Monday, April 7, 2008

News Roundup UPDATED

Reality Raver recaps the top 8 results show from Australia. It's down to the final 6 dancers.


Confirmed SYTYCDers at the taping of Wednesday's Idol Gives Back show are Travis Wall, Lacey Schwimmer, and Melody LaCayanga. Previously confirmed are Quest Crew featuring Dominic Sandoval, Hok Konishi, and Ryan Conferido. It's great to see all 3 seasons represented.
UPDATE: TVSquad was there. Spoiler Alert!

So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott will have the task of teaching country music star Jo Dee Messina an "urban" dance routine on the second episode of CBS's new show Secret Talent of the Stars, Thursday April 15th. Tapper extraordinaire and former SYTYCD guest Jason Samuels Smith will teach singer Mya a tap routine on the premiere, this Thursday.
UPDATE: Selly found some video showing that Mya isn't a complete novice when it comes to tapping.

If there is ever a global So You Think You Can Dance-off, don't look for Afghanistan's entry.

A popular Afghan television channel, known for its Indian soap operas and "Pop Idol"-style talent contest, has come under pressure from Afghan officials for broadcasting what they call "immoral and un-Islamic" programs.

The Afghan Information and Culture Ministry on March 29 "strongly condemned" the broadcasting of a scene on Tolo television that showed a group of Afghan women and men dancing together at a film awards ceremony.

The ministry said that the program was "against the beliefs and traditions of the Islamic society of Afghanistan." Afghan Culture Minister Abdulkarim Khorram told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that Tolo will be referred to a state media-monitoring committee to determine whether it violated the media law by showing the dance scene.

"Not only do we denounce this show, we will also try to find ways to prevent these issues from happening again," Khorram said.


Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron beat out our own Cat Deeley in this MSNBC reader poll. Interesting to note that this year there will be a new Emmy award category: best reality show host award.