Paula Abdul Signs Reality Deal for CBS’s ‘Got to Dance’

Was I too quick to judge Abdul’s new management team?  Vulture confirms that Paula Abdul signed a deal to be a lead judge and executive producer on CBS’s new dancing show, ‘Got to Dance,’ which is said to be a hybrid of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘America’s Got Talent.’  Abdul has turned down many opportunities since leaving ‘American Idol,’ and it now appears that she was just waiting for the best deal.  Being that she is both a judge and an executive producer, that means she makes double the dough.  Good for her!  I am sad that she likely won’t be joining Simon Cowell on ‘X-Factor, but least she’ll be returning to her dancing roots.  She’s sure come a long way since choreographing for Janet Jackson.

Nigel Lythgoe Confirms that Twitch Will Return to ‘So You You Think You Can Dance’

This is great news.  Stephen Boss, also known as “Twitch,” was one of my favorite dancers on SYTYCD, so I am very happy about his return!  To update everyone, this season’s SYTYCD has a different format.  Instead of pairing the contestants with other contestants for dancing partners, they will be bringing back former contestants or “all stars.”  This way, only one person will be eliminated each week without offsetting the partnering balance.  Some of the other changes include: Mary Murphy as a choreographer instead of a full time judge, and Mia Michaels return as a judge and a choreographer.  Mia Michaels was nominated for an Emmy for choreographing Twitch’s performance to ‘Mercy’ by Duffy.  Watch that performance below.     

SYTYCD – Twitch and Katee ~ Mercy on JiggyStudio Dance Videos