[10/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
Nick Lazzarini Is Crowned Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]


Melody Lacayanga, Ashle Dawson and Jamile McGee Eliminated As America's Vote is Revealed

Last night, in the live season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, America's vote was revealed and Nick Lazzarini was crowned the winner of FOX's ultimate dance competition. Lazzarini dances away with a $100,000 cash prize, along with an apartment rent-free for one year in New York City. Dance finalists Melody Lacayanga, Ashle Dawson and Jamile McGee were eliminated during the course of the show which aired Wednesday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Lazzarini lives in Van Nuys, CA. Nick is a trained dancer in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, ballet and modern. He spent two years at the Dance Company of San Francisco. His most memorable dance experience was when he toured Europe with the dance company RAW.

Judge/choreographer Dan Karaty said of Nick's performance in the competition, "I didn't think you could pull off hip hop and the pasa doble like you did" and Mary Murphy described him as "fantastic."

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

Go to www.fox.com/dance for all of your SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE news. Check out the photos of your favorite contestants, along with special, behind-the-scenes information on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

About 19 Entertainment
19 Entertainment, which was recently acquired by CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE), is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 106 No. 1 singles and 83 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 281 Top 40 albums and 430 Top 40 singles.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," "The American Music Awards," the "Golden Globe Awards," the "Bloopers" specials and series, the "Daytime Emmy Awards" and the "Academy of Country Music Awards," among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

  [october 2005]  


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