SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley Dish on What You Didn’t See During the Top 20 Show
June 29, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
While the top 20 reveal show of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had its share of spectacular moments — can we talk about that amazing baseball number, please?! — when the group first finished performing the show-closing Mia Michaels group number, judge/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said he’d like to see it again.
At first, it seemed like he was joking, but when it became apparent he wasn’t (and since the show wasn’t taping live that week), the contestants got up and performed the number again and that’s what ended up airing on television.
So why did Lythgoe request for the dancers to do it again? And what did host Cat Deeley think was going on? I asked them after the show’s taping…