'So You Think You Can Dance' cuts Jacque LeWarne and Casey Askew, determines Top 4 finale dancers
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/21/2014
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated two finalists and determined the eleventh season's Top 4 contestants during Wednesday night's live performance show on Fox.
Jacque LeWarne, an 18-year-old Ballet dancer from Clive, IA, and Casey Askew, a 19-year-old Contemporary dancer from Seattle, WA, were eliminated based on America's vote cast following last week's performance show which had featured the Top 8 finalists taking the stage and concluded with six dancers remaining.
Jacque and Casey got sent home because they were the one female and male polled the lowest in the voting results.
The following four dancers will therefore compete in next week's final performance show: Jessica Richens, an 18-year-old Jazz dancer from Yorba Linda, CA; Valerie Rockey, a 20-year-old Tap dancer from Indianapolis, IN; Zack Everhart Jr., a 20-year-old Tap dancer from Kennesaw, GA; and Ricky Ubeda, an 18-year-old Contemporary dancer from Miami, FL.
Wednesday night's show featured the Top 6 finalists each performing a solo, a dance with a fellow contestant, and then a routine with a So You Think You Can Dance all-star for regular judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as well as guest judge Christina Applegate.
Jacque danced a foxtrot with Zack as well as a contemporary routine with all-star Will Wingfield from Season 4.
Wednesday night's votes will be combined with next week's votes to determine So You Think You Can Dance's eleventh-season winner. Unlike the last couple of editions, only one winner will be crowned.
The season's champion will receive a cover of Dance Spirit magazine, a part in the Broadway show On the Town, $250,000, and the title of "America's favorite dancer." About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.