The summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kicked into high gear this week with the first performances by the Top 20 finalists and special performances by singer/rapper Sean Kingston and Tango dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo.
The three couples who received the fewest votes after Wednesday’s performance show were: Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo; Asuka Kondoh and Vitolio Jeune; and Karla Garcia and Jonathan Platero. After each of the six dancers performed a solo routine, the judges eliminated Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo from the competition. Torres, 19, is a Contemporary dancer from Issaquah, WA, and Bellissimo, 20, is a Hip Hop dancer from Buffalo, NY.
Next week, the competition continues on television’s most original dance show when the remaining 18 finalists (K?pono Aweau, Brandon Bryant, Phillip Chbeeb, Randi Evans, Karla Garcia, Jason Glover, Vitolio Jeune, Max Kapitannikov, Evan Kasprzak, Caitlin Kinney, Asuka Kondoh, Janette Manrara, Jeanine Mason, Ade Obayomi Jonathan Platero, Kayla Radomski, Melissa Sandvig and Ashley Valerio) compete as couples once again on a two-hour performance show Wednesday, June 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following night, pop sensation Kristinia DeBarge will perform her new single, “Goodbye,” and the judges will send two more dancers home on the live results show Thursday, June 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.