Is it just me or has there been far too much SYTYCD? We had both the American and Canadian this summer. The Canadian edition ended while the American version was running through the auditions. Beyond the SYTYCD saturation I really think Season 6 of the American show has had a few problems. Here are my thoughts:

  • Assigning a permanent 3rd judge, Adam Shankman, has weakened the judging overall. Personally, I always enjoyed having the rotating 3rd judge as it gave us a different perspective. I loved Lil C’s commentary and observations. Mary and Nigel have their strengths and I think they are very strong. Of all the choreographers they could have chosen to be a permanent judge did it have to be Shankman? He basically just repeats what others have to say or he blathers on and on. There was certainly no competent hip hop or krump judging. I  hope that they revert to the previous format.
  • information packages – for some reason on some weeks of the show they have dispensed with the info packages before the dances. I have always found those very interesting as we got to hear what the dancers thought as they learned the routines. Hearing what the choreographers have to say is very interesting and gives us some insight into them.
  • Why are there 6 dancers in the finale? It is too many for a finale. The way they did it before where everybody danced with everyone else was a great way to see the dancers perform and to be able to compare them.
  • I hate the new stage. It seems to big for the show. Plus why do they have to display weird things behind the dancers.

I certainly hope the rescue this ‘hot tamale’ train wreck.

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  1. I agree with you that they need to go back to a rotating judge. However, I think they should keep Adam and get rid of Mary. All she does is scream and adds no actual commentary.

    Stage will be changed next season, no doubt.

    The top 6 was likely because of the number of shows they could do on Fox. Fall is just tough to program anything on Fox I think. Word is that SYTYCD will be back in Summer (and Fall?).

    It was a little too much for most, but I loved the dancing.

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