via press release:
ELIANA GIRARD, TIFFANY MAHER, CYRUS SPENCER AND CHEHON WESPI-TSCHOPP
NAMED TOP FOUR FINALISTS ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”
WITNEY CARSON AND COLE HORIBE ARE ELIMINATED
TOP FOUR TO PERFORM
ON FINAL PERFORMANCE SHOW ON A SPECIAL NIGHT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, ON FOX
Rob Marshall Returns to Guest-Judge
Season Finale Airs Tuesday, September 18
Tonight, after America’s vote was revealed, Eliana Girard, Tiffany Maher, Cyrus Spencer and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp were named the Top Four finalists on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Witney Carson and Cole Horibe received the fewest votes and were sent home, without the judges – Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Christina Applegate (“Up All Night”) – saving any of the contestants.
Next week, on a new night, Tuesday, Sept. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the competition continues when the Top Four finalists – Eliana Girard, Tiffany Maher, Cyrus Spencer and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp – will be paired with new All-Star partners. Because there was no voting after tonight’s show, no one will be eliminated next week. Rob Marshall (“Nine,” “Chicago”) will guest-judge and Jean Sok, a one-legged break-dancer, will perform.
The following week, don’t miss the season finale, when the Top Four finalists take the stage for the last time and America’s favorite male and female dancer are revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
On tonight’s show, Nigel also announced the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Experience, a three-day dance convention filled with classes, seminars, a mock audition and performances during which participants can learn, watch and be inspired by their favorite SYTYCD dancers and choreographers! The first clinic will take place from Sept. 21-23 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. For details, please visit www.fox.com/dance.
Tickets are on sale now for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tour, which kicks off in San Diego, CA, on Tuesday, Oct. 23. More details can be found on www.fox.com/dance.
Here’s what the final four contestants had to say about making it to the finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE:
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Dance Specialty: Contemporary Ballet
Keep up with Eliana at:
What making it to the finale means to Eliana: “It’s been a dream come true to make it this far and to learn so much from all these amazing choreographers! Of course, making it to the Top Four also means I am that much closer to meeting all the incredible and supportive fans! Yay!”
Hometown: Plantation, FL
Dance Specialty: Jazz
Keep up with Tiffany at:
What making it to the finale means to Tiffany: “The journey has been absolutely the most incredible experience I have EVER had! I am out of my mind with excitement! Making it to the Top Four is such an honor and privilege! It’s like a dream you never want to wake up from! I have learned and grown so much and I have also gotten to show the world my passion! There is NOTHING I’d rather do than dance!”
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Dance Specialty: Animation/Robotics
Keep up with Cyrus at:
What making it to the finale means to Cyrus: “I feel blessed beyond belief and would just like to thank everyone for supporting me, believing in me and voting for me. You all have kept me on the show and I have grown each week, not only as a dancer but as a person. Thank you!”
Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland
Dance Specialty: Ballet
Keep up with Chehon at:
What making it to the finale means to Chehon: “Making the Top Four completes my journey on this show! To win or not to win, in the end, is irrelevant, because I feel that having made it this far is something I could only have achieved through growing and learning as both a person and a dancer! Being able to grow in front of America is the greatest feeling of achievement!”
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. Become a fan of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance. Follow the series on Twitter at @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion at #sytycd.