Of the many changes "So You Think You Can Dance" will undergo this season
-- Bringing back former contestants to partner with the new finalists, selecting a Top 10 instead of a Top 20 -- one of the most surprising developments is that Emmy-winning choreographer Mia Michaels
will take Mary Murphy
's permanent spot on the judging panel.
Speaking to AccessHollywood.com
this week, Mary appears to be welcoming the opportunity. "I have to say I was a little envious of the different choreographers getting Emmy awards," she said. "I would still like a few more shots at that."
Of course, as I previously reported, Mary will be present for the audition portion of the season, including Vegas week, which will end a bit differently this time around, according to FOX sources.
Murphy and judge Adam Shankman will be stopping by the homes of the semi-finalist contestants to reveal whether they made the Top 10 or not. Yes, both the finalists and those who don't make the cut are getting in-person visits.
Kind of brutal, no?
Any thoughts on how it will go down?
Are you pleased that "So You Think You Can Dance" is doing things differently this time around?
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