Nigel Lythgoe Plans Michael Jackson So You Think You Can Dance Special

Friday, Nigel Lythgoe and Paula Abdul tweeted back and forth about Paula possibly choreographing a Michael Jackson tribute this week.

Nigel is twittering more detail right now–he says song clearance issues will keep the special from happening this week. But, it looks like the plans are becoming more ambitious than just a group routine:

  • At the same time as auditioning we’re trying to put together a major tribute to him Michael’s music works in every dance genre for the show
  • Mia has chosen the song she likes, we’ve spoken to Wade. I’ve left messages for Paula. I’ve spoken to Shane. We have to make this happen!!?
  • There is a problem clearing Michael’s music at the moment. We are trying to make contact with Sony to get clearance on an all Michael SYTYCD
  • If we can make this ‘special’ happen it is thanks to many of you “Tweeters” out there who all had the same idea. “Twitter-Power” is awesome!
  • Don’t get carried away everyone. It won’t be the NEXT show these things take time to organize, clear and choreograph. I’ll keep you posted.
  • To the guy who called the idea of the ‘Special’ “opportunistic.” you’re an @#*hole.

That last tweet…lulz!

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