First injury of the season for 'SYTYCD'
June 15th, 2011
10:31 AM ET

First injury of the season for 'SYTYCD'

If there's one thing people remember about last year's season of "So You Think You Can Dance," it's all the injuries, especially Alex Wong (judge/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is still addressing questions about it).

Lythgoe and fellow judge Mary Murphy answered more questions on Tuesday at a "SYTYCD" event on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and Lythgoe told iReporter Chris Morrow that - despite a change in the show's format that producers hoped might limit injuries - they already have their first dancer sitting out an episode this year.

"A shoulder has been popped, so one of our boys will not be performing," he said. "Mitchell (Kelly), who is injured will take a week off."

Lythgoe added that last year's top three contender (and potential all-star?) Robert Roldan will dance with Mitchell's partner instead.

With quite a few skilled tap-dancers this season, Lythgoe also said that tap routine pairings are certainly possible as well: "We'll put in samba or tap, and if both people can tap, then they'll do the tap."

Check out more of Lythgoe and Murphy's interview below:

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Shy Town Finest

    He will be alright we pray he has some fans that are pulling for him. "Dance for your Life Mitchell when you do get back up on the dance floor". I agree with the Brady the guys are just as good as the females if not better. To me Mitchell has great technique and he shows that he really loves to dance.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brady

    This is a great show – the dancers are so talented. Nigel keeps saying the girls are the best. There are indeed some great female dancers but the guy are wonderful! I am very happy they went back to 20 dancers instead of 10!

    June 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fruit salad

    He would make good kweer-bait.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. charlie crack

    So you think you can....oops! Ah man!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. R. Kelly

    Drip drip drip

    June 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pindelton

    he slipped in some doodoo and fell

    June 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Madd Crapper

    Wow...such a pretty boy.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |

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