After taking a few weeks off during the Olympics, "So You Think You Can Dance" returned last night to whittle down the remaining 14 dancers to establish the Season 9 Top 10 who will start dancing with the yet-to-be-announced All-Stars in next week's show. Last night's episode also marked the first time the competition series had devoted an entire episode to honoring the work of one choreographer, Mia Michaels, and the feedback from the judges on the performances by the dancers was mixed, at best.
Our Jim Halterman was at last night's taping and grabbed time with judge/Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, Judge Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman (who was in the audience for the show). Also, guest judges Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (aka "The BalletBoyz") stopped by to talk about the show's dancers as well as their new Ovation series (with Lythgoe), "A Chance To Dance." Finally, the four eliminated dancers offered up parting words and the Top 10 talked of the challenges ahead.
And here's the complete index of all the interviews from the event:
A Few Minutes With... Judge Nigel Lythgoe
A Few Minutes With... Judge Mary Murphy
A Few Minutes With... Guest Judges Michael Nunn & Billy Trevitt
A Few Minutes With... Alum Adam Shankman
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Matthew Kazmierczak & Amelia Lowe
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Dareian Kujawa & Janelle Issis
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Witney Carson & Lindsay Arnold
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Will Thomas & George Lawrence II
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Eliana Girard & Cyrus Spencer
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Cole Horibe & Tiffany Maher
A Few Minutes With... Contestants Chehon Wespi-Tschopp & Audrey Case
"So You Think You Can Dance" airs Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.