Dutch SYTYCD auditioner dances on his penis

Here’s a nice pre-holiday gift: The clip from the Dutch edition of So You Think You Can Dance, which featured a very weird audition in which a freestyle dancer ends up dancing on his penis, or something that’s supposed to be his penis.

The clip comes via Best Week Ever, which is via The Daily What, and is pretty hilarious/ridiculous/strange/frightening, which is compounded by his costume, which appears to be a boom box robot head mask.

At the very least, it’s an impressive trick, whatever this person–identified only as Stereoheads–is doing or using to spin around. He gets critiqued while standing in front of the judges with what appears to be a massive erection, and gets told, “That was probably the most unique, special, different solo we’ve seen today for sure,” which explains why he makes it through to the next round.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.