America’s (newest) favorite dancer will be crowned Thursday night. And even though we have to wait two days for our winner’s name to be revealed, So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley has an early prediction: “If I was a betting woman, and I had to put some money where my mouth is, I would probably go for Kent [Boyd],” Deeley said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon. “But that’s not to do with his technical ability, it’s more to do with the reaction that I see from the screaming girls in the studio. It’s literally like Beatle-mania when he hits the stage, and hormones are just crashing everywhere and the general high-pitched screaming.” Deeley also shared her feelings about how the show’s seventh season has played out, and gave us a brief preview of the Wednesday/Thursday finales shows.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You’ve come to the defense of several dancers this season, with regard to criticism from the judges. Did you ever plan to be so involved?
CAT DEELEY: To be honest, it was a very natural thing. I didn’t want to come on the show and [have the dancers] be like, “Hold on: Who is this English chick who’s trying to be our friend?” you know what I mean? I was trying to definitely integrate myself in there, and that is something we started doing right at the beginning. If the dancers stand outside and it’s five o’clock in the morning and the snow is coming down in New York to go and audition, then I’m there with them too. READ FULL STORY »