No energy, no soaring vocals and no Bananarama. Of course I hate that.
Phew. Too good to lose.
Fox has renewed So You Think You Can Dance for Season 12 — but the show is getting a face lift, of sorts, before it returns in summer 2015.
The Emmy-nominated reality staple will pit stage dancers against street dancers for its upcoming installment, Fox announced today.
Here’s how producers are describing the new format: “Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the stage dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the street dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking. As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes ‘live,’ the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win… a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when So You Think You Can Dance returns in summer 2015.”
“So You Think You Can Dance is a rare jewel,” said Simon Andreae, Fox’s executive vice president for alternative entertainment, in announcing the renewal. “It combines high art with mass entertainment in a seamless, sophisticated and hugely satisfying way.” He added the network is hoping the new street-vs-stage twist will bring the show “up to date” and “introduce a whole new set of rooting opportunities.”
FUCK YES! So good to have my men back. And Jessica Christ, what a stunner of an opener. It just keeps getting better and better.
Loudly and proudly. Love her even more now.
Here are his final conclusions on coming out, what a classy man.
I felt like I could finally find out who I really was. I’ve developed more confidence to just be me. I found that not only could I handle the odd joke, but I can also laugh along, which I think is always the best way to handle the situation, as long as it’s meant well.
I feel like my perspective has changed so much and now I’m not only proud to be gay, but I’m glad that I am. I wouldn’t want to be any other way. I think it makes me more interesting, and it’s something that does make me different in a good way. I learned that I’m a lot stronger and more resilient than I gave myself credit for, and that other people are far more accepting than I thought they would be.
I have learned so much about myself and what it means to be gay over the past couple of years, and also what it means to be gay in a competitive sporting environment. And it’s all been hugely positive.
There are already a lot of great gay sporting role models, and a lot who have achieved far more than I have, but I hope that my story can add something to what is already out there. To show other people who might be struggling with their sexuality, not only that it’s ok to be gay, but it’s a good thing, and it won’t change who you are or limit what you can achieve. At the end of the day, it’s only one of the many things that define me as a person.