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'The X Factor': Join 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Mary Murphy for tonight's live chat!

Be sure to watch tonight’s X Factor results show in front of your computer, because I’ll be co-hosting EW.com’s live chat with Fox-y fave Mary Murphy — of So You Think You Can Dance judging (and EW.com blogging) fame!

You know you’ve been wondering which “acts” she’d put on the Hot Tamale Train. All will be revealed at 8 p.m. ET.

See you then!

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Mary Murphy on 'SYTYCD': An uneven finale, a fabulous season

Nigel not happy with the finale, drops jaws of all the judges!

Yes, last night was a roller coaster ride with some great highlights and perhaps the lowest low I’ve seen on the show in a long time. What initially put some of us into a finale funk was the disco that started the show. It felt flat, labored, and even though it was danced by two of the most solid performers, Marko and Melanie, they were not able to connect to the style. My heart slightly dropped for both of them.

Fortunately, Sonya Tayeh’s jazz piece starring Sasha and Mark Kanemura brought us straight back up. This piece had all the dynamics and passion that we have come to know in our finales. READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': America's Favorite Dancer is...

It was a fitting performance finale, no? There were a couple of high points — Tadd’s boxers, Marko and Lauren, Cat scoring Melanie a job (albeit on the much-maligned remake of Dirty Dancing), Melanie and Sasha’s Stacey Tookey routine, Mark and Sasha Sonya Tayeh piece, Sasha’s solo… are we noticing a trend here? But the night was mostly marked by a “Where did that come from?” sense of struggle from all four finalists. Were you underwhelmed, Dance fans? Or do you think the final four pulled it off? Who do you think should win? Who do you think will win? (And might that be the same person?) Share your thoughts during the live, two-hour finale, and we’ll give you tonight’s results as soon as the show closes! Update: The results have been announced! And America’s Favorite Dancer is… READ FULL STORY

Has anyone EVER liked a disco routine on 'SYTYCD'?

Melanie and Marko’s stilted disco routine on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance performance finale really bummed me out. “Oh nooooooooo. DISCO,” I shuddered. I’d forgotten all about it. Must disco still exist? For contestants looking to gain last-minute momentum, the disco seems as death-kissy as the dreaded foxtrot or, God forbid, a Russian nesting doll dance or whatever. “Has anyone EVER liked a disco routine on #SYTYCD? Die die die!” I tweeted feverishly, for I had just scraped up the last of my spicy gouda party spread directly from a small stone plate with my teeth.

Thanks to some of my loyal Twitter pals for reminding me of former disco fabulousness and proving me wrong! READ FULL STORY

Melanie LaPatin on 'So You Think You Can Dance': And the winner SHOULD BE...

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Seriously? That’s it? It’s over? This is my last SYTYCD blog for EW.com? I feel like I blinked and missed half of it. (I was probably on a plane.)

All kidding aside, before we dive into our discussion of last night’s performances, I hope you’ll indulge me while I say thank you for coming along for this wild ride, for sharing your thoughts and letting me share mine, and for all the nice notes and comments and questions you’ve sent. You made me feel very welcome, and this whole thing has been a blast for me!

Gosh, I hope you’ve enjoyed it, too.

If you’d like to keep in touch, or keep up with what I’m up to, my Facebook page is a good place to start,  or the page for my album, Ballroom Remixed (which has RE-remixes coming out next month), or if you’re in New York or passing through, you can always book a lesson at the studio. And if you REALLY find you miss me tomorrow and need a fix — yeah, yeah, I know you’re probably sick of me by now! — I can’t recommend highly enough that you check out Alan Mercer’s blog: His pictures of me are so good, I can’t believe they actually ARE me. (He also has the scoop on the new movie I’m working on. Hint: Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison are in it.)

Now then, about last night… READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': Talk about the performance finale!

It’s all come down to this: Marko, Sasha, Tadd, and Melanie face off for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer; match up with All Stars Joshua, Mark, Lauren, and Robert; and take in the appraisals of Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, guest choreographer judge (and future Dirty Dancing remake director) Kenny Ortega, and celebrity guest celebrity judge Katie Holmes. Will Melanie’s peerless technique outshine Sasha’s feisty panache? Can Marko pull off a Lauren-Froderman-sneak-attack victory? And which fabulously off-beat song will Tadd use in his solo? Talk about it all here, and then come back tomorrow morning for my full recap! (UPDATE: Click here to read Adam’s full SYTYCD top 4 performance finale recap!)

Follow Adam on Twitter @adambvary

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Mary Murphy on 'SYTYCD': Sometimes it pays to be daring; sometimes not.

The finale is here !!!! Wooohooooooooo!!!!

Talk about a season going FAST! I feel like the auditions were just yesterday. We have had so much fun watching all the talent. And fun at the judges’ table as well.

Speaking of judges, guest judge Christina Applegate was funny and so easy to get along with. I asked her what her favorite number of the night was, and she answered, hands down, it was Tyce Diorio’s contemporary starring Sasha with all-star Kent Boyd. This number had to hit home for so many of us, myself included. Most of us have a story from a time in our life where we have been put down or have had tremendous struggles. I can’t tell you how many times I have been knocked down and told I would not go anywhere in my life and that I’d be homeless if I ever left. READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': And the finalists are...

This has been a really surprising and refreshing season. Too bad I’m talking about the guest judges rather than the dancers. Last night, Christina Applegate offered up a nice mix of compliments, criticism, and technical know-how. As it were, her diligent research and thoughtful comments were pretty lost on a boring, unremarkable night. Other than Melanie’s solo and Sasha’s contemporary with Kent, the stand-outs were few and few between. Was this the lamest Top 6 ever? Or were you pleased with how the dancers performed? Do you think last night’s snoozefest will be redeemed tonight with some unexpected D4YL performances? Or do you think it’s pretty set in stone who’s going to sail throughout to the finale? Share your thoughts while the show airs, and we’ll be back with the results as soon as they’re delivered. UPDATE: The results are in! Click through to see who made it to the finale. READ FULL STORY

Melanie LaPatin on 'So You Think You Can Dance': Sasha is 'a moving work of art'

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Hi, everybody! Hope you’re all doing well! I apologize in advance if this blog makes it seem like I’ve got my head in the clouds, but the fact is, I kinda do. I’m always on planes lately! But that’s good. I only ever really fly for exciting things, like going to Canada to work on SYTYCD there or L.A. to work on SYTYCD here… Here? There? Well, you know what I mean.

I’ve also been doing a bunch of interviews, some for Leading Ladies, the movie I did with Benji (the winner of SYTYCD/US, Season 2), which is out on DVD next month;  some for Ballroom Remixed, the “dance” album on which I make my debut as a rapper (go ahead and laugh, it IS funny!); some just to talk about salsas and such, and what we do at the studio in New York. I think the only thing I haven’t been interviewed about recently is my cats, which is a shame — they really ARE fascinating! ;)

But you’re not here to hear about my babies, you’re here to read about SYTYCD. So let me buckle down and get to it, what do you say? Of last night’s performances, my favorite three (well, four) performances were… READ FULL STORY

'SYTYCD': On the scene for Top 6 rehearsals, and an apology to Tyce Diorio, sorta -- EXCLUSIVE

Earlier today, I teased my exclusive first-hand look at the early morning rehearsals for tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance with some ridiculously cryptic clues. I’d promised not to spill any big details until after the show had aired on the west coast — who am I to stand in the way of the “fairness” of reality TV call-in competitions — so instead, I had to get all ambiguous.

Not anymore! I have to say, as savvy as I’d like to think I am to the ways of reality television production lo these many years of covering SYTYCD and American Idol, getting to spend much of the day watching all the work that goes into mounting a single two-hour episode of my favorite reality TV show was illuminating, to say the least. And wouldn’t you know it, the day also provided me with the crow-eating experience of having to apologize to Tyce Diorio. Publicly. On this very blog. Right now.  READ FULL STORY

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