Throughout the fall of 2009, the Season 5 finalists toured the U.S. and Canada and performed for arenas of fans. We caught up with Season 5’s runner-up, Brandon Bryant, to find out about life on tour and his future.
In a dramatic live results show, Boston krumper Russell Ferguson was crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer.” The Top 6 finalist was supposed to dance three partner dances, but during his hip hop routine with Legacy Perez and Kevin Hunte at the beginning of the show, he injured his leg. “The way I injured it is after I jumped off the stage into krump, when Kevin and Legacy pulled me back up I had come down on my leg wrong, and something shifted over my ankle and it caused it to swell up and it was real tight. So I wasn’t cleared to be able to dance for the rest of the night, but I could walk.” After receiving the injury, Russell felt a bit defeated because his family was in town to watch him dance and he wasn’t going to be able to partake in the other performances planned for the night. Russell’s dad came backstage to encourage him to keep his spirits up. Also, Russell admits that when he was crowned the winner of the season, his body was pumping with adrenaline which made him forget about the pain long enough to celebrate on stage.
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Russell Ferguson, 20, a Hip Hop/Krump dancer from Boston, MA, was named America’s Favorite Dancer and winner of Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. He wins a cash prize of $250,000 and a cover feature in the March issue of Dance Spirit Magazine. Read more about Russell.
Finalists Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Jakob Karr, Kathryn McCormick and Ellenore Scott were eliminated in the Season Finale. The two hour show also featured performances from the Top 20 dancers. There were guest performances from Mary J. Blige, Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Lopez and The Groovaloos.
Do you have what it takes to become America’s Favorite Dancer? Auditions for the Season 7 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE begin in January.
Check out this pic of AMERICAN IDOL’s Kris Allen from his performance on So You Think You Can Dance this week. He performed “Live Like We’re Dying” from his self-titled debut album!
The week before Season 6’s finale shows, Mollee Gray and Legacy Perez received the fewest votes and had to leave the competition. On a press call the morning after their elimination, Mollee and Legacy opened up about their experience on SYTYCD.
Soon after Noelle Marsh and Nathan Trasoras were eliminated from the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10, we caught up with them on a press call. They opened up about their experience on the show and what their future plans are.
Season 4 contestant Thayne Jasperson is currently playing the role of Scarecrow in Oz the Musical. The musical is a contemporary musical twist on L. Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ.”
Mollee Gray and Legacy Perez (shown above with Host Cat Deeley) were eliminated from the competition.
Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Russell Ferguson, Jakob Karr, Kathryn McCormick and Ellenore Scott were named SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 6 finalists after host Cat Deeley revealed that Mollee Gray, 18, a Jazz dancer from Upland, CA, and Legacy Perez, 28, a Hip Hop/B-Boy dancer from Los Angeles, CA, were eliminated from the competition. This week’s results show also featured performances by AMERICAN IDOL’s Kris Allen and pop group Wonder Girls.
It was also announced tonight that auditions for Season Seven of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will begin in January 2010 in Miami. Please return to fox.com/dance for details.
The final performance show, airing Tuesday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, will feature the ultimate showdown between the Top 6 finalists as they compete to impress judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman and capture America’s vote. Immediately following the performance show, the phone lines will open and viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite remaining finalists.
Then, tune in the following night, Wednesday, Dec. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for one of the most-anticipated television events of the fall. The two-hour live finale will showcase performances by this season’s Top 20 dancers and feature some of the year’s hottest artists, including Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis with a special debut performance of “I See You” (Theme from “Avatar”) and The Groovaloos. At the end of the celebration, host Cat Deeley will reveal America’s vote, and America’s Favorite Dancer will be crowned live before millions of television viewers. The winner will dance off with a cash prize of $250,000 and will be featured on the cover of the March 2010 issue of Dance Spirit magazine.
The Top 6 finalists had this to say about what it means to make it to the finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE:
Ashleigh Di Lello
Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom
Hometown: Orem, UT
Currently Resides: Orem, UT
“It is absolutely incredible! Words cannot describe what it means to make it to the finale. I feel like the luckiest and most blessed person in the world.”
Ryan Di Lello
Dance Specialty: Ballroom
Hometown: Springville, UT
Currently Resides: Orem, UT
“I have worked my guts off, and I am so grateful to have made it this far.”
Dance Specialty: Contemporary
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Currently Resides: Burbank, CA
“Making it to the finale is incredible. This whole experience has been a blessing and will stay with me forever.”
Dance Specialty: Hip Hop/Krump
Hometown: Boston, MA
Currently Resides: Boston, MA
“Making it this far in the competition is a dream come true.”
Dance Specialty: Contemporary
Hometown: Windermere, FL
Currently Resides: New York, NY
“This competition has helped me learn and grow as a dancer, and it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Dance Specialty: Contemporary/Jazz
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY
“Making it this far in the competition is proof that dreams come true! Being in the finale is a truly amazing experience.”
AMERICAN IDOL’s Adam Lambert, pop sensation and three-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis And Dance Team The Groovaloos will perform during live Season Finale Wednesday, December 16.
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