So You Think You Can... Play Favorites?

By: Gay.com
7.2.2008

Is anyone else watching So You Think You Can Dance this season?

I am obsessed with this show, and it's not just because there are hot guys like Mark, who did a mean Argentine tango with his partner Chelsie, in the competition.

But I have to admit that the judges are getting on my last nerve this season. In previous seasons, I have been in sync with their thinking. This season, I am out of sync with their thinking.

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the judges are playing favorites?

So_you_think_dont_know_4 They fawn over Debbie Allen's protégé Will every week. One of the judges even called him a genius. The guy is a great dancer, but I wouldn't label him a genius just a few weeks into the competition.

There are also certain couples that can do no wrong. I love Twitch and Kherington, but I thought the judges went overboard in praising the couple's Viennese waltz. All Twitch did was roam about the stage waving his arms. It was like the choreographers were trying to make it easy for him.

Still, the judges went crazy for the couple's Viennese waltz, and I couldn't help but wonder if they were influenced by the fact that the choreographers had created the dance in honor of their disabled child.

I don't think the judges need to know when a routine is created in honor of someone because what judge wants to look like a monster criticizing a dance created in honor of a disabled child or a late relative?

Overall, the judges could also be more critical of the choreographers. This season, the choreographers can do no wrong and are lavished in praise to the point of ridiculousness. I felt bad for Courtney and Gev the night they had to perform that lame disco routine they were given. They were torn apart by the judges, who, of course, didn't mention the fact that the pair had pathetic choreography to work with.

If you're going to critique the dancers, how can you refrain from pointing out the failings of the choreographers?

Despite my criticisms, I am still tuning in to SYTYCD every week. But, above all, I wish Nigel, Mary and the rotating cast of guest judges, including Mia Michaels, would stop playing favorites.

And now it's your turn. Do you think the judges are way off this season? Tell us what you think in the Gay.com poll!

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Originally posted by Carter Todd

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