SYTYCD Winner Turns Down Celine's Offer

It appears that Benji Schwimmer, winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 has officially nixed the offer to dance in Celine's Vegas Extravaganza. Thanks to an email from Seriously, OMGWTF? and a link to this article, Benji says:

"That really wasn't my genre of dance ... It's an honor, [but] that'd be like an environmental lawyer with a contract to represent O.J. Simpson."

Click here to read the entire article from the Seattle Times. Remember, tonight our favorite summer kids hit the stage for the start of their 35 city tour. Stay tuned to duckyxdale for Tour Correspondent Diaries including one from the opening night in Seattle!


  • I am glad Benji turned it down. This just shows how stupid it was to offer a genre-specific prize to a non-genre-specific contest. It would be like if the prize on American Idol was being in a production of Sound of Music and Chris Daughtry won. Maybe next year the producers will think this all the way through.

    By Anonymous rlh779, at 9/12/2006 07:00:00 PM  

  • Sing out sister! I agree.

    By Blogger duckyxdale, at 9/13/2006 08:01:00 AM  

  • I saw this one coming back when it was the final 4. Why would Benji want to dance in Celine's show? He has plenty of opportunities that he'll enjoy much more. In Celine, he would have not only played first fiddle, but would be about 10th.

    By Anonymous So You Think You Can Dance, at 9/14/2006 01:53:00 AM  

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