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“So You Think You Can Dance” Top 20 Announced!! Let The Competition Begin! @DanceOnFox

by Jim on June 28, 2012 · 1 comment

Top 20 finalists revealed on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! Pictured bottom L-R: Dareian Kujawa, Amelia Lowe, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, George Lawrence II and Daniel Baker. Middle row L-R: Janaya French, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Brandon Mitchell, Alexa Anderson, Amber Jackson, Witney Carson, Matthew Kazmierczak, Eliana Girard and Will Thomas. Top row L-R: Lindsay Arnold, Cole Horibe, Audrey Case, Cyrus Spencer, Janelle Issis and Tiffany Maher. (CR: Mathieu Young/FOX)

Last night, after thousands of auditions from some of the best dancers in the nation, the judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE announced the Top 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s Favorite Male and Female Dancer.

In two weeks, on Wednesday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 20 finalists will dance for the judges and America on this season’s first two-hour live performance show. The Top 20 will be paired into 10 couples and work with world-renowned choreographers to compose a dance routine representing their assigned genre. After the performances, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancers via phone, text and online. Please visit www.fox.com/dance for additional voting information.

Then, the following week on Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on the first performance and results show, the 10 couples will perform again, but in this week’s assigned genre. America’s votes from the previous week will also be revealed and at the end of the show, the six finalists comprising the bottom three guys and bottom three girls will be revealed and may be given a chance to perform solo routines. The judges will then decide which dancers stay and which two will be eliminated. If couples are split apart, the dancers who remain will form new couples.

This season’s Top 20 finalists are: Girls – Alexa Anderson, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Audrey Case, Janaya French, Eliana Girard, Amber Jackson, Janelle Issis, Amelia Lowe and Tiffany Maher;

and Boys – Daniel Baker, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Cole Horibe, Matthew Kazmierczak, Dareian Kujawa, George Lawrence II, Brandon Mitchell, Cyrus Spencer, Will Thomas and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.


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gridlockmanifesto June 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I think SYTYCD is the better of the two “dancing” shows on TV, and it is because of the variety and this year they really pulled through by featuring different styles. I love how they put people in groups and choreographed numbers to fit their style. Having two winners will be great too, but I wonder if they have to split the $250K? My wife and kids love that we watch with our PrimeTime Anytime recordings now since a friend and co-worker at Dish suggested saving time by using them for the Auto Hop feature. It trims 20 minutes an hour off our viewing time since we can watch commercial free. That means I don’t feel as impatient, and sometimes we can watch another show too.

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