So You Think You Can Dance Canada

8:00pm – Sunday, September 11 on CTV

Will it be CHRISTIAN, JORDAN, LINDSAY, MATT, MELISSA or SHANE? After weeks of grueling rehearsals and spectacular performances, one competitor will dance away with the $100,000 grand prize, a brand new Chevrolet Cruze and the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer on the two-hour season finale. The runner-up winner will also drive away with a Chevrolet Cruze.

With the final votes now cast for Canada’s Favourite Dancer, CTV revealed details today about tonight’s first-ever Top 6 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA season finale, a two-hour dance spectacle featuring 23 performances.

Airing Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. in all time zones on CTV (8:30 p.m. NL), the jam-packed finale features three new group numbers, Season 4’s most memorable routines, and a surprise performance by two special guests.

The judge’s desk will also be extended to fit nine judges including Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGrath and guest judges Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Rex Harrington, Sean Cheesman and Sergio Trujillo. 

Kicking off the two-hour dance extravaganza, the Top 22 will reunite for a new and very special group number, created by world-renowned choreographer Sergio Trujillo. In the group number, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA introduces another surprise twist as the Top 22 dancers will be joined by judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGrath and guest judge Mary Murphy, who all make a cameo in the routine showing off their own moves. This is the first time that any of the judges have ever performed in a group number in the show’s history. The Top 10 will also perform a new contemporary group number choreographed by 2011 EMMY®-nominated Stacey Tookey, and the Top 6 will take to the stage for a special lyrical-jazz routine choreographed by guest judge Sean Cheesman. 

Before the winner is announced and claims the $100,000 prize and a brand new Chevrolet Cruze, the finale will feature some of the best and most memorable routines seen throughout the season including numbers from choreographers Sabrina Matthews, Melissa Williams, Sho-Tyme, Sean Cheesman, Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas, Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin, Steve Bolton, Longinus Fernandes and judges Blake McGrath and Luther Brown. Throughout the two-hour finale, viewers will also look back at the Top 6’s journey from this season with video recaps.

The Top 6’s journey started almost a year ago during the audition tour, where CHRISTIAN was discovered in Montreal, JORDAN, MELISSA and SHANE in Toronto, LINDSAY in Vancouver and MATT in Saint John. Now one member of the Top 6 will be crowned Canada’s Favourite Dancer. Will it be CHRISTIAN Millette, 28, a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC; JORDAN Clark, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON; LINDSAY Leuschner, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON; MATT Marr, 20, a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB; MELISSA Mitro, 23, a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON; or SHANE Simpson, 24, a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON?

8:00pm – Monday, September 5 on CTV

In the first-ever Top 6 finale, CHRISTIAN, JORDAN, LINDSAY, MATT, MELISSA and SHANE will dance-off for Canada’s votes. In their last effort to win the country’s heart, they will perform in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tre Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, and guest judge Mary Murphy. Throughout the final performance show, the Top 6 will work with choreographers Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas and Sho Tyme, and will also perform a solo of their choice as well as a group number by Sabrina Matthews. In addition, the Top 3 girls will work with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and the Top 3 guys will work with Melissa Williams.

Six will perform, but only one will win the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer. For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, it was announced live on CTV tonight that six dancers will remain in the competition to perform in next week’s final performance show.

The Top 6 dancers are: CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC; JORDAN Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON; LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON; MATT Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB; MELISSA Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON; and SHANE Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON.

With six dancers left standing, it was revealed that ADAM and DENITSA received the lowest number of votes and were eliminated from the competition.

The Top 6 will take to the stage on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, giving viewers one last opportunity to vote for their Favourite Dancer before the winner is revealed during the live two-hour finale on Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

With voting based solely on individual competitors instead of couples, each member of the Top 8 had the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice before the results were revealed.

The performances wouldn’t change the results, and for two competitors, it would be their final chance to dance on the stage.

Following the solos, it was announced that ADAM LoPapa (19), a Jazz dancer from Woodbridge, ON, and DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a Ballroom dancer from Laval, QC, would be eliminated from the competition.

For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE franchise history, choreographer Sean Cheesman introduced voguing to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage. The high-glamour group number featured the Top 8 dancers performing quick and precise movements to Madonna’s “Vogue.”

The Top 6 dancers now have one last chance to prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer during next week’s final performance episode on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. In their last effort to win the country’s heart, they will perform in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, and guest judge Mary Murphy.

 

Canada’s Top 6 dancers are:

1.      Christian Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC

2.      Jordan Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON

3.      Lindsay Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON

4.      Matt Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB

5.      Melissa Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON

6.      Shane Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON

 

Throughout the final performance show, the Top 6 will work with choreographers Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas and Sho Tyme, and will also perform a solo of their choice as well as a group number by Sabrina Matthews. In addition, the Top 3 girls will work with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and the Top 3 guys will work with Melissa Williams.

For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Results show, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET. Weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows air back-to-back Fridays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times). 

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 30 on CTV

The couples with the lowest scores are revealed and dance for their lives before the judges decide which dancers will be leaving the competition.

8:00pm – Monday, August 29 on CTV

The remaining dancers perform in front of the judges in hopes of winning the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

Earlier tonight on CTV, the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judges announced live that FRANÇOIS Pruneau (26), a Ballroom dancer from Trois-Rivières, QC, and YULIYA Zavadska (29), a Latin dancer from Toronto, ON were eliminated from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

The eight remaining dancers will take to the stage on Monday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

The three girls and three guys who received the lowest number of votes following last night’s countrywide poll were girls YULIYA, MELISSA and DENITSA, and guys ADAM, CHRISTIAN and FRANÇOIS.

With voting now based on individual competitors instead of couples, each dancer had the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice, but for two competitors, it would be their last chance to dance for the country. In the end, it was announced live that FRANÇOIS and YULIYA would be going home.

Opening tonight’s show was a contemporary group number choreographed by Sabrina Matthews. Dancing a raw and emotionally charged routine about guilt, the Top 10 poured their hearts out on the stage to “Heavy in Your Arms” by Florence + The Machine.

Performing next week on Monday, August 29 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 Blake McGrath, as well as guest judge Mary Murphy are:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.      SHANE Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON

 

Next week for the performance show, the Top 8 will work with choreographers Luther Brown, Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas and Melissa Williams, as well as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA alumni Danny Arbour, who will be choreographing a Top 8 group number. Choreographer Sean Cheesman will also work with the Top 8 for a group number to air during the results show on Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Results show, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET. Weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows air back-to-back Fridays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).  

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 23 on CTV

The couples with the lowest scores are revealed and dance for their lives before the judges decide which dancers will be leaving the competition.

8:00pm – Monday, August 22 on CTV

The remaining dancers perform in front of the judges in hopes of becoming Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

Eliminated contestants Geisha Chin and Joey Arrigo talk about their time on the CTV series.