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So You Think You Can Dance – The knives are out for Henry

Well the gloves are definitely off in Australia’s first season of So You Think You Can Dance.

Last weeks dancers who were eliminated Camilla and JD have decided to take a shot at Henry Byalikov the ballroom dancer in this weeks NW (the article is not online).

Now I am not sure whether NW have taken a egg beater to this story, but it would be difficult to take these quotes out of context.

Article from NW below:

Both JD and Camilla said Henry’s Mr Nice Guy image was faked to win votes.

“He is a very different person off-camera,” says Camilla. “Henry maybe feels he needs to prove himself to Australia.”

JD thinks that away from the cameras, Henry can come across as a different person.

“Henry can be aloof an dcold, and then the next day he can be your best friend,”He says.

JD also adds that although Henry comes across as meek while the judges rave about his dance moves, his humility before them is all an act.

“He gets great feedback and obviously all of the judges like him,” says JD. “He’s all very humble on camera, but then afterwards he’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah – boy, I look good.'”

Camilla agrees with JD that Henry’s on-camera demeanour doesn’t ring true.

“Henry doesn’t seem as real as, say Rhys [Bobridge], ” explains Camilla. “Like, when I watch Rhys, I go, ‘Yep, that’s exactly how you are at home.’ Whereas with Henry I go, ‘You’re kind of of not giving us you.”

JD believes Henry’s background as a ballroom dancer has strengthened his killer instinct, even if that means putting on an act.

“Because he’s come from that competitive ballroom world, he will apply himself, he will do whatever it takes to win,” say JD. “And sometimes in authenticity could be one of the things that comes out of that.”

Henry’s sister Natalie has stuck by him, explaining he puts on an act in routines “because dancing is part of the acting’.

But she admits Henry’s youth means he may not always know how to be himself on the TV, especially given the intensity of the show.

“He is really young – 22,” Natalie says. “It’s going to be awkward for anyone being [in] the limelight. They’re under a lot of pressure.

What is it with these eliminated contestants continually taking pot shots at the others? It is extremely undignified. Does this happen in the US version of the show?

I don’t have a problem with Henry being competitive, there is a lot of prize money at stake.

Also I don’t see Henry being fake, as I have never seen him show humility when listening the judges. Anyone going on these shows needs a healthy dose of ego just to survive.

March 25, 2008   12 Comments

Reality Tidbits

Andrew G still has not signed on to co-host Australian Idol this year.

Andrew G is still in negotiations to sign on as co-host with James Matheson of this season’s Australian Idol.

Before Andrew G fans start hyperventilating with horror his new agent Mark Morrissey has this to say.

“All issues have been resolved and he is expected to sign with Idol again,” he insisted. “Andrew will be back. He’s looking forward to it.”

Camilla Jakimowicz may soon be heard on radio.

After Camilla’s articulate eviction speech last Monday it is no surprise she expressed an interest in a radio and TV career. This girl knows how to work a reality tv show to benefit her career.

The article in the Courier Mail states she has already had one offer, and also is in talks with a Sydney radio station.

Sometimes you don’t need to come first in the competition to be a winner.

Article with Natalie Bassingthwaite in the Sunday Tele Magazine
A semi in depth article with Natalie Bassingthwaite host of So You Think You Can Dance in the Sunday Telegraph.

It was interesting that her career did not really kick off until the mid twenties, after the break down of her first marriage. Some nice photos of her as well.

March 23, 2008   1 Comment

So You Think You Can Dance – Interviews with Camilla and JD

TV Week has a interview with the two contestants eliminated from last weeks show on So You Think You Can Dance.

Camilla again shows she is gracious and articulate.

Camilla interview

JD’s interview link below. It would appear that he and Rhiannon did not have a close relationship.

He said “I would like Rhiannon to be paired up with Rhys. He won’t take any crap and will just get on with it.”

Also he did not list her in the people he would stay in contact with answer. Maybe she did not let him forget how he blew the tango routine.

JD Interview.

March 21, 2008   2 Comments