After a groan-inducing two-week hiatus, the glorious So You Think You Can Dance
returns tonight for its Top 14 week. This season, the terpsichorean series lost its Thursday night results show, forcing major format changes that include 1) performances and eliminations within the same episode, 2) new "bottom three" rules, and 3) a finale that will crown two winners, one male and one female. And you know what? I think it's working out great so far. Here are the five biggest perks of the new system.
1. Cat Deeley
works best under this pressure.
Why is Cat Deeley
the greatest host on TV (besides, perhaps, RuPaul)? Because she has that natural Dick Clark
-ian awareness of pacing, timing, humor, seriousness, and contestant sympathy. In the old format, Cat
was responsible for introducing a myriad of guest performances and reading tons more teleprompter feed. Now, she's forced into exhibiting only her finest traits: helping along repartee between contestants and judges,