As it happened, for the second year in a row, Hokuto Konishi was unable to get his visa cleared to work in the U. Schwimmer and fellow grand finalist Donyelle Jones, who were paired as a couple from the first performance episode, became the first contestants in the show's run to never face elimination from being in the bottom six or bottom 4 dancers.Auditions were held in New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; and Charleston, South Carolina.116 dancers were invited to Las Vegas for a week's training.
9 08 - Cupid's Pulse: Celebrity news is buzzing over the SYTYCD winner & single celebrity Gaby Diaz & we chatted with her about her journey in this. 22 08 - After traveling across America and auditioning thousands of dancers, America's favorite dancer is Gaby ! 9 08 - How has being on tour differed from being on So You Think You Can Dance ?Chaplin's dance style proved extremely popular with the audience, and other contestants sought his assistance in how to "dance masculine".Although generally rated positively by the judges, viewer votes repeatedly placed Chaplin in the bottom three couples each week.Three of his first partners (Joy Spears, Aleksandra Wojda, and Ashlee Nino) were eliminated, this so-called "curse" becoming a running joke.Chaplin reached the top 10 contestants before being eliminated with Martha Nichols on July 20. Dmitry Chapin also was on a season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered up with Playboy Model Holly Madison, being eliminated on week 3 in a double elimination.