Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Dancers, Spare Us Your Sob Stories

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Dancers, Spare Us Your Sob Stories

Article excerpt

SINCE when did the TV show So You Think You Can Dance turn into a musical version of Doctor Phil?

You don't need to booty pop, Cha Cha shimmy or break dance to get on this show.

What you really need to impress the judges is a good sob story.

Let the mascara flow, roll on the ground in despair, thump your fists in frustration - that dance routine seems to get you into the top 100.

I have been casually watching this show over the last couple of weeks and I have to say some of the contestants are really scraping the barrel when it comes to sorry tales.

One girl in Melbourne confessed to the judges that she was actually dyslexic - she didn't know her left from her right.

The sentimental music commenced as she sobbed about how hard it is to dance when you don't know which way to spin.

Another man teared up when he talked about being picked on for dancing as a boy.

Join the rest of the male dancing population.

Of course, there were real stories of dancers who did overcome life tragedies to follow their passion. …

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