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Top 20 Finalists Revealed on So You Think You Can Dance



Thousands of dancers auditioned  for season six on So You Think You Can Dance. On October 21st, 2009, they finally revealed the top 20 finalists. As they have said, "Season Six, is gonna be sick!"

The show ended with a twist. The last two girls waiting to find out their fate in the top 20 were Karen Hauer and Ashleigh Di Lello. Ashleigh's husband had already found out he made the top 20. The judges announced that Karen would be going through to the top 20. Normally, this would mean Ashleigh would be cut. However, a popular favorite Paula Van Oppen, dropped out of the competition. She was offered a movie contract and withdrew from the competition. Thus, leaving a spot open for Ashleigh. This will be the first time the show will have a married couple in the top 20. The other contestants stated to Ashleigh and Ryan, "You now have 18 kids!"

The first episode will air on Monday October 26th at 8:00-9:00PM (ET/PT) The show will give you the chance to get to know the contestants better. They will each be able to perform a dance in their own style. There will be the first tap trio ever performed on the show. Boys tricking. As well as a few group numbers. At the end of the show, the judges will pair the dancers up with their partners.

The top 20 finalists are: Mollee Gray, Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello, Karen Hauer, Kathryn McMormick, Bianca Revels, Channing Cooke, Pauline Mata, Noelle Marsh, Ellenore Scott, Ariana Debose, Russell Ferguson, Nathan Trasoras, Billy Bell, Kevin Hunte, Jakob Karr, Peter Sabasino, Phillip Attmore, Victor Smalley.  

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  • Tiffany 5 years ago

    What do you think of the controversy with Russell? He claimed that he has had NO prior training when Adam Shankman asked him. However, he has been dancing professionally since age 6! What are your thoughts people?!

  • sarah 5 years ago

    Go mollee gray! Do u know who their partners are yet?

  • Susannah 5 years ago

    I can't wait to see who wins! I love this show! I enjoy it SO MUCH! I LOVE IT!

  • Tiffany 5 years ago

    I think Mollee is paired up with Nathan..not positive yet.