Tonight's So You Think You Can Dance results show was an especially bittersweet one. It marked the separation of the existing couples, who after weeks of on- and offstage bonding will no longer be dancing together; it was the last time the judges were allowed to save any dancer, no matter how worthy, since the top 10 will be voted solely by America from now on; and, most troublingly, Nigel Lythgoe dejectedly announced that Sony is refusing to let SYTYCD license the Michael Jackson catalog for a planned Jackson SYTYCD tribute special.
The last bummer bit of news made NO sense to me at all. First of all, both American Idol and season 1 of America's Best Dance Crew put on all-Michael episodes in the past, and while those shows obviously aired before Michael's untimely passing, that shouldn't affect Sony's decision now. Second, on the actual day of Michael's death, Nigel delivered a live on-air speech about Michael's impact on dance--pretty much flat-out saying SYTYCD wouldn't even existRead More »from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Results Show: Not A Thriller