Arassay and Vincent are Eliminated - Six Remain

Arassay and Vincent are Eliminated – Six Remain

– Tickets for So You Think You Can Dance Canada National Tour go on Sale this Weekend –

– Sean Cheesman and Mary Murphy are behind the judge’s desk, Nov. 26 –

Toronto, ON (November 20, 2008) – With only two weeks left before Canada names its favourite dancer, it was revealed live on CTV tonight that following more than 2 million votes from last night’s countrywide poll, the journey has ended for ARASSAY and VINCENT on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Next week, the six remaining dancers will take to the stage for the Top 6 Performance episode on Wednesday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

Before the results were revealed, The Top 8 had the chance to take to the stage and each perform a solo of their choice. With voting now based on individual competitors, the performances wouldn’t change the results and for two competitors, it would be their last chance to perform on the program. Following the solos, host Leah Miller announced that the two girls who received the lowest number of votes were ARASSAY and LISA and the guys with the lowest number of votes were VINCENT and IZAAK. Then, it was revealed live that ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC and VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC would be going home.

During the performance episode on Wednesday, the Top 8 competitors revelled in compliments from guest judge Dan Karaty, who exclaimed that he has judged around the world and “the Canadian show, especially the dancers on it, is second to none.”

Kicking off the results show were the Top 8 who took to the stage to perform a paso doble co-choreographed by judge Jean Marc Genereux and his wife France Mousseau. Driven by building guitar beats, the competitors performed with swooping capes and intricate footwork to “Malagueña” by Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special.

Next week, audiences will welcome Mary Murphy back behind the judge’s desk along with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Sean Cheesman. The two join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux.

Best known as the “Queen of Scream” on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Murphy was also a guest judge during the audition tour on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, and sat behind the judge’s desk for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 14 week.

Calgary’s Sean Cheesman is an internationally-renowned director/choreographer who has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers including Janet Jackson, TLC, Prince, Vanessa Williams, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Britney Spears. Cheesman has toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer as well as choreographing tours for Prince. Cheesman appeared in and choreographed the film The Bodyguard and most recently was the host and lead judge of the U.K. television series DIRTY DANCING: TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Cheesman has also won two MTV awards for choreography and was nominated for a Bob Fosse choreography award.

The Top 6 dancers performing next week on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage on Wednesday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, BC
LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal

Previously announced guest judge biographies and photos can be found on dance.ctv.ca or on the CTV Media Site at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008. Guest judges for upcoming weeks will be announced as the competition continues.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 10 are taking their moves on the road for an historic, 15-city Canadian tour beginning January 30, 2009 in Vancouver. Featuring hit performances from throughout the first season, fans will need to act quickly to purchase their tickets when they go on sale this weekend, beginning November 21. Details regarding on-sale dates and ticket purchasing are available now at dance.CTV.ca.

For those who missed this week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, November 23 at 9 p.m. ET (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights from each week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit dance.CTV.ca.

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