Reality (Talent)

'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Recap: Top 18 Perform

July 17th, 2014 8:42am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Recap: Top 18 Perform
Last night's So You Think You Can Dance 2014 episode showed the dancers start to get the jive of things. There were so many good performances that night that it was hard to watch anyone leave. However, a few missteps made it easy for Nigel Lythgoe to single people out on So You Think You Can Dance season 11.

Misty Copeland continued to be the star judge on the panel by giving specific and helpful advice that we rarely hear from Nigel and Mary Murphy. At the end of the night, two more So You Think You Can Dance 2014 contestants were eliminated.

Jacque LeWarne and Zack Everhart

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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Partner

July 10th, 2014 9:45am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Par
The top-20 dancers selected partners on last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11. Some dancers were fortunate enough to dance in the style they're trained in, but for most it was a new experience. Some dancers delivered mesmerizing performances, but others didn't live up to their hype. Read below to find out the first two dancers eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu

Sonya Tayeh choreographs Tanisha and Rudy's contemporary dance. It a piece filled with aggression, but layered with intricate and structured movement. Guest judge ...
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Stevie Nicks Joins 'The Voice' As An Advisor

July 9th, 2014 3:02pm EDT
Stevie Nicks
Contestants on Adam Levine's The Voice team will have the opportunity to learn from Stevie Nicks.

The Fleetwood Mac singer will join the Maroon 5 vocalist's team in the seventh season, which is currently filming. Shakira and Usher are taking the season off, and will be replaced by Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani. Blake Shelton will return as a coach.

As an advisor, Nicks will be involved in all 12 of Levine's singers and help them get read for the show's later rounds where they face off against singers from the other coaches' teams.

In an interview with Extra, Nicks was quick to poi...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: Who Made the Top 20 Dancers?

June 26th, 2014 9:18am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: Who Made the
This So You Think You Can Dance 2014 episode dwindled 157 dancers to a mere 20. We lost some of our favorite dancers along the way, but the talent for So You Think You Can Dance season 11 is so high that we're still very excited about the remaining dancers. Additionally, this season's elimination process seemed more intense than ever. Anyone who survived all those LA callback rounds deserved to make it to the top 20.

Hip Hop Choreography

Christopher Scott developed the choreography for this round. The hip hop round proved more difficult than many contestants expected, including those th...
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ABC's 'Rising Star' Mediocre At Best

June 23rd, 2014 11:15am EDT
Rising Star
"You win some, you lose some." Perhaps that’s how ABC should view their latest flawed effort joining the singing competition market, Rising Star. It's the latest attempt at finding a 'superstar' – or perhaps it’s just ABC striving to compete with other networks in the karaoke realm. After all, NBC has The Voice and Fox has American Idol. Adding fuel to the fire, ABC has fallen flat previously – Duets ended after one season.

Rising Star has good intentions – the viewers select the artists vying for a recording contract with Capitol records. The idea sounded great decent on paper… If t...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta

June 19th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta
The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 secret phrase had to be Dragon House dance group. We met the founding member of it, and a few others in the crew. Additionally, the show mentioned formers members who competed on previous seasons of So You Think You Can Dance. It even seemed like So You Think You Can Dance season 11 kept one performers outrageous tantrum just to continue to promote Dragon House dance group. Through it, Cranking, the dance battles’ crews of the week, and the auditions, the episode highlighted some of the cultural magic of Atlanta, especially with the art of dancing.

The...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Ballerina

June 12th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Bal
This episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11, unlike last week, contained more filler scenes than actual contestants’ showcasing ones. There was a fun, but completely unnecessary, performance by a 9 year old, sob stories, and montages galore. Through all the filler, a few dancers got to shine. Some of whom could win So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Day 6: Los Angeles

The LA auditions continues with Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Christina Applegate on the judging panel.

Alla Kocherga & Serge Onik

Serge and Alla start the night with a ballroom piece. Serge reminisces on gett...
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Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'

June 7th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'
ABC's Sing Your Face Off became our jaw-dropping guilty pleasure of the summer last week, watching celebrities transformed into music superstars, but what's it like to actually be on the show? BFTV asked soap star Lisa Rinna to tell us about her experience so far in what might be one of the quirkiest competition shows we've ever seen.

"I read the synopsis of the show and I thought, this sounds like the most fun, and what a genius idea!" Lisa enthused. "I just thought what a challenge to become pop icons. I think I have a secret rock star living inside of me. Doesn't everyone?"

But the sho...
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Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'

June 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'
NBC's Last Comic Standing is like The Voice for stand-up comedians: it exposes these folks, who have been grinding for years if not decades just to make us laugh, to a national TV audience. The show has made a splash in its return, and one of the comics it's introduced us to is Jimmy Shubert, who called up BFTV recently to chat about competing on LCS and his career to date.

Why would he be willing to put himself into the reality TV machine? "Just because what I read about what they were trying to do this season," he told us. "Wanda Sykes, who's a great comic, brought the show back after a ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet and Fik-Shun

June 5th, 2014 8:47am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet an
So You Think You Can Dance season 11 started night two of auditions with less gimmicks and backstory, and more raw talent. During the performances, you were either overwhelmed by the beautiful technique of the performers, or you were clapping and dancing along. This episode of So You Think You Can Dance 2014 really ramped up anticipation for the live shows.

Day 4: Chicago

Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels joins judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe for this round of Chicago auditions.

Paul “the Puppet” Brushaber

The episode starts by introducing fans to a different style of danci...
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