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Anthony Ikin Kills Rumour He And Matt Lee Are Doing The Wild Thing

Anthony Ikin gives an interview after his elimination from So You Think You Can Dance to TV Week here.

He refutes the rumour that he was in a liaison with one of the So You Think You Can Dance judges Matt Lee! I had heard the rumour doing the rounds, but as Danny Noreiga says “Too much to handle”. Also I thought it was a load of bollocks.

However guys don’t get your hopes up, Anthony is in a new relationship and apparently it is going strong.

Again, he is critical about the choreography he had. At least he is not critical of his dance partners, as some have been, you know who you are Camilla.

There’ve been weeks when I haven’t had the best choreography, but you just dance to the best of your ability and I’ve had such a great time.”

I found his answer to the following question quite condescending:
The judges seemed much tougher on Sunday night. Do you think it’s because they no longer have the power so the only way they can influence the voting is with their opinions?Yeah, it’s getting really hard now because everyone’s fantastic. If the judges just said “Great routine” to everyone, the public would have no idea what they’re watching and what they should be influenced by. What the judges expect from the dancers now is brilliance and they need to be tough.

I think the audience does have some idea whether they like or hate a routine. Also we vote for different things eg personality, technical dancing, versatility or the routine. I am unsure how much sway the judges actually have with the voters.

Jemma’s exit interview with TV Week is here. She predicts either Rhys or Jack will win. Also she revealed that Rhiannon had a blank on her solo so just freestyled it. No wonder it looked the same as previous ones.

She is hoping to make a career out of dancing.

April 3, 2008   3 Comments

Reality Tidbits

Australia’s Next Top Model’s Have Had Their Make Over – Leiden Got a Buzz Cut.

Leiden Kronemburger has appeared on stage at the Royal Easter Show with a buzz cut. Make-over week in Australia’s Next Top Model must have occurred. In the American series normally one of the model contestants will received the buzz cut.

Bianca from Cycle 9 was much improved because of the radical change.

The picture of the the new hair do is here. Other top modellers in the photo are Kristy Coulcher, Rebecca Jobson and Alyce Crawford.

For the before shot here is a group photo here.

Australia’s Next Top Model commences on Fox 8 on April 22.

It Take Two Jade McCrae and Paul O’Brien say Judges Want Them Out.
Jade McCrae has lashed out at the It Takes Two judging panel to protest at what they claim is unnecessary and unfair criticism.

The Daily Terror article said:

A normally composed MacRae couldn’t contain her anger backstage after the Channel 7 talent show aired on Tuesday night, infuriated by judge James Valentine accusing Home and Away star O’Brien of not wanting to be a part of the singing competition.
“I am so f . . king angry,” MacRae raved to Confidential. “We’re all for constructive criticism, but when they put him down week after week, it’s just not nice.

Normally I find it is the opposite with Channel 7 stars as they get a few bonus points to enable them to stay in the show so they can continue to promote their shows. Channel 7 is the master of the cross promotion.

Another Channel 7 personality was eliminated on Tuesday night Sara Groen the weather/news girl. An exit interview from TV Week is here.

Also another exit interview from Who magazine here.

So You Think You Can Dance Jemma Armstrong Can Expect Strong Support from WA.
Jemma Armstrong the Perth Latin American dancer can expect strong support, ie lots of vote from Western Australia.

I expect the Western Australian media will give her huge coverage over the next few weeks.
The West here has a small article complete with a very nice photo.

Will geographical voting push some of the contestants to the top 4? There does seem to be some advantage of being from an area where there are fewer contestants eg a smaller (population wise) state, or a large regional area.

It was rumoured in 2005 that the winner of Australian Idol Kate DeAraugo won the competition because of the strength of the Ballarat vote.

Also good news for fans of the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, Channel 10 have confirmed it will be shown again next year.

Article here.

American Idol – Exit article with Chikezie
Chikezie was the unfortunate singer to be eliminated off American Idol this week, at least he can take comfort in making the top 10 tour.

Here is an exit interview from EW.

March 29, 2008   3 Comments