From a media release:
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Arassay and Vincent Eliminated
- Tickets for So You Think You Can Dance Canada National Tour go on Sale this Weekend
- Sean Cheesman and Mary Murphy are behind the judge’s desk, Nov. 26
With only two weeks left before Canada names its favourite dancer, it was revealed live on CTV tonight that following more than 2 million votes from last night’s countrywide poll, the journey has ended for ARASSAY and VINCENT on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Next week, the six remaining dancers will take to the stage for the Top 6 Performance episode on Wednesday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).
Before the results were revealed, The Top 8 had the chance to take to the stage and each perform a solo of their choice. With voting now based on individual competitors, the performances wouldn’t change the results and for two competitors, it would be their last chance to perform on the program. Following the solos, host Leah Miller announced that the two girls who received the lowest number of votes were ARASSAY and LISA and the guys with the lowest number of votes were VINCENT and IZAAK. Then, it was revealed live that ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC and VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC would be going home.
During the performance episode on Wednesday, the Top 8 competitors revelled in compliments from guest judge Dan Karaty, who exclaimed that he has judged around the world and “the Canadian show, especially the dancers on it, is second to none.”
Kicking off the results show were the Top 8 who took to the stage to perform a paso doble co-choreographed by judge Jean Marc Genereux and his wife France Mousseau. Driven by building guitar beats, the competitors performed with swooping capes and intricate footwork to “Malaguena” by Brian Setzer ’68 Comeback Special.
Next week, audiences will welcome Mary Murphy back behind the judge’s desk along with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Sean Cheesman. The two join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux.
Best known as the “Queen of Scream” on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Murphy was also a guest judge during the audition tour on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, and sat behind the judge’s desk for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 14 week.
Calgary’s Sean Cheesman is an internationally-renowned director/choreographer who has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers including 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. Cheesman has also won two MTV awards for choreography and was nominated for a Bob Fosse choreography award.