Season 7
Season Run May 27, 2010 – August 12, 2010
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Adam Shankman
Mia Michaels
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Lauren Froderman
Origin Phoenix, Arizona
Genre(s) Contemporary
Kent Boyd
Previous Season Season 6
Next Season Season 8

Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 27, 2010. Lauren Froderman was crowned America's Favorite Dancer, with Kent Boyd as runner-up.


Nigel Lythgoe had announced that Season 7 would instead have a Top 10 rather than a Top 20, but this later changed to a Top 11. Another change was that the Top 11 were paired up with past So You Think You Can Dance all stars instead of being paired up with fellow contestants. A single dancer was eliminated every week and the all stars rotated and danced with a different contestant each week. The number which viewers call to vote for their favourite dancer(s) also changed from 1-866-TEMPO## to 1-888-6BEST##.

Mary Murphy stepped down from her main judging position, although she came back and guest judges for Vegas Week and made an appearance during the finale. Adam Shankman returned as a main judge with Lygthgoe while Mia Michaels came to replace Murphy.


Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami, Florida January 18, 2010 Sonya Tayeh, Jason Gilkison
Paradise Theater New York City January 25, 2010 Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, Texas March 10, 2010 Tyce Diorio, Toni Redpath
Acuff Theatre Nashville, Tennessee March 14, 2010 Adam Shankman, Joey Dowling
Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago, Illinois March 18, 2010 Adam Shankman, Stacey Tookey
Capitol Theater Salt Lake City, Utah March 24, 2010 N/A
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 30, 2010 Adam Shankman, Hi-Hat

Vegas WeekEdit

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The judges were Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, and Tyce Diorio.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-hop "OMG" - Usher ft. Tabitha D'umo
Cha-cha-cha "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga Toni Redpath
Broadway "Charleston" from Billion Dollar Baby Tyce Diorio
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Contemporary "A Beautiful Mess" - Jason Mraz Travis Wall
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 11Edit

Female ContestantsEdit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Lauren Froderman 19 Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Jazz Winner
Ashley Galvan 20 Visalia, California Jazz/Lyrical Seventh (injured)
Melinda Sullivan 22 Thousand Oaks, California Tap Ninth
Cristina Santana 24 San Diego, California Salsa Tenth
Alexie Agdeppa 26 Los Angeles, California Contemporary Jazz Eleventh

Male ContestantsEdit

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Kent Boyd 19 Botkins, Ohio Contemporary Jazz Runner-Up
Robert Roldan 20 Thousand Oaks, California Contemporary 2nd Runner-Up
AdéChiké Torbert 23 Brooklyn, New York Contemporary Fourth
Jose Ruiz 21 Pembroke Pines, Florida Breakdance Fifth
Billy Bell 20 West Palm Beach, Florida Contemporary Ballet Sixth
Alex Wong 23 Vancouver, British Columbia Ballet Eighth (injured)
Season 7 Top 11


Season 7 featured some of the most popular contestants of So You Think You Can Dance. Each All-Star was paired up with a different contestant every week and they only danced in their own genre.

Season 7 All-Stars

Elimination chartEdit

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Bottom 2 contestants Injury
Result show date: 6/17 6/24 7/1 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12
Contestant Result
Lauren Froderman Btm 3 WINNER
Kent Boyd Runner-Up
Robert Roldan Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner-Up
AdéChiké Torbert Elim
Jose Ruiz Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
Billy Bell Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 2 Injury
Ashley Galvan Btm 3 Injury
Alex Wong Injury
Melinda Sullivan Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Cristina Santana Btm 3 Elim
Alexie Agdeppa Elim

Performance ShowsEdit

Main article: Season 7 performances