So you think you can dance season 15 contestants

Season 15
Season Run June 4, 2018 – September 10, 2018
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Vanessa Hudgens
tWitch
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Winner(s):
Hannahlei Cabanilla
Origin Anaheim Hills, California
Genre(s) Contemporary
Runner-up(s)
Jensen Arnold
Ballroom
Chronology
Previous Season Season 14
Next Season Season 16

Season 15 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on June 4, 2018.

ProductionEdit

So You Think You Can Dance will continue to its old format of auditioning dancers from ages 18-30. The judging panel is executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, ballroom expert Mary Murphy, and returning member Vanessa Hudgens. Cat Deeley continues her role as host for a fourteenth consecutive season.

AuditionsEdit

Open auditions were held in two cities, New York City and Los Angeles in March 2018. The judges were joined by tWitch of Season 4 as a guest judge during the auditions, he became a permanent judge on the live shows as well.

Venue City Audition Date
The Brooklyn Academy of Music New York City March 2-4, 2018
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Los Angeles, California March 26-28, 2018

Academy WeekEdit

During the Academy, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, 70 dancers competed for the coveted Top 20 spots for this season. The dancers first took the stage in solos to show the judges what they have to offer. 54 dancers remained for the next round: Hip Hop with Tabitha and Napoleon (NappyTabs) D’umo. The remaining 45 dancers showed off for Ballroom with Jean-Marc Genereux Cha Cha routine. However, Zoe Zimmerman, one of the 45 dancers, was unable to remain in the competition due to injury. In the next round, the dancers were tasked with a Travis Wall Contemporary piece and after the round, only 33 dancers remained. The dancers were split into their respective styles (Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop) and choreographed 1 8-count piece and all the dancers learned a Jazz routine from Mandy Moore. The groups then performed and came together to finish with the Jazz group. 27 dancers remained and they danced for their lives in a solo round. After everyone was finished, they were told if they were in the Top 20. Nigel than revealed that only the Top 10 will move on to the Live Show. The dancers will be paired with an All-Star and made to dance outside their style.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual Solos Dancer’s choice Dancer
Hip-Hip “Plain Jane”
A$AP Ferg
NappyTabs
(Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo)
Ballroom
(Cha Cha)
“Get That”
Rayelle
Jean-Marc Genereux
Contemporary “Comes In Waves”
Psychologist
Travis Wall
Remaining Dancers Group
Various Styles
“Kill The Lights”
Alex Newell ft. Jess Glynne
DJ Cassidy & Nile Rodgers
Mandy Moore
Individual Solos Dancer’s choice Dancer

Top 20Edit

  • Only the Top 10 will make it to the live show. The first of the two-part episode showed the Female Contestants and the second of the two-part episode featured the Male Contestants. They were paired with an All-Star and danced outside their styles. The performances can be found here.

Female Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Brianna Penrose 18 Seattle, Washington Tap
Chelsea Hough 24 Nashville, Tennessee Jazz
Dayna Madison 21 Memphis, Tennessee Jazz
Emily Carr 18 Springfield, New Jersey Contemporary
Genessy Castillo 18 Jamaica, New York Contemporary
Hannahlei Cabanilla 18 Anaheim Hills, California Contemporary
Jensen Arnold 20 Provo, Utah Ballroom
Magda Fialek 27 Nowy Sacz, Poland Ballroom
Stephanie Sosa 18 Orem, Utah Ballroom
Sydney Moss 20 Eads, Tennessee Contemporary

Male Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Allen Genkin 27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballroom
Cole Mills 24 Ocean Township, New Jersey Ballroom
Darius Hickman 19 Green Acres, Florida Contemporary
Dustin Payne 26 Columbus, Georgia Hip-Hop
Evan DeBenedetto 19 Ansonia, Connecticut Tap
Jay Jay Dixonbey 20 Detroit, Michigan Jazz
Justin Pham 19 San Diego, California Contemporary
Kyle Bennett, Jr. 22 New Britain, Connecticut Hip-Hop
Peyton Albrecht 21 Robert, Louisiana Contemporary
Slavik Pustovoytov 19 Poltova, Ukraine Hip-Hop

FinalsEdit

Top 10Edit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Hannahlei Cabanilla 18 Anaheim Hills, California Contemporary Winner
Jensen Arnold 20 Provo, Utah Ballroom Runner-Up
Genessy Castillo 18 Jamaica, New York Contemporary 3rd Place
Slavik Pustovoytov 19 Poltova, Ukraine Hip-Hop 4th Place
Darius Hickman 19 Green Acres, Florida Contemporary Top 6
Jay Jay Dixonbey 20 Detroit, Michigan Jazz Top 6
Cole Mills 24 Ocean Township, New Jersey Ballroom Top 8
Magda Fialek 27 Nowy Sacz, Poland Ballroom Top 8
Evan DeBenedetto 19 Ansonia, Connecticut Tap Top 10
Chelsea Hough 24 Nashville, Tennessee Jazz Top 10

Season 15 Top 10

Chelsea Hough Cole Mills Darius Hickman Evan DeBenedetto Genessy Castillo Hannahlei Cabanilla Jay Jay Dixonbey Jensen Arnold Magda Fialek Slavik Pustovoytov

Elimination chartEdit

  • The song for the eliminated contestant was “Head Held High” by Caly Bevier.

Legend

Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Bottom 2 contestants Injury

Stage: Finals
Result show date: 8/13 8/20 8/27 9/3 9/10
Contestant Results
Hannahlei Cabanilla 1st Place
Jensen Arnold 2nd Place
Genessy Castillo Bottom 2 Bottom 3 3rd Place
Slavik Pustovoytov 4th Place
Darius Hickman Bottom 2 Elim
Jay Jay Dixonbey Elim
Cole Mills Bottom 2 Elim
Magda Fialek Bottom 2 Elim
Evan DeBenedetto Elim
Chelsea Hough Elim

Performance ShowsEdit

Main article: Season 15/Performances

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.thewrap.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance-renewed-for-season-15/
  2. No eliminations this week.

So You Think You Can Dance Seasons

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Another summer full of pirouettes and body rolls has come and gone, which means it’s time for So You Think You Can Dance to crown its latest champion.

Season 15 of the Fox reality competition came to a close on Monday night, as Cat Deeley & Co. convened to reveal who was voted America’s favorite dancer. But was it Jensen, Slavik, Hannahlei or Genessy who earned the title?

Before any results were revealed, SYTYCD took us on a typical finale tour of the season’s most memorable routines, with each finalist and each judge choosing a duet that they’d like to see performed again. Among the dances that got an encore: Hannahlei and Cole’s steamy cha-cha, Jensen and Jay Jay’s kitchen-centric hip-hop and Darius’ stunning, LGBT-focused contemporary piece with all-star Taylor Sieve.

The two-hour nostalgia-fest also featured some surprises, including the addition of judges Twitch and Nigel Lythgoe to a reprise of the Luther Brown-choreographed “Juice” group number. (Admit it: You’re still doing that slow shuffle around the house when you think no one’s looking.)

And then, it was time for the results. The winner of Dance‘s 15th season: Hannahlei Cabanilla! (For the record, fourth place went to Slavik Pustovoytov, third place to Genessy Castillo and second place to Jensen Arnold.)

With that, I turn it over to you. Do you agree with Hannahlei’s victory? Or were you hoping for another dancer to win Season 15? Cast your vote in our poll below, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the finale!

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In one of the most heated seasons of competition, So You Think You Can Dancecrowned its season 15 winner on Monday.

It all came down to the show’s fan favorites and front runners, Jensen Arnold and Hannahlei Cabanilla, who stood side by side as host Cat Deeley announced the night’s big winner.

And after one of the closest voting tallies in recent memory, this year’s winner is Cabanilla!

The dancer was beside herself with excitement as her name was announced and confetti rained down from the sky. The night’s runner up — younger sister of Dancing With the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold — embraced her in a congratulatory hug.

Cabanilla was overcome with emotion when Deeley came up to her after winning, and the host asked her what she was going to remember most about being on the show.

“Just being on stage with all these amazing people,” Cabanilla said through tears. “Having an impact on all these people’s lives has just been amazing.”

ET’s Deidre Behar spoke with the 18-year-old contemporary dancer and newly crowned winner backstage after her victory, and she opened up about the incredible occasion.

“I keep saying this all season but it feels like a dream being here, and making it all the way to the end, being the winner, it’s a dream come true,” she shared. “I can’t even wrap my brain around it because I’ve been dreaming of this moment and it just happened and I don’t know how I feel!”

For winning the season, Cabanilla is taking home a $250,000 grand prize, and she’s already got an idea of the first thing she’s going to buy.

“I’m going to take my parents on a trip, because they’ve supported me throughout this whole process and throughout my whole dance career and I just owe it to them,” she shared, adding that she’s planning on taking them to Greece.

However, a sweet Mediterranean vacation isn’t the only indulgence she’s got her eye on. She’s also looking to accessorize, and said she wants to “go shopping” with some of her newfound money.

As for what’s at the top of her shopping list: “A Gucci belt!” Cabanilla revealed. “Then I’ll save the rest.”

Cabanilla earned rave reviews during the season from the show’s judges, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens, and was one of the odds-on front runners throughout the competition.

Congrats to Cabanilla on being named America’s Favorite Dancer!

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So You Think You Can Dance’s new stage is surrounded by a ring of cameras and lights that catch the dancers mid-movement, mid-air. (Photo by Adam Rose/FOX)

by Andy Dehnart 4 Jun. 2019 | 1:31 pm

It’s easy for reality competitions to get caught in a rut, doing what works season after season. Fox has several examples of that, most notably Hell’s Kitchen, which has been renewed for its 19th and 20th seasons, and continues to fill a buffet full of incompetence for Gordon Ramsay to scream at.

For a while, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance was in a deep groove, too, growing tired and stale around season 11. It faced an uncertain future season after season. For season 13, it leapt out of that rut with a pivot so hard that the show escaped earth’s gravitational field and went flying into the land of kid reality shows.

Thankfully, it both survived that disaster and recalibrated, returning to its core in 2017 and again last year, and clearly re-establishing itself as broadcast TV’s best reality competition.

In the two years since, it’s made small but significant changes, such as dropping the focus on SYTYCD all-stars who were paired with new contestants. When it returned for its sixteenth season last night, the show had a few more tweaks that kept it true to its core but also moved it forward so it’s not at risk of being overly familiar.

Its new judges, choreographer Laurieann Gibson and dancer Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval, both have lots of experience, but also come from SYTYCD’s deep pool of talent (not from an insane decision).

Dominic’s reactions and emotional responses poured out of him, during dances and after. Laurieann’s feedback was less technical than I expected from a choreographer, but she also connected well with the contestants. They both fit in well with Mary “HOT TAMALE TRAIN” Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe, who are each doing their familiar thing.

The episode itself was familiar: stories, montages of auditions, a kid who was on Dance Moms; a mother who danced with other mothers, Mary Murphy screaming. But it did introduce one major change that was immediately a thrilling addition.

SYTYCD introduces its awesome new set

Actual auditions took place in several cities, but auditions in front of the judges have moved to Los Angeles. That seems like a budgetary decision—keeping the production in one studio for the entire season, instead of traveling, moving everyone around, and using rented facilities.

It’s a decision that really works creatively. Being in different cities didn’t really add anything, and now the entire show can take place on SYTYCD’s incredible new stage.

The stage is circular, and it is surrounded by a ring of lights. Next to those are 120 cameras, which create 365-degree freeze-frame images of the dancers frozen in time.

That was commonly known as “bullet time,” thanks to its use in The Matrix. While that film may be 20 years old—The Matrix came out in 1999, where is the black hole that is consuming all of those years—but the effect feels fresh and new in this context.

It allowed me to appreciate the dancers’ majestic and preposterous movements even more. When their bodies fly through moves during their routines, and we see them from a single angle, they are quite impressive.

When they’re frozen in time: holy forking shirtballs.

SYTYCDanceTime, which is what I just decided to call it instead of bullet time, was immediately a fun toy to play with and slobber all over, as the editors treated us to a montage of SYTYCDanceTime images of both dancers and the judges mugging.

As that happened, my excitement came with concern that it could get old quickly. But thankfully, the auditions didn’t overuse it: dances weren’t frozen during the performance, but used as instant replay during the judges’ critiques.

The stage itself is a large, open circle, which at least appears to give more room than the previous stage, and some of the stages used for auditions.

Its backdrop is too busy for me: bricks, an overlay, the show’s logo. It can swallow the dancers, especially in photos:

Matthew Deloch auditions on So You Think You Can Dance’s new set (Photo by Adam Rose/FOX)

The one other change I could do without is the addition of a live audience. Typically, dancers who are auditioning have auditioned in front of a small audience of other dancers. Now they face a screaming mob.

I hope that energy is better for the contestants than it is for me. I’ve just had enough of screaming audiences, especially when it’s not matching the visual, whether that’s because audience noises have been sweetened in post-production or just because we can’t see the people who are screaming non-stop for 60 minutes. There are small pockets of audience members behind the stage, and when they’re silent and we’re still hearing roars and cheers, it’s weird.

What So You Think You Can Dance did have, which I am as grateful for as always, were strong and varied dance routines.

My favorite performance was by Sarah “Smac” McCreanor, whose dance embodied the combination of artistry and playfulness that SYTYCD lands on when it’s at its best.

Mary Murphy called Smac “the Lucille Ball of dancing.” That’s a perfect description for a dancer whose routine, which is below, was both technically impressive and also turned a sneeze into a move. I hope for a season full of such delightful surprises.

Photo credit: Eddy Chen/FOX

So You Think You Can Dance finally kicked off its studio shows with an episode that was a true roller coaster ride. In a swift 60 minutes, that will change to two hours beginning with Week 3, the first show probably reordered the Top 10 for many viewers. The top contender on paper might have shifted down a bit and the underdog might have stepped up a few notches.

The first five weeks are pre-taped on Saturdays this season, so Dance Network got a feel for the show a few days ahead of time. Sitting in the studio versus watching it on TV is always a different experience, so here is what you missed on TV.

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1. The taping: The show doesn’t run in real-time, but the show flows as close to real-time as possible. The producers stop for commercial breaks and the order you saw on TV is the exact order the studio audience watched the show as well.

2. Editing: The TV viewers didn’t miss much. The important judges’ comments were left in. If a judge or a contestant was a bit long-winded in their answer, it was edited slightly.

One key thing to know is that duets and solos will never be edited or recorded a second time — whatever happens, is what the judges will critique. Group dances are often filmed more than once because the director needs to make sure he captured certain camera angles. The group dance was only filmed once this week, but all of the animation was added in post-production.

Watch: Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval Discusses Why It’s Good That The Judges Don’t All Agree

3. Judges: One of the most exciting elements of the show this season is the judges’ panel. It was fun to see the judges disagree and have mixed opinions on a routine. It happened with Luther Brown’s duet for Stephanie Sosa and Gino Cosculluela, and again with Brian Friedman’s routine for Eddie Hoyt and Sophie Pittman. This season should be interesting when they have to decide who goes home, there might be a few long discussions between them.

4. Less dancing: We didn’t get to see as much dancing in the first week, but that will change. Beginning with Week 3, the show grows to two hours and those solos or multiple duets will come back. It will also test the contestants’ stamina since they’ve been conditioned to 60-minute shows the first two weeks, so that should be something to look out for.

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5. Support: It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces in the audience, especially from the Season 16 Top 20. Vlad Kvartin, Howard Johnson, Sofia Ghavami and Jay Jackson were all on hand to cheer for their friends. It proves that SYTYCD is a family.

So You Think You Can Dance returns Monday, August 19 with the final 60-minute show of the season before moving into the two-hour format.

Don’t miss Dance Network’s ‘To The Pointe’ interview with Jeff Thacker, Mandy Moore and Robert Roldan:

About the Show

The 16th season of the hit dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE features highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy at the judging table for auditions and the Academy rounds are Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga’s longtime choreographer and creative director, and SYTYCD alum Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval. The new season also features returning host Cat Deeley.

Over the course of its 15 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 64 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 16 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mandy Moore (2018); Travis Wall (2017, 2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2012 and 2011.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by series co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, Mike Yurchuk, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.

  • Vanessa Hudgens joined So You Think You Can Dance for seasons 14 and 15, but will not return for season 16.
  • tWitch, who was also a judge last season, will not be returning this year.
  • SYTYCD premieres on Monday, June 3 at 9 p.m., and will have two new judges: Laurieann Gibson and Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval.

So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley promised that the 16th season, which premieres on Monday, June 3 at 9 p.m. on Fox, will have a “brand-new look” — and she wasn’t kidding. The new season of Fox’s hit dance competition show welcomes two new judges, which means that two of our favorites — Vanessa Hudgens and tWitch —aren’t coming back. While the reason for the shake-up on the judge’s table is still unknown, it appears that Vanessa and tWitch left the show on good terms. That means we might even see them back for an episode or two this season … if we’re lucky.

So, why did Vanessa Hudgens leave So You Think You Can Dance?

Since season 15 ended, Vanessa has been working nonstop. She kicked off 2019 by stunning TV audiences as Maureen in Rent:Live on Fox (she’s staying true to the network, at least!). Shortly after, the 30-year-old actress/dancer/singer has been filming Bad Boys for Life with Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Gabrielle Union.

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Right after filming wrapped for her first-ever action film, Vanessa started production for her second Netflix Christmas movie, The Knight Before Christmas. The movie, which Vanessa is also executive producing, is rumored to start filming this summer, which explains why she isn’t available to judge SYTYCD.

Or it’s possible that she’ll be busy promoting her first-ever activewear collection with Avia, which debuted in April. The line, which is based off of Vanessa’s passions for fitness and fashion, features stylish workout wear ranging from $38 to $74. Who knows, we might even catch some SYTYCD contestants wearing her new line during rehearsals…

What about tWitch?

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In short, it sounds like there’s just too much on tWitch’s plate. After we met the dancer-turned-actor on season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, he was involved with the show as an All-Star until he was hired as a judge last season. At the time, the 36-year-old was holding down two jobs: a judge on the Fox dance competition show and the DJ on Ellen’s daytime talk show. This summer, it looks like he’s focusing on his day job as Ellen’s sidekick and getting ready for his third child with wife Allison Holker, another SYTYCD alum.

Who are the So You Think You Can Dance judges for season 16?

Adam Rose

Along with Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe, there will be two new-ish faces on the judge’s panel: Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval and Laurieann Gibson. D-trix was a contestant on season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance and later, a two-time winner of America’s Best Dance Crew. Laurieann is the choreographer for some of So You Think You Can Dance’s most memorable contemporary dances to songs like “Bad Romance” and “Battlefield,” along with famous dances performed by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Nicki Minaj. Sure, they might not be a household name like Vanessa and tWitch, but they’re both insanely talented nonetheless.

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Season 5
Season Run May 21, 2009 – Aug. 6, 2009
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Winner(s):
Jeanine Mason
Origin Miami, Florida
Genre(s) Contemporary
Runner-up(s)
Brandon Bryant
Contemporary
Chronology
Previous Season Season 4
Next Season Season 6

Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 21, 2009. Jeanine Mason was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, with Brandon Bryant as runner-up.

Season 5 was the first season to move to a new stage and also the last season to use CBS Studios. They did this to promote Season 6 when 17-year-old Nathan Trasoras auditioned this season.

Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
Mark Morris Dance Center Brooklyn, New York November 13, 2008 Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami, Florida February 3, 2008 Tyce Diorio
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012 Adam Shankman
Paramount Theatre Denver, Colorado March 12, 2009 Sonya Tayeh
The Cadre Building Memphis, Tennessee March 16, 2009 Lil’ C
The Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington March 28, 2009 Mia Michaels

Vegas WeekEdit

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. 32 dancers remained after judges made cuts following each round of choreography. The judges were Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Lil’ C, and Adam Shankman, and Debbie Allen.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer’s choice Dancer
Hip-Hop “Boom Boom Pow”
Black Eyed Peas
Tabitha
and Napoleon D’umo
Waltz “May It Be”
Enya
Jean-Marc Généreux
and France Mousseau
Jazz “Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)”
The Ting Tings
Sonya Tayeh
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Contemporary “Belief (Stripped Version)”
Gavin DeGraw
Mia Michaels
Broadway
Female Dancers
“America”
from West Side Story
Tyce Diorio
Broadway
Male Dancers
“Cool”
from West Side Story
Individual solo
(Last Chance)
Dancer’s choice Dancer

Female ContestantsEdit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Jeanine Mason 18 Miami, Florida Contemporary Winner
Kayla Radomski 18 Aurora, Colorado Contemporary 4th
Melissa Sandvig 29 Los Alamitos, California Ballet Top 6
Janette Manrara 25 Miami, Florida Salsa Top 8
Randi Evans 23 Orem, Utah Contemporary Jazz Top 10
Caitlin Kinney 21 Annapolis, Maryland Acro-Ballet/Contemporary Top 12
Karla Garcia 23 Brooklyn, New York Contemporary/Jazz Top 14
Asuka Kondoh 25 San Francisco, California Latin Ballroom Top 16
Ashley Valerio 22 Mesa, Arizona Jazz Top 18
Paris Torres 19 Issaquah, Washington Contemporary Top 20

Male ContestantsEdit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Brandon Bryant 20 Miami, Florida Contemporary Ballet Runner-up
Evan Kasprzak 21 West Bloomfield, Michigan Broadway 3rd
Ade Obayomi 20 Chandler, Arizona Contemporary Jazz Top 6
Jason Glover 21 Fresno, California Contemporary Top 8
Kupono Aweau 23 Kailua, Hawaii Contemporary Jazz Top 10
Phillip Chbeeb 20 Houston, Texas Popping Top 12
Vitolio Jeune 26 Miami, Florida Contemporary Top 14
Jonathan Platero 21 Sanford, Florida Salsa Top 16
Max Kapitannikov 26 Brooklyn, New York Latin Ballroom Top 18
Tony Bellissimo 20 Buffalo, New York Hip-Hop Top 20

Season 5 Top 20

Ade Obayomi Ashley Valerio Asuka Kondoh Brandon Bryant Caitlin Kinney Evan Kasprzak Janette Manrara Jason Glover Jeanine Mason Jonathan Platero Karla Garcia Kayla Radomski Kupono Aweau Max Kapitannikov Melissa Sandvig Paris Torres Phillip Chbeeb Randi Evans Tony Bellissimo Vitolio Jeune

Elimination ChartEdit

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

  • The song for the eliminated female contestant is “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson.
  • The song for the eliminated male contestant is “On Your Own” by Green River Ordinance.

Legend

Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants Injury

Week: 6/11 6/18 6/25 7/2 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30 8/6
Contestant Result
Jeanine Mason Btm 3 Btm 3 WINNER
Brandon Bryant Btm 4 Runner-Up
Evan Kasprzak Third
Kayla Radomski Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 Fourth
Ade Obayomi Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
Melissa Sandvig Btm 3 Btm 4
Jason Glover Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Janette Manrara
Kupono Aweau Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Randi Evans
Phillip Chbeeb Btm 3 Elim
Caitlin Kinney Btm 3 Btm 3
Vitolio Jeune Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Karla Garcia Btm 3 Btm 3
Jonathan Platero Btm 3 Elim
Asuka Kondoh Btm 3
Max Kapitannikov Elim
Ashley Valerio
Tony Bellissimo Elim
Paris Torres

So You Think You Can Dance Elimination Chart

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by series co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, Mike Yurchuk, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Over the course of its 15 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 64 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 16 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mandy Moore (2018); Travis Wall (2017, 2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2012 and 2011. Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet Mary Murphy @HOTtamaleTRAIN LaurieAnn Gibson @boomkack and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval @dtrix