One guy and one girl, it’s a new precedent for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, the reality competition has only selected one dancer to be “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but this season both a guy and a girl received the coveted title, all revealed in a star-studded, jam-packed season finale.
A dramatic opening montage sets the mood for the Season 9 performance finale of So You Think You Can Dance. It’s down to the final four dancers and it’s truly anyone’s win. It all comes down to this final night of performances with commentary by resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murhphy with guest judge Rob Marshall. There is also a unique and amazing guest performance by one-legged b-boy Jean Sok from France!
SYTYCD's Witney and Cole talk about who will win Season 9
Posted on: 9/11/2012 10:57AM
Dance Informa spoke with Witney Carson and Cole Horibe, top 6 dancers in this season of So You Think You Can Dance, before tonight’s Final Performance Show. Who would they like to see win and what are their plans for the future?
Next Tuesday evening, one male and one female dancer will be crowned the Season 9 winners of So You Think You Can Dance. But before the official winners are announced, the remaining four dancers still have one more week to impress the judges and, more importantly, the viewers. Here’s what’s in store for this week’s big episode.
SYTYCD: Six Perform, But Only Four Will Compete in the Finale
Posted on: 9/7/2012 10:12AM
We are at the cusp of crowning the Season 9 winners of So You Think You Can Dance. Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judge Christina Applegate, are on hand to help guide America in choosing its favorite male and female dancer. This week, the remaining contestants dance three times, including a solo and two duets. We also get a peek at their family lives, as the loved ones of each contestant give a little bit of insight into each dancer’s personal life during a brief video montages
We’re only a few weeks away from finding out which guy and which girl will be named “America’s Favorite Dancers” in Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. At this point in the competition, the results are completely in the hands of the viewers, making it crucial for each contestant to bring 200% every time he or she steps onto the stage.
It’s down to the final 8 on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, which means the finale is just weeks away. As we near the end, the stakes and emotions are high; now is the time for the dancers to give it everything they have. This week, each dancer performs a duet with an all-star as well as a solo. We also get a glimpse into their training and upbringing through brief video montages, filled with old photos and home videos. It’s a Hallmark moment and a bit too played out, but, in the search for “America’s Favorite Dancer,” it’s important for the viewers to feel a personal connection with each contestant.
The competition continues this week, as the Top 8 dancers perform for America’s votes. It’s another ‘star-studded’ episode, filled with guest judges, special performances, and some of our favorite past contestants dancing as all-stars. Here’s a sneak peak at this Wednesday’s episode.
It’s down to the final ten dancers on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance—an exciting time for both the dancers and the viewers because all ten will continue on to tour in the fall and some of the most memorable dancers from past seasons return to the competition. It’s the return of the SYTYCD all-stars!
SYTYCD: Benjamin Millepied to Guest Judge in Week 5
Posted on: 8/20/2012 8:05AM
After a Mia-Michaels-focused SYTYCD extravaganza, the competition continues with another week of new routines, new partnerships, guest judges, and special performances. The Top 10 dancers perform in Week 5 of the competition and the pressure is on to win the favor of the viewers.
SYTYCD Week 4: A Spotlight on Mia Michaels Choreography
Posted on: 8/16/2012 9:59AM
After a two-week hiatus, So You Think You Can Dance returns to Wednesday nights with a special evening devoted entirely to the choreographic work of three-time Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels, showcasing her best routines from the past eight seasons. The Top 14 perform; four will go home and the remaining ten will go on to tour in the fall after the show’s completion.
SYTYCD: What's on tap for Week 4 of the competition?
Posted on: 8/13/2012 7:04AM
So You Think You Can Dance returns to its regularly scheduled time with new routines, new partnerships and new guest judges this week with the Top 14 contestants. This week will highlight the extraordinary work of contemporary choreographer and SYTYCD regular Mia Michaels.
Week 3: Two more dancers take their final spin on the SYTYCD dance floor
Posted on: 7/26/2012 3:00AM
Wednesdays have become bittersweet in the world of So You Think You Can Dance. A new week means a new batch of routines in which the dancers push through their post-rehearsal fatigue and muscle pains to prove to America that they have what it takes to make it to the end of the competition. However, a new week also means we’ll have to say goodbye to two more dancers.
This week, joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe on the judges’ panel will be television, film, and Broadway actress Christiana Applegate. In addition to watching the Top 16 dancers compete, Wednesday night’s episode will also feature a performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as the show celebrates six 2012 Emmy nominations.
“Another spectacular night of dancing and drama,” host Cat Deeley announces shortly after Season 9’s Top 20 performs an odd group routine to Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People. It’s a bizarre way to start the evening, but, thankfully, not much time is wasted and the competition gets underway quickly...
After Cat Deeley’s So You Think You Can Dance slip up last week—calling Mary Murphy “Mia” when she introduced the episode’s panel of judges—the rumors have been flying about whether or not the ballroom expert will stay on for the entirety of Season 9 with a million dollar lawsuit hanging over her head.
The first competitive week of So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 hit the ground running with an eye-catching group routine and a Top 20 that laid it all out on the dance floor. Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy were on hand to provide their insight and expertise and, joined by guest judge Kenny Ortega, they began the search for “America’s favorite girl and America’s favorite guy dancer.”
With no more elimination show, we’re left wondering how the heck voting will work in the new season of So You Think You Can Dance. Tomorrow night, we’ll see the Top 20 compete for the first time this season and here’s the run down of how the show will work.
SYTYCD Judgment Day: Season 9's Top 20 are Revealed
Posted on: 6/28/2012 8:42AM
Last night’s episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance was monumental for two reasons: the series celebrated its 200th episode and revealed Season 9’s Top 20 dancers. As always, the emotions were high. For many, the news was heartbreaking. But, for ten guys and ten girls, this was just the beginning of their journey.
SPOILER ALERT: This week is the moment of truth for the 35 dancers who survived all eight rounds of Vegas Week, proving they have what it takes to be “America’s Favorite Dancer”. On Wednesday, each dancer will receive his or her SYTYCD fate. Dance Informa knows who the Top 20 dancers are...
So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Contestants Head to Vegas
Posted on: 6/20/2012 10:25PM
It’s Vegas Week, and the dancers arrive ready to dance their way through eight grueling rounds of choreography. Notorious for lots of cheers, jeers, and tears, this season’s Vegas Week was no exception.
Would Mary Murphy have auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance back in her day?
Posted on: 1/19/2012 11:36AM
Dance Informa spoke with Mary Murphy at the So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 auditions in Atlanta - the first stop on the new audition tour. Would she have auditioned for the show back in her prime? What's her favorite dance style to judge? Has she seen any great talent so far this new season?
Nigel Lythgoe on New So You Think You Can Dance Format
Posted on: 1/11/2012 3:12PM
Nigel Lythgoe speaks with Dance Informa about the new season of So You Think You Can Dance. He talks about the new format for the show, celebrity judges, his favorite dance styles and whether or not he would have auditioned for SYTYCD back in his prime.
Cat Deeley reveals news about So You Think You Can Dance Season 9
Posted on: 1/9/2012 2:00AM
Dance Informa spoke with Cat Deeley at the first round of auditions for So You Think You Can Dance in Atlanta. She revealed what the judges are looking for this season and how the elimination of the Results Show will affect the SYTYCD format.
Dance Informa was at the opening day of auditions for SYTYCD Season 9, in Atlanta Georgia today. Held at the historic Fox Theatre, hundreds of dancers braced the bitter cold for a chance to be named “America’s Favorite Dancer”. Some hopefuls shared that they had waited since 6pm the night before to secure a place at the front of the line!
Fox Cancels So You Think You Can Dance Results Show
Posted on: 1/2/2012 2:00AM
Sparking outrage across Twitter, Nigel Lythgoe has tweeted “FOX have cancelled the results show so I will have to change the format of SYTYCD”. Nigel has warned viewers about the Season Nine changes ahead of the beginning of auditions this weekend in Atlanta. But how will they run the season without a results show?
Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol will be presented with the honorary International Emmy Founders Award on Monday night at the Hilton New York Hotel. The award is in recognition of his work as a reality show innovator and for his deep commitment to dance around the world.
So You Think You Can Dance Season Nine Auditions Start January 5 in Atlanta
Posted on: 11/14/2011 2:00AM
So You Think You Can Dance kicks off its ninth season with auditions beginning Thursday, Jan. 5 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancer from January to March across Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
So You Think You Can Dance took home 3 Emmys at Sunday night’s awards. Mia Michaels and Tabitha and Napoleon were awarded for choreography and Robert Barnhart, Peter Radice, Patrick Boozer and Matt Firestone took top honors for lighting design.
Dance Informa spoke with 19 year old Melanie Moore about her achievements on So You Think You Can Dance. Crowned America’s favorite dancer, Melanie won $250,000 on last Thursday’s results show. When asked what she’d like to spend the money on Melanie said she’d like to save the money and splurge on just one thing. “I’d like some nice carry-on luggage” she said excitedly. And luggage she will need as the Top 10 dancers get ready for their 32 city tour starting in September.
Last night the top 4 competed for the last time on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and Dance Informa was there at the live recording to catch the action. Tonight the season 8 winner will be revealed! Nigel Lythgoe has predicted that it will be one the female contestants, either Melanie Moore or Sasha Mallory, but how has America voted? After the show last night Dance Informa spoke with guest judge Kenny Ortega who felt that Melanie has the edge, but you’ll have to watch tonight’s show to find out.
The 2011 Emmy nominations have been announced and So You Think You Can Dance has picked up a total of 8 nominations! And they aren't all for choreography, with Cat Deeley being nominated in the Best Reality Host category.
Jason Samuels Smith to perform on So You Think You Can Dance
Posted on: 7/13/2011 2:00AM
Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and tap dancer extraordinaire Jason Samuels Smith will perform on tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance elimination show. Jason Samuels Smith is famous the world over for this tap dance skills and is known as one of the industry’s best performers and teachers.
In an unprecedented double couple elimination So You Think You Can Dance judges sent four contestants home in Season Eight’s first elimination round. America didn’t have much time to enjoy the dancing talents of breaker Wadi Jones, tapper Nick Young, ballroom champion Iveta Lukosiute and jazzy Missy Morelli, but do doubt we’ll see these dance stars again as they develop their careers and look to the future. Dance Informa spoke with Wadi, Nick and Iveta the morning after their shock departures.
After last week’s quadruple elimination, finalists Miranda Maleski, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Pittsburgh, PA; and Robert Taylor Jr., 31, a Hip Hop dancer from Brooklyn, NY, were eliminated last night on So You Think You Can Dance.
After last week’s unprecedented save, finalists Wadi Jones, 24, a Breaking dancer from Ossining, NY; Iveta Lukosiute, 30, a Ballroom dancer from Klaipeda, Lithuania; Missy Morelli, 20, a Jazz dancer from Arvada, CO; and Nick Young, 19, a Tap dancer from Franklin, WI, were eliminated on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance.
Tonight the competition continues for America’s Top 20 on So You Think You Can Dance. After last week’s surprising non-elimination, two couples will leave the show this week. Tonight they will churn up the dance floor to try and win our votes. The two-hour live performance show starts at 8pm ET on FOX, followed by the elimination special tomorrow, featuring performances by electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO and hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew.
Judges Keep All Top 20 Finalists on So You Think You Can Dance
Posted on: 6/16/2011 2:00AM
In an unprecedented move, judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and guest judge Megan Mullally kept all Top 20 finalists on So You Think You Can Dance safe from elimination last night. After America’s vote was revealed, Jordan Casanova and Tadd Gadduang; Clarice Ordaz and Jess LeProtto; and Miranda Maleski and Robert Taylor Jr. were the three couples who received the fewest votes. Unable to compete in Wednesday night’s performance show, Mitchell Kelly was also placed in the bottom. The judges asked the finalists to perform solo routines, and after deliberating, chose not to eliminate anyone. As a result, two couples – four dancers – will be sent home next week.
For the first time ever, So You Think You Can Dance will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance. Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines and text-messaging during the voting window (standard text-messaging rates may apply).
After thousands of auditions by some of the strongest dancers ever, the judges of So You Think You Can Dance have announced the 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. This season’s Top 20 are Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Wadi Jones, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Iveta Lukosiute, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Missy Morelli, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich, Robert Taylor Jr. and Nick Young.
Tonight on America's favorite dance show, the Top 20 dancers will be revealed. After being swamped with amazing talent from across the country, the judges have finally chosen the contestants for season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance. Who will make the cut? Watch Fox tonight to find out!
America's favorite dance show is back on TV tonight as Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance begins! Make sure you tune in to check out the country's young dance talent as the audition shows begin. Fox, 8/7C For a sneak preview at the Atlanta auditions visit http://www.danceinforma.com/USA_magazine/2011/02/25/sytycd-season-8-auditions/