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Finalists Channing Cooke and Kevin Hunte were Eliminated

Host Cat Deeley with Channing and Kevin

Host Cat Deeley with Channing and Kevin

Finalists Channing Cooke and Kevin Hunte were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  Cooke, 18, is a Contemporary dancer from Haverhill, MA; and Hunte, 23, is a Hip Hop dancer from Brooklyn, NY. This week’s results show also featured special performances by Australian guitarist Orianthi and dancers from NDM Bollywood Dance Productions.

The three couples who received the fewest votes after Tuesday’s performance show were: Karen Hauer and Kevin Hunte; Channing Cooke and Victor Smalley; and Mollee Gray and Nathan Trasoras. After each of these six dancers performed solo routines, the judges eliminated Cooke and Hunte.

The competition continues on television’s most original dance show Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX when the remaining 12 finalists (Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Russell Ferguson, Mollee Gray, Karen Hauer, Jakob Karr, Noelle Marsh, Kathryn McCormick, Legacy Perez, Ellenore Scott, Victor Smalley and Nathan Trasoras) compete as couples once again.

The following night, Grammy Award winner Shakira will perform her latest hit, “Give It Up To Me,” before the judges send two more dancers home on the live results show Wednesday, Nov. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

One of the few truly global superstars of our time, Shakira is extending her reach with her eighth studio album, “She Wolf.” The daring, innovative project is the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s groundbreaking one-two punch comprised of “Fijación Oral Vol. 1” and “Oral Fixation Vol. 2,” a pair of albums that combined to sell over 12 million copies worldwide and secured the young Colombian-born singer’s place among pop-music royalty. On the heels of its widely successful international debut, Epic Records recording artist Shakira is set to release a special U.S.-only edition of her third English-language studio album, “She Wolf,” on November 23. The special U.S. edition of “She Wolf” will include bonus tracks such as “Give It Up to Me” (produced by Timbaland ft. Lil Wayne) and “Did It Again” (ft. Kid Cudi), as well as exclusive live performances, that are available for the first time anywhere all on one disc. The international release of “She Wolf” has already become an instant success occupying the No. 1 spot in 18 countries and selling 1.5 million albums to-date. Over the course of her career, Grammy winner Shakira has sold close to 50 million albums. Her collaborations with such stars as Beyoncé and Alejandro Sanz have helped keep her audience expanding continually. She is the only artist from South America to have a No. 1 song in the U.S., and her performance was a highlight of the concert celebrating President Obama’s inauguration. She has four of the 20 top-selling hits of the decade – more than any other artist – and that includes 2006’s unforgettable “Hips Don’t Lie,” the biggest-selling single of the 21st century, which reached the No. 1 spot in an astonishing 55 countries.

Dance fans can still flex their judging skills and critique the dancers’ performances now through Tuesday, Dec. 15 on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Judge-Along Live at http://dancefans.fox.com.

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52 comments on “Finalists Channing Cooke and Kevin Hunte were Eliminated“

  1. JD - wrote:

    This season has been a joke. Every week I have notice the judges have found something wrong with mixed couples performances, Leading up to that couple being in the bottom three. Some how it always leads to one of them going home. Pretty soon there will be no more mix couples if things keep going the way they are. Lets L@@K and see how the rest of the other mix couples do!!!!!!

    11/25/2009 10:55 PM UTC

  2. Foreign Exchange Trading - wrote:

    I somehow dont agree with a few things, but its great anyways.

    12/18/2009 1:29 PM UTC

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