Katie Holmes to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland on So You Think You Can Dance

More info from US magazine on Katie Holmes’ upcoming star turn on So You Think You Can Dance.

US sources say the performance may run this week since the news has leaked, but the producers are hoping to save it for the 100th episode on July 8.   The number, a tribute to Judy Garland, was directed by producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe and choreographed by Tyce DiOrio.

Check out spoilers for tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance HERE.

Katie Holmes’ will pay homage to Judy Garland for her So You Think You Can Dance performance.For her routine, the actress, 30, sings Garland’s “Get Happy, ” from her 1950 musical, Summer Stock, a witness at the Monday rehearsal at FOX Studios tells Usmagazine.com.

Holmes also dons an all-black ensemble similar to Garland’s: black velvet fedora, patent leather heels, nylon stockings, body-hugging skirt and micro-mini skirt.

Part of the set appears to be made from scaffolding, creating the illusion that she’s dancing on a rooftop with a sky backdrop. She shares the stage with eight male dancers, who wear matching suits and ties.

During the number, Holmes — who practiced by lip-syncing to a backing track — twirls her hair and “seductively shakes her hips, ” the witness tells Us.

For her finish, Holmes tosses her fedora in the air, and one of the guys catches it. She’s also lifted over three of the dancers’ heads at one point.

Holmes is being directed by none other than Nigel Lythgoe, the show’s producer and judge. Pal Tyce Diorio choreographed the routine.

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