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So You Think You Can Dance Viewer Vote Tops American Idol Voting Premiere

August 23, 2005 07:02 PM by Joe Blackmon

The first performance show of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Wednesday, Aug. 17, logged a record number of telephone votes for a voting premiere. Over 3 million votes were cast, topping the call record of the first AMERICAN IDOL, and making this the highest number of votes for the first episode of any competition series in TV history.  The 16 dance finalists performed for America and the bottom six contestants, as chosen by the show’s panel of judges, were revealed: Michelle Brooke, Artem Chigvinsev, Sandra Colton, Allan Frias, Jonnis and Snow Urbin. The two contestants with the fewest viewer votes will be eliminated on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

America’s vote will be revealed during a 30-minute results show, to be followed by 90 minutes of performances by the 14 remaining finalists in a two-hour evening of dance. The panel of choreographer/judges (Nigel Lythgoe, Brian Friedman, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty) will choose the bottom three couples, who will battle it out as individuals in a timed freestyle. At the completion of the show, the phone lines will open and voters again will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite contestants. 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 TV 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.

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10 Responses to “So You Think You Can Dance Viewer Vote Tops American Idol Voting Premiere”

  1. FrankLog Says:
    August 24th, 2005 at 9:18 am

    What to Watch on Wednesday August 24, 2005

    Here’s what my DVR is set to record tonight:
    So You Think You Can Dance (8PM ET, FOX) These are the dog days of summer, and this show is wagging like it’s dinner time. Somehow, the first night…

  2. Anonymous Says:
    August 25th, 2005 at 6:17 pm

    Oh please! The only reason why Dance got that many votes is because people knew it was from the same people as Idol. And since Idol had a good reputation so alot of people watched and voted. Idol didn`t have that many votes on it`s premire night because it hadn`t got as big of a rep. as it does now.

  3. Kyla Denomme Says:
    August 31st, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    I think that Nick is an amazing dancer!!! My other favourites are Melody and Craig. No matter what type of dance these individuals do, they do it well! I hope that america doesnt agree with the one judge beucase his style is different..i dont care i think hes fantastic!

  4. Noelle Says:
    September 10th, 2005 at 8:37 pm

    craig derosa was sooo good and im juss sad that he got kicked off… today i met craig and i got a pic to prove it and hes such a nice guy!!

  5. anonymous Says:
    October 4th, 2005 at 9:48 am

    to noelle: yea right n im goin out wit ashton kutcher….”n i hav a picture to prove it”….haha

  6. Music/ audio / mp3 resources Says:
    May 5th, 2006 at 4:30 am

    Music Portal Website

    Most MP3 portals have overcome this by using a combination of user registration, pre-authorisation and transaction batching or polling…

  7. DEANO GAMBLE,DIR.FUN WITH DANCE PROGRAMS BALLROOM AND THEATRICAL-52ND.YR. OF TEACHING Says:
    June 9th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    VOTING PERMITTED BY GENERAL AUDIENCES IS BOGUS AND TOTALLY INVALIDATING. CREDENTIALED JUDGES ONLY QUALIFY TO MAKE DECISIONS OF WHO DOES OR DOESN’T END UP ON SHOW.
    SELECTIONS OF SOME OF THE AUDITIONERS SHOWS LACK OF CAPABILITY OF SOME OF JUDGES AS TO KNOW WHAT IS GOOD OR BAD. THESE COMMENTS COME FROM ONE WHO IS NOW RETIRED FROM NDCA, INC. AND U.S.TERPSICHORE, INC. AS A JUDGE IN THEATRICAL AND AM. AND LATIN AM. BALLROOM. BEEN TEACHING 52 YRS. AND IN MANY INSTANCES AM APPALED AS TO WHAT I SEE AS DETERMINED BY JUDGING PANEL AS ACCEPTABLE. TOO MUCH INDECENT AND NON EFFECTUAL DANCE MOVEMENT. SORRY I CAN’T HELP THINK THAT THIS IS ALL A GIMMICK TO FURTHER BRAINWASH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS TO WHAT IS OR NOT IS ACCEPTABLE TO PUT ON SUCH A PUBLIC VEHICLE AS TV.

  8. lamiaâ Says:
    June 22nd, 2006 at 6:37 am

    i loooooooove jonnis he’s a best
    il a tout ce que peut avoir un meilleur danceur
    il est partit et vous n’avuez pas de chance chui vraiment dsl!!

  9. lamiaâ Says:
    June 22nd, 2006 at 6:38 am

    viiiiiiiiiiiive jonnis
    it’s the best

  10. sangjung Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    hi

    i’m korean. i live in korea now.

    i don’t know that my English is right.

    please understand.

    today is 2006/7/1

    i saw ‘so you think you can dance’ just minute

    i just falling in love with Craig De Rosa

    i look hard for Craig De Rosa in korea web site.

    but, i’m not find any picture of him. so sad ã…œ_ã…œ

    i do like him.

    please tall me about his e-mail, or address, home page

    may be, i do not meet him in my life

    but i want to write him fan letter

    if you don’t know e-mail, or address..

    give me some of his photo

    there is no any of photo in korea web sit

    my e-mail address is “pingguhome@nate.com”

    my web site is “http://www.cyworld.com/sangjungs

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