So You Think You Can Dance Premiers May 22
Finally! May 22nd on Fox!
So You Think You Can Dance really is my favorite tv 'reality' show. (Okay, it's a competition show and not a 'reality' show, but it seems that people in the 'biz' can't differentiate between the two.)
Why do I enjoy it so much? Two reasons - 1) the people who actually make it to the competition are talented, and 2) they actually do something and not just stand there and sing.
In my mind, American Idol is worthless. People stand and try to sing. (Or as Jimmy Kimmel says, it's karaoke night.) It's 15 minutes of fame for most, and only a few contestants are memorable. Plus, if you don't actually win, you're better off.
Dancing With The Stars is okay. But it does seem like the same show over and over.
America's Got Talent is also just okay. I like the fact that its a call-back to the Vaudeville and the variety show days of old. And having someone win who wasn't a dancer or a singer was definitely a plus - I'm referring to Terry Fator, the ventriloquist of course!
But So You Think You Can Dance is different. It's kids (young adults) who have talent and actually do something of their own on the stage. They don't rehash (and murder) old songs; they work with a professional so brings a unique product to the viewers.
And let's face it, any of us can try to sing; how many of us can really dance like what we see on the show?