Dear producers of So You Think You Can Dance Australia,
My name is Mary Ward and I am one of the – disappointingly few – people who watch your show.
Firstly, I’d just like to congratulate you on a great season of universally underappreciated television.
I think So You Think You Can Dance is awesome. I really do. I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for young artists. I think it’s a reality show that actually rewards hard work, as opposed to pot luck.
I also think it is one of the few reality television shows that isn’t full of manufactured feuds and bitchy characters (listening, MKR?).
I have the biggest girl crush on Lauren and her message of body positivity/incredible core strength. Michael is the most driven 18-year-old on the planet. Every single contestant on your show was just a really stellar human being, and I think that is a testament to the integrity of the platform your show provides.
But, you know how people say that you should give negative feedback in a criticism sandwich with compliment bread? I’m about to dish out your filling.
Last night’s ‘performance’ – and I use that term very loosely – by Jason Derulo was not okay.
For the 99.99999 per cent of Australia (seriously – why didn’t more people watch this show?) who missed it, here’s a video:
Yes, we did just see a young woman’s arse cheeks.
Now, call me a prudish pearl-clutcher, but there are lots of styles of dance I like to watch on So You Think You Can Dance at 8pm, and whatever that was is not one of them.