Mar 2010 29

In a move that will infuriate half of its watchers, and please the rest, FOX has announced a change in format to the popular reality show, So You Think You Can Dance. Instead of sticking with the Top 20 format that they have held for the past six seasons, the show will instead be choosing a Top 10. The top ten will consist of five girls and five guys, and each will be paired with an “All-Star” teammate from a previous season.  Instead of two dancers, one female and one male, being voted off each week, one person will be voted off each week until two are left for the finale.

There are positives and negatives about this. The first positive is that America will choose every week who goes home,  there won’t be episodes like last season where the judges choose who goes home early in the season. Although, the biggest positive will be that you will be able to see many of your favorites from previous seasons.  The negatives is that there will be less dancers to choose, and you will no longer have the pairing of couples within the current season of the cast.

I’m mixed here. The ratings for the show has been slipping of late, and that is mainly due to weak casts (much of what I hear is going on at American Idol as well). Except for a few standouts season 5 and 6 contestants were pretty boring. Compare that to Season 2, 3, or 4 which all had exceptional casts. We’ll see how this new format works out. As long as the show stays on the air I’ll be happy.

What do you think about the new format? Let us know in the comments!


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