HOT FROM FOX...
ANYA GARNIS AND HOK KONISHI ARE ELIMINATED
ON "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"
THE TOP 10 DANCERS COMPETE
ON THE NEXT PERFORMANCE SHOW
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, ON FOX
MIKA TO PERFORM ON THE
LIVE RESULTS SHOW THURSDAY, JULY 26
The summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was a powerhouse this week, with performances by the Top 12 finalists on Wednesday and a musical performance last night by Enrique Iglesias. It was also announced that tickets for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE nationwide tour featuring this season's Top 10 dancers will go on sale August 11.
The three couples who received the fewest votes after Wednesday's performance show were: Anya Garnis and Danny Tidwell; Jaimie Goodwin and Hok Konishi; and Lauren Gottlieb and Neil Haskell. After each of the six dancers performed a solo routine, the judges eliminated Garnis and Konishi from the competition, ending their quest to become America's favorite dancer. Garnis, 25, is a Latin Ballroom dancer from New York, NY; and Konishi, 22, is a B-boy dancer from Los Angeles, CA. Also last night, Enrique Iglesias performed the hit single "Somebody's Me" from his latest CD, "Insomniac."
Next week, the remaining 10 finalists (Kameron Bink, Jaimie Goodwin, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Sabra Johnson, Pasha Kovalev, Dominic Sandoval, Lacey Schwimmer, Danny Tidwell and Sara Von Gillern) compete as couples once again on the performance show Wednesday, July 25 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The following night, the judges will send two more dancers home, and Mika will perform "Love Today" from his "Life in Cartoon Motion" CD on the live results show Thursday, July 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).
Beirut-born Mika and his family lived in Paris and Kuwait and eventually settled in London. A self-taught piano virtuoso, Mika is a songwriter, performer, producer and orchestrator. He started singing as a boy and, with the help of his Russian voice trainer, obtained a wide range of professional gigs, from recordings with the Royal Opera House to the Orbit chewing gum jingle. "Live in Cartoon Motion," his debut pop album, is brimming with brightly hued melody, engaging hooks and a distinctive lyrical style.
Emmy-nominated 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 Barry Adelman.