I thought last seasons dance vs stage was a dumb idea. It's hard to believe the producers sat around brain storming some ideas and came up with this horrible idea. I used to like the show but this season is unwatchable.
for all the bitter people in the reviews saying that kids having nothing to offer, i think a lot of the kids this season have proved them wrong! I have seen lots of emotional connection between dancers and mentors! Although some of the kids are not up to level with the others and were chosen due to cuteness, even they are starting to prove their worth. I for one am thoroughly enjoying this season and the more mature routines that they are beginning to pull off! My favorites by far are Jake, Tate, Kida, Tahani and Jordan. I think people should stop putting down the show and start appreciating the great talent that these kids have. Dance is one of those special art forms where even the most inexperienced artist can deliver powerful emotions and make you feel something.
Really? This poor child is out of her league. She is a talented person, yes. Ultimately, however, she is the unfortunate darling of an over zealous stage mother combined with a crazed dance teacher - not even the best dancer from her own soap opera type series. She should NOT be a judge. I think you are doing her a complete disservice. The kid needs someone to teach her real technique, not someone to puff up her head - what's wrong with you guys????
What in the world is wrong with these people, pimping babies for ratings? Is there no one at the network with a code of ethics? Anyone with a grain of sense understands that children without values, thinking fame matters more than wisdom or experience is an epidemic. Instead of teaching our children, giving them tools for a happy life, they fling them into the craziest, most difficult place in the world to survive... show biz? I live in LaLaLand and trust me, rarely can adults maintain. This is a guaranteed recipe for some screwed up people of the future ( not just the contestants but the world of children watching, receiving the message that this is what they should aspire to). SYTYCD used to be inspirational. Now we have to watch some little punk being interviewed, asked about his "fans"? This is crazy. I miss the show but we have to stand for something or we have no business complaining about the next generation's lack of values. These children are being rewarded - no - TAUGHT to be narcissistic and arrogant instead of learning a work ethic. Goodbye SYTYCD. It was nice while it lasted.
I have watched this series from the beginning. It is the only reality tv show I like because it is about mentoring great dancers (not embarrassing them like other shows). The choreography and talent is amazing; however, I am not of fan of the new format. If you want to have a children's version, fine. They are very talented, but it should be broadcast during the day. I want to see dancers who have matured and refined their talent. This version is for kids not adults. I will not be watching again unless you bring back the adult version.
I am one of the many who will not and cannot watch this implosion of one of my favorite shows. I am tired of everything going to the kiddies and being for the kiddies. Kids cannot emote emotions which is a big part of dancing. I don't get this. I don't understand why So You Think You Can Dance did this. When this season started airing, I thought they were doing just a one episode special.. but it kept going. And remember, when any show add a kid (and this one, a lot of them).. it has jumped the shark. I have yet to see a single fan of this show, say that they like this. Anyway, now I guess, they have free up my time for this show. Lets just hope they fix this next year.. if there is a next year.
Looked forward to this new generation season of SYTYCD and was impressed the first week until I saw
the judges list and the categories. Since when does Hip Hop (street gyrating) qualify as dance? Since when does the grotesque robotic gyrating qualify as dance? You have brilliant young dancers in Ballet, Ballroom, Broadway, Tap and Jazz who have been eliminated by so called Hip Hop judges in favor of
kids who are never made to Tap, do Ballet or even Ballroom but the real dancers have to pick up on the non dance Hip Hop techniques. It's gross and unfair. When I saw these so called judges dumping incredible real dancers in favor of Hip Hoppers we decided to tune the show out. It's sad that political correctness has permeated a once great show to lure a younger ethnic audience. I should have guessed the tide had changed when they dumped the wonderful Mary Murphy for a Hip Hop no talent like DeRulo. What in God's name does he know about real dance? His commentary is laughable. Get real dance team judges disciplined in real dance and dump the street dancers. The American dance public prefer real dance like Ballroom, Tap, Ballet, Broadway and Jazz.
I have been watching from the start and do not care for the children version.. I wish they would go back to the original format and judges with guest judges. I looked forward to seeing it every summer and I really miss it. Not everything has to be for kids. It is a hard competition an I do not feel those young children need that in their lives yet.
I am disappointed that Fox is forcing us to watch this. Cancel it already. It was a terrible idea and Maddie Ziegler as a judge is a big joke. Her playing a mini Kat Dealy host is awkward and painful to watch. She is flat and has no personality. Her docisl skills are lacking since her mother and Abby keep her isolated from kids. You can tell she's so uncomfortable not knowing what to say or do. I feel sorry for her being so awkward. There's only a handful of decent dancers at this age. We did NOT need an entire season built around those few. Can't watch. #Cringeworthy
Let's try this again since it doesn't want to print what I cannot agree with tonite's show of having past winners judging these kids as they are barely past being a kid shld be left up to the judges on hand IE Nigel hv watched this show since it started and a cpl of yrs ago they changed the format which I didn't care for n quit watching for a while so if they are gunna keep pulling of these other tricks I will just say forget it n not watch anymore
I HATE this format and will not be watching this season. SYTYCD has also been one of my favorite shows on Television - the past artistry and creative choreography were an inspiration and a thing of beauty. I tuned in to see serious, sophisticated ADULT dancing. The kids may be talented and in 10 years they may even be great - but that is NOT why I tuned in. This was an incredibly stupid decision by the show's creators and I'm afraid it will lead to the cancelation of the series because everyone I know who is a fan says they are not going to watch this season. So sad!
I love children, have chosen a career in Newborn Intensive Care (providing high tech care for premature and/or critically compromised newborns) when I could have done anything else I wanted in life. I have children and an adored grandchild of my own. That said, I DESPISE this new format.
1. Child labor is illegal in this country and so should child exploitation. I am also University educated in developmental and abnormal psychology and find this show to be an absolute nightmare psychologically speaking.
2. If I want to watch children's lives gambled with in the name of entertainment I will watch Disney.
3. A full season of kids is not what I have looked forward to all year long.
4. I am sick unto death of catering to the lolli-porn sickos in society as if sexualizing CHILDREN is just fine. How can even FOX not see how wrong this is?
A few segments here and there featuring children would have been cute, but this ENTIRE SEASON OF CHILD EXPLOITATION is completely inappropriate, not to mention boring beyond words.
reviews of THIS SEASON are overwhelmingly negative. I hope it's canceled prior to mid season and let that be a lesson to other would-be child exploiters!
I have no complaints about doing a kids version of a dance show but completely replacing the adult version is not what I looked forward to all year long. This is like the adult version using kids as replacements.... you just can't push, work and choreograph children like you do adults. I don't hate kids they're awesome, use to be one myself and some already have amazing skills and talent equaling some of their older dance counterparts, but they're still only kids on a show that used to restrict the contestants age to 18 and above. They're not adults yet and lack the emotional maturity and the years it takes grown performers to reach this point in their careers not to mention their lives. I've been a dedicated viewer and fan since season 1, never missed one episode and this is the very first time I've been so completely disappointed in changes to the format I stopped watching. Why not air an additional season for the kids, see how the folks like it and still put on the traditional version? Other networks do it all the time for long running popular programs and many already have 2 seasons a year. I'm sure there's more to it like ratings and budget and I'm certainly no expert. At least you're allowed to post complaints, contrary or opposing opinions even some negative views to the new format on their FB page. I just left their official twitter page and what a slobbery love fest it is as far as I scrolled. The whole staff must be scouring for and deleting negative tweets because there are none to be found, zero as opposed to so many I've been reading here. Never seen any twitter page that squeaky clean. If this was done because of ratings then go back to basics immediately and what actually made the show a hit instead of making it unrecognizable. Last season in my opinion was a downgrade in content & quality, this season more so. If you don't take it back to basics, what made this show great, a huge hit and a household name then you're going to lose most of your loyal viewing audience and long time fans which will be devastating no matter how many new fans you might pick up. The ratio will never be in favor of the new format. Messing with a good thing will almost always have negative fallout in the form of viewers tuning out or changing the channel. I do hear the same complaint from a lot of other fans I talk to and many aren't even watching this season at all. Some have even suggested that this drastic reformatting is less about ratings and more about the show's creators, producers and judges implementing their own personal agenda, that they've become bored with over a decade of the same format and wanted a change of pace and of audience, out with the old in with the new and to hell with what we think to boot. Well, they got it now, let's see if getting a younger viewing audience makes up for losing many of the older. Just giving my unsolicited 2 cent's worth.
I have been a loyal fan of this show and have been watching it since 2006. Last year marked a severe decrease in quality (to match the same decrease in the quality and variety of the judging). I hate this year's even worse format and will not watch. I note that even though the average of all the reviews going back to the first season is 7.9, the average for this season is probably no greater than 3.
Why??? That is what I want to know. The children are cute but it is very unsettling to see children bumping and grinding, trying to look sensual?? They are children - these types of dances are for adults who have experienced life and the emotions of life, not to mention the pure beauty of two adults coming together to tell a story. SO DISAPPOINTED - have been watching the show since the beginning and last year was so-so but at least they were adults. If I want cute children dancers, I will watch America's Got Talent. Guess I will just have to wait for Dancing With Stars. Fox, you screwed the pooch on this one.
The minute I saw it was "kids", I removed it from my Hulu queue. Yes kids can dance, but I think of dancing more as an art form where emotions, sensuality and more complex adult expressions can make a good dancer great. Kids dancing are cute, but I expect more from a weekly show then just a "cuteness" competition.
Someone needs to tell Fox and Nigel that making kids cry on TV is not entertainment, but instead, child abuse. Using our kids for entertainment is lurid and creepy, and putting them in competitive, high pressure situations where they are judged is just plain wrong. Fox, you have lost a loyal TV household this season. We will tune in again when you bring back Mary and Adam Shankman.
What's with the kids show - on prime time of all things. DOn't call it SYTYCD Next Gen -- Tiny Talent Time is a more appropriate moniker. I've been watching the show since Season 1 - -not impressed - will take a pass on this year - hope we see an adult version next year - if you survive the ratings this year.
So this year is KIDS... WTH! way to destroy a show FOX. I am so not interested in watching kids dance. I don't understand why the idots at FOX decided on this. It's one of the worst ideas they could think-up for this show.
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