So You Think You Can Spill the Beans?
July 14, 2008 11:57 AM
Fox kicked off its portion of the Television Critics Association press tour Monday with the judges and host of its hit summer series “So You Think You Can Dance,” the search for America’s favorite dancer. In attendance were host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels.
The competition series is halfway through its summer run, with the top 10 dancers set to take the stage on Wednesday night. While many shakeups were expected as the couples were broken off into random pairings, Mr. Lythgoe, also executive producer for “Dance” and “American Idol,” had other changes to announce, some inadvertently.
Officially, Jessica King is out of the competition due to an injury. Mr. Lythgoe said he was not at liberty to discuss the details due to legal reasons.
Taking her place will be recently eliminated contestant Comfort Fedoke. Although Ms. Fedoke was out after failing to impress the judges with her solo, Ms. Michaels, also a choreographer, said, “I have a feeling that she’s gonna step it up.”
As for the new pairings for this week, Mr. Lythgoe let slip that fan favorite Joshua Allen will be paired with Courtney Galiano.
Question is: Will they be good enough for Ms. Murphy’s “hot tamale train”?