Cat Deeley chats about SYTYCD Season 6
The always fabulous Cat Deeley took some time to chat with reporters last week about the brand-new fall season of So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. (It’s the L.A. auditions, baby, yeah!)
Cat admitted to having some worries about SYTYCD debuting during the regular TV season, after having reaped great success as a summer series.
After all, the show will now go head-to-head with hits like NCIS and Dancing with the Stars on Tuesdays and America’s Next Top Model on Wednesdays.
But one thing she doesn’t worry about?
What she’s going to wear on the air.
The stunning Brit, who doesn’t use a stylist, has gotten heaps of praise for her fashion sense – and she says that she doesn’t plan her wardrobe at all in advance. She literally wakes up in the morning, decides what she feels like wearing on the show that night, pulls it out of her wardrobe and takes it to the studio.
Click through to see what else Cat commented on, including whether or not she’d like to see Paula Abdul on SYTYCD…and don’t forget to tune in tonight!
Cat on whether Season 6’s launch is too soon after the Season 5 finale:
<blockquote><div>I love the fact that Fox has so much confidence in the show and that the audience is so passionate about it. But if I have to be very honest, I am approaching it with a little trepidation. You just don’t know if it’s all a bit too much, too soon. But I have to say, after going out on the road, and meeting the new kids we’ve got coming in…the standard of dancing is higher than ever. Also the characters are better than ever too. We’re looking for stars, we’re looking for people that the American public can identify with, really connect with, and I think we found them. I think it’s going to be a great season.</div></blockquote>
On whether Paula Abdul will be guest judging the show, as rumored:
<blockquote><div>I don’t know any more about it. I know both Paula and Nigel are very good friends, and I know prior to Paula leaving [American Idol], I know they talked about it a little bit. Because obviously, she’s a world-renowned choreographer. This is a talent that’s not really exploited on American Idol, and I think would actually fit really well on So You Think You Can Dance. I don’t know what capacity she’d going to be involved in, but I have to say, I would love to see her on the panel.</div></blockquote>
On whether Ryan, brother of last season’s finalist Evan Kasprzak, makes it to the Top 20 this time:
<blockquote><div>I don’t think I can actually reveal the full facts yet. But you’ll have to watch the show to find out. He did very, very well though. His audition just blew everyone away…it literally makes the hairs on your arm stand on end. You get chills. He was amazing during Vegas Week, but you’re going to have to wait to find out. I’m so sorry!</div></blockquote>
On who would win in a dance-off, her or Ryan Seacrest:
<blockquote><div>Only if it was followed by a sing-off, and then we’d see…People would bleed from their eyes if I started to dance. It would be dreadful!</div></blockquote>
<blockquote><div>I don’t think I’ve been around long enough in America to really justify it and to be part of people’s consciousness…To be perfectly honest, I think it’s going to take a couple more years before I even get a nod…I’m more than happy doing my thing, and I love the show.</div></blockquote>
On how much work she puts into her style:
<blockquote><div>It’s actually not that much work. If I see something I love, be it vintage or High Street or designer, I buy it. So I do that whenever. I don’t put aside a day or anything like that. If I just see something I like, I instantly buy it…It’s very much down to how I feel on the day. Like any other woman, sometimes you can rock a little black leather minidress, and other days, you want a really comfortable wrap-around [Diane von Furstenberg] that covers up everything and just takes care of itself. I very much kind of wake up on the day and, okay, how am I feeling today?</div></blockquote>
(Photos courtesy of FOX)