From a media release:
It’s Time Canada! Canada’s Favourite Dancer Revealed During Two-Hour SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Finale, Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET
- EVERETT, JAYME RAE, TARA-JEAN or VINCENT to be named Canada’s Favourite Dancer
- SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA wins a Gemini Award for Best Music, Variety Program or Series
- CTV brings viewers an exclusive look at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA with LIVE AT ETALK: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOP 4 at 5 p.m. ET and a special episode of FASHIONTELEVISION at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 25
- Jean Marc Genereux, TrÃ© Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath sit behind a super-sized judge’s desk with guest judges Rex Harrington and Mia Michaels as well as Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert and film director Kenny Ortega
The nation has cast their final votes for the season. Either EVERETT, JAYME RAE, TARA-JEAN or VINCENT will be named Canada’s Favourite Dancer during the two-hour live finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at a special day and time, this Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/CT/PT on CTV (Finale starts at 7 p.m. AT/MT on CTV). During last night’s Top 4 Performance show, the Top 4 performed an astounding 11 dance numbers, including solos and a Top 4 cabaret group number. While the dancers gave it their all for the Finale Performance show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA received the Gemini Award for Best Music, Variety Program or Series during last night’s industry gala awards ceremony. The current season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is also winning with viewers, averaging 1.44 million viewers*, ranking as a Top 20 show with key demo A18-34 and key female demos (F18-34 and F18-49) **. The series also consistently wins its timeslot nationally with the key female demos (F18-34, F18-49 and F25-54).
The Season 2 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA journey started in April when the auditions began in Vancouver before landing in Edmonton, Saint John, where TARA-JEAN was discovered, Toronto, where EVERETT auditioned, and Montreal where both JAYME RAE and VINCENT stepped onto the stage. Now one member of the Top 4 will be crowned Canada’s Favourite Dancer. Will it be EVERETT Smith, a 25-year-old tap dancer from Glen Morris, ON; JAYME RAE Dailey, a 21-year-old contemporary dancer from Montreal, QC; TARA-JEAN Popowich, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Lethbridge, AB; or VINCENT Desjardins, a 20-year-old ballroom dancer from Trois-RiviÃ¨res, QC?
Sitting behind a super-sized judge’s desk as the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA winner is named will be judges Jean Marc Genereux, TrÃ© Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath. They will be joined by guest judges Rex Harrington and Mia Michaels. Also guest judging for the first time this season is Emmy Award-winning director Kenny Ortega, the concert and film director for Michael Jackson’s This is It tour and upcoming film. Ortega is also the Director, Producer and Choreographer behind the popular High School Musical films.
The jam-packed finale on Sunday will feature more than 15 performances, reuniting the Top 20 dancers who will perform all-new group numbers. Guest Choreographer Sean Cheesman brings a powerful afro-jazz number with the Top 20 to the stage, while Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels creates a contemporary number with the Top 10.
The finale will also feature memorable couple routines choreographed by Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Stacey Tookey, Sean Cheesman, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Gustavo Vargas, Lil â€œCâ€ and Sho-tyme. Throughout the two-hour finale, viewers will also be reminded of the journey the Top 4 have been on this season through video recaps.
In a jam-packed hour before the finale, viewers can get an exclusive look at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. During a special LIVE AT ETALK: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOP 4, airing Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV, viewers will have the opportunity to get up and close and personal with the Top 4. During this intimate chat, they will discuss their favourite moments from throughout the season and share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories and memories. Then, FASHIONTELEVISION takes an in-depth look at the show’s wardrobe department and the importance costumes have on a performance at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Aspiring dancers will have their chance in the spotlight when the Season 3 Audition Tour travels to five cities across Canada with confirmed stops in Toronto on Saturday, November 14, Montreal during the weekend of November 28 and Vancouver on Saturday, December 5. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in all cities. Auditions will also be coming to Calgary and an East Coast City to be announced. Confirmed dates and venues will continue to be announced as information becomes available. Check dance.ctv.ca for details and updates.
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