Raves

Following the Top 20 Performance show, the votes were tallied and it was announced tonight on CTV that LAUREN Lyn (24), a Salsa dancer from Toronto, ON and RODRIGO Basurto (26), a Hip-Hop dancer from Toronto, ON would be saying goodbye to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

The results were revealed live during tonight’s broadcast after host Leah Miller revealed the three couples with the lowest number of votes. The 18 remaining dancers will take to the stage on Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

The bottom three couples who performed their solos for Canada this week were CARLENA Britch (20), a Hip-Hop and Locking dancer from Vancouver, BC and Dwayne “BONELESS” Gulston (23), a Hip-Hop and Popping dancer from Toronto, ON who performed a Dancehall routine; DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a Ballroom dancer from Laval, QC and JP Dubé (19), a Hip-Hop dancer from Montreal, QC who danced a Jive routine; and LAUREN and RODRIGO who lit up the stage with a Hip-Hop routine. Following the reveal, each dancer had the opportunity to dance for their lives before the judges deliberated and decided that LAUREN and RODRIGO would be the next two dancers eliminated from the competition.

Opening tonight’s show was a bollywood group number by Slumdog Millionaire choreographer Longinus Fernandes, who was assisted by Season 2 winner Tara-Jean Popowich. Dressed in brightly coloured costumes, the Top 20 performed a high-energy routine full of intricate movements to “Hadippa” by Pritam & Mika Singh.

Performing next week on Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings) in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong and Luther Brown as well as guest judge and Season 1 winner Nico Archambault are:

 

1. ADAM LoPapa (19), a Jazz dancer from Woodbridge, ON 

2. CARLENA Britch (20), a Hip-Hop and Locking dancer from Vancouver, BC

3. CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC

4. DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a Ballroom dancer from Laval, QC

5. Dwayne “BONELESS” Gulston (23), a Hip-Hop and Popping dancer from Toronto, ON

6. FRANÇOIS Pruneau (26), a Ballroom dancer from Trois-Rivières, QC

7. GEISHA Chin (19), a Contemporary dancer from Toronto, ON

8. JOEY Arrigo (19), a Contemporary dancer from Newmarket, ON

9. JORDAN Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON 

10. JP Dubé (19), a Hip-Hop dancer from Montreal, QC

11. KEVIN Howe (22), a Contemporary dancer from Ottawa, ON 

12. LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON

13. MATT Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB

14. MELISSA Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON

15. SHANE Simpson (23), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON

16. SHELAINA Anderson (20), a Contemporary dancer from Edmonton, AB

17. TEYA Wild (23), a Hip-Hop dancer from North Vancouver, BC

18. YULIYA Zavadska (29), a Latin dancer from Toronto, ON

 

Next week, the Top 18 will work with choreographers Blake McGrath, Melissa Williams, Sabrina Matthews, Mandy Moore, Sho-Tyme, Longinus Fernandes, Gustavo Vargas, Lil C, and Season 1 alumni Natalli Reznik and Francis Lafreniere.

 

During tonight’s toe tapping reveal episode, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA has spun out a dazzling Top 22 for the second season in a row.

After a cross-country audition tour with stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Saint John, NB, the judges selected 11 girls and 11 guys to perform for Canada’s votes and compete for the coveted title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

Specializing in dance styles ranging from ballroom to hip-hop, and salsa to jazz, the Top 22 represent the country from coast to coast, with dancers from North Vancouver, B.C., to Saint John, NB, and for the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, a competitor hails from Manitoba.

The Top 22 will take to the stage for the first time on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

“I am amazed every season that the dancers who audition just keep getting better and better,” said Sandra Faire, Executive Producer SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. “This is definitely our strongest group of dancers in four seasons.”

Season 4’s Top 22 includes; two competitors from British Columbia, one from Alberta, one from Manitoba, 13 from Ontario, four from Quebec, and one from New Brunswick. Ranging in ages from 18 to 29, below is a closer look at the provincial competitor breakdown:  

 

British Columbia

CARLENA Britch (20), a hip-hop and locking dancer from Vancouver

TEYA Wild (23), a hip-hop dancer from North Vancouver

 

Alberta

SHELAINA Anderson (20), a contemporary dancer from Edmonton

 

Manitoba

MOSES Layco (26), a contemporary dancer from Winnipeg

 

Ontario

ADAM LoPapa (19), a jazz dancer from Woodbridge

CASSANDRA Flammini (18), a jazz dancer from Toronto

Dwayne “BONELESS” Gulston (23), a hip-hop and popping dancer from Toronto

GEISHA Chin (19), a contemporary dancer from Toronto

JOEY Arrigo (19), a contemporary dancer from Newmarket

JORDAN Clark (19), a contemporary dancer from Tottenham

KEVIN Howe (22), a contemporary dancer from Ottawa

LAUREN Lyn (24), a salsa dancer from Toronto

LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a contemporary dancer from Stouffville

MELISSA Mitro (23), a contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill

RODRIGO Basurto (26), a hip-hop dancer from Toronto

SHANE Simpson (23), a jazz dancer from Thornhill

YULIYA Zavadska (29), a Latin dancer from Toronto

 

Quebec 

CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a ballroom dancer from Montreal

DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a ballroom dancer from Laval

FRANÇOIS Pruneau (26), a ballroom dancer from Trois-Rivières

JP Dubé (19), a hip-hop dancer from Montreal

 

New Brunswick

MATT Marr (20), a contemporary from Quispamsis

 

Canada’s newest dance hopefuls will pair into 11 couples and work with some of the world’s top choreographers, learning a new dance routine and style each week. Voting begins Monday, July 11, as viewer votes determine the bottom three couples, with the judges selecting who goes home. Once the show reaches the Top 10, viewer votes determine the fate of the finalists. Voting occurs following the conclusion of the performance shows, and is restricted to one, two-hour voting window in each region of broadcast. Voting can be cast for free via landline telephones. For full details about voting, please visit dance.CTV.ca.

During the first live results show on Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET, the three couples with the fewest number of votes are announced. Each dancer will then have one final chance to impress the judges and “dance for their life” with a solo routine of his or her choosing. After all six dancers have performed, the judges decide who continues their dream of becoming Canada’s Favourite Dancer, and who goes home.

For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 20 reveal episode, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. ET. Also catch weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows airing back-to-back Fridays at 7 p.m. ET beginning July 13 on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).  

ETALK captures the behind-the-scenes action with the Top 22 at their first photo shoot, bringing viewers exclusive interviews with this season’s competitors tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV. Fans can also watch interviews with the Top 22 and read about them at dance.CTV.ca.

Canada’s favourite dance show is back for another toe tapping season as the Gemini Award-winning series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA returns with its highly anticipated fourth season on Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, with encore episodes airing on MuchMusic beginning Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca and MuchMusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Along with the new season, comes a new but familiar face behind the judges’ desk. After stealing the hearts of Canadian viewers in Season 1, and sharing his artistic talents as a choreographer in Seasons 2 and 3, Canada’s Favourite Dancer Nico Archambault joins the judging panel for a special appearance during finals week, making SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE franchise history as the first time a former winner returns to the show as a judge. 

Canadians can dance to the beat all summer long as the smash hit competition series kicks things off with a two-hour premiere of the Toronto auditions. The next week the auditions head to Vancouver, Edmonton and Saint John, New Brunswick, for another two-hour episode Monday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Montreal auditions airing Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET. Then the highs and lows of finals week air Monday, July 4, and the Top 20 reveal on Tuesday, July 5. The summer of dance continues as the series steams up Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. 

“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA has been discovering exceptional Canadian talent since Season 1,” said Phil King, President CTV Programming & Sports. “As the series heads into its fourth season, it continues its tradition of building stars and blazing trails within the dance scene around the world.”

“This series has become culturally significant not only because it has brought dance into the hearts, minds and homes of Canadians, but also because it has provided a platform for the competitors to build and maintain successful careers, which was almost unheard of for dancers before this show,” said Sandra Faire, Executive Producer SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. “We’re now seeing a new generation of dancers training specifically to be part of the show because they recognize it’s a launching pad for a thriving career.” 

After three amazing seasons of show-stopping performances and multiple SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE franchise firsts, the cast – including Gemini Award-winning host Leah Miller and judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGrath, plus guest judges Mary Murphy and Rex Harrington – pick their favourite SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA moments in celebration of the upcoming season. Click here to watch Leah Miller spin through them. 

Canada’s most talented dancers stepped up to compete for a spot in the coveted Season 4 Top 20, and the audition episode broadcast schedule unfolds as follows (all times ET; times and dates subject to change; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET (two hour premiere) – Toronto Auditions

Monday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) – Vancouver, Edmonton and Saint John, NB Auditions 

Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Montreal Auditions

Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) – Finals Week

Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Top 20 Reveal

Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) – First Performance show of the season, Top 20

Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET (half hour) – First Results show of the season, Top 20 

 

What will be in store for Canada’s new favourite dancer? Check out what the series’ three winners have been up to below, as they make an impression at home and around the world. 

 

Season 1 winner: Nico Archambault 

Since being declared Canada’s first-ever Favourite Dancer, Nico Archambault has appeared as Rudolf Nureyev in the Bravo! film Nureyev, had a guest role in Vacation with Derek, and will star in the upcoming French film Sur le Rythme, for which he also did the choreography. This summer, Archambault stars in the French series ILS DANSENT, where he will work with, and mentor, 13 male dancers. Along with his wife Wynn Holmes, Archambault operates the choreography company, Street Parade. 

 

Season 2 winner: Tara-Jean Popowich

After winning the title as Canada’s Favourite Dancer during Season 2, Tara-Jean Popowich has travelled around the world to India, France and Africa teaching and doing choreography. Involved in anti-bullying campaigns in Canada, Popowich also works to bring dance to underprivileged children. Currently in New York, Popowich is working with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finalist, and fellow Canadian, Alex Wong on a new show. 

 

Season 3 winner: Denys Drozdyuk 

Canada’s most recent winner, Denys Drozdyuk, has not only appeared on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE UKRAINE, but is performing in ballroom competitions throughout Europe and North America with his ballroom partner Antonina Skobina. 

 

Gemini Award-winning host Leah Miller is back for Season 4 and is joined by returning judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath. Guest judges throughout the five-city audition tour include Edmonton native Stacey Tookey (Edmonton auditions), Mary Murphy (Toronto and Montreal auditions), Mia Michaels (Vancouver auditions), Rex Harrington (Toronto auditions), Sean Cheesman (Saint John, NB auditions), and Melissa Williams (Saint John, NB auditions). 

Dance hopefuls audition in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver and Saint John, New Brunswick, during November and December 2010, all vying for a boarding pass to advance to the next round of competition. Over 160 dancers advance to Finals Week in Toronto, where they work with some of Canada’s top choreographers to earn a spot in the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 20. The dancers work in partners and select a different dance style each week, ranging from hip-hop and dance hall, to ballroom, tango, contemporary and jazz, in the hopes gaining the public’s votes. Two competitors are eliminated each week during the results shows.

Visit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s official website dance.ctv.ca for the ultimate fan experience including exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and photo galleries featuring the dancers, judges and choreographers, as well as the latest news, episode recaps, a music guide, quizzes, forums and more. Highlights from the weekly SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes will be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Encore episodes air the following Friday on MuchMusic.

Viewers can also follow SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA on the show’s official Twitter account for exclusive giveaways and insider information at @SYTYCDCanada, and can also become a fan of the show on Facebook at facebook.com/SYTYCDCanada. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath are also on twitter at@JMGenereux, @TreArmstrong, @LuBrown and @BlakeMcGrath.

The top 16 contestants have been revealed for the live performance rounds of new reality talent series The Voice.

Up for grabs is a $100,000 recording contract.

 

CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S TEAM

Beverly McClellan from Gate City, Va.

Frenchie Davis from Washington, D.C.

Lily Elise from San Anselmo, Calif.

Raquel Castro from Long Island, N.Y.

 

CEE LO GREEN’S TEAM

Curtis Grimes from Gilmer, Texas

Sisters Tori and Taylor from Santa Maria, Calif.

Nakia from Austin, Texas

Vicci Martinez from Seattle, Wash.

 

ADAM LEVINE’S TEAM

Jeff Jenkins from Freeport, Texas

Javier Colon from Stratford, Conn.

Devon Barley from Mattapoisett, Mass.

Casey Weston from Naples, Fla.

 

BLAKE SHELTON’S TEAM

Patrick Thomas from Dallas, Texas

Dia Frampton from St. George, Utah

Xenia from Temecula, Calif.

Jared Blake from Star City, Ark.

Showcase launched the latest Canadian drama last night in the form of Endgame, a new crime fighting show where the star doesn’t leave his home.  

Ok, so I should clarify that the star, Arkady Balagan (Shawn Doyle – Big Love), isn’t actually at home, per se, but is rather holed up in a ritzy hotel – the Huxley.  Why? Well the brilliant chess master has been somewhat traumatised by his fiance’s murder and now he seems afraid to go outside.

Now, he’s running out of money and facing eviction from the hotel staff.  Thankfully for him, someone believes his mastery of chess would be of enormous use in helping find a kidnapped child.  Using his fierce analytical skills along with a band of friends and hotel employees who can do his bidding beyond the hotel lobby, the wonderfully charismatic Russian pieces together the mystery to solve the crime.

There are a few faces you’ll recall.  Patrick Gallagher plays Hugo Lum, one of the hotel staff.  You’ll remember him as the original coach from Glee. Torrance Coombs will also be familiar to viewers of The Tudors.

There are plenty of detective shows around but this one has a new twist with the case solver never actually setting foot in a crime scene. Here’s to it doing well!

If you missed the show, you can catch repeats on Showcase on Thursdays at 11am and 7pm and then Sundays at 5pm and 11pm ET/PT.

Endgame: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT

Canadians are about to get served with the country’s fiercest culinary competition of all time. Food Network Canada and Insight Production Company Ltd. revealed today the stellar lineup of Canadian competitors and resident judge who will be appearing in the highly anticipated series 

Top Chef Canada. The inaugural season of Top Chef Canada will premiere April 11, 2011 at 9pm ET/10pm PT exclusively on Food Network Canada.

Top Chef Canada will challenge 16 competitors’ culinary skills to see who can cut it as Canada’s Top Chef, taking home the grand prize of $100,000 and a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000. Hosted by celebrated television personality, Thea Andrews and head judge, chef and restaurateur, Mark McEwan, Top Chef Canada promises the kind of high stakes competition and addictive drama that will inspire viewers to cheer on their favourite competitors each week.

The 16 chosen competitors hail from far and wide across Canada with their own unique culinary backgrounds and expertise. Click on each competitor’s name below to open a link to his or her Top Chef Canada audition video on Food Network Canada’s YouTube channel.

 

·         Clayton Beadle, 26, Whistler, BC

·         Derek Bocking, 30, Montreal, QC

·         Darryl Crumb, 29, Winnipeg, MB

·         Connie De Sousa, 29, Calgary, AB

·         Francois Gagnon, 32, Montreal, QC

·         Dustin Gallagher, 28, Toronto, ON

·         Steve Gonzales, 35, Toronto, ON

·         Jamie Hertz, 31, Nelson, BC

·         Chris Kanka, 34, Toronto, ON

·         Dale Mackay, 30, Vancouver, BC

·         Andrea Nicholson, 28, Toronto, ON

·         Rebekah Pearse, 29, Calgary, AB

·         Todd Perrin, 40, Quidi Vidi Village, St. John’s, NL

·         Rob Rossi, 27, Toronto, ON

·         Michael Stauffer, 30, Dundas, ON

·         Patrick Weise, 40, Toronto, ON

 

Joining the cast as resident judge on Top Chef Canada is the revered vanguard of Los Angeles dining and entertaining, proud Toronto native Shereen Arazm. Creator and operator of Tinsel Town’s most respected tables including Italian eatery Terroni and sushi staple Geisha House, Shereen also set Hollywood’s nightlife ablaze owning and operating famed outlets Concorde, El Centro, Shag, Central, and Wonderland. Her successful career was featured in an episode of Women on Top on Slice™ in 2007, the same year that LA Times Magazine’s holiday issue named her one of the four top entertainment hosts in Los Angeles. After having a daughter in 2008 with husband Oren Koules, Shereen returned home to Toronto in summer 2010 ready to take on Canada’s top culinary talent as resident judge on Top Chef Canada. Shereen will be joined by various distinguished guest judges who will be revealed at later dates. 

“Over the last 10 years, Food Network Canada has consistently delivered to Canadians the very best entertaining, food-related content,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.  “Top Chef Canada is a successful, proven format that showcases the true wealth and diversity of Canadian culinary talent.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to share that with viewers.”

“Top Chef Canada is not just a TV show but a celebration of our Canadian culture,” says John Brunton, Executive Producer, Insight Production Company Ltd. “Our competitors have trained around the world under the watchful eyes of internationally renowned chefs like Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, Susur Lee among others. We can’t wait for Canada to experience the world class cuisine that we have here at home. In the culinary world, Canadians truly compete on an international stage.”

To keep tabs on what Canadians are saying about Top Chef Canada, check out the official Top Chef Canada page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/topchefcanada or follow @TopChefCanada on Twitter.

The first season of Top Chef Canada will premiere April 11, 2011 at 9pm ET/10pm PT exclusively on Food Network Canada.

Cupid hits his mark during Sweetheart Week at DEGRASSI when the hit series returns with all-new episodes this February!

With school back in session, some Degrassi students have fallen under Saint Valentine’s spell while others are headed for broken heart city in a special one-hour episode airing Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series returns to its regular 30-minute timeslot, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Friday, Feb 18.

DEGRASSI reaches more than 800,000 viewers every week on MuchMusic and the original Friday airing has quickly become the channel’s #1 series in the key demo of P12-34. Celebrated for its controversial and groundbreaking storylines, this award-winning series has continued to captivate audiences around the world for 30 years. DEGRASSI was recently nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the GLAAD Awards. 

To catch up on some DEGRASSI homework, fans can go to muchmusic.com/degrassi to watch episodes on demand.

 

“When Love Takes Over” 

Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT 

Sweetheart Week hits DEGRASSI and Adam is shocked by his newfound connection with Fiona. That is until Fiona’s drinking habits become out of control. He’s willing to turn a blind eye if it means they get to spend time together, but begins to wonder if he’s the problem. Meanwhile, Anya is thrilled that her mom has been proclaimed cancer free, but is not thrilled that she won’t get to see cute and funny Dr. Chris anymore. But when romance blooms, Anya is thrilled. Good thing he doesn’t know she’s a 17-year-old high school student…

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 4 auditions take over the Imperial Theatre beginning at 9 a.m. AT.

Host Leah Miller, judges Jean Marc Genereux, Luther Brown, Sean Cheesman and Melissa Williams, and choreographer Blake McGrath are in Saint John, NB and available for interviews as they get ready to see what the East Coast has to offer.

Auditions for the fourth season of CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are starting in Saint John, NB on Saturday, November 6 at the Imperial Theatre, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. AT.

Dancers will have one chance to prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Luther Brown, and guest judges Sean Cheesman and Melissa Williams. For audition details and FAQs, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Saint John Auditions

Saturday, November 6

Registration begins at 9 a.m. AT

Imperial Theatre

24 King Square South

 

Saint John, NB is the first stop on the cross-country audition tour for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 4, which will also be travelling to Toronto on November 20, Montreal on November 27, Edmonton on December 4 and Vancouver on December 11.

Hopefuls from across the country will audition to see if they can follow in the footsteps of Canada’s Favourite Dancers recently crowned Denys Drozdyuk from Toronto; Tara-Jean Popowich from Lethbridge, AB; and Nico Archambault from Montreal, QC, as well as Season 3 Top 4 finalist and Bathurst, NB native, Janick Arseneau.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 4 cross-country auditions are open to all Canadians who, as of November 6, 2010, are of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of age. The age of majority in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador is 19, and it’s 18 in Prince Edward Island.

Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:

- Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

- All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

- Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of November 6, 2010. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.

- Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes of the audition.

- All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport), at the audition.

- All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for download at dance.ctv.ca.

- All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along with the CD containing the indicated music.

- All songs must be original songs that are commercially available. A song must not be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the Internet, or a competitor-created mix.

- Competitors will not be permitted to audition in any article of clothing with a visible designer, sports or other logo; artwork; name; photo; or other mark which may be subject to protection by copyright or trademark laws.

As announced during last week’s results episode, CTV has ordered a fourth season of the hit series ‘So You Think You Can Dance Canada’.

The five-city audition tour, where Canadian dancers will again have the chance to step into the spotlight and prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer, is set to begin Saturday, November 6 in Saint John, NB.

The tour also stops in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.

 

Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):

Saint John, NB

Saturday, November 6, 2010 Imperial Theatre - 24 King Square South

 

Toronto, ON 

November 20, 2010 Metro Toronto Convention Centre - John Bassett Theatre - 255 Front Street W.

 

Montreal, QC

 Saturday, November 27, 2010 Theatre St-Denis - 1594 St-Denis Street

 

Edmonton, AB 

Saturday, December 4, 2010 The Citadel Theatre - 9828 101A Avenue

 

Vancouver, BC

 Saturday, December 11, 2010 The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts - 777 Homer Street

 

More audition details to come shortly.

Despite being the 21st season of Survivor, the producers have still managed to find new elements in how they could revitalize the show and introduce some new twists to the game.

The chick with an prosthetic leg, Kelly Bruno on the 30 and under tribe La Flor, and on the older tribe, Espada, former NFL coach and winner of two Super Bowls, Jimmy Johnson.  And the new coveted necklace, The Medallion of Power, offering an advantage to the tribe who holds it.

I’m not sure what to make of the Old vs Young theme this time around.  I guess if you’re an older guy, there’ll be less opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the younger, bikini clad babes of Survivor Nicaragua.  Perhaps what makes up for that is being given a pep talk by one of Super Bowls greatest coaches.

Of all the characters who were annoying, Wendy was definitely the weirdest.  The minute they played the interview with her and she told us that her husband thought she’d be the first to go home you just knew she was a contender.  

The other contender to have drawn some mocking is Judson Birza who has affectionately been renamed by his tribemates as Fabio.  Charming.

La Flor obtain the Medallion of Power thanks to Brenda Lowe.  When offered flint and fishing gear in exchange for it they pass it up and Espada take ownership of it.  When it comes time to play it though, the oldies decide that they want to make a statement and pass up an advantage at the immunity challenge.  It backfires and they lose.  

At Tribal, Wendy finally decides to blab and blab and blab about why she should stay.  Begging aint a good look and her torch is extinguished.