SEASON 3

So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. season 3)
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So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. TV series)
Season 3
Broadcast from May 24, 2007 – August 16, 2007
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Broadcaster Fox
Winner:
Sabra Johnson
Origin Roy, Utah
Runner-up
Danny Tidwell
Chronology
◄ 2007 ►

So You Think You Can Dance is an American television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox network. Season three premiered May 24, 2007.

Cat Deeley returned for her second consecutive season as host. Nigel Lythgoe returned as a permanent judge, joined this season by choreographer Mary Murphy.[1] The remaining third—and during Vegas Week, fourth—judging spot is filled by a guest judge (see main article).

After 16 million votes were cast, Sabra Johnson was announced on the 16 August finale as the winner of $250,000 and the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer.”
Contents

1 Auditions
1.1 Vegas week
2 Finals
2.1 Format
2.2 Recurring theme
2.3 Controversy
2.4 Contestants
2.4.1 Male Contestants
2.4.2 Female contestants
2.5 Elimination chart
2.6 Performances
2.6.1 Week 1 (13 June 2007)
2.6.2 Week 2 (20 June 2007)
2.6.3 Week 3 (27 June 2007)
2.6.4 Week 4 (11 July 2007)
2.6.5 Week 5 (18 July 2007)
2.6.6 Week 6 (25 July 2007)
2.6.7 Week 7 (1 August 2007)
2.6.8 Week 8 (8 August 2007)
2.6.9 Week 9 (15 August 2007)
2.7 Results shows
2.7.1 Week 1 (14 June 2007)
2.7.2 Week 2 (21 June 2007)
2.7.3 Week 3 (28 June 2007)
2.7.4 Week 4 (12 July 2007)
2.7.5 Week 5 (19 July 2007)
2.7.6 Week 6 (26 July 2007)
2.7.7 Week 7 (02 August 2007)
2.7.8 Week 8 (13 August 2007)
2.7.9 Week 9 (Grand Finale) (16 August 2007)
3 Other
3.1 Live tour
4 Awards
4.1 2008 Emmy Awards
5 Broadcast outside of the United States
6 See also
7 References
8 External links

Auditions

Open auditions were held in the following locations:[2]
Audition Venue City Date Guest Judges(s)
Manhattan Center Theatre New York City, New York March 1–3, 2007 Dan Karaty
Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois March 8–10, 2007 Shane Sparks
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 22–24, 2007 Wade Robson
Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia April 5–7, 2007 Shane Sparks
Vegas week

As in the previous season, those making the cut moved on to an intensive week of dance training in Las Vegas, Nevada. This season, Vegas week included hip-hop choreography taught by Shane Sparks, samba choreography taught by Mary Murphy with assistance from season two finalist Dmitry Chaplin, and contemporary choreography taught by Mia Michaels. The contestants that survived the cuts following those rounds were divided into groups, asked to randomly select from a box a CD containing one of five possible music types, and choreograph a routine to the song on their chosen disk. The dancers remaining after the group choreography round were asked to perform one last solo, following which the group was whittled down to 34 contestants—17 male, 17 female. From this 34, the judges chose their top 20.
Dancer(s) Thing/style Music Choreographer(s)
All Hip-hop “Last Night”—Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole Shane Sparks
All Samba “Baila, Baila”—Angela Via Mary Murphy with Dmitry Chaplin
All Contemporary “I Miss You”—Vitamin String Quartet Mia Michaels
Groups Chosen out of a hat Groups
All (individual) Solo Individual songs chosen by contestant The dancer
Finals
Format

As in season 2, the finals began with 20 contestants, ten male and ten female. After partners are assigned, couples pick a dance style out of a hat, are rehearsed by a choreographer, and perform their routine, which is taped two days prior to airing. Following the airing of the performances, home viewers vote for their favorite couple. The bottom three couples (six dancers overall) are then liable for elimination by the judges on the live, or broadcast on tape delay in the western United States, results show. All six dancers perform a solo, after which the judges eliminate one male and one female contestant. If the eliminated dancers are not from the same couple, their respective partners form a new pair for the following week’s performances. Once the field of dancers is narrowed down to the top 10, permanent partnerships dissolve and contestants draw their new partners from a hat each week. The judges no longer have any say in the elimination process; viewers call in to vote for their favorite individual dancer, and the male and female with the lowest number of votes are eliminated each week.
Recurring theme

Mary Murphy’s loud, high pitched scream, reserved for performances she liked best, made a reappearance this season, along with the added element of the “hot tamale train.” On the first performance show, Murphy enjoyed Anya Garnis and Danny Tidwell’s jive performance so much, she made a metaphor of a “hot tamale train” having “just pulled up and let Anya off the train, special delivery.”[3][4] Two weeks later, she gave Sabra Johnson and Dominic Sandoval “two tickets on the hot tamale train” for their outstanding rumba performance.[5] The phrase was regularly referred to by Murphy throughout the rest of the season, sometimes with an added distinction of being in “first class” for truly extraordinary routines. On the week before the final performance show, she brought the metaphor to a close by noting that the “hot tamale train was entering finale station.”[6]
Controversy

The sixth week of competition marked controversy surrounding Emmy-nominated choreographers Wade Robson and Mia Michaels.[7]

The controversy regarding Wade Robson was due to the anti-war solo routine he created for the top 10 contestants. His choreography was meant to be a dance promoting peace, but was considered by some viewers as a political statement against the Iraq War. The dancers wore t-shirts on which they painted words of their own choosing, such as “compassion”, “understanding”, “unity”, and “peace.”[8] The following night, Nigel Lythgoe addressed the controversy by stating that the choreography was not in any way meant to be against the troops fighting in the war. He did not wish anyone to be offended by a routine that had words such as “peace” and “compassion” in it. To make light of the moment, Lythgoe joked that he was more upset to have seen the same routine ten times.[9]

The controversy surrounding Mia Michaels was regarding a jacket she wore during the performance show. The garment was a United States Marine Corps Blue Dress jacket with red piping, which only enlisted Marines are able to wear. In addition, a Marine Corps rank insignia was sewn upside-down and in the wrong location on the sleeve. Michaels addressed this by apologizing and stating that a friend of hers had given her the jacket, and that she wore it as a fashion statement, noting that she had no idea of its tradition or that it would offend anyone.
Contestants
Male Contestants
Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date
Danny Tidwell 22 Norfolk, Virginia Contemporary Ballet 2nd Place
Neil Haskell 20 Clarence Center, New York Contemporary 3rd Place
Pasha Kovalev 27 Fort Lee, New Jersey Ballroom August 13, 2007
Dominic Sandoval 21 Sacramento, California B-Boy August 2, 2007
Kameron Bink 20 Coral Springs, Florida Hip-Hop/ Contemporary July 26, 2007
Hokuto Konishi 22 Tokyo, Japan B-Boy July 19, 2007
Cedric Gardner 22 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hip-Hop July 12, 2007
Jesús Solorio 23 Paso Robles, California Contemporary June 28, 2007
Jimmy Arguello 20 Miami, Florida Contemporary/ Lyrical June 21, 2007
Ricky Palomino 25 Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Jazz June 14, 2007
Female contestants
Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date
Sabra Johnson 19 Roy, Utah Contemporary Winner
Lacey Schwimmer 18 Redlands, California Latin Ballroom/Swing 4th Place
Lauren Gottlieb 18 Scottsdale, Arizona Contemporary Jazz/Hip Hop August 13, 2007
Sara Von Gillern 20 Rock Island, Illinois Breakdance August 2, 2007
Jaimie Goodwin 19 Virginia Beach, Virginia Contemporary July 26, 2007
Anya Garnis 25 New York City, New York Latin Ballroom July 19, 2007
Shauna Noland 18 Santa Cruz, California Contemporary July 12, 2007
Jessi Peralta 25 Cocoa, Florida Hip-Hop/Contemporary June 28, 2007
Faina Savich 21 Vitebsk, Belarus Latin Ballroom June 21, 2007
Ashlee Langas 19 Tyler, Texas Contemporary June 14, 2007
Elimination chart

The song played for the females’ elimination was Ryan Cabrera’s “I Will Remember You”. The song played for the males’ elimination was Audio Adrenaline’s “Goodbye”.

Contestants are in reverse chronological order of elimination.
Legend Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants
Week: 6/14 6/21 6/28 7/12 7/19 7/26 8/2 8/13² 8/16
Contestant Result
Sabra Johnson Btm 3 Winner
Danny Tidwell Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-up
Neil Haskell Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 3rd Place
Lacey Schwimmer 4th Place
Pasha Kovalev Btm 3 Elim
Lauren Gottlieb Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 Btm 4
Dominic Sandoval Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
Sara Von Gillern Btm 3
Kameron Bink Elim
Jaimie Goodwin Btm 3 Btm 3
Hok Konishi Btm 3 Elim
Anya Garnis Btm 3 Btm 3
Cedric Gardner Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Shauna Noland Btm 3
Jesús Solorio Elim
Jessi Peralta Btm 3 Elim¹
Jimmy Arguello Elim
Faina Savich Btm 3
Ricky Palomino Elim
Ashlee Langas

¹ Because Jessi Peralta was unable to participate in the performance show, she had to perform a solo despite not technically being in the bottom three couples.

² Because Fox aired NFL coverage during the regular Thursday time slot, the results broadcast was pre-recorded and moved to the following Monday. In order to keep the results from leaking before the airing, the audience and nonessential crew were asked to leave the studio, which was locked down, before eliminations were announced.
Performances
Week 1 (13 June 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Hip-Hop “Tambourine”—Eve Shane Sparks Safe
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Jive “Girlfriend”—Avril Lavigne Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin Safe
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink Contemporary “Dancing”—Elisa Mia Michaels Safe
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Disco “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”—Donna Summer & Westlife Doriana Sanchez Bottom 3
Ashlee Langas
Ricky Palomino Tango “Sentimiento Tango”—Trio Federico-Berlingieri Alex Da Silva Both eliminated
Sara Von Gillern
Jesús Solorio Pop-Jazz “Cabaret Hoover” from Les Triplettes de Belleville Wade Robson Safe
Jessi Peralta
Pasha Kovalev Smooth Waltz “Come Away With Me”—Norah Jones Tony Meredith Safe
Faina Savich
Cedric Gardner Hip-Hop “Get It Shawty”—Lloyd Shane Sparks Bottom 3
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell Salsa “Friday Night Rhythm”—Mazerati 5 Alex Da Silva Safe
Shauna Noland
Jimmy Arguello Broadway “Ease On Down the Road” from The Wiz Tyce Diorio Safe
Week 2 (20 June 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell Hip-Hop “The Way I Are”—Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson and D.O.E. Dave Scott Safe
Jessi Peralta
Pasha Kovalev Jazz “Stiff Jazz”—dZihan & Kamien Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Samba “Bang Bang to the Rock ‘n’ Roll”—Gabin Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux Safe
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Contemporary “I’ll Stand by You”—The Pretenders Mandy Moore Safe
Faina Savich
Cedric Gardner Foxtrot “You’re the Boss”—Elvis Presley & Ann-Margret Hunter Johnson Faina Savich eliminated
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink Broadway “Overture/All That Jazz” from Chicago Tyce Diorio Safe
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Viennese Waltz “You and Me”—Lifehouse Hunter and Cyndi Johnson Safe
Shauna Noland
Jimmy Arguello Hip-Hop “U Sexy Girl”—Fat Man Scoop featuring Elephant Man and Jabba Dave Scott Jimmy Arguello eliminated
Sara Von Gillern
Jesús Solorio Paso Doble “We Will Rock You (bonus remix)”—Queen Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux Safe
Week 3 (27 June 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Debbie Allen

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Sara Von Gillern
Jesús Solorio Krump “It’s Okay (One Blood)”—The Game Lil’ C Jesús Solorio eliminated
Shauna Noland
Cedric Gardner Contemporary “I Thought We Had”—The Family Stand Mia Michaels Safe
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink Quickstep “Big and Bad”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin Safe
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Hip-Hop “Oh Timbaland”—Timbaland Dan Karaty
Mandy Moore assisting Bottom 3
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Rumba “Stickwitu”—The Pussycat Dolls Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell Tango “Tanguera”—Sexteto Mayor Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux Bottom 3
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Jazz “The Chairman’s Waltz” from Memoirs of a Geisha Wade Robson Safe
Jessi Peralta
Pasha Kovalev Cha Cha “Let’s Get Loud”—Jennifer Lopez Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin Jessi Peralta eliminated
Week 4 (11 July 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink Hustle “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”—Inner Life Maria Torres Safe
Shauna Noland
Cedric Gardner Mambo “Flauta Y Timbal”—Tito Puente Alex Da Silva Both eliminated
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “Apologize”— OneRepublic Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
Sara Von Gillern
Pasha Kovalev West Coast Swing “The Rockafeller Skank”—Fatboy Slim Benji Schwimmer (season 2)
Heidi Groskreutz (season 2) assisting Safe
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Hip-Hop “Make It Work”—Ne-Yo Shane Sparks Safe
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Waltz “Angel”—Sarah McLachlan Toni Redpath Bottom 3
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell Jazz “Night of the Dancing Flame”-Roisin Murphy Wade Robson Safe
Week 5 (18 July 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Wade Robson

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Jive “I Do the Jerk”—Ryan Shaw Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin Safe
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Broadway “Mr. Bojangles” from Fosse Tyce Diorio
Travis Wall (season 2) assisting Hokuto “Hok” Konishi eliminated
Sara Von Gillern
Pasha Kovalev Jazz “Body Language”—Queen Mandy Moore Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Let the Drummer Kick”—Citizen Cope Mia Michaels
Ben Susak (season 2) assisting Bottom 3
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Foxtrot “It Had to Be You”—Brian Evans Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux Anya Garnis eliminated
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink Hip-Hop “Here I Come”—Fergie Dan Karaty Safe
Week 6 (25 July 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Lauren Gottlieb
Pasha Kovalev Hip-Hop “Fuego”—Pitbull Shane Sparks Lauren Gottlieb in Bottom 4
Sabra Johnson
Kameron Bink Contemporary “Amazing Grace”—Crystal Lewis Tyce Diorio Kameron Bink eliminated
Lacey Schwimmer
Danny Tidwell Samba “Hip Hip Chin Chin”—Club Des Belugas Dmitry Chaplin (season 2)
Heidi Groskreutz (season 2) assisting Safe
Jaimie Goodwin
Dominic Sandoval Viennese Waltz “Man of la Mancha”—Linda Eder Toni Redpath Jaimie Goodwin eliminated
Dominic Sandoval in Bottom 4
Sara Von Gillern
Neil Haskell Disco “Knock on Wood”—Rachel Stevens Doriana Sanchez Safe

* All of the dancers also performed the same, pro-peace themed, solo routine to John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” About this sound Listen (help·info), choreographed by Wade Robson.
Week 7 (1 August 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Sara Von Gillern
Danny Tidwell Argentine Tango “Whatever Lola Wants”—Sarah Vaughan and Gotan Project Alex Da Silva Sara Von Gillern eliminated
Hip-Hop “Push It”—Salt-N-Pepa Shane Sparks
Lauren Gottlieb
Dominic Sandoval Krump “I Get Money”—50 Cent Lil’ C Lauren Gottlieb in Bottom 4
Dominic Sandoval eliminated
Rumba “Ain’t No Sunshine”—Bill Withers Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Lacey Schwimmer
Neil Haskell Latin Jazz “Acid”—Ray Barretto Maria Torres Neil Haskell in Bottom 4
Contemporary “Time”[disambiguation needed]—Billy Porter Mia Michaels
Sabra Johnson
Pasha Kovalev Broadway “A Wild Wild Party” from The Wild Party Tyce Diorio Safe
Quickstep “Mr Pinstripe Suit”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Week 8 (8 August 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Debbie Allen

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Lacey Schwimmer
Pasha Kovalev Hip-Hop “In The Morning”—Junior Boys Dave Scott Pasha Kovalev eliminated
Smooth Waltz “A Daisy In December”—Mick McAuley & Winifred Horan Hunter Johnson
Lauren Gottlieb
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “Then You Look at Me”—Céline Dion Mia Michaels Lauren Gottlieb eliminated
Disco “Don’t Leave Me This Way”—The Communards Doriana Sanchez
Sabra Johnson
Neil Haskell Jazz “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Eurythmics Mandy Moore Safe
Paso Doble “España Cañí”—Juan & Gennaro Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin

Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Sabra Johnson Contemporary “Rock Your Soul”—Elisa Safe
Pasha Kovalev Rumba “Total Eclipse of the Heart”—Bonnie Tyler Eliminated
Lauren Gottlieb Contemporary “Sorry”—Maria Mena Eliminated
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Out of My Hands”—Dave Matthews Band Safe
Lacey Schwimmer Cha-cha “Le Disko”—Shiny Toy Guns Safe
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “The Fear You Won’t Fall”—Joshua Radin Safe
Week 9 (15 August 2007)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty

Group dance: Top 4: “Mein Herr” from Cabaret (Broadway; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s)
Sabra Johnson
Neil Haskell Hip-Hop “Whine Up”—Kat DeLuna feat. Elephant Man Shane Sparks
Lacey Schwimmer
Danny Tidwell Viennese Waltz “Keep Holding On”—Avril Lavigne Jean-Marc Généreux
France Genereux
Lacey Schwimmer
Sabra Johnson Jazz “Koyal (Songbird)”—Nitin Sawhney Wade Robson
Danny Tidwell
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Are You the One?”—The Presets Mia Michaels
Lacey Schwimmer
Neil Haskell Lindy Hop “Bill’s Bounce”—Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra Nick Williams
Kristin Scorci assisting
Sabra Johnson
Danny Tidwell Cha-cha “Gotta Get Down (La Negra Tiene Tumbao) [Spanglish Remix]”—Celia Cruz Melanie LaPatin
Tony Meredith assisting

Solos:

Dancer Style Music
Lacey Schwimmer Cha-cha “Technologic”—Daft Punk
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Gravity”—Shawn McDonald
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “We Are the Champions”—Gavin DeGraw
Sabra Johnson Contemporary “Wonderful World”—James Morrison
Results shows
Week 1 (14 June 2007)

Group dance: Top 20: “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”—Busta Rhymes (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Wade Robson)
Guest dancer: Benji Schwimmer: “Tu vuò fà l’americano” from The Talented Mr. Ripley (West Coast Swing)
Musical guest: “Get It Shawty”—Lloyd
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Sabra Johnson Contemporary “Shine”—David Gray Safe
Dominic Sandoval Breakdance “Let’s Groove”—Earth, Wind & Fire Safe
Ashlee Langas Contemporary “Cry Me a River”—Barbra Streisand Eliminated
Ricky Palomino Contemporary “Virtual Insanity”—Jamiroquai Eliminated
Faina Savich Cha-cha “Ain’t No Other Man”—Christina Aguilera Safe
Cedric Gardner Hip-Hop “Dream Within a Dream”—Wade Robson Safe

Eliminated:
Ashlee Langas
Ricky Palomino
New partners:
None

Week 2 (21 June 2007)

Group dance: Top 18: “It Was All In Your Mind”—Wade Robson (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Shane Sparks)
Musical guest: “Impacto”—Daddy Yankee
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Jessi Peralta Contemporary “Hurts So Bad”—Kina Safe
Pasha Kovalev Jive “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”—Robert Randolph and the Family Band Safe
Shauna Noland Contemporary “Everything”—Lifehouse Safe
Jimmy Arguello Jazz “Veins”—Charlotte Martin Eliminated
Faina Savich Jive “Do You Love Me”—The Contours Eliminated
Cedric Gardner Hip-Hop “Hide and Seek”—Imogen Heap Safe

Eliminated:
Faina Savich
Jimmy Arguello
New partners:
Cedric Gardner and Shauna Noland

Week 3 (28 June 2007)

Group dance: Top 16: “The Lioness Hunt” from The Lion King (Jazz; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
Special performance: Pasha Kovalev and Jessi Peralta performed the cha cha routine they were unable to originally exhibit due to Peralta’s medical issues
Musical guest: “Glamorous”—Fergie (featuring Ludacris)
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Lauren Gottlieb Jazz “PopoZão”—Kevin Federline Safe
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Come On”—Ben Jelen Safe
Sara Von Gillern Breakdance “Ladies First”—Queen Latifah Safe
Jesús Solorio Jazz “What I Like About You”—The Romantics Eliminated
Jessi Peralta Lyrical Hip-Hop “Ice Box”—Omarion Eliminated
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “A Song for You”—Elliott Yamin Safe
Anya Garnis Rumba “Fields of Gold”—Eva Cassidy Safe

Eliminated:
Jessi Peralta
Jesús Solario
New partners:
Pasha Kovalev and Sara Von Gillern

Week 4 (12 July 2007)

Group dance: Top 14: “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray (Broadway; Choreographer: Adam Shankman)
Musical guest: “Stranger”—Hilary Duff
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Anya Garnis Cha-cha “Magic Carpet Ride”—Mighty Dub Katz Safe
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “Delirious”—Mario Spinetti Safe
Shauna Noland Contemporary “Zombie”—The Cranberries Eliminated
Cedric Gardner Hip-Hop “Circus”—Kelis Eliminated
Jaimie Goodwin Contemporary “Childhood Dreams”—Nelly Furtado Safe
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Breakdance “Ease on Down the Road” from The Wiz Safe

Eliminated:
Cedric Gardner
Shauna Noland
New partners:
None

Week 5 (19 July 2007)

Group dance: Top 12: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”—Cami Thompson (Jive; Choreographer: Jean-Marc Généreux)
Guest dancer: Jason Samuel Smith (Tap)
Musical guest: “Somebody’s Me”—Enrique Iglesias
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Anya Garnis Jive “Proud Mary”—Ike & Tina Turner Eliminated
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “Never Felt This Way”—Brian McKnight Safe
Jaimie Goodwin Contemporary “One Moment More”—Mindy Smith Safe
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi Breakdance “Black Devil Car”—Jamiroquai Eliminated
Lauren Gottlieb Contemporary “Walk Away”—Christina Aguilera Safe
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Harder to Breathe”—Maroon 5 Safe

Eliminated:
Anya Garnis
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi
New partners:
None. Now that only the top ten remain, new partners are randomly assigned each week, and they’ll be voted individually.

Week 6 (26 July 2007)

Group dance: Top 10: “The Moment I Said It”—Imogen Heap (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
Musical guest: “Love Today”—Mika
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Jaimie Goodwin Contemporary “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead”—Stars Eliminated
Dominic Sandoval Breakdance “It’s Just Begun”—Jimmy Castor Bunch Safe
Lauren Gottlieb Contemporary “I Can Only Imagine”—MercyMe Safe
Kameron Bink Hip-Hop “Oh Timbaland”—Timbaland Eliminated

Eliminated:
Jaimie Goodwin
Kameron Bink

Week 7 (02 August 2007)

Group dance: Top 8: “Get Up”—Ciara feat. Chamillionaire (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Shane Sparks)
Musical guest: “Apologize”— OneRepublic
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Sara Von Gillern Breakdance “Set It Off”—Big Daddy Kane Eliminated
Lacey Schwimmer Jive “I’m Doing Everything (For You)”—The Rocket Summer Safe
Sabra Johnson Contemporary “Better Not Touch”—Shemekia Copeland Safe
Lauren Gottlieb Hip-Hop “Last Night”—Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole Bottom 4
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Better Man”—James Morrison Bottom 4
Danny Tidwell Jazz “Fever”—Elvis Presley Safe
Dominic Sandoval Breakdance “She’s a Bad Mama Jama”—Carl Carlton Eliminated
Pasha Kovalev Paso Doble “Scott and Fran’s Paso Doble” from Strictly Ballroom Safe

Eliminated:
Sara Von Gillern
Dominic Sandoval

Week 8 (13 August 2007)

Group dance: “2:19″—Tom Waits (Pop-Jazz; Choreographer: Wade Robson)
Special Performances:
Titus Fotso: African Dance Music Ensemble (African jazz)
Lil’ C and the Neph Squad: “Nephz Up”—The J Squad (Krump)
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Sabra Johnson Broadway “I Gotcha” from Fosse Safe
Lauren Gottlieb Contemporary “Heartbreaker”—Pat Benatar Eliminated
Lacey Schwimmer Jive “What I Like About You”—Lillix Safe
Pasha Kovalev Jive “Zoot Suit Riot”—Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Eliminated
Neil Haskell Contemporary “All That I Am”—Rob Thomas Safe
Danny Tidwell Contemporary “2 the Sky”—Robin Thicke Safe

Eliminated:
Lauren Gottlieb
Pasha Kovalev

Week 9 (Grand Finale) (16 August 2007)

Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty, Wade Robson, Shane Sparks and Mia Michaels

Group dances:

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 20 Jazz “The Lioness Hunt” from The Lion King Tyce Diorio
Top 10 Contemporary “The Moment I Said It”—Imogen Heap Mia Michaels
Top 8 Hip-Hop “Get Up”—Ciara feat. Chamillionaire Shane Sparks

Guest dancers:

Dancer(s) Style Music
Brendon Norris Clogging “The Way I Are”—Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
Bryan Gaynor Robot dance “Ain’t No Other Man”—Christina Aguilera

Musical guests:
“Whatever U Like”—Nicole Scherzinger
“I Will Remember You”—Ryan Cabrera
Judges’ picks:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Chosen by
Lauren Gottlieb
Pasha Kovalev Hip-Hop “Fuego”—Pitbull Shane Sparks Mary Murphy
Jaimie Goodwin
Hotuko “Hok” Konishi Jazz “The Chairman’s Waltz” from Memoirs of a Geisha Wade Robson Nigel Lythgoe
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval Hip-Hop “Make It Work”—Ne-Yo Shane Sparks Jean-Marc Généreux
Sara Von Gillern
Neil Haskell Disco “Knock on Wood”—Rachel Stevens Doriana Sanchez Adam Shankman
Lacey Schwimmer
Danny Tidwell Samba “Hip Hip Chin Chin”—Club Des Belugas Dmitry Chaplin Wade Robson
Sara Von Gillern
Pasha Kovalev West Coast Swing “The Rockafeller Skank”—Fatboy Slim Benji Schwimmer Shane Sparks
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell Foxtrot “It Had to Be You”—Brian Evans Jean-Marc Généreux Tyce Diorio
Sara Von Gillern
Jesús Solorio Pop-Jazz “Cabaret Hoover” from Les Triplettes de Belleville Wade Robson Tony Meredith
Sabra Johnson
Neil Haskell Jazz “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Eurythmics Mandy Moore Mia Michaels
Lacey Schwimmer
Neil Haskell Contemporary “Time”—Billy Porter Mia Michaels Dan Karaty

Order of elimination
Lacey Schwimmer
Neil Haskell
Danny Tidwell
Winner
Sabra Laura Johnson