So You Think You Can Dance TV Show

So You Think You Can Dance TV Show

First Aired: July 20, 2005 on FOX

Created by: Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe

So You Think You Can Dance TV Show is a spin off of American Idol and has been able to gain it’s own identity and success. The second season really brought the show to the top of the Summer’s rating with Benji’s star performances. The show follows the American Idol format and starts off with several auditions which eventually lead to 20 finalists. After a while the judges turn the voting over to America, who choose the winner by telephone and text voting.

So You Think you Can Dance TV Show

Pop Matters Cut from the same cloth as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance blends earnest if cheesy spectacle and reality TV conventionality. Apparently, this was enough to make it the “most TiVoed show” during the week of 24 July. Lee Wang

Variety Obviously hoping to follow in the footsteps of ABC’s summer hit “Dancing With the Stars,” the creators of “American Idol” have applied their proven musical star-making formula to a dance competition for Fox, and it seems a sure thing ratings-wise. Laura Fries

Past Season Winners

Nick Lazzarini Season 1 Winner: Nick Lazzarini

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Benji Schwimmer Season 2 Winner: Benji Schwimmer

Hometown: Redlands, CA

Occupation: West Coast Swing Specialist

Sabra Johnson Season 3 Winner: Sabra Johnson

If you had to categorize your dance style, what would it be? Contemporary dance

How old were you when you started to dance? 16

Joshua Allen Season 4 Winner: Joshua Allen

Who was your childhood dance idle? Michael Jackson

How old were you when you started to dance? 8

Jeanine Mason Season 5 Winner: Jeanine Mason

If you had to categorize your dance style, what would it be? Contemporary dance

Interesting fact: Jeanine became the youngest contestent to win “So You Think You Can Dance”

Russell Ferguson Season 6 Winner: Russell Ferguson

Hometown: Roxbury, MA

Type of Dance: Krump

Lauren Froderman Season 7 Winner: Lauren Froderman

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Type of Dance: Contemporary Jazz

Melanie Moore Season 8 Winner: Melanie Moore

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Type of Dance: Contemporary

So You Think You Can Dance Official network site. Includes show synopsis, dancer bios, photo gallery, video clips, episode recaps, newsletter, and a forum.

 

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