In related news, click over and read this "So You Think You Can Dance" article I wrote for NPR! The Former Roommate Linda was kind enough to give me space on Monkey See to evangelize for my favorite show of the moment. Plus, I'm already pissing off Lady Gaga fans, so that's fun!
And while we're on the subject, they've apparently announced the pairings for Season 5. AfterElton had them and were drawing some (incredibly obvious) comparisons about them, but that post has been pulled (Uncle Nigel's homophobia strikes again!). A quick check of the TWoP forums (spoilers abound there, for reals) gave me what I was looking for, though (grain-of-salt SPOILERS on the pairings and dance styles for Week 1 ahead):
Phillip & Jeanine - Lyrical Hip-Hop - Napoleon & TabithaOkay, right off the bat, the most interesting pairings are Evan/Randi (she really won me over with those unitards!)and Vittolio/Asuka. Kind of concerned about my boys Tony and Kupono being yokes to such (thus far) nondescript partners, but they each got a friendly genre assignment. And anyway, this time last year I had no idea I was about to fall in love with Chelsie or Gev or Mark or Josh, so who knows?
Vitolio & Asuka - Broadway - Tyce
Jonathan & Karla - Cha-Cha - Tony Meredith
Evan & Randi - Jazz - Tyce
Tony & Paris - Hip-Hop - Napoleon & Tabitha
Jason & Caitlin - Bollywood
Brandon & Janette - Foxtrot - Louis Van Amstel
Kupono & Ashley - Jazz - Wade
Ade & Melissa - Contemporary - Mandy Moore
Maks & Kayla - Samba - Louis Van Amstel
As for the choreographers, psyched to see Wade Robson back. Not as psyched to see Louis Van Amstel on the bill twice, but I guess someone had to fill in for Alex "ongoing rape investigation" Da Silva.
And on that note, WOO dance tonight!