballet, and also has had her hosting baptism of fire on Australia’s Next Top Model. In fact it was a loss to that show when she decided she would not continue in that role.

Jason Gilkison found a new fan base when he was a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Australia, and also he was poached by the US series who also loved his work. He also is behind the hit dance show “Burn The Floor”. In fact it is quite a coup that they got him as he is really talented.

USA imports Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo are interesting picks as “dance masters” whatever that means. As they are more well known for their singing careers rather than their dancing. Yes they both have the moves and have had dance training but both are know for their singing careers.

By signing up Derulo and Rowland they would be aiming for the younger viewer and one that is familiar with their R&B sounds.

Kelly Rowland who was in Destiny’s Child has done reality TV before she has been a guest judge on Project Runway Australia Season One and also a regular judge on The Fashion Show.

The format of the show is each episode during the heats there will be six acts competing to win $10,000. The winning act will then secure their place in the finals to compete for a prize of $250,000.

It is very different from So You Think You Can Dance format where 20 dancers competed over months to win the prize. However this show the advantage is the viewer will see more dance acts in a variety of styles and ages of contestants, however with new acts each week it makes it harder for fans to get emotionally connect with the contestants if they are not on our screens each week.

Everybody Dance Now will be shown on Network Ten later this year.


1 slippycaff { 07.01.12 at 7:47 am }

I find Jason Derulo quite impressive. Not some much the over produced, auto tuned Jason Derulo, but the genuine talent. Dude really is a “Triple Threat”

2 sue N { 07.01.12 at 8:33 am }

I absolutely love Jason Gilkison- his work is amazing. really looking forward to this show :)

3 Georgie { 07.01.12 at 9:38 am }

I agree sue N and Jason Gilkison has made a very successful career from ballroom dancing. He is Director/Choreographer of ‘Burn the Floor’ which has sold >3 million tickets world wide, including Broadway and West End. The dancers are recruited from countries all over the world and they featured recently on the DWTS finale.

Here’s a recent interview with him, where he hints at some new dance shows coming up in Aus, but doesn’t mention ‘Everybody Dance Now’ being in his immediate work schedule. Maybe negotiations were still underway.

4 Jess { 07.01.12 at 10:43 pm }

Kelly Rowland was also a judge on The X Factor UK, as far as reality television experience goes. However, I don’t think Kelly really has the dancing expertise to be a “dance master.” She can take choreography, sure, but she’s not primarily a dancer…