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"FIK-SHUN," JASMINE HARPER, AARON TURNER AND AMY YAKIMA
DANCE THEIR WAY INTO THE TOP FOUR ON
"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"
HAYLEY ERBERT AND PAUL KARMIRYAN ARE SENT HOME
Top Four Compete and Paula Abdul and Gabby Douglas to Guest-Judge
On Part One of Season Finale, Airing Tuesday, September 3
America's Favorite Dancers Named Tuesday, September 10
Tonight, after America's vote was revealed on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson - announced that "Fik-Shun," Jasmine Harper, Aaron Turner and Amy Yakima were advancing to the performance finale and Hayley Erbert and Paul Karmiryan were sent home.
On Part One of the season finale airing Tuesday, Sept. 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the competition heats up when guest judges Paula Abdul and Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas join the judging panel. Also, the Top Four finalists - "Fik-Shun," Jasmine Harper, Aaron Turner and Amy Yakima - perform for America's votes for the last time to determine which two - one male and one female - are named America's Favorite Dancers. The following week, Tuesday, Sept. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), in a special finale celebration, the winners will be announced, with each receiving $125,000 and appearing on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine.
The All-Stars who will be dancing with the Top Four include Comfort Fedoke (Season Four), Robert Roldan (Season Seven), Melinda Sullivan (Season Seven) and tWitch (Season Four).
The Top Four finalists on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE offer their reactions to making it into the season finale:
"Fik-Shun" Age: 18
Quote: "Making the finale means everything. It makes my journey all worth it."
Jasmine Harper Age: 20
Quote: "Making the finale means the world to me. It's hard to even think about it, because I'm so focused. It is surreal."
Aaron Turner Age: 25
Quote: "It's unbelievable to make the finale, because I wasn't supposed to be in the Top 20. This is like a fairy tale ending."
Amy Yakima Age: 19
Quote: "It's been a long journey since I auditioned and I've watched the show for a while. It's really cool to make the finale. I never thought I could do it."
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