A couple of interesting tweets from Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) this morning:
Here’s a relatively big change:
@Dizzyfeet: We’re not telling the contestants if they made #SYTYCD in the studio. We’re going out to the dancer’s homes. I say “No” to someone tomorrow.
Hm. Sounds a little melodramatic doesn’t it? So many changes this season. I’m wondering if Nigel is going overboard with the tweaking.
An interesting tidbit from yesterday: There’s been a lot of bitching about the new set, introduced last year. It’s bigger, less intimate, harder to really take in the dancers, according to some. Nigel is going to look into making some changes:
@Dizzyfeet Okay. I understand you want us to change the set this Season. I will check it out with my designer, Andy and we will make some adjustments.
And again, from this morning:
@Dizzyfeet: Mary is still on the show but don’t make the same mistake as “Idol” this season. The show should be about the young talent not the judges.
Also, here’s what Mary Murphy had to say about Mia Michaels taking her place on the judges’ panel this season, via Access Hollywood :
“They have been bugging me for the last couple of years, ‘Would I choreograph?’ and I wasn’t feeling it to be totally honest with you, ” she explained.
So what changed? “I have to say I was a little envious of the different choreographers getting Emmy awards. I would still like a few more shots at that, ” Mary told me.
Mary wants an Emmy! Good luck with that.
Video from the Wrap
Nigel says it’s NOT about the judges, and the standard of talent of Idol has gone down Season 8 & 9
So You Think You Can Dance’s’ Nigel Lythgoe on Mia Michaels replacing Mary Murphy
Early this week, the news that Emmy-winning choreographer Mia Michaels will take Mary Murphy’s permanent spot on the “So You Think You Can Dance” judging panel hit the internets.
Korbi TV got some one-on-one time with executive producer and fellow judge, Nigel Lythgoe, who commented on the decision.
“I do want to keep changing it up, ” he says. “We’ve got lots of different people coming in as judges this season and I find that very exciting to try and give different points of view.”