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EDSON JUAREZ AND JESSICA "JJ" RABONE
ARE THE STAGE AND STREET FINALISTS SENT HOME
ON "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"
Top Eight Compete with All-Star Partners and
Two More Dancers to be Eliminated
on Monday, August 24, on FOX
Pre-Sale for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 12 Tour Tickets Begins
Tuesday, August 25 through Thursday, August 27 in Select Markets;
Tickets Go On Sale to the Public Beginning Friday, August 28
America's Favorite Dancer to Be Given Opportunity to Dance With Jennifer Lopez at her Upcoming Las Vegas Residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort
Tonight, Team Stage finalist Edson Juarez and Team Street finalist Jessica "JJ" Rabone were sent home on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Additionally, each of the finalists choreographed and performed a solo piece to a song from the EMPIRE soundtrack.
Next week, on Monday, Aug. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Eight finalists - (Stage): Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette (Street): Megan "Megz" Alfonso, Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, and Jana "Jaja" Vankova - will be paired with All-Star partners. Next week's All-Stars include: Comfort Fedoke (Season Four), Jaimie Goodwin (Season Three), Jasmine Harper (Season 10), Paul Karmiryan (Season 10), Kayla Radomski (Season Five), Robert Roldan (Season Seven), Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall (Season 10) and Ricky Ubeda (Season 11)
As the competition heats up and SO THINK YOU CAN DANCE gets closer to crowning America's Favorite dancer, global superstar and AMERICAN IDOL judge Jennifer Lopez announced a new prize for the winning dancer. In addition to receiving $250,000 and the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, this year's winner will be given the chance to dance with Lopez at her upcoming Las Vegas residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort, following the Season 12 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Live Tour.
Also announced on tonight's show was the SYTYCD Season 12 Tour, with pre-sale tickets going on sale to American Express(R) Card Members who can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 AM local time through Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 PM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 28. Visit fox.com/dance for more information.
The tour kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX, and crosses the United States and Canada with 70 sensational stops. The first leg of the tour will wrap on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID. The dancers will then return for the second leg of the tour in Canada in January 2016.
Additionally, fans have 14 days left to participate in the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE experience. By donating $10 or more to the campaign at omaze.com/dance, participants will have their names entered into a raffle-like drawing to receive VIP tickets for the Season 12 finale. The winner(s) will travel to Los Angeles; stay in a four-star hotel; walk the press line and meet the judges, choreographers, cast members and host Cat Deeley; and enjoy a private dinner with judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. See full terms and conditions at omaze.com/dance.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Beverly Frank of 19 Entertainment; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.
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