[08/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
Sandra Colton and Jonnis Are Eliminated from "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]


COMPETITION HEATS UP AS REMAINING 14 FINALISTS PERFORM Two More Finalists to be Eliminated Wednesday, August 31, on FOX

When America's vote was revealed last night, Sandra Colton and Jonnis were eliminated from the competition on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. In the partner dance round, Colton performed a lyrical dance with Artem Chigvinsev, while Jonnis performed the mambo with Michelle Brooke. Tune in next week to see who dances on, and who goes home Wednesday, Aug. 31 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Colton, 26, lives in Las Vegas, NV. Her past jobs include Laker Girl and dance teacher. She is trained in hip-hop and jazz but considers tap her specialty. She has created an online magazine called "Original Girl" and her favorite dancer is Savion Glover. After last week's performance, choreographer/judge Mia Michaels said of Colton's performance, "You cannot fake technique."

Jonnis, 20, was born in Vancouver, Canada. He now lives in Margate, NJ, and teaches dance at various schools. He began training when he was 5, quit and returned to dancing when he was 10. The youngest of 10 children, he considers tap his strongest dance style but also loves hip-hop. Choreographer/judge Dan Karaty said, "(Jonnis) missed the little things."

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

Go to www.fox.com/dance for all of your SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE news. Check out the photos of your favorite contestants, along with special, behind-the-scenes information on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

About 19 Entertainment
19 Entertainment, which was recently acquired by CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE), is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 106 No. 1 singles and 83 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 281 Top 40 albums and 430 Top 40 singles.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," "The American Music Awards," the "Golden Globe Awards," the "Bloopers" specials and series, the "Daytime Emmy Awards" and the "Academy of Country Music Awards," among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

  [august 2005]  


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