'So You Think You Can Dance' Voting Results; Kristin Chenoweth to Guest-Judge As Top 16 Finalists Compete
via press release: WADI JONES, IVETA LUKOSIUTE, MISSY MORELLI AND NICK YOUNG ARE ELIMINATED ON “So You Think You Can Dance” KRISTIN CHENOWETH TO GUEST-JUDGE AS TOP 16 FINALISTS COMPETE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, LIVE ON FOX AXIS Dance Company to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, June 30 After last week’s unprecedented save, finalists Wadi Jones, 24, a Breaking dancer from Ossining, NY; Iveta Lukosiute, 30, a Ballroom dancer from Klaipeda, Lithuania; Missy Morelli, 20, a Jazz dancer from Arvada, CO; and Nick Young, 19, a Tap dancer from Franklin, WI, were eliminated tonight on So You Think You Can Dance. The three couples who received the fewest votes tonight were: Missy Morelli and Wadi Jones; Iveta Lukosiute and Nick Young; and Ryan Ramirez and Ricky Jaime. Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judge Debbie Reynolds, asked the six finalists to perform solo routines and then eliminated Jones, Lukosiute, Morelli and Young. This week’s results show featured performances by Rage Crew and electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO with hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew. It was also announced tonight that the winner of So You Think You Can Dance will appear in a Gatorade print ad in Dance Spirit magazine and will be featured as a G Series FIT Team Athlete online at www.gatorade.com/athletes, in addition to being crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, winning the $250,000 cash prize and being featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine. The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 16 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich and Robert Taylor Jr. – compete for America and the judges, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who appears as the week’s guest judge, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, June 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Tune in the following night, Thursday, June 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by AXIS Dance Company, a critically acclaimed Northern California-based dance company that features performers both with and without disabilities, as well as to find out which two dancers will be sent home next. So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller, Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. Become a fan of So You Think You Can Dance on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance and follow the series on Twitter at @danceonfox.