We already know Ellen DeGeneres can move—but how does she stack up against real dancers?
For her talk show’s Season 7 premiere, the host “choreographed” a number for herself and her ten friends. Who were these backup dancers? The finalists from the recent installment of So You Think You Can Dance.
In the clip above, you can watch the group perform to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).”
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(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)
- At Full Volume with Johnny Colt (Travel, 9pm): “Johnny Colt of Black Crowes fame ventures to Thailand, where he finds himself in a Muay Thai boxing match.” My money’s on Johnny. He’s a little bit Hard to Handle.
- The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo, 10pm): “The red-carpet pressure’s on when Rachel allows a stunned Brad full responsibility to give high fashion to actress Anne Hathaway for fashion’s biggest night—the Oscars.” That’s Ba-na-nas.
- Hoarders (A&E, 10pm): “A woman who has over 75 living and dead cats in her home, which is full of cat feces and urine-soaked furniture and carpets.” Later, it was discovered the woman had actually invaded the cats’ home.
After weeks of buildup, Katie Holmes’ song and dance number finally aired on So You Think You Can Dance tonight. So was it worth all the hype? And did it make me “Get Happy”? Uh, no.
Earlier this month, choreographer Tyce Diorio - a man who has worked with far more talented dancers - dared to call the pre-taped performance “Oscar-winning.”
“The thing that is so awesome is that you won’t know, you don’t know what to expect … but then when you sit and watch it, it’s amazing. Amazing! And it’s not something in my opinion that’s just going to be like ‘oh, how nice.’ It’s not going to be that … ‘oh, look how sweet that is.’ No, it’s real. It’s as real as what you’re seeing now. I’m very proud of it, so I talk really highly of Katie,” Tyce told People magazine.
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Every year, So You Think You Can Dance gives us a number so beautiful and powerful, it brings at least one judge to tears. Season 5 is no exception.
Last night, a piece danced by Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi easily overshadowed anything else that happened on that dance floor. The Tyce Diorio number, choreographed to Maxwell’s cover of “This Woman’s Work,” told the story of a woman dealing with breast cancer. The result was something that got the whole room choked up.
For all you So You Think You Can Dance fans, you now have the opportunity to get in shape with some of your favorite SYTYCD personalities, with the SYTYCD Get Fit series. We’ve got an exclusive DVD clip above, giving you a look at what to expect from the dance workout video. In the Get Fit: Cardio Funk version, you’ve got Courtney Galiano working disco, Travis Wall with contemporary, and Lauren Gottlieb with a hip-hop routine. The whole thing gives you a ninety-minute dance workout. This DVD, as well as a So You Think You Can Dance Get Fit: Tone and Groove disc, featuring Twitch, Katee Shean, and Dmitry Chaplin, will be available on July 21, for $16.99 each (or you can pre-order it on Amazon for $10.99.)
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And I thought last week’s White Stripes number was good.
If this is how So You Think You Can Dance is going to start the Top 10, I can’t imagine what the weeks ahead will have in store for us. While there were several highlights from last night’s performance show, these are the two that stood out most to me.
In the clip above, the final girls combined talents for probably the show’s best group female performance ever. The Bollywood number, choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan, was an absolute delight to watch.
In case you didn’t see last night’s So You Think You Can Dance results show, you missed what I thought was one of the best group numbers in quite some time.
Even after repeated viewings, this routine to The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” (choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D’Umo) still has me pumped.
Next week, FOX will pay tribute to the King of Pop’s musical library. Now the network is planning to honor his contributions to dance.
Hours after Michael Jackson’s death, plans for a special So You Think You Can Dance were in the works. Based on a series of tweets started by Nigel Lythgoe, we may soon see an MJ-themed broadcast with numbers from Wade Robson (a former Jackson back-up dancer), Mia MIchaels…and former Janet Jackson-choreographer Paula Abdul.
UPDATE: It’s being reported that Katie Holmes will be doing a Judy Garland tribute.
She went from acting on the stage to doing a cabaret-esque number on Eli Stone. Now Katie Holmes is prepping to kick things up a notch.
According to multiple sources, the actress has been in secret rehearsals for an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance. Why Holmes? That part is not entirely clear. (Her Broadway stint didn’t exactly involve song or dance.) But it’s rumored that Katie may be one of several special guests turning up on the program’s 100th episode.
Although Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed meeting with the Mad Money star, he has not elaborated on what the one-on-one was about. Those in the know claim Katie has been privately “working with the choreographer Tyce Diorio” for a long time now. “She looks incredible. She is just doing an amazing job. Everyone is absolutely floored by how talented she is,” a source stated.
If all goes as (reportedly) planned, be sure to tune on July 8th.
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Incredible spellers or not, the competitors of this year’s National Spelling Bee couldn’t topple the showdown between Sex and Leonid on SYTYCD. The reality program helped FOX win another battle in the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.
- NCIS* (9.6 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) was up 2.2 million from last week.
- So You Think You Can Dance (9.1 million, 3.6/11) had the best demos of the night.
- Approximately 5.5 million watched Kavya Shivashankar win the Scripps National Spelling Bee (1.5/5) on ABC.
- My Name is Earl* (1.2/4) turned in 3.5 million; 30 Rock* (1.1/4) rounded up 3.1 million.
- Smallville* (1.4 million, 0./2) remained even.
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