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Season 15
S15 Top 10
Season Run June 4, 2018-
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Vanessa Hudgens
tWitch
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Winner(s):
Hannahlei Cabanilla
Origin Anaheim Hills, California
Genre(s) Contemporary
Runner-up(s)
Jensen Arnold
Ballroom
Chronology
Previous Season Season 14

Season 15 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on June 4, 2018.

ProductionEdit

So You Think You Can Dance will continue to its old format of auditioning dancers from ages 18-30. The judging panel are executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, ballroom expert Mary Murphy, and returning member Vanessa Hudgens. Cat Deeley continues her role as host for a fourteenth consecutive season.[1]

AuditionsEdit

Open auditions were held in two cities, New York City and Los Angeles in March 2018. The judges were joined by tWitch of Season 4 as a guest judge during the auditions, he became a permanent judge on the live shows as well.

Venue City Audition Date
The Brooklyn Academy of Music New York City March 2-4, 2018
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Los Angeles, California March 26-28, 2018

Academy WeekEdit

During the Academy, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, 70 dancers competed for the coveted Top 20 spots for this season. The dancers first took the stage in solos to show the judges what they have to offer. 54 dancers remained for the next round: Hip Hop with Tabitha and Napoleon (NappyTabs) D'umo. The remaining 45 dancers showed off for Ballroom with Jean-Marc Genereux Cha Cha routine. However, Zoe Zimmerman, one of the 45 dancers, was unable to remain in the competition due to injury. In the next round, the dancers were tasked with a Travis Wall Contemporary piece and after the round only 33 dancers remained. The dancers were split into their respective styles (Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, Contemporary and Hip-Hop) and choreographed 1 8-count piece and all the dancers learned a Jazz routine from Mandy Moore. The groups then performed and came together to finish with the Jazz group. 27 dancers remained and they danced for their lives in a solo round. After everyone was finished, they were told if they were in the Top 20. Nigel than revealed that only the Top 10 will move on to the Live Show. The dancers will be paired with an All-Star and made to dance outside their style.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual Solos Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-Hip "Plain Jane"
A$AP Ferg
NappyTabs
(Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo)
Ballroom
(Cha Cha)
"Get That"
Rayelle
Jean-Marc Genereux
Contemporary "Comes In Waves"
Psychologist
Travis Wall
Remaining Dancers Group
Various Styles
"Kill The Lights"
Alex Newell ft. Jess Glynne
DJ Cassidy & Nile Rodgers
Mandy Moore
Individual Solos Dancer's choice Dancer

Top 20Edit

  • Only the Top 10 will make it to the live show. The first of the two part episode showed the Female Contestants and the second of the two part episode featured the Male Contestants. They were paired with an All-Star and danced outside their styles. The performances can be found here.

Female Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Brianna Penrose 18 Seattle, Washington Tap
Chelsea Hough 24 Nashville, Tennessee Jazz
Dayna Madison 21 Memphis, Tennessee Jazz
Emily Carr 18 Springfield, New Jersey Contemporary
Genessy Castillo 18 Jamaica, New York Contemporary
Hannahlei Cabanilla 18 Anaheim Hills, California Contemporary
Jensen Arnold 20 Provo, Utah Ballroom
Magda Fialek 27 Nowy Sacz, Poland Ballroom
Stephanie Sosa 18 Orem, Utah Ballroom
Sydney Moss 20 Eads, Tennessee Contemporary

Male Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Allen Genkin 27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballroom
Cole Mills 24 Ocean Township, New Jersey Ballroom
Darius Hickman 19 Green Acres, Florida Contemporary
Dustin Payne 26 Columbus, Georgia Hip-Hop
Evan DeBenedetto 19 Ansonia, Connecticut Tap
Jay Jay Dixonbey 20 Detroit, Michigan Jazz
Justin Pham 19 San Diego, California Contemporary
Kyle Bennett, Jr. 22 New Britain, Connecticut Hip-Hop
Peyton Albrecht 21 Robert, Louisiana Contemporary
Slavik Pustovoytov 19 Poltova, Ukraine Hip-Hop

FinalsEdit

Top 10Edit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Hannahlei Cabanilla 18 Anaheim Hills, California Contemporary Winner
Jensen Arnold 20 Provo, Utah Ballroom Runner-Up
Genessy Castillo 18 Jamaica, New York Contemporary 3rd Place
Slavik Pustovoytov 19 Poltova, Ukraine Hip-Hop 4th Place
Darius Hickman 19 Green Acres, Florida Contemporary Top 6
Jay Jay Dixonbey 20 Detroit, Michigan Jazz Top 6
Cole Mills 24 Ocean Township, New Jersey Ballroom Top 8
Magda Fialek 27 Nowy Sacz, Poland Ballroom Top 8
Evan DeBenedetto 19 Ansonia, Connecticut Tap Top 10
Chelsea Hough 24 Nashville, Tennessee Jazz Top 10
Season 15 Top 10


Elimination chartEdit

  • The song for the eliminated contestant was "Head Held High" by Caly Bevier.
Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Bottom 2 contestants Injury
Stage: Finals
Result show date: 8/13 8/20 8/27 9/3
[2]
9/10
Contestant Results
Hannahlei Cabanilla 1st Place
Jensen Arnold 2nd Place
Genessy Castillo Bottom 2 Bottom 3 3rd Place
Slavik Pustovoytov 4th Place
Darius Hickman Bottom 2 Elim
Jay Jay Dixonbey Elim
Cole Mills Bottom 2 Elim
Magda Fialek Bottom 2 Elim
Evan DeBenedetto Elim
Chelsea Hough Elim

Performance ShowsEdit

Main article: Season 15/Performances

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.thewrap.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance-renewed-for-season-15/
  2. No eliminations this week.