Category — Bonnie Lythgoe
Above is a preview for SYTYCDA from You Tube, in it you will see Nigel Lythgoe who is a special guest judge. While he was here he gave his thoughts on SYTYCDA to TV Week (unfortunately no soft copy). I was pretty excited to read that Mary Murphy is coming back and one of my favourite US SYTYCD choreographers Mia Michaels may visit.
TV WEEK:How did you find the Aussie dancers?
Nigel Lythgoe: To be honest, I was a little shocked on the first day because Kelley Abbey, who is a great choreographer, was doing a routine that all the dancers found really difficult. I was disappointed, to be frank. But the next day, they were terrific! they must have gone home thinking, “We were terrible” then gotten their nerves together.
TW: Do you think your presence would have been an added stress?
NL: Well, they said so, but I’m always shocked at that. People build up barriers and they’re really hard on themselves as dancers in Australia. I had to say at one point, “Stop beating yourselves up – this is not the end of the world!”
TW: Did you watch last season’s SYTYCDA?
NL: Do you think, what with being married to [judge] Bonnie, that I would have been allowed to miss it?! That goes without saying. I also met your winner, Jack. We put him in touch with Mia Michaels, who chroeographed him in LA, and they loved each other, I have to say. He’s a very, very talented boy.
TW: Will we see any of the US judges or choreographer make an appearance in season two of our show?
NL: I know they want to bring [husband and wife choreographer] Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo down here. [Judge] Mary Murphy is coming back, and I know that Mia would love to choreograph something here too.
TW: Will you return the favour with any of our Aussie Choreographers?
NL: I very much like Kelley Abbey, but I’ll just keep my eye on the season. I’m fully invested in the dancers now, so I”ll have to watch on YouTube, I guess. I might even wipe a little tear from my eye when certain people leave the show. Your girls are superb this year – I think they have great character, as well as being fantastic dancers. and the boys have the opportunity of growing. It’s going to be a very interesting year.
I am so confused about the whether Nigel and Bonnie Lythgoe are still together, they are sending out mixed messages. In this article in the Herald Sun it states that Nigel is begging Bonnie to get back with him. In another article I read ( I cannot find it at the moment) Nigel said Bonnie had asked for a divorce. And in a previous post I wrote he was seen with Sophie Monk, but Bonnie was saying SYTYCDA had saved their marriage.
Anyway what ever they are doing I hope Nigel is coaching her to speak in soundbites.
Also looking at the above preview Matt Lee appears to keeping with his signature look of ill fitting headwear, however big thumbs up for Jason Coleman’s funky new hair style.
January 23, 2009 Comments Off on So You Think You Can Dance Australia – Nigel Lythgoe Drops In.
October 14, 2008 3 Comments
In February this year I wrote a blog that Bonnie Lythgoe and Nigel were going to reconcile. They had split after 33 years of marriage and Nigel had been doing the wild thing with plastic fantastic Priscilla Presley. I am not alleging marital infidelity.
I thought this had all gone pear shaped when it was revealed he may have been having a dalliance with Sophie Monk..
However in interview today in Sydney Confidential (sorry at this stage I cannot find the link) Bonnie Lythgoe is again saying by appearing on So You Think You Can Dance Australia she has saved her marriage.
She said ” Without question I have found myself….. that is what I needed to do because when you have such a high profile husband you work so hard in you own right but can be left behind in the shadows,” Lythgoe told TV editor Erin Mc Whirter.
-Now I am my own person again, that has helped [our relationship].”
“It’s great for Nigel because I am not whining or moaning any more. If I don’t agree I say so. I have found my voice again.”
Nigel is in Australia to see his family who live on the Gold Coast, and also to hold a reunion of sorts with his wife. He will also record a guest spot on the local dance show.
“He is a very big part of my life and always will be” she said. “Nigel is in Australia at the moment and I am seeing him tomorrow. It will be a great moment and I can’t wait to work with him again, because we work well together.”
Nothing in what she was saying indicates they are back together, but I get the feeling she would like them to be. Maybe Nigel his happy to keep things this way as he may not want to divorce her as there would be a significant property settlement.
Sydney auditions are at the Overseas Passenger Terminal this weekend.
October 10, 2008 1 Comment
The Bitching From Make Me A Supermodel Continues – Keep It Coming Girls.
Sheridan Seekamp who was eliminated last night Make Me Supermodel decided to give a last swipe at Kassie.
She said “Luke had a crack but I wasn’t interested…. I thinks that’s why Kassie hated me so much.”
Does she mean Kassie hated her because she rejected Luke, Kassie’s own paramour or that Kassie hated her because Luke had shown interest in her?
Am I going to spend anymore time thinking about it? NO.
Is Ruby Rose the female equivalent of Shane Warne?
Actually I don’t think so. But the mainstream media thinks that if she is hanging out with a girl she must be sleeping with the – because really every girl now has been brainwashed by that Kate Perry song.
The latest rumour involves third place getter from Australia’s Next Top Model Samantha Downie when they turn up to the Rolling Stone Party together. Of course Sam has form due to her kiss with Leiden Kronemberger on the show.
Anyway it is all bollocks Sam has a boyfriend in Melbourne, though for how much longer is unclear as an agent from Milan has shown interest in the photogenic Samantha.
Syd Confidential has the full story.
Natalie Bassingthwaite To Launch Solo Album in November.
So You Think You Can Dance Australia host Natalie Bassingthwaite will be juggling her SYTYCD duties with promoting her new solo album.
Apparently going solo was harder then she thought it would be.
Auditions for the show are currently occurring around Australia. Details here. Apparently Bonnie Lythgoe will be on the judging panel again this year. Is this part of her divorce settlement?
Micheal Johns From American Idol Media Clips Whilst In Australia.
Considering this years season of American Idol was only shown on Fox 8, Michael Johns appears to have plenty of fans here.
His fan site Michael Johns Online/ has clips from Kerry Ann Kennerley and his performance on the Sunrise program.
He is hotter then any of the male contestants we have on this years Idol. Apologies to the eight year old Tom Williams fans.
October 3, 2008 Comments Off on Reality Tidbits
Greatest Conspiracy Blog Ever on SYTYCD.
Marndizz Goss Blog has this great theory on how So You Think You Can Dance was a scam. Now I am a conspiracy theorist but this person beats me hands down.
Her theory which goes into some detail, says the she did not even think the final was live, as there were no public tickets available, which is unusual for those type of show.
She also raises how the routine prior to the announcement of the winner was the one between Jack and Rhys, and how the girls had not had a similar dance together. I have to pay that.
Anthony Ikin Tore Shoulder Muscle – So Had An Excuse For Bad Disco Routine In Finale
It was reported yesterday that Anthony Ikin tore his shoulder muscle right at the start of Laura and his disco routine. Which would explain a lot as it looked pretty shoddy. Poor bugger as Laura is probably the biggest (tallest) girl in the competition to lift. Her part of the routine was not to good, but then she was probably wondering if she was going to get dropped doing the lifts.
Nigel Lythgoe told Bonnie Lythgoe Not To Dance In Group Dance at the Finale.
Now this was a spurious rumour that was posted by a reader on http://www.bloggingsytycd.blogspot.com/. It said that Nigel told Bonnie not to dance in the routine as she would make a fool of herself. Nice to know that even after their separation he is still trying to reduce her self esteem.
Interview with Rhys here
Interview with Jack Chambers here he states the person he would turn straight for would be Beyonce – I cannot get that image out of my head, she would squash him.
April 30, 2008 1 Comment