May 26, 2011 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Cat Deeley are back tonight for the season eight premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX! What can we expect out of the newest season of our favorite dance competition? Read on for more details…
The new season of So You Think You Can Dance kicks off tonight with jam packed hours of auditions from Atlanta and the Bay area. Joining the regular judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy this season will be guest judges Debbie Allen, Robin Antin, Lil C, Tyce Diorio, Jason Gilkison, Toni Redpath and Adam Shankman.
We’ll see a few more audition rounds and then beginning Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 20 finalists will be paired to perform inspired pieces choreographed by some of the biggest names in dance during weekly two-hour performance shows. Following the episodes, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite couples.
Airing Thursdays beginning June 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the live results shows reveal who keeps dancing and who goes home. Each week, the six contestants comprising the bottom three couples are given a chance to perform solo routines to encourage viewers to keep them on the show. The judges then decide which dancers stay in the competition and which dancers are eliminated. If a couple is split apart, the two individual dancers who remain become a couple the following week.
Once the series is down to the Top 10, the finalists will be joined by a So You Think You Can Dance All-Star dancer, and it will be solely up to America to decide who remains in the competition. These So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars are experts in various styles of dance – Ballroom, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz – and will partner with one of the Top 10 finalists each week and perform in their specialty.
Here is the official Fox schedule, so remember to set your DVR’s!
Wednesday, May 26 (8:00-10:00 PM) Atlanta and Bay Area Auditions
Wednesday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM) New York and Salt Lake City Auditions
Thursday, June 2 (8:00-9:00 PM) Los Angeles Auditions
Wednesday, June 8 (8:00-10:00 PM) Las Vegas Callbacks
Thursday, June 9 (8:00-10:00 PM) Top 20 Revealed/Meet the Top 20 Performances
Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM) First LIVE Performance Show
Thursday, June 16 (8:00-9:00 PM) First LIVE Results Show
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