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So You Think You Can Dance – Exit Interviews with Henry and Rhiannon

TV Week have exit interviews with both of the eliminated So You Think You Can Dance contestants Rhiannon and Henry.

Rhiannon says she is keen to act, dance and sing. Also she would like Kate to win.

TV Week interview with Rhiannon here.

Henry in his article thinks Vanessa could win and he thought Natalie Bassingtwaite was hot.

To the question on whether he was seeing anyone he answered “Look, officially, I am single. And officially, I have never had a relationship more than close friends in this competition.”

Henry’s interview is here.

April 9, 2008   Comments Off on So You Think You Can Dance – Exit Interviews with Henry and Rhiannon

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

SYTYCD – Why shouldn’t Stephanie find Henry hot?

Ros Reines had this slightly bitchy little story in her Sunday Telegraph gossip column:

IS evicted So You Think You Can Dance finalist, Stephanie Golman, 18,
turning up regularly to the show’s taping to moon over her good friend, Henry
Byalikov, 22, or is she really just fixing to somehow land herself back on the
small screen?
According to one of the show’s insiders, the fiercely
ambitious ballroom dancer has known Byalikov since they were young but has
insisted that they are nothing but friends.
However, some of the other
dancers have noticed that she does appear to have a massive crush on him.
There is also another theory doing the rounds that Golman would like to be
back on television permanently.
The sexy brunette was quick to complain after
she was dumped, protesting that she and dance partner Marko Panzic had to dance
unfamiliar styles in the elimination episodes, while others did their routines
in their usual genres.

Henry could be the only alpha male left in the competition – so Stephanie will have plenty of competition if she wants to get her paws on him.

March 16, 2008   Comments Off on SYTYCD – Why shouldn’t Stephanie find Henry hot?