From a media release:
NATALIE Lyons and DANNY Lawn Say Goodbye After Elimination From So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Leaving 12 to Dance for Canada
- Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels and National Ballet of Canada’s Artist-in-Residence Rex Harrington return as guest judges on Sept. 22 and 23
It was announced live on CTV that NATALIE Lyons and DANNY Lawn would be leaving the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage. Host Leah Miller announced the identities of the bottom three couples before the judges revealed that NATALIE and DANNY would be leaving after more than one million votes were cast across Canada last night. Twelve dancers are now in the running to be named Canada’s Favourite Dancer.
The bottom three couples who performed their solos for the country this week were AMY Gardner, 21, Calgary, AB, and VINCENT Desjardins, 20, Trois-RiviÃ¨res, QC who danced a playful and loving Cha Cha routine; JAYME RAE Dailey, 21, Montreal, QC, and DANIEL Dory, 23, Montreal, QC, who set the stage a blaze with a fiery Disco routine; and NATALIE Lyons, 23, Halifax, NS, and DANNY Lawn, 21, Brockville, ON, who performed a heart-pounding West Coast Swing. Following the reveal, each dancer had the opportunity to dance for their lives before the judges deliberated and decided that NATALIE, 23, a Hip-Hop/Krump dancer from Halifax and DANNY, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Brockville would be the two dancers eliminated from the competition.
Kicking off the results show was a jazz funk group number choreographed by judge Blake McGrath. Featuring strobe lights, whips and sexy, futuristic costumes in black, white and red, the Top 14 started the performance in a group formation before disbanding into small, alienated groups as they danced to â€œLove Gameâ€ by Lady Gaga.
Performing next week on Tuesday, September 22 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings) in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux and TrÃ© Armstrong as well as guest judges Mia Michaels and Rex Harrington are:
AMY Gardner, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Calgary
AUSTIN Di Iulio, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Mississauga
CODY Bonnell, 19, a Hip-Hop dancer from Unionville
CORYNNE Barron, 18, a Classical Contemporary dancer from Edmonton
DANIEL Dory, 23, a Hip-Hop/House dancer from Montreal
EMANUEL Sandhu, 28, a Contemporary/Ballet dancer from Richmond Hill
EVERETT Smith, 25, a Tap dancer from Glen Morris
JAYME RAE Dailey, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Montreal
KIM Gingras, 23, a Hip-Hop dancer from Montreal
MELANIE Mah, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill
TARA-JEAN Popowich, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Lethbridge
VINCENT Desjardins, 20, a Ballroom dancer from Trois-RiviÃ¨res
Next week the Top 12 will take to the stage after working with returning choreographers Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman, as well as Luther Brown and Blake McGrath.
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. The weekly Performance and Results episodes also air back-to-back Sundays at 6 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (go to ctv.ca and muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).