I found the following interview that I thought providing an interesting perspective on ABDC from Shane Sparks.
Usually you can tell which groups are going to be in trouble after the first challenge week but I thought they did a good job overall. Do you think any crew in particular will be in trouble down the line?
I think America’s finally getting it right right now. Last week we had a bottom two and it was exactly who should’ve been in the bottom two. Usually we’re really skeptical, like “Oh my god, why are they in the bottom two?” So the two [that were in the bottom], they’re good – Team Millennia, I like them, but there’s so much competition on this show right now they’ve almost gotta do three times as much as they did last season to maintain. We’ll see what happens this season or this episode. And I think this episode is gonna be the deciding factor of who’s really, really hot and who’s not because now they all have to come up out of their element and show a different side. The one or two or three that impresses us the most are gonna be the ones I feel like will last on the show the longest.
Whose idea was tonight’s Britney Spears challenge?
I don’t know actually who did this one but I think it’s a really good one. The only thing I’m sad about is the fact that Britney’s not gonna be on the stage with us. [leans toward the recorder for comedic emphasis] Britney, I hate you for that.
*laughs* Since she couldn’t appear, are you going to be doing another spotlight artist challenge this season?
I’m hoping we get somebody this year. I don’t know who it could be but it would’ve been perfect for her to come here — it would’ve set the tone for our whole season. But we’ll see.
When I talked to you at the finale, the hope was for the really good all-girl crew to come in. Now we’ve got one…
We’ve got two.
Also, check out what Shane Sparks said about So You Think You Can Dance 2009.