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Forget American Idol, Bring On SYTYCD!

Forget American Idol, Bring On SYTYCD!

If you’re *so over* American Idol this season, have no fear! Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance will be kicking off later this month with British beauty Cat Deeley (left) returning as host.

Get ready for this season’s crop of Benji‘s and Travis‘s! And let’s get some Wade Robson choreography up in here!! WOOT!!

The top 20 dancers will be revealed on Thursday, June 7 with performances by them on Wednesday, June 13. The very first results show follows on Thursday, June 14.

The full press release inside along with 15+ pictures of the upcoming season…

Last summer’s hottest show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, begins its third season in search of America’s favorite dancer. The series again promises to keep America moving to a different beat, as dancers skilled in everything from the “street” styles of hip-hop, krumping and popping to salsa, quickstep and jive compete to be named America’s favorite. Cat Deeley returns as host of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, which premieres with auditions from New York Thursday, May 24 (8:00-9:25 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The following week, auditions continue in Los Angeles and Chicago Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Atlanta Thursday, May 31 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE moves to its regular time period.

Talented dancers who spark the judges’ interest during auditions are invited to call-backs in Las Vegas, where they work with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the judges choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition. The Las Vegas Round will air Wednesday, June 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the top 20 finalists – 10 males and 10 females – will be announced.

Then it will be up to America to help decide who stays in the competition. The first performance show featuring the Top 20 dancers will air Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following night, Thursday, June 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/PT tape-delayed), the first LIVE results show revealing America’s vote will air, and one male and one female performer will be sent home.

The second season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finished Summer 2006 as the No. 1 show of the summer among Adults 18-49. The series became a hit in Season Two, in which Benji Schwimmer was voted America’s Favorite Dancer and received $100,000, a new car and a contract to appear in Celine Dion’s “A New Day” show at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Following the season finale, the Top 10 dancers completed a sold-out, cross-country performance tour.

This season, Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe will be permanent judges and the third judging spot will rotate among several choreographers weekly.

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Photos: Robert Sebree/Jeff Neira/FOX
Posted to: Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

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  • Coco

    Can hardly wait to see Benji and Travis dance again…I wonder when they will show the new season in Japan

  • tiffany

    I can’t wait for the new season! I loved travis! I wish he would have won! Hey, Coco are you from Japan?

  • Lucie

    I LOVE this show. If only I lived in the US and could actually dance I’d try out!

  • Coco

    Tiffany…yes I am from Japan, actually I am Canadian living in Japan. I really like Benji and predicted that he would win. But I know that Travis is a better technical dancer. I just really liked Benji’s charisma and his entertainment.

  • Lisa

    It’s a good show but am I the only person who finds Cat Deeley incrrrrredibly annoying? When she interviews people on American Idol she just seems so false and like she’s not listening to what they are saying, she just grins and then does the big fake laugh! I’d walk off if she was interviewing me lol She’s no Ant & Dec!!!

  • ryan

    cat deeley is the best !! hot british woman