So You Think You Can Dance II
I really enjoyed the second season of "So You Think You Can Dance," and certainly agree that the winner, Benji Schwimmer, was a terrific performer. I confess that I was a bit disappointed that my own favorite, Travis Wall, who was more the "artist" in his contemporary dance interpretations, came in second. But the tour should be fun.
The show featured an array of choreographed routines, in solo, duet, and group settings, which encompassed everything from hip hop and jazz to mambo and swing. There were many highlights, including a dance coupling of Benji and Travis, who were, ironically, the last two standing!
Anyway, I enjoyed last year's installment of the show, and thought that this was another very fine season of summer entertainment, provided by the people who bring us "American Idol." That show begins again in January 2007; they just held auditions in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where thousands of potential contestants lined up in the heat.