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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:33am

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. 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.


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 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.


The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 10 female finalists are:


Alexa Anderson

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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Lindsay Arnold

Hometown: Provo, UT

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom


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Witney Carson

Hometown: American Fork, UT

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom


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Audrey Case

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Jazz


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Janaya French

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Lyrical Contemporary


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Eliana Girard

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary Ballet


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Amber Jackson

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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Janelle Issis

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Age: 24

Dance Specialty: Belly Dancing


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Amelia Lowe

Hometown: Butler, NJ

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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Tiffany Maher

Hometown: Plantation, FL

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Jazz


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The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 10 male finalists are:





Nick Bloxsom-Carter

Hometown: Oak Park, CA

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Ballroom


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Cole Horibe

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Age: 26

Dance Specialty: Martial Arts Fusion


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Matthew Kazmierczak

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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Dareian Kujawa

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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George Lawrence II

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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Brandon Mitchell

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Age: 27

Dance Specialty: Stepping


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  Cyrus Spencer

  Hometown: Duluth, GA

  Age: 22

  Dance Specialty: Animation/Robotics


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  Will Thomas

  Hometown: Troy, MI

  Age: 19

  Dance Specialty: Contemporary


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 Chehon Wespi-Tschopp

 Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland

 Age: 23

 Dance Specialty: Ballet


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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller, Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook Follow the series on Twitter @DanceonFOX and join the discussion at #SYTYCD.  Also, follow host Cat Deeley at @CatDeeley and follow judges Nigel Lythgoe @Dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain.





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