So, what does everyone think the make-up of the dancers will be? I'm thinking that ballroom will have a better and/or larger representation this season, due to the resurgence of it as a mainstream dance form. And not just with the hunky latin dancers.
I'm thinking it will be (if they cast top 20?)
10 lyrical, contemporary, modern, ballet (the "technical" dancers - see arguments (er, I mean discussions) from last season)
4 or 5 ballroom
3 street/hip hop
2 or 3 oddballs that don't "fit" anywhere (read: talented tapper/hoofer, bellydancer, Irish dancer....)
I brought this over from the Meet Market. IMO, it will be tough for a girl to win because it seems like it there are so many girls in the arts (dancing, singing, theater). There's always been more competition for women than men and when we see a guy that is that good (as Nick, Blake, Travis, Benji) it makes us stand up and take notice. It's not as surprising for a woman to that well....
I wonder if it would be demographically challenging for a girl to win - especially if she were only marginally better than the boys. I get the feeling each year that each of the boys get more votes than the girls. Still, two male wins do not make a pattern, I guess.
My (completely unscientific) instinct is that more women watch the show, which means it's going to be harder for a woman to win. Especially against cute boys like Benji and Nick. She's not going to win being only "a little bit better" than her male competitors (*cough*Heidi*cough*). She's going to have to completely obliterate them.
Edited by GoodThings, May 23, 2007 @ 1:44 PM.