It was certainly disappointing to see Hilton Denis cut from So You Think You Can Dance Australia on Monday. At only 18, this a dancer with great spirit and a lot of talent -like all of the dancers in the show.
But if we’re going to start getting pleas from the show’s host, judges and eliminated dancers that we have to vote or talented kids will be cut, then somebody needs a wake up call.
‘We’ did vote. And furthermore, all the talented kids except one will be cut. That’s the premise of the show.
Like Idol before it, SYTYCD is showing early signs of laying guilt trips on the viewers of Australia by making out it’s our “fault” for choosing its bottom three.
“People have to start voting for the dancers they want to see,” Denis told the Daily Telegraph.
“It’s still very early in the competition. I don’t think they (viewers) know who the best dancers are,” he said.
In fairness to Denis he is only 18 and dealing with the burst of a reality bubble. The guy has to say something to the press. But host Natalie Bassingthwaighte also laid on the emotion in Monday night’s show (Nat, have you had lessons from Marcia?).
I’m loving SYTYCD but I won’t be voting until there’s a free online vote, which could be linked to either IP or email addresses.
Even the Logies don’t make me buy a copy anymore. Meanwhile if FremantleMedia and TEN are going to keep reaping the benefits of phone voting, then how about less blame aimed at viewers for supposedly breaking dancers’ dreams?
Source: Daily Telegraph