I have a confession to make: I actually like So You Think You Can Dance even more than I like American Idol. Maybe it's because the show makes me nostalgic for all the dance classes I took as a kid, and it makes me wonder what might have been if I'd continued studying dance after age 13, when as a surly teen I suddenly and stupidly decided dancing was "uncool." (A belief that SYTYCD has clearly debunked.) Who knows, if I'd kept up with my training, maybe I'd be hoofing it like Sabra by now.
Or maybe it's just because I think the contestants' agenda is a little more pure. What I mean by that is, while Idol contestants can hope their involvement on that show will lead to lucrative record deals and Daughtry-sized success, there simply isn't as much fame and fortune in dancing. Sure, the finalists can hope for jobs dancing in music videos, Broadway shows, and Vegas revues, and later on maybe they'll teach or choreograph, but let's face it--they're never going to amass the fame or bankRead More »from So You Think You Can Dance Elimination: The First Curtain Call