Two Finalists Eliminated on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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August 13th, 2013

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via press release:

IT’S DOWN TO THE TOP EIGHT FINALISTS

ON “So You Think You Can Dance

 

MAKENZIE DUSTMAN AND NICO GREETHAM ARE SENT HOME

 

TOP EIGHT COMPETE WITH NEW ALL-STAR PARTNERS ON

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, ON FOX

 

Jenna Elfman to Guest-Judge Next Week

So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Tour Tickets Go On Sale This Friday

 

Tonight, after America’s vote was revealed on So You Think You Can Dance and following a tough deliberation, the judges – Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Debbie Allen – sent Makenzie Dustman and Nico Greetham home at the end of the show.

 

Next week, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the competition heats up when guest judge Jenna Elfman (“1600 Penn,” “Damages”) joins the judging panel as  the Top 8 finalists – Hayley Erbert, “Fik-Shun,” Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Paul Karmiryan, Tucker Knox, Aaron Turner and Amy Yakima – will be paired up with All-Star partners.

 

For the first time on So You Think You Can Dance, the All-Stars will be performing and choreographing the routines for their respective contestants. The All-Stars include Stephen “tWitch” Boss (Season Four), Dmitry Chaplin (Season Two), Comfort Fedoke (Season Four), Courtney Galiano (Season Four), Chelsie Hightower (Season Four), Allison Holker (Season Two), Mark Kanemura (Season Four) and Travis Wall (Season Two).

 

Below are the So You Think You Can Dance Top Four female finalists:


Hayley Erbert                               Age: 18

Hometown: Topeka, KS

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Hayley

     Twitter: @Dance10Hayley

 


Jasmine Harper                           Age: 20

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10JasmineH

     Twitter: @Dance10JasmineH

 


Jenna Johnson                            Age: 19

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Jenna

     Twitter: @Dance10Jenna

 

 

 

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Amy Yakima                                 Age: 19

Hometown: Northville, MI

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Amy

     Twitter: @Dance10Amy

 

 

Below are the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top Four male finalists:


“Fik-Shun”                                    Age: 18

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Dance Specialty: Hip-Hop

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10FikShun

     Twitter: @Dance10Fikshun

 


Paul Karmiryan                            Age: 22

Hometown: Glendale, CA

Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Paul

     Twitter: @Dance10Paul

 


Tucker Knox                                 Age: 23

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Tucker

     Twitter: @Dance10Tucker

 


Aaron Turner                                Age: 25

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Dance Specialty: Tap

Facebook: facebook.com/Dance10Aaron

     Twitter: @Dance10Aaron

 


Viewers were also reminded of the SYTYCD 2013 tour, where fans can see the Top 10 finalists this fall. The 42-city tour kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Wharton Center in East Lansing, MI, and tickets Go On sale Friday, Aug. 16. The tour runs through Wednesday, Nov. 27, when it makes its final stop at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions, inc.; and Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, inc. 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. Also, follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain

 
  • Jennifer

    Every week the votes (or lack there of) put Jenna in the bottom and the judges save her. It’s an insult to the voters and makes my teeth grind. At some point the judges must listen to their viewers or we’ll stop watching. Get rid of this girl. The votes don’t support her staying on the show and you’re insulting better dancers in the process. This fascination with ballroom girls from Utah is obnoxious.
    And PLEASE get a new DP. The camera direction is horrible and distracting.

  • Rob Olivier

    It has to feel ridiculous to not only see Jenna in the bottom, but escape DFYL and be pushed through each week. She doesn’t connect or resonate with the audience and needs to be let go. Also, Fik-Shun’s shortcomings as a dancer are really showing through. Melanie danced circles around him. Maybe his time has come.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Jennifer @Rob – I agree with both of you about Jenna, but the same can be said of Makenzie. She was consistently in the bottom (with the exception of last week), so it really was six of one, half-dozen of the other between which of those two girls should have gone home. I still don’t understand why they kept Tucker last week when he couldn’t even dance, and then eliminated Nico this week after praising his growth.

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