SEASON 4

So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. season 4)
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So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. TV series)
Season 4
Broadcast from May 22, 2008 – August 7, 2008
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Broadcaster Fox Broadcasting Company
Winner:
Joshua Allen
Origin Fort Worth, Texas
Genre(s) Hip-Hop
Runner-up
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss
Chronology
◄ 2008 ►

So You Think You Can Dance is a United States television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company network. Season four premiered on May 22, 2008, with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy returning as permanent judges and Cat Deeley returning to host. Joshua Allen was announced as the winner on August 7, 2008.[1]
Contents

1 Auditions
1.1 Las Vegas week
2 Finals
2.1 Format
2.2 Top 20 finalists
2.2.1 Male contestants
2.2.2 Female contestants
2.2.3 Elimination chart
2.3 Performances
2.3.1 Week 1 (June 11, 2008)
2.3.2 Week 2 (June 18, 2008)
2.3.3 Week 3 (June 25, 2008)
2.3.4 Week 4 (July 2, 2008)
2.3.5 Week 5 (July 9, 2008)
2.3.6 Week 6 (July 16, 2008)
2.3.7 Week 7 (July 23, 2008)
2.3.8 Week 8 (July 30, 2008)
2.3.9 Week 9 (August 6, 2008)
2.4 Results shows
2.4.1 Week 1 (June 12, 2008)
2.4.2 Week 2 (June 19, 2008)
2.4.3 Week 3 (June 26, 2008)
2.4.4 Week 4 (July 3, 2008)
2.4.5 Week 5 (July 10, 2008)
2.4.6 Week 6 (July 17, 2008)
2.4.7 Week 7 (July 24, 2008)
2.4.8 Week 8 (July 31, 2008)
2.4.9 Week 9 (Grand Finale) (August 7, 2008)
2.4.9.1 Judges’ picks
3 Awards
3.1 2009 Emmy Awards
4 Broadcast outside of US
5 References
6 External links

Auditions

Open auditions for this season were expanded to the following six cities:[2]
Audition Venue City Date Guest Judges(s)
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, Texas January 17–19, 2008 Adam Shankman
Charleston Music Hall Charleston, South Carolina January 31–February 2, 2008 Tyce Diorio
Capitol Theatre Salt Lake City, Utah February 4–7, 2008 Mandy Moore
Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington, D.C. February 21–23, 2008 Dan Karaty
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 6–8, 2008 Mia Michaels
The Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 20–22, 2008 Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo

For the first time, New York City was not a stop on the audition tour. To be able to audition, contestants had to be between the ages of 18 and 30 and able to be legally employed in the United States. Partner auditions were allowed.[3]
Las Vegas week
Dancer(s) Thing/style Music Choreographer(s)
All (individual) Solo Individual songs chosen by contestant The dancer
All Hip-hop “Shawty Get Loose”—Lil Mama featuring T-Pain and Chris Brown Tabitha D’umo
Napoleon D’umo
All Broadway “This Joint is Jumping” from Ain’t Misbehavin’ Tyce Diorio
All Foxtrot “Call Me Irresponsible”—Michael Bublé Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
All (in groups) Group choreography Individual songs picked by the group The group
All Contemporary “Mic Check”—Imogen Heap Mia Michaels
All (individual) Solo Individual songs chosen by contestant The dancer

Over 200 contestants who impressed the judges in the initial auditions each received a plane ticket to a challenging week of callback auditions at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The week consisted of multiple rounds of choreography, with dancers cut from the competition every round. This season, the rounds included a hip-hop routine with Napoleon D’umo and Tabitha D’umo, a Broadway number with Tyce Diorio, the foxtrot with Jean-Marc Généreux, group choreography, contemporary choreography with Mia Michaels, and a final solo for the remaining contestants. Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy were part of the judging panel for the week, along with Debbie Allen, Mia Michaels, Napoleon D’umo and Tabitha D’umo.
Finals
Format

As in seasons 2 and 3, 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. 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 Broadcast 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.

Because of the inclusion of performer William Wingfield into the top 20 dancers, Debbie Allen was ruled ineligible to perform duties as a Guest Judge during the Finals phase, as long as Wingfield remained in the competition. Wingfield is a Contemporary dancer from Nashville, Tennessee who trained under Allen at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He was voted off the competition on July 24, 2008. Because of Wingfield being eliminated, Debbie Allen was technically able to guest judge for the top six episode, but Adam Shankman was the guest judge instead.
Top 20 finalists
Male contestants
Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Joshua Allen 19 Dallas, Texas Hip-Hop Winner 1st
Stephen “Twitch” Boss 25 Montgomery, Alabama Hip-Hop/Popping/Locking Runner Up 2nd
Mark Kanemura 24 Honolulu, Hawaii Jazz July 31, 2008 – Week 8 Top 6
Will Wingfield 21 Nashville, Tennessee Contemporary/African Jazz July 24, 2008 – Week 7 Top 8
Gev Manoukian 22 Salt Lake City, Utah B-boying July 17, 2008 – Week 6 Top 10
Thayne Jasperson 27 Provo, Utah Contemporary July 10, 2008 – Week 5 Top 12
Matt Dorame 24 Glendale, Arizona Contemporary July 3, 2008 – Week 4 Top 14
Chris Jarosz 22 Gaithersburg, Maryland Contemporary June 26, 2008 – Week 3 Top 16
Marquis Cunningham 18 Cape Coral, Florida Contemporary June 20, 2008 – Week 2 Top 18
Jamie Bayard 22 Palm Springs, California Latin Ballroom/Swing June 12, 2008 – Week 1 Top 20
Female contestants
Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Katee Shean 19 San Jose, California Contemporary 3rd place (Finalist) 3rd
Courtney Galiano 19 Commack, New York Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz 4th Place (Finalist) 4th
Chelsie Hightower 18 Orem, Utah Latin Ballroom July 31, 2008 – Week 8 Top 6
Comfort Fedoke 18 Fort Worth, Texas Hip-Hop July 10, 2008 / July 24, 2008 – Week 5 / 7 Top 12/Top 8
Kherington Payne 18 Placentia, California Contemporary Jazz July 17, 2008 – Week 6 Top 10
Jessica King 24 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Contemporary Left Due to Injury – Week 6 N/A
Kourtni Lind 18 Forest Lake, Minnesota Contemporary July 3, 2008 – Week 4 Top 14
Chelsea Traille 23 Flower Mound, Texas Contemporary Jazz June 26, 2008 – Week 3 Top 16
Susie Garcia 24 Miami, Florida Salsa June 20, 2008 – Week 2 Top 18
Rayven Armijo 28 La Puente, California Ballet June 12, 2008 – Week 1 Top 20
Elimination chart

The song played for the females and males varied throughout the season. Every week, a different song was played. Contestants are in alphabetical order by last name, then in reverse chronological order of elimination.
Legend Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants
Week: 6/12 6/19 6/26 7/03 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/07
Contestant Result
Joshua Allen Winner
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Btm 3 Btm 4 Runner-up
Katee Shean 3rd Place2
Courtney Galiano Btm 3 Btm 4 4th Place
Mark Kanemura Btm 4 Elim
Chelsie Hightower
William Wingfield Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Comfort Fedoke Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim* Btm 4
Gev Manoukian Btm 3 Elim
Kherington Payne Btm 3
Jessica King Btm 3 Btm 3 WD1
Thayne Jasperson Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Matt Dorame Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Kourtni Lind Btm 3 Btm 3
Chris Jarosz Btm 3 Elim
Chelsea Traille Btm 3
Marquis Cunningham Elim
Susie Garcia
Jamie Bayard Elim
Rayven Armijo

1Jessica King suffered an injury that resulted in her being unable to continue in the competition. She was medically withdrawn, and Comfort Fedoke replaced her as she was the most recent female competitor eliminated.[4]
2Katee Shean was awarded $50,000 for being America’s favorite female dancer.
Performances
Week 1 (June 11, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Rayven Armijo
Jamie Bayard Hip-Hop “American Boy”—Estelle feat. Kanye West Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Both eliminated
Susie Garcia
Marquis and Mary Cunningham Waltz “Dark Waltz”—Hayley Westenra Hunter Johnson Safe
Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame Jazz “Tainted Love”—Soft Cell Mandy Moore Bottom 3
Chelsea Traille
Thayne Jasperson Cha-cha “Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix)”—Celia Cruz Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Contemporary “Beautiful”—Meshell Ndegeocello Mia Michaels Safe
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Broadway “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss Me, Kate Tyce Diorio Safe
Comfort Fedoke
Chris Jarosz Jive “Boom Boom”—Big Head Todd and the Monsters Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Lyrical hip-hop “No Air”—Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Safe
Jessica King
William Wingfield Tango “Tango”—Cirque du Soleil Hunter Johnson Bottom 3
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Disco “Boogie Wonderland”—Earth, Wind & Fire feat. The Emotions Doriana Sanchez Safe
Week 2 (June 18, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Chelsea Traille
Thayne Jasperson Jazz “Untouched”—The Veronicas Mandy Moore Bottom 3
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Argentine Tango “Mi Confesión”—Gotan Project Alex Da Silva Safe
Jessica King
William Wingfield Hip-Hop “Whatever U Like”—Nicole Scherzinger Olisa Thompson
Cicely Bradley Safe
Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame Foxtrot “A Foggy Day (In London Town)”—Michael Bublé Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting Safe
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Contemporary “Lost”—Anouk Mandy Moore Safe
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Broadway “All for the Best” from Godspell Tyce Diorio Safe
Susie and Garcia
Marquis Cunningham Salsa “Aguanilé”—Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe Alex Da Silva Both eliminated
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Viennese Waltz “A New Day Has Come”—Celine Dion Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting Safe
Comfort Fedoke
Chris Jarosz Krump “Come and Get Me” —Timbaland featuring 50 Cent & Tony Yayo Lil’ C Bottom 3
Week 3 (June 25, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water on ‘Em)”—Busta Rhymes Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Safe
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Rumba “Wishing on a Star”—Rose Royce Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Comfort Fedoke
Chris Jarosz Afro Jazz “The Beautiful People”—Marilyn Manson Tyce Diorio Jarosz eliminated
Jessica and Naomi King
William Wingfield Disco “Heaven Must Have Sent You”—Bonnie Pointer Doriana Sanchez Safe
Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame Contemporary “Wrestlers (Sticky, Dirty Pop Mix)”—Hot Chip Sonya Tayeh Bottom 3
Chelsea Traille
Thayne Jasperson Quickstep “You Can’t Hurry Love”—Phil Collins Heather Smith Traille eliminated
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Lyrical hip-hop “Bleeding Love”—Leona Lewis Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Safe
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Samba “Baila, Baila”—Angela Via Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Week 4 (July 2, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Jessica King
William Wingfield Jive “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” from Five Guys Named Moe Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Lyrical Jazz “Alone”—Heart Mandy Moore
Comfort Fedoke
Thayne Jasperson Broadway “Cool” from West Side Story Andy Blankenbuehler Bottom 3
Smooth Waltz “Hov Arek Sarer Jan”—New Age Armenia Edward Simon
Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame Hip-Hop “How Do I Breathe”—Mario Olisa Thompson
Cicely Bradley Both eliminated
Mambo “Ban Con Tim”—Super All-Star Alex Da Silva
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Jazz “Kiss Kiss”—Holly Valance (incorrectly listed as “Holly Vance”) Mandy Moore Safe
Foxtrot “It’s My Life”—Paul Anka Edward Simon
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Paso Doble “Malagueña”—Brian Setzer ’68 Comeback Special Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Safe
Contemporary “Dreaming With a Broken Heart”—John Mayer Mia Michaels
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Contemporary “Hometown Glory”—Adele Mia Michaels Safe
West Coast Swing “Shake It”—Brother Yusef Benji Schwimmer (season 2)
Lacey Schwimmer (season 3) assisting
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Hip-Hop “Lights, Camera, Action!”—Mr. Cheeks Olisa Thompson
Cicely Bradley Bottom 3
Broadway “New York, New York” from On the Town Andy Blankenbuehler
Week 5 (July 9, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Salsa “Fuego”—Joe Bataan Alex Da Silva Safe
Broadway “I’m a Woman” from Smokey Joe’s Cafe Tyce Diorio
Comfort Fedoke
Thayne Jasperson Hip-Hop “Can We Chill”—Ne-Yo Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Both eliminated*
Contemporary “A Different Corner”—George Michael Mandy Moore
Jessica King
William Wingfield Contemporary “Silence” from Unfaithful Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
King withdrawn*
Quickstep “Bandstand Boogie”—Barry Manilow Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Cha-cha “Don’t Stop the Music (The Wideboys Club Mix)”—Rihanna Anya Garnis (season 3)
Pasha Kovalev (season 3) Safe
Jazz “Standing There”—The Creatures Mandy Moore
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Krump “2 Buck 4 TV”—Tha J-Squad Lil’ C Bottom 3
Tango “Assassin’s Tango” from Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Viennese Waltz “Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting Safe
Bollywood “Dhoom Taana” from Om Shanti Om Nakul Dev Mahajan

* Comfort Fedoke and Thayne Jasperson were eliminated by the judges, but Jessica King later had to withdraw from the competition due to injury. She was replaced by Fedoke, the most recent eliminated female.[4]
Week 6 (July 16, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Lil’ C

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Courtney Galiano
Joshua Allen Hip-Hop “Skippin'”—Mario Dave Scott Safe
Rumba “Hero”—Enrique Iglesias Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Kherington Payne
Mark Kanemura Country-western two-step “Kick Back”—Ty England Ronnie DeBenedetta
Brandi Jobais Payne eliminated
Kanemura in bottom 4
Jazz “Canned Heat”—Jamiroquai Tyce Diorio
Comfort Fedoke
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Smooth Waltz “Open Arms”—Journey Hunter Johnson Fedoke in bottom 4
Hip-Hop “Forever”—Chris Brown Dave Scott
Katee Shean
William Wingfield Broadway “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”—Sam Harris Tyce Diorio Safe
Pas de deux “Imagine”—David Archuleta Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Chelsie Hightower
Gev Manoukian Contemporary “These Arms of Mine”—Otis Redding Sonya Tayeh Manoukian eliminated
Jive “The House is Rockin'”—Brian Setzer Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Chelsie Hightower Samba “Pon de Replay”—Rihanna Safe
Gev Manoukian Breakdance “Hello Goodbye (Uncool)”—Lupe Fiasco feat. Unkle Eliminated
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “I Want You to Need Me”—Celine Dion Safe
Mark Kanemura Pop-Jazz “Bohemian Rhapsody”—Queen Bottom 4
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Need a Boss”—Shareefa feat. Ludacris Bottom 4
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “I Question Mark”—Wade Robson Safe
Katee Shean Contemporary “This Woman’s Work” (MTV Unplugged)—Maxwell Safe
William Wingfield Contemporary “Dance With My Father”—Luther Vandross Safe
Kherington Payne Jazz “Breakin’ Dishes”—Rihanna Eliminated
Joshua Allen Hip-Hop “Jam”—Michael Jackson Safe
Week 7 (July 23, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Toni Basil

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Courtney Galiano
William Wingfield Samba “I Fell in Love with the DJ”—Che’Nelle featuring Cham Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting Galiano in Bottom 4
Wingfield eliminated
Lyrical hip-hop “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”—Alicia Keys Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo
Katee Shean
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Contemporary “Mercy”—Duffy Mia Michaels Boss in bottom 4
Broadway “Sweet Georgia Brown” from Bubbling Brown Sugar Tyce Diorio
Comfort Fedoke
Mark Kanemura Hip-Hop “Party People”—Nelly feat. Fergie Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Fedoke eliminated
Foxtrot “Lady Luck”—The Brian Setzer Orchestra Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting
Chelsie Hightower
Joshua Allen Argentine Tango “A Los Amigos” from Forever Tango Dmitry Chaplin (season 2) Safe
Disco “Everlasting Love”—Gloria Estefan Doriana Sanchez

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “I Got This Down”—Simian Mobile Disco Eliminated
William Wingfield Funk “Get Up Offa That Thing”—James Brown Eliminated
Katee Shean Contemporary “Taking Chances”—Celine Dion Safe
Mark Kanemura Pop-Jazz “Creator”—Santigold feat. Switch and Freq Nasty Safe
Chelsie Hightower Cha-cha “Damaged”—Danity Kane Safe
Joshua Allen Hip-Hop “Shawty Get Loose”—Lil Mama feat. T-Pain & Chris Brown Safe
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “Where I Stood”—Missy Higgins Bottom 4
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “Go To Work”—Kay L Bottom 4
Week 8 (July 30, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman

Couple dances:

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Courtney Galiano
Mark Kanemura Viennese Waltz “The Time of My Life”—David Cook Jason Gilkison Kanemura eliminated
Jazz “The Garden”—Mirah Sonya Tayeh
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Contemporary “All by Myself”—Celine Dion Tyce Diorio Safe
Paso Doble “Filet” from Le Rêve Jason Gilkison
Chelsie Hightower
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Mambo “Ahora Me Toca a Mi”—Víctor Manuelle Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Hightower eliminated
Hip-Hop “Control”—Vitamin String Quartet Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Chelsie Hightower Cha-cha “When I Grow Up”—Pussycat Dolls Eliminated
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Funk “Midas Touch”—Midnight Star Safe
Katee Shean Contemporary “Can’t Stop”—Maroon 5 Safe
Joshua Allen Hip-Hop “Like That”—Memphis Bleek Safe
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “Rock Your Soul”—Elisa Safe
Mark Kanemura Pop-Jazz “Bum Like You”—Robyn Eliminated
Week 9 (August 6, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Mandy Moore

Group dance: Top 4: “Hallelujah”—The Vitamin String Quartet (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)

| Mia Michaels

Couple dances:

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Courtney Galiano
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “Church”—T-Pain Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Lyrical Jazz “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”—John Mayer Wade Robson
Courtney Galiano
Katee Shean Broadway “The Trolley Song”—Rufus Wainwright Tyce Diorio
Joshua Allen
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Trepak “Trepak” from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Youri Nelzine
Katee Shean
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Foxtrot “Feeling Good”—Michael Bublé Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting
Courtney Galiano
Joshua Allen Jive “The Dirty Boogie”—The Brian Setzer Orchestra Jason Gilkison

Solos:

Dancer Style Music
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “They Weren’t There”—Missy Higgins
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “It Was All In Your Mind”—Wade Robson
Katee Shean Contemporary “Hide and Seek”—Imogen Heap
Joshua Allen Hip-Hop “(Not Just) Knee Deep”—Funkadelic
Results shows
Week 1 (June 12, 2008)

Group dance: Top 20 featuring Nigel Lythgoe: “Cobrastyle”—Robyn (Pop-jazz; Choreographer: Wade Robson)
Guest dancer(s): Popin’ Pete and Shonn Boog: “I Can Make You Dance” – Zapp (Popping)
Musical guest: “When I Grow Up” – Pussycat Dolls
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Kourtni Lind Contemporary “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”—The Side Project Safe
Matt Dorame Contemporary “Baby’s Romance”—Chris Garneau Safe
Rayven Armijo Ballet “As I Am (Intro)”—Alicia Keys Eliminated
Jamie Bayard Samba “Mas Que Nada” – Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas Eliminated
Jessica King Contemporary “Misery Business (Acoustic)”—Paramore Safe
William Wingfield Contemporary “More That Anyone (Stripped version)”—Gavin DeGraw Safe

Eliminated
Rayven Armijo: “It’s Only Life”—Kate Voegele
Jamie Bayard: “Best Days (Here Comes the Rest of Our Lives)”—Graham Colton
New partners:
None

Week 2 (June 19, 2008)

Group dance: Top 18: “Elevator”—Flo Rida feat. Timbaland (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Shane Sparks)
Guest dancer(s): Tino Nuñez (auditioned for season 1 and season 2, making it to Las Vegas week both times)
Musical guest: “In the Ayer”—Flo Rida featuring will.i.am
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Chelsea Traille Jazz “The Time Is Now”—Moloko Safe
Thayne Jasperson Contemporary “Belief”—Gavin DeGraw Safe
Susie Garcia Salsa “The Anthem”—Pitbull feat. Lil Jon Eliminated
Marquis Cunningham Contemporary “Stop and Stare”—OneRepublic Eliminated
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Planet Rock”—Afrika Bambaataa Safe
Chris Jarosz Contemporary “Again”—John Legend Safe

Eliminated:
Susie Garcia: “Brave”—Idina Menzel
Marquis Cunningham: “Wonderful World”—James Morrison
New partners:
None

Week 3 (June 26, 2008)

Group dance: Top 16: “The Dance”—Charlotte Martin (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
Guest dancer(s): Quest Crew: “Chemical Calisthenics”—Blackalicious feat. Cut Chemist (Breakdance)
Musical guest: “One Step at a Time”—Jordin Sparks
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Chelsea Traille Contemporary “A Song For You”—Donny Hathaway Eliminated
Thayne Jasperson Contemporary “Always”—Bon Jovi Safe
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Just Fine”—Mary J. Blige Safe
Chris Jarosz Contemporary “After Tonight”—Justin Nozuka Eliminated
Kourtni Lind Jazz “Fire Door (Live)”—Ani DiFranco Safe
Matt Dorame Contemporary “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz Safe

Eliminated:
Chelsea Traille: “When You’re Gone”—Avril Lavigne
Chris Jarosz: “All We Are”—OneRepublic
New partners:
Comfort Fedoke and Thayne Jasperson

Week 4 (July 3, 2008)

Group dance: Top 14: “Money Money” from Cabaret (Broadway; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
Guest dancer(s): Robert Muraine: “Gonna Make You Sweat”—C+C Music Factory (Popping)
Musical guest: “Say (All I Need)”—OneRepublic
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Kourtni Lind Contemporary “No Man”—Nina Storey Eliminated
Matt Dorame Contemporary “Sweet Contentment”—Bradley James and the Roadies Eliminated
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “What’s Another Day”—Maria Mena Safe
Gev Manoukian Breakdance “Everybody Loves a Carnival”—Fatboy Slim Safe
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Hit the Floor”—Twista feat. Pitbull Safe
Thayne Jasperson Contemporary “I Want To Break Free”—Queen Safe

Eliminated:

Kourtni Lind: “Incredible”—Clique Girlz
Matt Dorame: “Might As Well Have a Good Time”—Crosby, Stills, & Nash

New partners

None

Week 5 (July 10, 2008)

Group dance: Top 12: “Closer”—Ne-Yo (Hip-Hop; Choreographers: Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo)
Guest dancer(s): Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater “Revelations”: “Sinner Man”—Billy Porter (Modern ballet)
Musical guest: “I Kissed a Girl”—Katy Perry
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Oh Timbaland”—Timbaland Eliminated*
Thayne Jasperson Contemporary “Come Home”—OneRepublic Eliminated
Jessica King Contemporary “Best for Last”—Adele Safe*
William Wingfield African Jazz “Daraijan”—Kodo Safe
Kherington Payne Contemporary “All We Are”—OneRepublic Safe
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “We Gonna Win”—Miri Ben-Ari Safe

Eliminated:

Comfort Fedoke: “The Greatest”—Michelle Williams
Thayne Jasperson: “Believe”—Staind

New partners:

None. Now that only the top ten remain, new partners are randomly assigned each week, and they’ll be voted individually.

* It was reported on July 14, 2008 that Jessica King was injured and as a result could not continue in the competition. Comfort Fedoke returned to the show in place of King.[4]
Week 6 (July 17, 2008)

Group dances:

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 10 Bollywood “JBJ” from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Nakul Dev Mahajan
Top 5 female dancers Contemporary “Ave Maria”—Celine Dion Mia Michaels
Top 5 male dancers Broadway “Five Guys Named Moe” from Five Guys Named Moe Nigel Lythgoe
Chuck Maldonado assisting

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Egypt, Egypt”—Egyptian Lover Safe
Mark Kanemura Pop-Jazz “Black Betty”—Ram Jam Safe
Kherington Payne Jazz “Myphilosophy”—Inner Eliminated
Gev Manoukian Breakdance “Feeling Good”—Michael Bublé Eliminated

Eliminated:

Kherington Payne: “Forever May You Run”—Gavin Rossdale
Gev Manoukian: “It Ends Tonight”—The All-American Rejects

Week 7 (July 24, 2008)

Group dance: Top 8: “Universal Mind Control”—Common (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Chuck Maldonado)
Guest dancer(s): Los Angeles Ballet Pas de deux: “The Man I Love” from Who Cares?
Musical guest: “Baby”—LL Cool J featuring The-Dream
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Comfort Fedoke Hip-Hop “Like This”—Mims Eliminated
William Wingfield Contemporary “Closer”—Goapele Eliminated
Courtney Galiano Jazz “Passion”—Kreesha Turner Safe
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Locking “Hollywood Swinging”—Kool & the Gang Safe

Eliminated:

Comfort Fedoke: “Come Home”—OneRepublic
William Wingfield: “Love Remains the Same”—Gavin Rossdale

Week 8 (July 31, 2008)

Group dance: Top 6: “The Rose”—Bette Midler (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mandy Moore)
Guest dancer(s): Lil’ Demon: “Planet Rock”—Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force (Breakdance)
Musical guest: “Just Dance”—Lady Gaga
Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Courtney Galiano Contemporary “Almost Lover”—A Fine Frenzy Safe
Mark Kanemura Pop-Jazz “Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)”—Gwen Stefani Eliminated
Katee Shean Contemporary “Beautiful Disaster”—Jon McLaughlin Safe
Joshua Allen Popping “I Can Make You Dance”—Zapp Safe
Chelsie Hightower Jive “The Girl’s Gone Wild”—Travis Tritt Eliminated
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Funk “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”—Bobby McFerrin Safe

Eliminated:

Chelsie Hightower: “Come Home”—OneRepublic
Mark Kanemura: “All I Can See”—Brendan James

Week 9 (Grand Finale) (August 7, 2008)

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Debbie Allen, Lil’ C, Adam Shankman, Mia Michaels

Group dances:

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 201 Hip-Hop “Boom”—Sin featuring T-Pain[5] Shane Sparks
Top 5 male dancers Broadway “Five Guys Named Moe” from Five Guys Named Moe Nigel Lythgoe
Chuck Maldonado assisting

Guest dancers:

Dancer(s) Style Music
Robert Muraine
Phillip Chbeeb Popping Battle2
(winner: Muraine by a vote of 5-1) “Stronger”—Kanye West
Mary Murphy
Dmitry Chaplin Samba “Baila, Baila”—Angela Via
Cirque du Soleil/
Cast of Criss Angel Believe Pop-Jazz
(choreographer: Wade Robson) “Homage to the Rabbits”—Éric Serra
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Nigel Lythgoe Tap “Boogie Wonderland”—Earth, Wind & Fire feat. The Emotions
Earlier contestants3 Discoswing “Don’t Stop the Music”—Rihanna

Musical guest: “Burnin’ Up”—Jonas Brothers

^1 All of the top 20 but Jessica King performed. King, who was still injured, was not featured in the group opening.
^2 Muraine and Chbeeb both auditioned earlier in the season. Chbeeb contracted pneumonia and was medically advised to withdraw and Muraine later quit during the Las Vegas auditions. Chbeeb was later selected to the Top 20 for Season 5.
^3 Dmitry Chaplin, Ryan Conferido, Anya Garnis, Jaimie Goodwin, Allison Holker, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Hok Konishi, Ivan Koumaev, Melody Lacayanga, Dominic Sandoval, Benji Schwimmer and Travis Wall
Judges’ picks
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Chosen by
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Bollywood “Dhoom Taana” from Om Shanti Om Nakul Dev Mahajan Nigel Lythgoe
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian Rumba “Wishing on a Star”—Rose Royce Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin assisting Mary Murphy
Comfort Fedoke
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-Hop “Forever”—Chris Brown Dave Scott Adam Shankman
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura Lyrical hip-hop “Bleeding Love”—Leona Lewis Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Lil’ C
Katee Shean
William Wingfield Pas de deux “Imagine”—David Archuleta Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson Mia Michaels
Courtney Galiano
Mark Kanemura Jazz “The Garden”—Mirah Sonya Tayeh Adam Shankman
Katee Shean
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Contemporary “Mercy”—Duffy Mia Michaels Mary Murphy
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Viennese Waltz “A New Day Has Come”—Celine Dion Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau assisting Debbie Allen
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen Lyrical hip-hop “No Air”—Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo Nigel Lythgoe

Eliminated:

Courtney Galiano: “It’s Only Life”—Kate Voegele
Katee Shean: “From Where You Are”—Lifehouse (She won $50,000 for being the top female dancer.)

Runner-Up:

Stephen “Twitch” Boss

Winner
Joshua Allen