From a media release:
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Caroline and Jesse Eliminated
- Twelve are left to dance for Canada’s Votes
- Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman join judging panel next week
It’s down to the final 12. Following Canada’s votes on Wednesday night, it was revealed live by host Leah Miller on CTV tonight that CAROLINE Torti and JESSE Catibog are the next dancers to be eliminated on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The remaining 12 dancers will take to the stage on Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings).
Receiving the lowest number of votes this week following last night’s country-wide poll were LISA Auguste, 27 and VINCENT Noiseux, 22, who performed a Samba routine; LARA Smythe, 25, and MILES Faber, 21, who performed a West Coast Swing routine and CAROLINE Torti, 23, and JESSE Catibog, 29, who danced a Hustle routine. All the competitors had one last chance to show the judges why they should stay in the competition as they “danced for their lives.”
After performing their solos, the judges deliberated and decided that CAROLINE Torti from Oakville and JESSE Catibog from Toronto would be sent home.
The results show opened with the Top 14 performing a Halloween themed group number choreographed by Melissa Williams. Red fabric and smoke billowed across the stage as the competitors performed as vampires to “Dragula” by Rob Zombie.
Next week, judges Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux will be joined by guest judges, and resident SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographers, Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman.
Windsor, ON native Williams has worked with numerous artists, actors and directors in the industry including Prince, George Michael, Bryan Adams and Carmen Electra, and has choreographed and performed in television and feature films including Hairspray, American Pie and Batman & Robin. Over the past few years Williams and her company, DM Creative, have choreographed and musically staged live productions around the world including Grease The Musical, HAIR The Musical, STORM, Generations, Bon Voyage, Piano Man and Undercover. Keeping her finger on the pulse, Williams continues to push the envelope in every direction of her creativity.
Calgary’s Sean Cheesman is an internationally-renowned director/choreographer who has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, TLC, Prince, Vanessa Williams, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Britney Spears. Cheesman has toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer as well as choreographing tours for Prince. Cheesman appeared in and choreographed the film The Bodyguard and most recently was the host and lead judge of the U.K. television series DIRTY DANCING: TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Cheeseman has also won two MTV awards for choreography and was nominated for a Bob Fosse choreography award.
Stepping onto the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage on Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:
- ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
- ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
- DANNY Arbour, 26, a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montréal
- FRANCIS Lafrenière, 28, a Ballroom dancer from St. Bruno, QC
- IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, BC
- KAITLYN Fitzgerald, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON
- LARA Smythe, 25, a Contemporary/Acro dancer from Toronto,
- LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
- MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
- NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
- NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal
- VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
For those who missed this week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca and muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).
Highlights from each week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit dance.CTV.ca.