Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance fame have developed a new global dance competition tentatively titled Superstar Dancers of the World (please change that titled pronto, boys!).
Australia will be one of eight countries set to participate in the battle, which sounds part Eurovision and part circus acrobatics.
“This dance competition is very much like the Olympics,” said Craig Plestis from NBC.
“The physical feats these athletes and artists pull is mind-blowing, and we’re so excited to form what we hope will be the definitive dance competition to decide which nation has what it takes to be the best of the best in the world.”
Each team comprises of two soloists, one duo and one larger group. The artists are not only representing themselves, but also their dance form and nation: Ireland, India, the US, Argentina, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia.
Impressively hosted by Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) the series will air in early 2009.
Source: Futon Critic