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“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” REVEALS TOP 20 FINALISTS

FINALISTS COMPETE LIVE FOR FIRST TIME WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, ON FOX

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 visitwww.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.

 

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

 

Alexa Anderson

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with Alexa at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Alexa

www.facebook.com/Dance9Alexa

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Arnold

Hometown: Provo, UT

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Keep up with Lindsay at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Lindsay

www.facebook.com/Dance9Lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

Witney Carson

Hometown: American Fork, UT

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

 

Keep up with Witney at:www.facebook.com/Dance9Witney

www.twitter.com/Dance9Witney

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Case

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Jazz

 

Keep up with Audrey at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Audrey

www.facebook.com/Dance9Audrey

 

 

 

 

 

Janaya French

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Lyrical Contemporary

 

Keep up with Janaya at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Janaya

www.facebook.com/Dance9Janaya

 

 

 

 

Eliana Girard

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary Ballet

 

Keep up with Eliana at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Eliana

www.facebook.com/Dance9Eliana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Jackson

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with Amber at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Amber

www.facebook.com/Dance9Amber

 

 

 

 

 

Janelle Issis

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Age: 24

Dance Specialty: Belly Dancing

 

Keep up with Janelle at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Janelle

www.facebook.com/Dance9Janelle

 

 

 

 

Amelia Lowe

Hometown: Butler, NJ

Age: 18

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with Amelia at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Amelia

www.facebook.com/Dance9Amelia

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Maher

Hometown: Plantation, FL

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Jazz

 

Keep up with Tiffany at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Tiffany   

www.facebook.com/Dance9Tiffany

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Nick Bloxsom-Carter

Hometown: Oak Park, CA

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

 

Keep up with Nick at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Nick

www.facebook.com/Dance9Nick

 

 

 

 

 

Cole Horibe

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Age: 26

Dance Specialty: Martial Arts Fusion

 

Keep up with Cole at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Cole

www.facebook.com/Dance9Cole

 

 

 

 

Matthew Kazmierczak

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Age: 21

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with Matthew at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Matthew

www.facebook.com/Dance9Matthew

 

 

 

 

Dareian Kujawa

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Age: 20

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with Dareian at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Dareian

www.facebook.com/Dance9Dareian

 

 

 

 

George Lawrence II

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Age: 19

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

Keep up with George at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9George

www.facebook.com/Dance9George

 

 

 

 

Brandon Mitchell

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Age: 27

Dance Specialty: Stepping

 

Keep up with Brandon at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Brandon

www.facebook.com/Dance9Brandon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Cyrus Spencer

  Hometown: Duluth, GA

  Age: 22

  Dance Specialty: Animation/Robotics

 

  Keep up with Cyrus at:

  www.twitter.com/Dance9Cyrus

  www.facebook.com/Dance9Cyrus

 

 

 

 

  Will Thomas

  Hometown: Troy, MI

  Age: 19

  Dance Specialty: Contemporary

 

  Keep up with Will at:

  www.twitter.com/Dance9Will

  www.facebook.com/Dance9Will

 

 

 

 

 Chehon Wespi-Tschopp

 Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland

 Age: 23

 Dance Specialty: Ballet

 

Keep up with Chehon at:

www.twitter.com/Dance9Chehon

www.facebook.com/Dance9Chehon

 

 

 

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 atwww.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance. 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.

 

-FOX-

 

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