TEN’s changes to Everybody Dance Now mean not all of the acts will now appear on the show.
Originally the show had a whopping 88 acts for its Dance Duels, but changes to the format both in terms of show length and construct, mean fewer acts will now appear.
That will be a huge disappointment to many of the young dancers who were excited by their chance at TV fame and the cash prize. Much of the criticism has been levelled at the format, judges and host while diverse dance acts have attracted the show’s only praise.
TV Tonight understands some acts have already been told not to bother turning up this weekend. Don’t call us….?
The show now sees three duels of six acts in a one hour format. It was originally scheduled for 90 minutes this Sunday and another 90 minutes on Monday.
The prize of $250,000 remains intact but the 2 x $10,000 for each episode is now a sole $10,000.
TEN declined to comment.