Tune into the two-hour season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance TONIGHT, May 22 @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX as the best and the worst showcase their spins, lifts and stunts. The gorgeous Cat Deeley will be returning as host!
Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was recently asked by EW what his criteria for putting together the top 20 dancers. He said, “I don’t always pick the best dancers. It is casting. It is saying, ‘Okay, this personality is going to jar against this personality.’ I want to keep it as interesting as possible. I’d like to diversify styles as much as possible. I want to have people that we can push and not have them break down the minute they can’t do something. It’s a long season for dancers. It isn’t like American Idol. If you lose your voice, you lose your voice one week. If you twist an ankle or put your knee out, that’s it, the season’s over for you. So they’ve got to be sturdy, both physically and mentally.”
And while we’re still on the topic of dance, America’s Best Dance Crew will return on Thursday, June 19 @ 10PM ET/PT on MTV. Host Mario Lopez and judges JC Chasez (N*Sync), rapper Lil Mama and choreographer Shane Sparks (You Got Served) will all return to MTV to critique each dance crew.
Viewers will get a front row seat as the top 10 dance crews are selected during MTV’s Live Casting Special on Saturday, June 7 @ 2PM ET/PT. Fans can catch up with the first season winners, JabbaWockeeZ, immediately afterwards in Walk It Out with the JabbaWockeeZ and Shane Sparks.