nigel lythgoe fox 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Nigel Lythgoe tweets changes, slams 'American Idol'“So You Think You Can Dance” is really shaking things up this year with Mary Murphy departing as a regular judge, Mia Michaels joining the panel as a permanent one and only having a Top 10 that will dance with past seasons all-stars.

Now judge and producer Nigel Lythgoe has been busy tweeting more details about the changes. He tweets:

  • Okay. I understand you want us to change the set
    this Season. I will check it out with my designer, Andy and we will make
    some adjustments.

  • Mary is still on the show but don’t make the same
    mistake as “Idol” this season. The show should be about the young talent
    not the judges.

  • We’re not telling the contestants if they made #SYTYCD in the studio.
    We’re going out to the dancer’s homes. I say “No” to someone tomorrow

Oooh, burn to “American Idol,” though not entirely unwarranted. Also, is anyone else picturing the judges going to people’s houses a la the Publisher’s Clearing House? Just us? Or perhaps they are hiding “Big Brother”-esque props in weird places for the dancers to “find.”

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