Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > So You Think You Can Dance > So You Think You Can Dance 3

'So You Think' judge Nigel Lythgoe: The best dancer didn't win

By Christopher Rocchio, 08/17/2007 

Although home viewers crowned her "America's Favorite Dancer," So You Think You Can Dance judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe still doesn't consider newly-crowned third-season winner Sabra Johnson to be "America's Best Dancer."

"I think Sabra winning is good for America," Lythgoe told People after last night's live broadcast of the Fox reality show's finale. "[But] in my opinion [runner-up] Danny [Tidwell] was far and away the best."

"Sabra, with only dancing for four years is so inspirational to kids that want to begin dancing," Lythgoe continued.  "Sabra just showed she can win a major competition like this after only four years!"

Johnson, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Roy, UT, was revealed to be So You Think You Can Dance's third-season winner after a "record breaking" 16 million viewer votes were cast following Wednesday night's performance episode, eliminating Tidwell and fellow Top 4 finalists Lacey Schwimmer and Neil Haskell.

"I feel ridiculous," Johnson told People after her victory.  "It's so overwhelming and so surreal just to think that, first of all, I'm a girl, and, second of all, I'm from this little, tiny town in the middle of nowhere and I didn't know anything coming into this, honestly... it's amazing."

While Lythgoe may not be Johnson's biggest fan, one finale audience member who knows a thing or two about dancing did gush about the new So You Think You Can Dance champ.

"I'm thrilled that Sabra won," American Idol judge Paula Abdul told People after the finale.  "She's a little firecracker. No matter what, she gave her all.  It didn't matter what she's performing, something came over her and she became that."

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Sun Jul 24, 2016 18:35 pm in 0.24548602104187 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page read in 0.0084948539733887 seconds