Monday, October 17, 2011
American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe is looking for a family run business to feature in a new reality series, but not just any business. This new show will have a twist.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wanna be on a TV reality show? Nigel Lythgoe, producer of the hit reality TV shows, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol" is casting for a new reality show about a family run business. It's no secret that family dynamics can be dramatic. But Lythgoe is taking the drama a step further by profiling a business run by a family that includes someone who's been diagnosed with a medical disorder. According to casting producer Michael Warwick, the goal of the show is to show America how one person’s “disorder” is another man’s “success.” The series will take viewers into the lives of a family that works together and supports each other running a family business. Producers say they're looking for men and women of all ages whose special …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Wisconsin dancer couldn't tap his way past the second week.
It was a short but terrific run on FOX's So You think You Can Dance for Franklin dancer Nick Young. He endured the audition and the grueling week in Vegas where he danced difficult routines in a number of styles to make to the Top 20. The first week of competition, he and his partner, Iveta Lukosiute, a professional ballroom dancer, performed the quickstep. Young killed it, much to the surprise of the live and at-home audiences. This second week the couple pulled Bollywood and while Young lived up to his potential, his partner's performance wasn't as strong and they found themselves in the bottom three. Since, for the first time since the show began, the judges chose to save everyone the first week, that meant four dancers, two couples, …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Wisconsin dancer tackled one of the most technically difficult and fast dances on "So You Think You Can Dance."
Bollywood came early to So You Think You Can Dance this season. Wisconsin dancer Nick Young didn't get any favors during the second week of competition on FOX's summer hit. The first week out Young and his partner, Iveta Lukosiute, pulled the quickstep out of the hat. Lukosiute is a professional ballroom dancer so all eyes were on Young, wondering if he would be able to keep up. He did more than that and earned his place in the "safety pit" of dancers who racked up enough votes to sail through to the next week. This week, Young and Lukosiute pulled Bollywood out of the hat. Introduced to the show during Season 4, Bollywood numbers are choreographed to look like mini-movie productions from India; from the costumes to the precise placement …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
He learned early on that he is safe and will dance again next week!
Franklin dancer Nick Young and local Patchers didn't have to wait long to find out if America voted Young and his partner, Iveta Lukosiute, into the next round of So You Think You Can Dance. The couple tackled the quickstep, commonly known as one of the most difficult ballroom dances. Since Lukosiute is a 10-time world champion in ballroom, the pressure was on Young to keep up. He not only kept up, he held his own and led Lukosiute around the stage as if he'd been dancing ballroom for years. After a fast re-cap of the Wed., June 15, performances and a group dance by the Top 20, the first three couples were brought on stage, one of which was Young and Lukosiute. The first two couples were quickly announced as safe. Then, host Cat Deeley …
Franklin native Nick Young danced the quickstep during the first night of live competition on "So You Think You Can Dance."
If you watched "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX last night and you can't stop smiling, it's no wonder. Nick Young, the young man from Franklin who trained at his mom's Oak Creek dance studio, took on one of the most difficult ballroom dances and, literally, danced circles around it. Dancing the quickstep, Young was paired with Iveta Lukosiute, a 10-time world champion in ballroom (that means she took the top spot in 10 dances). He wowed the judges and the audience both in the studio and, hopefully, at home, too. Guest judge Megan Mullally exclaimed, "And you're a tap dancer?!" Local Patchers had to wait out the nine other couples who comprise the Top 20 to see Young take total command of the stage with near-perfect posture, quick and …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Nick Young will compete for America's votes.
Nick Young is living his dream after advancing to the top 20 on "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX (Channel 6). According to a Q&A on the show website, Young started dancing when he was just 4 years old in his mom's dance studio, the Young Dance Academy in Oak Creek. He auditioned for the show as a tap dancer, but was able to showcase skills in other styles throughout the try out period. Young, a Franklin resident, will dance for America's votes starting Wed., June 15 at 7 pm on Channel 6. If he garners enough votes, he will continue onto the next week, and each week he will learn new dance routines in a different style from a variety of choreographers, and possibly with a different partner. The winner, crowned "America's Favorite …