In between auditioning dancers for the new season of So You Think You Can Dance, and giving bitchy, bittercakes soundbites to the New York Post, Nigel Lythgoe made time to sit down with TV Guide to tell them all about the new dance show he’s been developing:
…The new show, tentatively titled Dance Stars of the World, would be set up like a dance Olympics. The reality competition will “bring dancers from all different countries in teams [that include] soloists, pas de deux and groups to represent their country.”
Nigel plans to scour the globe to find the most unique and entertaining dancers from countries like South Africa, Australia, Russia and Argentina. Once selected, the teams will be judged by representatives from each of the countries (who won’t be allowed to vote for their countrymen).
Nigel said he’d “love to see” his new show be as nail-biting as watching Olympic ice skaters receiving their marks ‘ but he wants to supersize the experience with a giant scoreboard. That could also mean super-sized tears when the dancers get low marks.
So what do you think? It sounds a little hokey to me.
I’ll assume there will only be three judges.