Network Ten has announced that international music
and television star Paula Abdul and Carrie Bickmore, co-host of The Project,
will head the all-new cast for the return of So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance Australia, to be produced by Shine Australia, is a multi-Emmy® Award winning, global television smash hit that danced its way into the heart of Australians for three successful years.
Now the Logie Award-winning local series is set to return in 2014 with Paula Abdul as judge and Carrie Bickmore as host.
A multi-platinum recording artist with sales exceeding over 60 million worldwide, Paula Abdul has won two Emmy® Awards for her choreography, in addition to a Grammy, seven MTV Video Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and three American Music Awards.
A ground-breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actor and business woman, Paula Abdul will be joined on the judging panel by some of Australia’s most respected and high profile dance identities: world-acclaimed choreographer Jason Gilkison, and renowned choreographers and performers, Aaron Cash and Shannon Holtzapffel.
Paula Abdul said: “I just can’t wait to start work on So You Think You Can Dance Australia. I am thrilled to be a part of this great show and to experience first-hand the skill, passion and athleticism of these dancers."
“Aussie dancers are without a doubt some of the best in the world, and it is an honour for me to be a part of finding Australia’s best dancer.”
Carrie Bickmore said: “I am so excited to be involved in So You Think You Can Dance Australia. I have loved dancing since I was a little girl."
“I remember thinking when I first watched the show years ago that it was a production I would have loved to be involved with. It’s fun, high energy and you can’t help but be awestruck by the talent of the dancers.”
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are thrilled that Carrie, Paula, Jason, Aaron and Shannon have agreed to be part of what will be one of the big entertainment television events of 2014."