"So You Think You Can Dance" has found its sixth season's Top 20. The Las Vegas weeks are over, judges including Mia Michaels who will soon quit the show to pursue other projects, were doing lots of rejections and happy announcements to the 32 dancers who made it to the Las Vegas callback.
The Top 10 girls consist of six dancers moving in the contemporary genre. They are Ariana Debose, Channing Cooke, Pauline Mata, Katherine McCormick, Noelle Marsh and Ellenore Scott who are all 18 years old except for Scott who is 19. "Actually, I came in last season as a contemporary dancer, which was a bad idea because I didn't train in contemporary for a long time," Mata confessed.
The other four are ranging from a ballroom dancer (Ashleigh DiLello), a jazz dancer (Mollee Gray), an American-rhythm dancer (Karen Hauer), and a tap dancer (Bianca Revels). Ashleigh is married to another contestant, Ryan DiLello, who is also in the Top 20. "He might be doing some intimate dance with another girl, but I take him home at night. You can do that, but that's my man," Ashleigh said.
The Top 10 guys are also dominated by contemporary dancers such as Billy Bell, Jakob Karr, Victor Smalley and Nathan Trasoras. Bell, in particular, was the dancer who made judge Adam Shankman cried during the Vegas audition. Trasoras, meanwhile, auditioned for season 5 but he was only 17 at that time and was not eligible.
The other guys are tap dancers Phillip Attmore and Peter Sabasino, and hip-hop dancers Russell Ferguson, Kevin Hunte, and Jonathan Perez. Rounding up the Top 10 would be Ashleigh's husband Ryan who said, "This is a competition, but we have to compete against each other and when we go home at night, we're going to talk about, 'No, I'm going to pass you up this week'."
"So You Think You Can Dance" will begin the performance and elimination round on Tuesday, October 27 and 28 respectively.