It’s no secret that TV DivaGal is a huge fan of So You Think You Can Dance. Whenever I get a chance to get out to Los Angeles during the season, I make it a point to score tickets to a live taping.
That’s why I was there last Wednesday with my equally diehard SYTYCD pal Penny to catch all the drama you don’t see on air. And of course, I want to share it with you!
Don’t Let the Close-ups Throw You. How does SYTYCD get those close-up shots of the dancers right in the middle of their routines? There’s a camera crew running around ON STAGE while they are performing! But not one of the nine couples seemed to lose their cool because of it during their performances.
Cat Deeley Works That Stage. Cat Deeley is one of the best hosts on TV. Not only does she deliver her lines to perfection ΓÇô she shoots her live intros throughout the studio. That’s why we found ourselves chatting with her as she stood on the audience staircase near where we were seated just moments before the live cameras rolled. We complimented her on-camera skills to which she replied, “It’s easy when you truly love what you do.” So lovely!
Rudy’s Parents Want You To Know Who They Are! Family and friends fill the SYTYCD audience, including Rudy Abreu‘s mom and dad. The couple had on complementary t-shirts that read “Rudy’s Mom” and “Rudy’s Dad” on back.
That Next Week Cast Pic Is Taken Right After the Elimination. There is only a few minutes for tears over the contestants who have been eliminated. The cast photo of the remaining contestants (pictured above) is taken just moments after the show ends.
Rudy and Emilio Are Fast Friends. Rudy admitted his love for fellow contestant Jacque LeWarne on the live broadcast last week. But he’s also fast friends with hip hop dancer Emilio Dosal, who had been in the bottom three. The two chest bumped over surviving another week in the competition after the show ended.
Find out who stays and who goes tonight! So You Think You Can Dance airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.
photo credit: FOX