Saturday, June 26, 2010

Adam Shankman’s "So You Think You Can Dance" Season Seven Predictions

Last night, before the absolutely epic Grease Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl, my seat mate and I passed the time celeb spotting from our super prime box in the Garden Section, a far cry from the X1 tickets I usually have.

Punky Brewster herself, Soleil Moon Frye, and her family were to my left, Uncle Jesse, John Stamos, in a fedora and blue glasses, sat two rows in front of me with his leggy brunette date, Gossip Girl villain Michelle Trachtenberg, rocking pink Ray-Ban aviators, slinky black leggings and a bouffant of highlighted blonde curls that woulda made Dolly Parton proud, was to my right, forcing his way through the sea of 18,000 attendees, newly cast Footloose lead, Kenny Wormald rudely shoved past me and my friend Ana, two rows behind me, I spied former N’ Snyc-er Lance Bass with director, choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Adam Shankman who was working the crowd.

There are no words for how much I adore Adam. Last year, I had the chance to interview him for 17 Again and walked away wanting nothing more than to be friends with the guy. Funny, smart and intensely charismatic, one of the greatest pleasures of my week is getting to watch him on So You Think You Can Dance (how amazing was that Star Search footage, by the way?).

Given the proximity and his general ebullience, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak with him again, so Ana, who’s also a major fan, and I headed over to his box for a photo op and some SYTYCD gossip.

First things first, I demanded to know when they would kick off that Melinda tap dance chick who grates on my nerves like a sanding belt and has zero magnetism.

“Oh, it’s gonna happen,” he promised, saying he expected her to go “in the next week or two.”

“Please tell me Alex is going to win,” I begged, referring to Alex Wong, the stunning ballet dancer who left Miami City Ballet to compete on the show and brought me to tears in the first week of competition when he blew the judges away with Sonya Tayeh’s composition to Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah that Mia Michaels called the best routine in SYTYCD history.

Spoiler Alert:

Adam pursed his lips, cocked his head and said, “Kent’s got a lot of energy behind him,” referring to Kent Boyd, the adorable kid from Wompokinwhatsherface, Ohio.


While I’ve loved Kent since his Vegas audition, when he openly admitted his insecurities and made Lil’ C cry, I never saw him as the one to beat.

But, if Adam’s right, and he seemed fairly certain, despite Alex’s perfection, Kent is already poised to become this season’s champ.

Tune in to So You Think You Can Dance on Fox every Wednesday at 8 and Thursday at 9 to see if he's right.

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