It’s do or die tonight for TEN dance show Everybody Dance Now.
Behind the scenes producers have been massaging the format in a bid to win over viewers after a devastating launch.
Host Sarah Murdoch has told The Sunday Telegraph they got it wrong.
“It was a huge disappointment. The way the format was set didn’t work,” she said.
“We spent the entire week meeting and talking through every aspect of the show. We have taken on what the viewers have said and we can make it so Australia will fall in love with it.”
Tonight six dance acts will compete for a single $10,000 prize.
But while feedback has been positive for the contestants, criticism has been levelled at Murdoch as host and US imports Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo. All three remain in the adjusted format.
“Hindsight is a great thing so now I feel even more pressure to get it right. I want to give this everything I’ve got and I am determined to make this show an amazing show,” says Murdoch.
If the show fails the test tonight it may not get another chance. Execs will be looking to see how it performs in its demos and how much of the audience it retains from MasterChef: All Stars.
It isn’t clear how many young dance acts who were due to appear on the FremantleMedia show will now miss out on an opportunity altogether.
FremantleMedia did not return calls.