Now that the revamped season of "So You Think You Can Dance" is over, it is, of course, time to pick apart the things we did not like and make suggestions on how next season can be made better. So listen up, Nigel, because a little more retooling couldn't hurt, right?
Half-hour results showOK, so having a once-per-week show that included results was not a complete disaster; however, it was not an entire success either. Everything just felt so rushed, as if they needed to get everything out of the way in order to get to the results. That kept competitors, such as Tiffany (though she did make it to the finals, so kudos to her), from getting the attention they deserved. The fact that they were able to keep the group numbers in was remarkable, but the show itself still felt overstuffed. Instead of canning it all together, the results show should come back for just 30 minutes a week. That way it is not comprised of expensive filler and gets right to the point.
Keep the voting with the couplesThe idea to reward a male and female dancer was a great idea, since sometimes these type of competitions can be a bit unfair (though that is more the case with "American Idol" than "SYTYCD"). So it was understandable that the show would decide to drop the whole voting for couples and move toward voting for individual dancers. In theory, this works because people won't be bogged down by a partner who is less skilled (though Eliana somehow found herself in the bottom two while Cyrus did not) or punished for a routine that was sub-par. However, there are just too many people in the beginning to keep track of, and somehow, the connection does not feel the same voting for one person as it does when voting for two. Bringing back couple voting should solve this problem and return the show to its roots.
Bring back Jesse Tyler Ferguson as often as possible"Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson may not be familiar with the technicalities of dance, but the man knows what he likes and is just a joy to watch. His criticisms always seem to be spot on, laced with a bit of humor but never seriously over the top. He is a true fan, and it shows every time he is on the panel. "SYTYCD," bring this ray of sunshine back every chance you get.
What changes would you make to "So You Think You Can Dance"?