Category — Australia So You Think You Can Dance
In sad news popular reality dance shoe So You Think You Can Dance Australia won’t be renewed next year, meaning Season 3 will be its last. The show struggled in the ratings this in its new time slot of Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The Daily Telegraph reveals that Fox 8 will be screening an Australian version of the show Got To Dance.
The article states:
Got To Dance will begin filming in Oz later this year, with plans for it to air on Fox 8. The latest TV dance comp will fill the void left by SYTYCD, which has been officially killed off after three series – just as we reported last month.
Currently a judge on the popular British version of Got To Dance, Garcia is tipped to headline the local version while he’s in Oz to star in the upcoming stage version of Tap Dogs.
Got To Dance will follow a competition format but unlike SYTYCD, which was open to solo dancers up to 35 years of age, groups or individuals of any age can enter.
The English version has been a solid performer here in Australia for Fox 8 and a big hit for digital channel Sky1 in the UK, attracting an average of one million viewers.
Channel 10 have not ruled out in bringing the show back. Personally I think putting it in the Sunday timeslot, plus tweak the judging panel, then it would be a ratings winner again.
Never fear the contestant’s and judges are still around with season 1 winner Jack Chambers to star in an Australian version of the musical Hairspray, choreographed by Jason Coleman, and Season 2 winner Talia Fowler currently performing in Fame.
Matt Lee is also currently tripping the light fantastic in Mary Poppins.
I hope this means that Channel Ten might think about screening the US version of the show again, as apparently this season is a cracker where ten of the contestant’s have appeared on previous seasons.
July 13, 2010 14 Comments
In sad reality TV news it is looking like So You Think You Can Dance Australia may not be getting renewed for a fourth season. It did not rate well this year, however they had changed the screening night from a Sunday to a Wednesday night.
The Daily Telegraph says that nothing has been decided and there will be an announcement in October.
Also in a later article in the same paper they say one of the issues is the animosity between judges Jason Coleman and Matt Lee. Why did I not know about this? But it might explain the lack of repartee between the pair this season. Maybe because Matt stepped it up this year and took over Jason as the judge who made the relevant comments.
Anyhow I think they are being hasty, sack Bonnie and bring in new personnel plus put it back on a Sunday would easily see this sagging souffle rise again.
PS This blog post is dedicated to Neil. LOL.
June 24, 2010 7 Comments
This Friday on our TV screens we will see the 100th episode of So You Think You Can Dance, which is the one that Katie Holmes performs on. I think in the US this attracted mixed reviews, but really who cares it will be a must see show.
If you cannot wait until next Friday to watch it here it is.
If they ever need a new lead for Chicago the Musical she shows she would be able to do it.
Katie has also been taking dance lessons at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in Melbourne. Source Sunday Telegraph
The Australian version of the show has announced it’s audition dates for Season Three.
Go to the official site for more details. Good luck.
August 16, 2009 3 Comments
Talia Fowler the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Australia has now received part of her prize by performing on the Finale of the original version of the show in the US. See her performance above.
She will now have some new career opportunities to look forward to as 9.5 million viewers tuned into watch the season finale.
Talia who was battling jetlag performed a contemporary number an article in Daily Telegraph states. At this stage I have not found out who choreographed it.
August 12, 2009 14 Comments
Congratulations to the cast and crew of So You Think You Can Dance Australia for winning the Logie award for Best Reality TV Show. A deserved win.
May 4, 2009 8 Comments