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Has Foxtel Canned Got To Dance?

If rumours are correct it looks like Got To Dance has been canned for a second time. TV Tonight is reporting that even though auditions are still open until Monday the show may be going nowhere.

The host Andrew Gunsberg is starting to look like he has a hex on him when it comes to reality TV dance shows. He was the host of the US version of the show and it was axed after one season.

The Australian version had previously has been postponed from its airdate in 2011, at the time it was rumoured  Adam Garcia who is on the UK show was going to be a judge.

Whether Network TEN announcing dance show Everybody Dance Now made Foxtel rethink their show is unclear

However TV Tonight, who deservedly won the “Peoples Choice” in the Best Australian Blogs competition last week won, states both shows embrace solos, duos, group of any age and any style, leaving them with limited point of difference.

UPDATE: Apparently the Foxtel show could not compete with the free-to-air budgets.

May 12, 2012   Comments Off

Andrew Günsberg announced as host of FOX8’s Got To Dance Australia

Having relocated to Los Angeles since 2009, former Australian Idol host Andrew Günsberg will return to Australia to host a local version of the UK reality competition, Got To Dance.

Günsberg has expressed great enthusiasm for this hosting gig, as it’s a return to where his career first began in 1999, as a presenter on Foxtel’s Channel [V].

It will also be his second time working on this show, as he previously hosted the US version of Got To Dance in early 2011, called Live To Dance. The American series had a judging panel that included Idol’s Paula Abdul, who has since gone to judge The X Factor USA following Live To Dance‘s axing after only one season. The dancing competition premiered at a promising 10.2m figure on CBS, as the highest rating show of the night, but viewer numbers dropped significantly by the show’s end.

Hopefully, the local version will find an audience on Aussie screens and follow the success that has seen the UK show go to its third season this year. The original series has Australian actor and dancer Adam Garcia as one of the judges.

The audition process for our version is already underway. Dancers from any age bracket or dance genre are welcome to audition for show, with applications open online here. The online form will ask you to list your dance training and experience, and a video showcasing your talents will be required (to be uploaded).

The judges for the show are yet to be announced.

Got To Dance will premiere exclusively to FOX8 later this year.

April 18, 2012   Comments Off

Network TEN Announce Four New Reality TV Shows – Great News But A Couple Of Issues

Network Ten have boosted their 2012 programming arsenal by announcing four new reality shows.

Now that to me is always a positive thing, however I do have a couple of queries about some of the shows.

The shows are:

I Will Survive: Priscilla, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is set to explode onto screens later this year, and catapult one exceptional performer to Broadway.

I Will Survive: Priscilla is the search for Australia’s next Triple Threat – SINGER, DANCER. ACTOR. The most talented individual performers, chosen from all walks of life, will jump on board the famous Priscilla bus which will retrace the steps of the box-office smash movie, from Sydney to Alice Springs. The program will see amazing performances from our contestants at each outback Australian location along the way under the direction of the best in the business.

The auditions are starting in Brisbane on the 19 April. However if you are a female don’t bother turning up as the

auditions are only open to male performers 21years and older. This must be incredibly disappointing for female musical theatre wannabees. Yes Priscilla is an entertaining musical but maybe a different show could have been selected so we got a greater variety of person on our screens. As with all reality TV it will be about the cast in the show. Having said that I am a sucker for shows like this.

For further details on show and auditions go to  I Will Survive TV.

Everybody Dance Now, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is a blockbuster new series for every form of dance you can imagine.

Australians of all ages are about to move like never before. Young or old, professional or amateur; get ready for the most surprising, most exciting and most entertaining dancing duels you’ll ever see.

Two celebrity captains will handpick their teams from 120 eager dancers, then send their chosen dancer into a head-to-head showdown. Watch the fireworks begin. Can a ballroom-dancing 8-year-old take down a sensational modern dancer? Can a hip-hop master survive a battle with a tap dancing Aussie sweetheart? One-on-one, head-to-head, until the audience picks their favourite and decides the ultimate winner.

I have to confess I am a little disappointed the So You Think You Can Dance rumours were not true, however I do like a dance talent show. It looks a little similar Fox 8’s Got To Dance. However Got To Dance allows for group auditions and it appears Everybody Dance Now is for solo performers. Got To Dance will be hosted by Andrew Gunsberg and you can send in auditions online now.

It should be noted Got To Dance was first announced in 2010 and now has finally started production.

Come Date With Me, from the producers of Please Marry My Boy and Four Weddings, Granada Media Australia, is the new culinary competition where delicious food and – potentially – love are on the menu. This is an exclusive ITV title that will be an entertaining prime-time series for TEN’s upcoming schedule. With plenty of drama and humour, this reality format brings a fresh twist to the world of dating.

OK the show is a pun of Come Dine With Me. This sounds suspiciously like Dinner Date which was on Channel 7 last year. I was originally sceptical about that and it was a cracker of show. So will wait and see if this show is just as entertaining. The show is from a UK format.

Don’t Tell the Bride, produced by Endemol Southern Star, is a wedding show with a twist. A bride’s wedding is meant to be the best day of her life. But these women will have no say in any aspect of their big day, from the wedding dress and the bouquet to the reception and the music. Their future husbands will plan every detail without telling their bride anything about the day. Will he blow the budget on beer over flowers? How will the bride react when she sees what her husband has come up with?

This is based on a UK format that can currently be seen on Lifestyle You.

Which of these shows interest you?

April 12, 2012   8 Comments

If You Are Going To Audition For Got To Dance – Use This As Inspiration

Personally I think this chick rocks in this audition to The Scatman on the UK version of Got To Dance. If you are thinking of auditioning use this as inspiration. You can tell by the end of the song she was wondering when the hell it was going to end, but otherwise I thought she was a hoot – in a good way.

It was announced earlier last year that Shine would be producing an Australian version of the show for Foxtel.

January 8, 2011   2 Comments

So You Think You Can Dance Australia Won’t Be Renewed

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