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So You Think You Can Dance 6


So You Think You Can Dance 6 (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


So You Think You Can Dance, also known as SYTYCD, is a United States television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company network. Season six premiered on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy returning as permanent judges and Cat Deeley returning to host. Adam Shankman joined the panel as a permanent judge for the first time starting with this season. Season six is the first to air during the fall season, immediately following the summer airing of season five. Live shows began airing October 26 and the season finale aired on December 16. Russell Ferguson, the first krumper to make it to the Las Vegas auditions, won the title of "America's Favorite Dancer" and the $250,000 prize. Also in the finale were Jakob Karr in second place, Kathryn McCormick in third place, Ellenore Scott in fourth place, Ashleigh Di Lello in fifth place and Ryan Di Lello in sixth place.

Auditions

Locations

Open auditions for this season were held in the following cities before season 5 finals started after season 5 vegas week:

Audition City Date Judges
Colonial Theatre Boston, Massachusetts May 28, 2009 Nigel, Mary, Tyce Diorio
Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta, Georgia June 1, 2009 Nigel, Mary, Lil' C
The Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California June 12, 2009 Nigel, Mary, Adam Shankman
New Orleans Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana June 19, 2009 Adam Shankman, Mary, Lil C
Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Arizona June 26, 2009 Nigel, Mary, Mia Michaels
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Salt Lake City, Utah July 24, 2009 Nigel, Mary, Mia Michaels


^Lythgoe was accepting an honorary degree from the University of Bedfordshire; therefore, two guest judges were present.

Las Vegas week

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Debbie Allen

The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 152 dancers were invited to participate in the callback auditions. This number was cut to 38 dancers, before the announcement of the season's top 20 contestants. Las Vegas week included the following rounds, with cuts made after each:

Dancer(s) Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
All (individual) Solo Music chosen by contestant The dancer
All Hip-Hop "Girls on the Dance Floor""?Far East Movement Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
All Cha-Cha "Disturbia (Jody den Broeder remix)""?Rihanna Louis van Amstel Anya Garnis (assisting)

All Jazz "Green Light""?John Legend Laurie Ann Gibson
All (in groups) Group choreography CD with track picked from a hat The group
All Contemporary "Walking On Air""?Kerli Mia Michaels
Female dancers Broadway "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" from Sweet Charity Tyce Diorio
Male dancers "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me""?Billy Joel
All (individual) Solo Music chosen by contestant The dancer

Top 20 Finalists

Male Contestants

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Russell Ferguson 19 Boston, Massachusetts Krump December 16, 2009 Winner
Jakob Karr 19 Windermere, Florida Contemporary December 16, 2009 Runner Up
Ryan Di Lello 28 Orem, Utah Latin Ballroom December 16, 2009 6th Place
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez 28 Miami, Florida Breakdance December 9, 2009 Top 8
Nathan Trasoras 18 Downey, California Contemporary December 2, 2009 Top 10
Victor Smalley 21 Miami, Florida Contemporary November 25, 2009 Top 12
Kevin Hunte 23 Brooklyn, New York Hip Hop November 18, 2009 Top 14
Peter Sabasino 22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tap November 11, 2009 Top 16
Phillip Attmore 25 Pasadena, California Tap November 3, 2009 Top 18
Brandon Dumlao 21 Concord, California Hip Hop October 27, 2009 Top 20


^ Dumlao replaced original Top 20 dancer Billy Bell, who had to withdraw from the competition due to illness.

Female Contestants

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Kathryn McCormick 19 Augusta, Georgia Contemporary December 16, 2009 3rd Place
Ellenore Scott 19 Santa Cruz, California Jazz December 16, 2009 4th Place
Ashleigh Di Lello 26 Orem, Utah Latin Ballroom December 16, 2009 5th Place
Mollee Gray 18 Orem, Utah Jazz December 9, 2009 Top 8
Noelle Marsh 18 Sanford, North Carolina Contemporary December 2, 2009 Top 10
Karen Hauer 27 Valencia, Venezuela Latin Ballroom November 25, 2009 Top 12
Channing Cooke 18 Haverhill, Massachusetts Contemporary November 18, 2009 Top 14
Pauline Mata 19 West Covina, California Jazz November 11, 2009 Top 16
Bianca Revels 20 Detroit, Michigan Tap November 3, 2009 Top 18
Ariana DeBose 18 New Bern, North Carolina Contemporary October 27, 2009 Top 20

Finals

Elimination chart

The elimination song for the women playing during the montage was "Never Say Never" by The Fray. The elimination song for the men playing during the montage was "Where It Ends" by 16 Frames.


Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants
Result show date: 10/27 11/03 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/02 12/09 12/16
Contestant Results
Russell Ferguson Btm 4 Winner
Jakob Karr Runner-Up
Kathryn McCormick Btm 4 3rd place
Ellenore Scott Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 4th place
Ashleigh Di Lello Injury 5th place
Ryan Di Lello Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 Btm 4 6th place
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez Elim
Mollee Gray Btm 3 Btm 3
Nathan Trasoras Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Noelle Marsh Injury Btm 4
Victor Smalley Btm 4 Btm 3 Elim
Karen Hauer Btm 3 Btm 3
Kevin Hunte Btm 3 Elim
Channing Cooke
Peter Sabasino Elim
Pauline Mata Btm 4
Phillip Attmore Elim
Bianca Revels
Brandon Dumlao Elim
Ariana DeBose
^The show was unable to schedule full performance and results shows for the first two weeks due to conflicts with the World Series.
^ These female dancers were barred from performing their routines. See below for more information.

Performance nights

Due to network conflicts with the World Series, the show was unable to schedule a separate results show for the first two weeks. As a result, no public voting was held on those occasions; after the couples' performances, the judges alone selected four dancers to perform solos, and subsequently eliminated two.

The standard format of a performance show followed by voting, with a results show the following night, resumed for the third week of competition.

Week 1 (October 26, 2009)

"Meet the Top 20"
  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 20 Jazz "Comanche""?The Revels Wade Robson
Amanda Robson (co-conceived)
Russell Ferguson
Kevin Hunte
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Hip-Hop "Beggin' (District 78 mix)""?Madcon Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Channing Cooke
Ariana DeBose
Jakob Karr
Nathan Trasoras
Contemporary "Crying""?k.d. lang Tyce Diorio
Phillip Attmore
Bianca Revels
Peter Sabasino
Tap "Take the "A" Train""?Ella Fitzgerald Derick K. Grant
Mollee Gray
Pauline Mata
Ellenore Scott
Jazz "On a Cloud""?Platinum Pied Pipers Sonya Tayeh
Kathryn McCormick
Noelle Marsh
Billy Bell
Victor Smalley
Contemporary "Viva La Vida""?Coldplay Mandy Moore
Karen Hauer
Ashleigh Di Lello
Ryan Di Lello
Samba "Everything I Can't Have""?Robin Thicke Jason Gilkison
Performance show
  • Top 20 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Channing Cooke
Phillip Attmore
Jive "Rockin' Robin""?The Jackson 5 Jason Gilkison Safe
Jakob Karr
Ashleigh Di Lello
Broadway "Hit Me With a Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce)"
from Sophisticated Ladies
Tyce Diorio Safe
Ariana Dubose
Peter Sabasino
Hip-Hop "Black and Gold""?Sam Sparro Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Dubose Eliminated
Melanie LaPatin
Russell Ferguson
Foxtrot "Vagabond Shoes""?Vic Damone Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Ferguson in bottom 4
Bianca Revels
Victor Smalley
Contemporary "Wasted Time""?Me'shell Ndegeocello Travis Wall Safe
Karen Hauer
Kevin Hunt
Cha-Cha "Push It" from Glee Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Contemporary Jazz "Arcadia""?Apparat Sonya Tayeh Safe
Brandon Dumlao
Pauline Mata
Smooth Waltz "You Light Up My Life""?Whitney Houston Jason Gilkison Mata in bottom 4
Dumlao eliminated
Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Hip-Hop "On & On""?Missy Elliott Dave Scott Safe
Mollee Grey
Nathan Trasoras
Disco "Turn the Beat Around (Pablo's 12" Remix)""?Gloria Estefan Doriana Sanchez Safe
^Noelle Marsh did not perform on the show due to injury. She would become Ferguson's partner in Week 2.

  • Bottom 4 dancers' solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Ariana Dubose Contemporary "Darkest Hour""?Charlotte Martin Eliminated
Russell Ferguson Krump "Give the Drummer Sum""?Black Milk Safe
Pauline Mata Jazz "Magalenha""?Sérgio Mendes Safe
Brandon Dumlao Hip-Hop "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room""?John Mayer Eliminated
*Eliminated:
    • Ariana Dubose
    • Brandon Dumlao
  • New partners:
    • Pauline Mata and Peter Sabasino

Week 2 (November 3, 2009)

  • Top 18 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
Hip-Hop "Move Shake Drop Remix""?DJ Laz, Flo Rida and Casley Jamal Sims Marsh in bottom 4
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jakob Karr
Viennese Waltz "At Last""?Etta James Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Bianca Revels
Victor Smalley
Broadway "Maybe God Is Tryin' To Tell You Something" from The Color Purple Tyce Diorio Revels eliminated
Smalley in bottom 4
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Bollywood "Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah" from Jodhaa Akbar Nakul Dev Mahajan Safe
Channing Cooke
Phillip Attmore
Samba "Maracatu Funk""?The Samba Squad Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Attmore eliminated
Karen Hauer
Kevin Hunte
Hip-Hop "Ice Cream Paint Job""?Dorrough Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Safe
Kathryn McCormick
Contemporary "2 Steps Away""?Patti LaBelle Stacey Tookey Safe
Pauline Mata
Peter Sabasino
Jazz "Little Green Bag""?George Baker Selection Wade Robson Safe
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Argentine Tango "Violentango""?Ástor Piazzolla Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Safe
  • Bottom 4 dancers' solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Noelle Marsh Contemporary "For a Reason""?Zhané Safe
Victor Smalley Contemporary "Narvas" from The Matrix: Revolutions Safe
Bianca Revels Tap "Tootsee Roll""?69 Boyz Eliminated
Phillip Attmore Tap "Almost Like Being in Love""?Nat King Cole Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Bianca Revels
    • Phillip Atmore
  • New partners:
    • Channing Cooke and Victor Smalley

Week 3 (November 10, 2009)

  • Top 16 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Karen Hauer
Kevin Hunte
Hustle "Come To Me""?France Joli Maria Torres Bottom 3
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jakob Karr
Jazz "Relax""?Frankie Goes to Hollywood Mandy Moore Safe
Pauline Mata
Peter Sabasino
Quickstep "Hey Baby! (Shake Those Hula Hips)""?Big Kahuna & The Copa Cat Pack JT Thomas
Tomas Mielnicki
Both eliminated
Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Broadway "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)""?Swingin' Fireballs Andy Blankenbuehler Safe
Channing Cooke
Victor Smalley
Contemporary "Be Be Your Love" (Live at KRCW)"?Rachael Yamagata Stacey Tookey Safe
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Hip-Hop
(Krump)
"Lost Boiz Anthem""?Tha J-Squad Lil' C Bottom 3
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Salsa "Quimbara""?Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco Gustavo Vargas Safe
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
African Jazz "Frog Dance""?Mickey Hart and Planet Drum Sean Cheesman Safe

Week 4 (November 17, 2009)

  • Top 14 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jakob Karr
Lyrical Hip-Hop "Whatcha Say""?Jason Derülo Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Safe
Karen Hauer
Kevin Hunte
Broadway "If My Friends Could See Me Now" from Sweet Charity Spencer Liff Hunte eliminated
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
Foxtrot "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)""?Michael Bublé and
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Edward Simon Safe
Channing Cooke
Victor Smalley
Jazz "Blackbird""?Bobby McFerrin Tyce Diorio Cooke eliminated
Paso Doble "Pursuit" from Cirque du Soleil Tony Meredith Safe
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Contemporary "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead""?Stars Travis Wall Safe
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Pop-Jazz "Bad Romance""?Lady Gaga Laurie Ann Gibson Bottom 3

Week 5 (November 24, 2009)

  • Top 12 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Lindy Hop "I've Got To Be a Rug Cutter""?The Boilermaker Jazz Band Carla Heiney Bottom 3
Broadway "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago Spencer Liff
Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Jazz "So Deep""?Hot Chip Sonya Tayeh Safe
"Your Guardian Angel""?The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Karen Hauer
Victor Smalley
Tango "Montserrat""?Orquesta del Plata Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Both eliminated
Hip-Hop "Moving Mountains""?Usher Laurie Ann Gibson
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Hip-Hop "Ring-a-Ling""?The Black Eyed Peas Jamal Sims Bottom 3
Can-Can "Cancan Suite" "?Offenbach/Ponchielli Tyce DiOrio
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
Samba "Hips Don't Lie""?Shakira Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Contemporary "A Case of You""?Diana Krall Tyce DiOrio
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jakob Karr
Lyrical Jazz "Time Flies""?Lykke Li Sonya Tayeh Safe
Cha-Cha "Cha Cha Heels" (Ralphi Rosario Radio Edit)"?
Rosabel feat. Jeanie Tracy
Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau

Week 6 (December 1, 2009)

  • Top 10 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Noelle Marsh
Ryan Di Lello
Hip-Hop "Give It to Me Right""?Melanie Fiona Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Marsh eliminated
Di Lello in bottom 4
Smooth Waltz "Jeux d'Eau""?Cirque du Soleil JT Thomas
Tomas Mielnicki
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Contemporary "Poison""?The Prodigy Garry Stewart Safe
Hip-Hop "Slow Down""?Bobby Valentino Dave Scott
Kathryn McCormick
Nathan Trasoras
Broadway "Choreography""?Danny Kaye Spencer Liff McCormick in bottom 4
Trasoras eliminated
Rumba "Walk On By""?Aretha Franklin Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Ellenore Scott
Jakob Karr
Quickstep "Four Brothers""?The Manhattan Transfer Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Contemporary "Tore My Heart""?OONA and Dave Tweedie Sonya Tayeh
Mollee Gray
Russell Ferguson
Lyrical Jazz "It Must Have Been Love""?Roxette Mandy Moore Safe
Jive "Land of 1000 Dances""?Jimmy Barnes Anya Garnis
Pasha Kovalev
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Mollee Gray Jazz "Rock the Beat""?LMFAO Safe
Russell Ferguson Krump "Outros""?Black Milk Safe
Noelle Marsh Contemporary "Every Time It Rains""?Charlotte Martin Eliminated
Ryan Di Lello Paso Doble "Rock You Like a Hurricane""?Scorpions Bottom 4
Kathryn McCormick Contemporary "Beautiful""?Bethany Dillon Bottom 4
Nathan Trasoras Contemporary "Golden Train""?Justin Nozuka Eliminated
Ellenore Scott Jazz "Beatbox Harmonica""?Yuri Lane Safe
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez Breakdancing "No Air""?Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown Safe
Ashleigh Di Lello Samba "Batucada Por Favor""?Bob Azzam Safe
Jakob Karr Contemporary "Always Midnight" (Acoustic)"?Pat Monahan Safe

Week 7 (December 8, 2009)

  • Top 8 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Kathryn McCormick
Ryan Di Lello
Disco "Last Dance" (Samantha Ronson remix)"?Donna Summer Doriana Sanchez Di Lello in bottom 4
Cha-Cha "Put Your Hands On Me""?Joss Stone Jason Gilkison
Mollee Gray
Jakob Karr
Viennese Waltz "Ordinary Day""?Vanessa Carlton Jason Gilkison Gray eliminated
Broadway "Easy Street" (Samantha Ronson remix) from Annie Joey Dowling
Ellenore Scott
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Contemporary "Machine Gun""?Portishead Travis Wall Scott in bottom 4
Perez eliminated
Hip-Hop "People Are Strange" (District 78 remix)"?The Doors Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Russell Ferguson
Rachel/Alysha
Hip-Hop "Too Much Booty 2" (Bobby J Remix)"?Soundmaster T
& Jah-Rista feat. Korveil
Shane Sparks Safe
Bollywood "Spirit of Rangeela" from Rangeela Nakul Dev Mahajan
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Jakob Karr Contemporary "When You Say My Name""?Mario Spinetti Safe
Mollee Gray Jazz "Heartburn""?Alicia Keys Eliminated
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez Breakdance "Fancy Footwork""?Chromeo Eliminated
Ellenore Scott Jazz "I Got the Feelin'""?James Brown Bottom 4
Russell Ferguson Krump "Holiday Buckness""?J-Squad Safe
Kathryn McCormick Contemporary "Shadowfeet""?Brooke Fraser Safe
Ryan Di Lello Cha-Cha "Din Da Da""?Kevin Aviance Bottom 4


^ Ashleigh Di Lello was paired with Russell Ferguson, but dislocated her shoulder during rehearsal of their Bollywood number and was barred from performing by doctors. As a result, she did not perform a solo and Ferguson danced their two numbers with the choreographers' assistants, Alysha Shroff. Voting for Di Lello was still opened; viewers were urged to consider her previous performances and rehearsal footage in making their choice in voting for her.

Week 8 (December 15, 2009)

  • Top 6 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s)
Kathryn McCormick
Ryan Di Lello
Samba "Magalenha""?Sérgio Mendes Jason Gilkison
Ellenore Scott
Jakob Karr
Broadway "I Gotcha" from Fosse Tyce Diorio
Ashleigh Di Lello
Russell Ferguson
Lyrical Jazz "Angel Standing By""?Jewel Sonya Tayeh
Ellenore Scott
Ryan Di Lello
Jazz "Kontact Me""?Boyz Noise Garry Stewart
Ashleigh Di Lello
Jakob Karr
Foxtrot "Let the Good Times Roll""?Chuck Brown & Eva Cassidy Jean-Marc Généreux
Ellenore Scott
Russell Ferguson
Paso Doble "Village Attack" from Blood Diamond Jason Gilkison
Kathryn McCormick
Jakob Karr
Contemporary Ballet "At This Moment""?Michael Bublé Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Ashleigh Di Lello
Ryan Di Lello
Contemporary "I'm There Too""?Michelle Featherstone Travis Wall
Kathryn McCormick
Russell Ferguson
Hip-Hop "I Can Transform Ya""?Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beats Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo

Result shows

Week 3 (November 11, 2009)

  • Group dance: Top 16: "Warrior, Pt. 2""?Lloyd Banks (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Dave Scott)
  • Guest dancers: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: "Episodes""?Ulysses Dove (Contemporary Ballet; Choreographer: Ulysses Dove)
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Ellenore Scott Jazz "Eleanor""?Alexa Woodward Safe
Ryan Di Lello Jive "Jump with My Baby""?Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Safe
Pauline Mata Jazz "Took the Night""?Chelley Eliminated
Peter Sabasino Tap None Eliminated
Karen Hauer Samba "Celia y Tito""?Celia Cruz & Tito Puente Safe
Kevin Hunte Hip-Hop "It Was All In Your Mind""?Wade Robson Safe

^ Sabasino chose to dance a cappella.

  • Eliminated:
    • Pauline Mata
    • Peter Sabasino
  • New partners:
    • None

Week 4 (November 18, 2009)

  • Group dance: Top 14: "Aha!""?Imogen Heap (Contemporary Jazz; Choreographer: Wade Robson, co-conceived with Amanda Robson)
  • Musical guest: "According to You""?Orianthi
  • Guest dancers: Nakul Dev Mahajan and NDM Bollywood Dance Productions: "Desi Girl" from Dostana (Bollywood; Choreographer: Nakul Dev Mahajan)
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Karen Hauer Latin "Break on Through (To the Other Side)""?The Doors Safe
Kevin Hunte Hip-Hop "Freeze""?T-Pain featuring Chris Brown Eliminated
Channing Cooke Contemporary "The Face""?RyanDan Eliminated
Victor Smalley Contemporary "Baby's Romance""?Chris Garneau Safe
Mollee Gray Jazz "Let Me Think About It (Radio Edit)""?Ida Corr vs. Fedde le Grand Safe
Nathan Trasoras Contemporary "So Insane""?Discovery Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Channing Cooke
    • Kevin Hunte
  • New partners:
    • Karen Hauer and Victor Smalley

Week 5 (November 25, 2009)

  • Group dance: Top 12: "What's a Girl Gotta Do""Basement Jaxx feat. Paloma Faith (Pop-Jazz; Choreographer: Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo)
  • Musical guest: "Give It Up To Me""Shakira
  • Guest dancer(s): Paloma Herrera: Don Quixote: Kitri's Variation (The Fan) - Ludwig Minkus (Ballet; Choreographer: Paloma Herrera)
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Karen Hauer Cha-Cha "She Wants to Move" - N.E.R.D. Eliminated
Victor Smalley Contemporary "Village Attack" from Blood Diamond Eliminated
Mollee Gray Jazz "Bulletproof""?La Roux Safe
Nathan Trasoras Contemporary "Going Going Gone (Live)""?Stars Safe
Ellenore Scott Jazz "Bottom""Zap Mama Safe
Ryan Di Lello Samba "Baila Baila Conmigo""?Missiego Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Karen Hauer
    • Victor Smalley
  • New partners:
    • None. Now that only 10 dancers remain, partners are randomly assigned each week and the top 10 will be voted individually.

Week 6 (December 2, 2009)

  • Group dance: Top 10: "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me""?Billy Joel (Broadway; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
  • Musical guest: "I Wanna Rock""?Snoop Dogg (featuring Quest Crew and The Ranger$)
  • Guest dancer(s): The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers: "Yellow""?Vitamin String Quartet (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Harry Shum, Jr., Christopher Scott, and Galen Hooks)
  • Bottom 4's Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Noelle Marsh Contemporary "Inside a Boy" (Son Lux Remix)"?My Brightest Diamond Eliminated
Ryan Di Lello Paso Doble "Rock You Like A Hurricane""?Scorpions Safe
Kathryn McCormick Contemporary "Beautiful""?Bethany Dillon Safe
Nathan Trasoras Contemporary "Pretty Wings""?Maxwell Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Noelle Marsh
    • Nathan Trasoras

Week 7 (December 9, 2009)

  • Group dance: Top 8: "Pon de Floor" (Samantha Ronson remix)"?Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel (Jazz; Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh)
  • Musical guests:
  • "Nobody""?Wonder Girls
  • "Live Like We're Dying""?Kris Allen
  • Bottom 4's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez Breakdance "Flashing Lights""?Vitamin String Quartet Eliminated
Ellenore Scott Jazz "Hajnal""?Venetian Snares Safe
Ryan Di Lello Cha-Cha "Din Da Da""?Kevin Aviance Safe
Mollee Gray Jazz "You'll Find A Way" (Switch & Sinden Remix)"?Santigold Eliminated

Week 8 (Finale) (December 16, 2009)

  • Guest dancers The Groovaloos ("Groovaloo Street""?Rapier & Burns)
  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer
Top 20 Jazz "Scared of Me""?Fedde le Grand featuring Mitch Crown Kelley Abbey
Top 20 Jazz "Comanche""?The Revels Wade Robson
Amanda Robson
Judges' picks
Dancers Style Music Choreographer Chosen by
Russell Ferguson
Kevin Hunte
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Hip-Hop "Beggin' (District 78 mix)""?Madcon Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Lil' C
Ellenore Scott
Jakob Karr
Contemporary "Tore My Heart""?OONA and Dave Tweedie Sonya Tayeh Adam Shankman
Phillip Attmore
Bianca Revels
Peter Sabasino
Tap "Take the "A" Train""?Ella Fitzgerald Derick K. Grant Nigel Lythgoe
Ashleigh Di Lello
Ryan Di Lello
Jive "Straight to... Number One (Duck's Radio Mix)""?Touch and Go Ashleigh Di Lello
Ryan Di Lello
Mary Murphy
Kathryn McCormick
Jakob Karr
Contemporary "At This Moment""?Michael Bublé Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Nigel Lythgoe
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Bollywood "Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah" from Jodhaa Akbar Nakul Dev Mahajan Tyce Diorio
Ellenore Scott
Jonathan "Legacy" Perez
Contemporary "Machine Gun""?Portishead Travis Wall Adam Shankman
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
African Jazz "Frog Dance""?Mickey Hart and Planet Drum Sean Cheesman Debbie Allen
Channing Cooke
Ariana DeBose
Jakob Karr
Nathan Trasoras
Contemporary "Crying""?k.d. lang Tyce Diorio Lil' C
Kathryn McCormick
Russell Ferguson
Hip-Hop "I Can Transform Ya""?Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beats Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Mary Murphy
Top 20 Jazz "Comanche""?The Revels Wade Robson
Amanda Robson (co-conceived)
Nigel Lythgoe
^ As Ferguson injured himself performing in the first Judge's Pick routine, the noted subsequent routines were shown pre-recorded rather than newly performed live.

  • Eliminated
    • Ryan Di Lello
    • Ashleigh Di Lello
    • Ellenore Scott
    • Kathryn McCormick
  • Runner-up
    • Jakob Karr
  • Winner
    • Russell Ferguson

Promotion

As a result of the auditions for season 6 taking place concurrently with the airing of season 5, increased promotion was possible. A Deeley voice-over at the end of the fifth season's audition episodes sent viewers to the official website for more information about auditioning for the fall season. The judges' travels to various cities were also mentioned if the audition weekend followed a results show. A video segment of Ryan Kasprzak, brother of top 20 contestant Evan Kasprzak and fellow auditioner for season 5, aired during the summer's top 18 results show. It showed him auditioning for season 6 in Los Angeles and making it to the Las Vegas round. Nigel Lythgoe also mentioned him in the finale of season 5, stating that there will be "more Kasprzak in the fall." Since then, however, it was announced Kasprzak was eliminated after the ballroom round of Vegas week.

Foreign broadcast

Unlike previous seasons, much of season 6 was not simulcast on Canadian network CTV, due to conflicts with their fall schedule. As a result, CTV's sister network 'A' aired the series from its start until the end of November, with CTV resuming with the Top 10 week on December 1. Norwegian channel TVNorge will air the show in performance and results shows, and shows all routines, as it did in season 5. In South Africa the season is set to premier in February. AXN Asia also aired this season just after the season 4 ended airing in January 2010.

Australia finally airs this season since the fifth season back in 2009 on Network Ten. This season premiered on January 15, 2011 on the new channel Eleven.

Special performance episode

On October 26, 2009, Fox aired a special episode introducing viewers to the Top 20 contestants of season 6 dancing in their own styles. Contemporary dancer Billy Bell appeared in the special before having to withdraw due to illness.

Changes

Besides not starting results shows until the Top 16, this will be the first season where the finale will occur at the Top 6 stage, rather than the usual Top 4. This is most likely due to the show producers and network not wishing to continue airing through the week of Christmas, due to the special performance show.



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