Thursday, April 10, 2008

Was Last Night A Preview Of The Next Tour?

It's been brought up in comments and in a couple of articles around the web. It's the concern I mentioned before the Idol Gives Back show. Back in November, Nigel Lythgoe floated the idea of combining American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance tours. As far as I know, it's still being considered, despite the fact that, at the time, the idea was soundly rejected around the web by fans of both shows. A poll of BSYTYCD readers ended up 160-4 against the idea.

It was great to see so many of our favorites last night, and the opening routine was the most entertaining part of the show, IMHO. For once, the dancers were given the spotlight ahead of the singers. That doesn't mean that it will work for an entire tour. The only positive I can think is that possibly the arrangement would force the tour producers to pay the dancers at a level equivalent to the singers. Otherwise, I really hope it doesn't happen.