Nigel Lythgoe Announces First Rule Change for So You Think You Can Dance 7

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the first of several changes for So You Think You Can Dance 7, debuting on FOX on May 27:

@Dizzyfeet: “First rule change. Only one dancer will leave the competition each week and not two. Many more changes to come by the end of this week.”

Hm. So what do you think of that peeps? Is it the end of dance pairs for the Top 20-12?

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16 Comments

  1. Whattt? How does that even work? I can’t imagine the show without pairs.

  2. Well, at least he wasn’t joking about serious changes, there’s probably a lot more coming since the whole concept of the show seems to be challenged.

    I think Nigel is right, SYTYCD needs a new formula, the past two seasons have been a slow death with interest and ratings going down.

  3. No way they don’t have pairs dancing, right? Maybe they could have a couple of professionals on hand to partner a contestant when there’s an odd week.

  4. Now that is different. Of course we know only one dancer can win anyway. It will be interesting to see how it all works out.

  5. how about
    1). You don’t dance, you go home that week. I’m sorry that you got injured but life is not always fair.
    2). Don’t stack the finale with 4-6 finalist where the winner could conceivably win with 17% of the vote in order to engineer TCO winning.
    3). Be truthful in the judging of the choreography. Sometimes, it’s the choreography that sucks and not necessarily the dancers.
    4). Dump Adam Shankman. He just talks and talks and talks.

  6. Shoot, I hoped it would be judges no longer will pimp their
    favorites, declare winner with twenty contestants remaining.

  7. Maybe they’ll start doing group routines of 2+ dancers like they do for the new showcase episode. Also… I don’t see why it always has to be a guy and a girl partnered up. Choreographers can easily do routines for 2+ guys or girls.

    Will they make the season longer to accommodate only 1 person leaving or will they start with fewer dancers? I’m guessing the latter if they still have only one performance show a week. Otherwise the season would run into the Fall.

  8. Choreographers can easily do routines for 2+ guys or girls.

    The did this in every season but the last, when it got to final 4 the 2 guys and the 2 girls also had to partner.

  9. No problem with changes – I just love watching the dancers. I do still want to see couples, but, have a new partner each week from the beginning shows. Too many get through, because voters want to save the partner.

  10. The pairs dancing while immensely entertaining was always confusing to me since there was only a single winner. There seemed to be all kinds of unfairness to it to me. What if I’m marginal but I have a kick ass partner who carried me (Melissa)? What if I’m kick ass but have a marginal partner that holds me back?

    Too simplistic maybe but I say make them all dance the same dance every week. Or at least the same style dance. Then you measure apples to apples and see how they really compare to each other.

    And yeah – Shankman wears me out.

  11. Okay I’m thinking with this new rule that we are just individually voting for ppl and not partners during the whole season. Yes, there will be partner dances but we will only vote for 1 person per team and not partners. Wait that might not make sense, hell IDK! lol

  12. I like this change, but I hope that Adam Shankman stays – I like him as a judge.

  13. Oh, I hope that means we get more trios and guy/guy girl/girl partnerships. That would rawk, and maybe put a kibosh on the more shippery partnerships getting a big instafanbase. The Neil/Danny princes piece is still one of my all time favorites ever.

  14. Okay I’m thinking with this new rule that we are just individually voting for ppl and not partners during the whole season.

    That is what I am thinking also. I think it will be different partners each week, and maybe more dance offs. I think they may want to get away from the popularity some partners form as they go on and on with each other every week.

  15. Nigel tweeted rule change #2:

    @dizzyfeet Another rule change for SYTYCD this coming Season. The partners will change every single week.
    about 1 hours ago via Echofon

    I also posted this in the headlines thread. I like this change, and it’s one I predicted (if only I could find that old thread!).

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