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Jamie Bayard Explains So You Think You Can Dance Pants Pulling Down Controversy

Reality TV Magazine - Scottsdale, AZ, USA - Jamie Bayard was the first male dancer eliminated from the top twenty finalists on So You Think You Can Dance 4.  During the couples’ performance round, Jamie Bayard performed a hip-hop routine with Rayven Armijo, who was also eliminated from the competition.  During the routine, Rayven pulled down Jamie’s pants.  During the So You Think You Can Dance results show, Nigel Lythgoe suggested the pants pulling down could have offended a number of people and cost them votes.  In a press call, Jamie talked about his experience on the show, including the pants pulling down controversy.

When asked what he learned from doing hip-hop dancing (which wasn’t his area of expertise), Jamie Bayard said, “I learned a lot.  It was really, really difficult, especially coming from ballroom.  That’s definitely not anything close to what hip-hop is, and we had a really, really fun routine, which I think played into both of our abilities too.”

Jamie continued, “We had so much fun with it.  We learned a lot of new technique, and myself, I built a really great relationship with Napoleon and Tabitha.  And I think that’s really, really important too, and that’s one of the biggest things that I’ve gotten out of it.  I think it was a really, really challenging experience, but we both worked really, really hard on it, and we spent a lot of extra time in the gym in the evening through the night, working on it.  And we went out there and we did our best, and I think we both did really, really well for a ballet dancer and a ballroom dancer doing hip-hop.”

When asked why they included the pants pulling down in their routine, Jamie said, “You know what, the choreographers, obviously, they came up with the idea, and we just do what the choreographers tell us to do, so pretty much, in the dance world, that’s the whole business there.  You can’t really tell them, ‘No,’ and so I have no shame, obviously.”  When asked if he pictured the audience naked to make it easier, Jamie replied, “Oh, yes, yes.  That’s exactly what I was doing.”
Source : Originally Published Reality TV Magazine - Scottsdale, AZ, USA, Jun 18, 2008
Celebrities : Jamie Bayard
Categories : Reality shows, So You Think You Can Dance, Reality TV Stars
Posted 6/18/2008 01:06:23 AM | Permalink
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