"So You Think You Can Dance" really got underway tonight with a standard-setting contemporary work by Sonya Tayeh for All-Star Allison Holker and contestant Alex Wong, the semifinalist from last season who couldn't compete because of a contract with the Miami City Ballet. My one concern about Alex (and Billy Bell, too): I just hope they're not the Jakob Karr of this season (or the Crystal Bowersox, for that matter): the virtuoso whose perfection almost gets boring.
Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman returned as permanent judges and Cat Deeley returned to host.
This is Michaels' first and only season of being a permanent judge.
It was announced in early 2011 that Mary Murphy would return as a permanent judge for season 8.
Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, Tyce Diorio Day 1 kicks off with individual solos, Day 2 is hip-hop, Day 3 is cha-cha, Day 4 is broadway, Day 5 is group routines, Day 6 is Contemporary, and the final day is individual solos.
The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We’d be in rehearsal, and I’d be grabbing his butt and trying to touch his arms. Allison: Outside of rehearsals, we avoided each other.