SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA's Caroline and Jesse Eliminated



    - Twelve are left to dance for Canada's Votes -

    - Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman join judging panel next week -

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - It's down to the final 12. Following Canada's
votes on Wednesday night, it was revealed live by host Leah Miller on CTV
tonight that CAROLINE Torti and JESSE Catibog are the next dancers to be
eliminated on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The remaining 12 dancers will
take to the stage on Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca
to confirm local listings).

    Receiving the lowest number of votes this week following last night's
country-wide poll were LISA Auguste, 27 and VINCENT Noiseux, 22, who performed
a Samba routine; LARA Smythe, 25, and MILES Faber, 21, who performed a West
Coast Swing routine and CAROLINE Torti, 23, and JESSE Catibog, 29, who danced
a Hustle routine. All the competitors had one last chance to show the judges
why they should stay in the competition as they "danced for their lives."
After performing their solos, the judges deliberated and decided that CAROLINE
Torti from Oakville and JESSE Catibog from Toronto would be sent home.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download photos from tonight's broadcast of SO YOU
THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008.

    The results show opened with the Top 14 performing a Halloween-themed
group number choreographed by Melissa Williams. Red fabric and smoke billowed
across the stage as the competitors performed as vampires to "Dragula" by Rob
Zombie.

    Next week, judges Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux will be joined by
guest judges, and resident SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographers,
Melissa Williams and Sean Cheesman.

    Windsor, ON native Williams has worked with numerous artists, actors and
directors in the industry including Prince, George Michael, Bryan Adams and
Carmen Electra, and has choreographed and performed in television and feature
films including Hairspray, American Pie and Batman & Robin. Over the past few
years Williams and her company, DM Creative, have choreographed and musically
staged live productions around the world including Grease The Musical, HAIR
The Musical, STORM, Generations, Bon Voyage, Piano Man and Undercover. Keeping
her finger on the pulse, Williams continues to push the envelope in every
direction of her creativity.

    Calgary's Sean Cheesman is an internationally-renowned
director/choreographer who has worked with some of the world's top
entertainers including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, TLC, Prince, Vanessa
Williams, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Britney Spears.
Cheesman has toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer as well
as choreographing tours for Prince. Cheesman appeared in and choreographed the
film The Bodyguard and most recently was the host and lead judge of the U.K.
television series DIRTY DANCING: TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Cheeseman has also won two
MTV awards for choreography and was nominated for a Bob Fosse choreography
award.

    Stepping onto the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage on Wednesday,
November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

    
    1.  ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
    2.  ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
    3.  DANNY Arbour, 26, a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montréal
    4.  FRANCIS Lafrenière, 28, a Ballroom dancer from St. Bruno, QC
    5.  IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince
        George, BC
    6.  KAITLYN Fitzgerald, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON
    7.  LARA Smythe, 25, a Contemporary/Acro dancer from Toronto,
    8.  LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
    9.  MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
    10. NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
    11. NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal
    12. VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-
        sur-Richelieu, QC
    

    For those who missed this week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA
Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday,
November 2 at 9 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca and muchmusic.com to confirm local
broadcast times).

    Highlights from each week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes
are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. For exclusive
footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along
with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit
dance.CTV.ca.

    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel
Lythgoe, and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions.
Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Ed Robinson is Executive
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    
    About Danse TV Productions
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    Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada's leading
variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a
cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along
with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot and Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and
Millan Curry-Sharples, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. For over a
decade the team has produced an impressive array of Canadian award-winning
programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still holds the record for the
highest-rated variety special in Canadian television history, ANNE MURRAY'S
FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million
viewers. Joining the team for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is Producer
Janet Lavack.

    
    About 19 Entertainment
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provider and promoter of globally successful music based entertainment, or
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is the most successful British music manager of all time having sold over
116 million CDs in North America alone, and is known as the creator of
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value in excess of $2.5 billion.

    
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    About CTV Inc.
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For further information: Christy Sullivan, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
CANADA, (416) 526-3052, or chsullivan@ctv.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416)
332-5325, or arinaldo@ctv.ca; Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4596, or
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