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PAULINE MATA AND PETER SABASINO ARE ELIMINATED ON "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"
TOP 14 FINALISTS COMPETE AS COUPLES ON NEXT PERFORMANCE SHOW
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, ON FOX
Finalists Pauline Mata and Peter Sabasino were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Mata, 19, is a Jazz dancer from West Covina, CA, and Sabasino, 22, is a Tap dancer from Philadelphia, PA. This week's results show also featured special performances by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The three couples who received the fewest votes after Tuesday's performance show were: Ellenore Scott and Ryan Di Lello; Pauline Mata and Peter Sabasino; and Karen Hauer and Kevin Hunte. After each of these six dancers performed solo routines, the judges eliminated Mata and Sabasino.
The competition continues on television's most original dance show Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX when the remaining 14 finalists (Channing Cooke, Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Russell Ferguson, Mollee Gray, Karen Hauer, Kevin Hunte, Jakob Karr, Noelle Marsh, Kathryn McCormick, Legacy Perez, Ellenore Scott, Victor Smalley and Nathan Trasoras) compete as couples once again.
The following night, Australian guitarist Orianthi will perform her hit, "According To You," and dancers from NDM Bollywood Dance Productions will take the stage before the judges send two more dancers home on the live results show Wednesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).
Additionally, Nigel Lythgoe announced on last night's show that Cat Deeley will host the first fundraiser benefitting The Dizzy Feet Foundation at the renowned Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Nov. 29. The special event will celebrate the world of dance and will feature fan-favorite routines from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and other hit television series, as well as dancers from the upcoming feature film "Step Up 3-D" and performances by Mary Murphy and Dmitry Chaplin. The event will also showcase the first-ever Dizzy Feet scholarship recipients from The Juilliard School, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom Academy among many others. For tickets and more information, visit www.fox.com/dance or www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.