From a media release:
Canada’s Favourite Dancer is NICO on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA
- CTV Congratulates the First-Ever SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Winner
- After more than 3 million votes, ALLIE is the runner-up
- SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 10 Tour kicks off in Vancouver on January 30, 2009
Canada has watched him waltz, hip-hop and salsa and following tonight’s gripping season finale, CTV congratulates NICO Archambault, who was named Canada’s first-ever Favourite Dancer on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Host Leah Miller announced live that NICO, a 24-year-old Contemporary and Hip-Hop dancer from MontrÃ©al received the majority of the more than three million votes cast during the countrywide poll on Wednesday night and would claim the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer and the grand prize of $100,000 and a 2009 C230 Mercedes-Benz.
Top 4 Finalist ALLIE Bertram, a 19-year-old Ballet dancer from Calgary was declared the runner up. NICO and ALLIE along with fellow Top 4 Finalists MILES Faber, a 21-year-old Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary, NATALLI Reznik a 29-year-old Hip-Hop and Latin dancer from Toronto and the remaining dancers from the Top 20, all took to the stage during the two-hour broadcast.
NICO has been captivating Canadians since his audition in Montreal. Since that time, NICO has dominated the stage performing everything from capoeira to quick step. Best known for his emotionally charged performances and stylish mohawk, NICO has been praised by the judges for being a true inspiration to male dancers everywhere.
After its premiere on September 11, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA quickly jived its way to the top and became fall’s No. 1 new program. Following Wednesday night’s performance episode, the show achieved a series high, peaking at 1.8 million viewers with an average of 1.47 million viewers to become the No. 1 television program of the night in total audience and in all key demos. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA remains the No. 1 new show of the fall with all demos and total viewers.
NICO and his fellow Top 9 competitors will now prepare to embark on the inaugural, historic 15-city SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Canadian tour beginning January 30, 2009 in Vancouver. Featuring hit performances from throughout the first season, fans can see their favourite dancers live. Details regarding ticket purchasing and venue details are available at dance.CTV.ca.
Hosted by ETALK’s Ben Mulroney, fans at ETALK’S storefront studio in Toronto will get the chance to hang with Canada’s Favourite Dancer, less than 24 hours after the final vote is revealed. NICO and ALLIE, ARASSAY, DANNY, IZAAK, KAITLYN, LISA, MILES, NATALLI and VINCENT will all be on hand, as they review the first season of Canada’s hottest new show and talk about the upcoming tour. Be there live and in person on Monday, December 8 at 4:30 p.m. ET, or watch everything unfold on Tuesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV (visit dance.CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
See highlights from tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA season finale on demand at the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, and blogs from the judges and competitors can also be found on the site.
For those who missed or want to relive the two-hour SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA finale, catch an encore broadcast on MuchMusic Sunday, December 14 at 9 p.m. ET (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).
See how far the Top 10 competitors have come during CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA “dance-a-thon” on New Year’s Day. Featuring the Top 10 performance episodes airing back-to-back, the evening will conclude with an encore presentation of tonight’s two-hour finale. Relive the jives, hip-hop’s and salsas that culminated in NICO being named Canada’s Favourite Dancer, Thursday, January 1 on CTV from Thursday, January 1 from 1 – 6 p.m. ET and 8 – 10 p.m. ET (visit dance.CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).