Lady Gaga is an emotional person. We already know this. And last night on “So You Think You Can Dance,” the pop star did not hold back.
Gaga was so overcome with emotion following a performance by finalist Marko Germar that she had tears running down her face. “I’m just so proud of you,” Gaga said. “There were so, so many things I did wrong when I was younger and so many things that I wish I could take back, and I felt every moment of that through your dance tonight.” For his part, Marko was having trouble keeping it together too.
This is just the latest example of Gaga getting emotional on camera. The pop star has made wearing her heart on her sleeve her calling card, and from the VMAs to her HBO “Monster Ball” special, it seems like Mother Monster is always crying about something. Read More...
By Danielle Genet
Celebrity guest judges are nothing new to the reality television competition world. “So You Think You Can Dance,” no win its eighth season, latched on to the trend this season with the likes of Kristen Chenoweth, Carmen Electra, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Neil Patrick Harris. Tonight they welcome Lady Gaga to the judges’ panel to appraise the top eight contestants.
Gaga is no stranger to “SYTYCD." She made her first major television appearance in 2008 on the "SYTYCD" stage, introducing the world to her eclectic style with her first single “Just Dance.” This past year, she chose “SYTYCD” as the television spot to premiere her video for “The Edge of Glory.” Though the finalists will probably have a rough time staying focused on their routines (we know we would be freaking out if Gaga was watching us dance) and host Cat Deely may for the first time be outdone by someone else’s attire, Gaga will probably offer friendly, inspiring advice just like she did on the past season of “American Idol.”
In honor of Lady Gaga’s upcoming judging stint on “SYTYCD,” we’ve made a list of the top four qualities a guest should come prepared with when judging a dance competition.
Familiarity with Dance
The waltz, krumping and samba! Plies, pirouettes and leaps, oh my! We think familiarity with dance terms and styles should be the first and foremost quality one should have when judging a dance show. Unlike a few of the previous guest judges, Gaga does have a dance background to fall back on. Neil Patrick Harris admitted he didn’t know much about dance and instead put his extensive theater background to use and focused his comments on the emotional connection and performance aspect of the piece. He also wasn’t afraid to dislike a performance and voiced his opinions to a sometimes booing crowd. Kristen Chenoweth also has theatrical training and wasn’t afraid to critique the routines and provide the dancers with insight into the business. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (star of “Modern Family”) admitted he previously danced in a theme park and could “throw around some terms.”
Yesterday, we told you that "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is leaving the singing competition to focus on his other show, "So You Think You Can Dance." I only wonder why he didn't do it sooner. I've never been a fan of "AI," but I can't get enough of the summer dance show, which is airing its season-four finale tonight and tomorrow on Fox. Here are nine reasons why the dancers put the singers to shame.
No theme nights — A bad theme can ruin an entire episode. "SYTYCD" fans can rest assured that if (God forbid) "Music of the Night" pops up in a routine, it'll be the only Andrew Lloyd Webber song they hear all night.
Wider range of music — The dance show makes its share of musical missteps (using "AI" contestants' tracks in the name of cross promotion, allowing a certain choreographer to indulge in her baffling Celine Dion obsession, thinking that kids might better appreciate a foxtrot or jive if the Brian Setzer Orchestra is involved), but it also acknowledges artists too small for mainstream radio. Millions of people have heard tracks by Hot Chip, Junior Boys and Mirah thanks to routines on the show. On a related note, don't get me started on the way "Idol" turns a blind eye to hip-hop.