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March 16, 2011

SYTYCD 8 Will Bring Back The Top 20 And Maybe Alex Wong

Get ready, SYTYCD fans, because here comes the new season! Along with releasing the So You Think You Can Dance 2011 premiere date we’ve learned a few more details you’ll want to know all about.

First up is the news that the Top 20 will return, says Nigel Lythgoe:

“We’re bringing back the top 20 this season,” says Lythgoe. “And when we get to the top 10, is when we’ll introduce the all-stars. I don’t know who they are going to be yet. I want to make sure we complement the dancers that are in the top 10.”

It gets better though with the hints that we might not have seen the last of last season’s Alex Wong who had to drop out after extensive injuries kept him from completing the season.

“Alex is about 80% back to full fitness, so far,” says Lythgoe. “That’s really great news. Hopefully Alex will be back. Not sure in what guise yet. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Only 80% back after this much time sounds pretty rough, but maybe Nigel’s just sandbagging this one. Either way it won’t be much longer until we know for sure!

Do you want to see Alex Wong return for SYTYCD 8?


March 14, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance 2011 Premiere Date Set

FOX has finally announced the premiere date for So You Think You Can Dance 2011 and just as we expected, we’ll get the first episode of SYTYCD 8 the day after the American Idol 2011 finale.

Dance will debut relatively early to get some sampling before summer really kicks in. The show will have a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. with Mary Murphy back in the judges seat.

Once auditions conclude, Dance will air a performance show on Wednesdays and a results show on Thursdays, both at 8 p.m.

Looks like once FOX has locked down its claim to Wednesday and Thursday television after this season of Idol they won’t be ready to give it up anytime soon!

Oh, and yeah, you read that right. Mary Murphy will return to claim her judges seat at the panel. Are you ready for some more screaming and shouting?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

February 23, 2011

SYTYCD’s Alex Wong Teaches Two-Day Dance Workshop

Many So You Think You Can Dance fans remember the amazingly talented season 7 contestant Alex Wong.  Alex was a technically brilliant dancer who had the charisma and personality that could have taken him quite far in the season – had he not suffered a serious injury that took him permanently out of the competition.  Since the 2010 show ended, fans have been asking, what has Alex been up to?

Most recently, Alex took time over Valentine’s Day weekend to teach a two-day dance workshop at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in North Carolina.  Alex’s close friend, ballet mistress Deanna Seay, invited Alex to teach the workshop with her.

“I am so excited to be coming to N.C. to teach and work with the dancers at CBC,” Wong said.

Watch a WRAL News video clip of Alex working with the dance students.

Up next for Alex Wong??   Stay tuned to SYTYCD season 8 to watch for Alex’s return to the show…

February 2, 2011

SYTYCD Judge Mary Murphy Battles Cancerous Throat Tumor

According to, So You Think You Can Dance returning judge Mary Murphy revealed in late January that she had surgery back in December to remove a cancerous throat tumor.  She had an encapsulated tumor, which is less likely to have spread, but Murphy acknowledged that she’s still “a little scared.” Understandably so.

As a fan of the show and all of its judges, I’d like to offer my support to her during this uncertain time, and remind her that she has a world full of fans out there who will be rooting for her as she faces whatever may come (or hopefully not come) from this unwelcome discovery.

On a more positive note, Mary is still set to return to the judges’ panel for SYTYCD season 8.  She probably won’t be issuing forth her famous screams anymore, however, as she’ll be giving her throat some much-needed rest. Beginning today, she’ll be participating in the remaining auditions for SYTYCD 2011.

January 24, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance 2011 Audition Dates Updated

FOX has released a new poster for the upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance featuring audition dates for Season 8. Here are all the details you need.

So You Think You Can Dance 2011 auditions:

Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 @ 8AM
The Jeanne Wagner Theatre
138 W. Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 8AM
FOX Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 8AM
The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

FOX warns that you need to be prepared for an extra three days in town for those auditions in case you get a callback.

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