So You Think You Can Dance Canada leaves 6

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The Music Stops for KIM Gingras and CODY Bonnell, Leaving Six in the Running to Become Canada’s Favourite Dancer on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA

  • Rex Harrington and Mary Murphy are back behind the Judge’s desk Oct. 13 and 14
  • Judge Tré Armstrong steps on stage to choreograph the Top 6 group number

With only two weeks left before Canada names its favourite dancer, it was revealed live on CTV tonight that following more than 1.5 million votes, KIM and CODY had been eliminated from 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 Tuesday, October 13 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local listings).

As competitors pushed their limits to earn Canada’s votes and avoid elimination, Tuesday’s Top 8 performance episode featured some of the strongest performances of the season. After performing their group number, The Top 4 Girls earned particular praise from guest judge and Emmy Award-Winning choreographer Mia Michaels who commented, “You four ladies, in the five years I’ve been a part of SYTYCD, are the best top 4 girls.”

Before the final results were revealed, host Leah Miller announced that the two girls who received the lowest number of votes were KIM and MELANIE and the guys with the lowest number of votes were CODY and EVERETT. The bottom four dancers then 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, but for two competitors, it would be their last chance to perform on the program. Then, it was revealed live that KIM, 23, a Hip-Hop dancer from Montreal, QB and CODY, 19, a Hip-Hop dancer from Unionville, ON., would be going home after the pair danced together in a Hip-Hop routine and a Smooth Waltz this week.

The Top 8 Dancers opened tonight’s Results episode with a theatre routine created by Emmy-Award winning choreographer Tyce Diorio, who made his SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA debut. Diorio’s dynamic group number featured intricate footwork and featured the competitors performing individually as well as in couples. The Top 8 jived on and around a motorcycle at centre stage to “C’mon Everybody” from All Shook Up (Original Broadway Cast).

The Top 6 will give it all they’ve got to earn a coveted spot in the Top 4 during next week’s Performance episode on Tuesday, October 13 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. The competitors will face judges Jean Marc Genereux and Tré Armstrong as well as returning guest judges Rex Harrington and Mary Murphy.

The Top 6 dancers are:

EMANUEL Sandhu, 28, a Contemporary/Ballet dancer from Vancouver, BC
EVERETT Smith, 25, a Tap dancer from Glen Morris, ON
JAYME RAE Dailey, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Montreal, QB
MELANIE Mah, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON
TARA-JEAN Popowich, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Lethbridge, AB
VINCENT Desjardins, 20, a Ballroom dancer from Trois-Rivières, QB

The Top 6 will again face two different dance styles and two different choreographers next week. Returning choreographers are Stacey Tookey, Melissa Williams, Pierre Allaire, Gustavo Vargas and judges Blake McGrath and Luther Brown. In addition, the Top 3 girls and Top 3 guys will also each perform a group number, with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels taking on the girls and Gustavo Vargas taking on the guys.

Highlights from each week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit The weekly Performance and Results episodes also air back-to-back at a special time on Sunday, October 11 at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (go to and to confirm local broadcast times).

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 10 are heading out on a national 18-city tour beginning November 25th, 2009, in Kelowna, B.C. Tickets are currently on sale and full details regarding ticket purchasing as well as a full list of cites and dates on the tour, go to