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[09/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Destini Rogers and Ryan Conferido Are Eliminated from "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]

DESTINI ROGERS AND RYAN CONFERIDO ARE ELIMINATED FROM "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"

COMPETITION HEATS UP AS REMAINING 8 FINALISTS PERFORM Two More Finalists to be Eliminated Wednesday, Sept. 21, on FOX

When America's vote was revealed last night, Destini Rogers and Ryan Conferido were eliminated from the competition on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. In the partner dance round, Rogers performed the quickstep and a hip-hop dance with Jamile McGee, while Conferido performed a lyrical dance and the fox trot with Melody Lacayanga. Tune in next week to see who dances on, and who goes home Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Rogers is from Tulsa, OK. She works as a choreographer/teacher at Applause Studios and hopes to start her own professional dance company. She enjoys dancing in front of large crowds and used to perform locally with the R&B group Meant 2B. Referring to her hip-hop performance, judge Nigel Lythgoe said: "Destini, you shocked me. I expected Jamile to be good but you were better.""

Conferido is from Downey, CA. He has no formal dance training and recently discovered dancing. He considers his personal dance style as an abstract form of hip-hop and enjoys break dancing. Last week, choreographer/judge Brian Friedman said of Conferido's performance, "I didn't see your backbone. I felt like you were sleeping though the lyrical dance."

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.





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