June 09, 2011 8:06pm PT by THR staff
'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 20 Contestants Revealed
So You Think You Can Dance announced the top 20 contestants for Season 8 on Thursday night.
Alexander Fost, 21, Pasadena, Calif. (contemporary style)
Ashley Rich, 22, Emeryville, Calif. (contemporary)
Caitlynn Lawson, 18, Moses Lake, Wash. (contemporary)
Christopher Koehl, 21, Garland, Texas (hip-hop)
Clarice Ordaz, 19, Whittier, Calif. (jazz)
Iveta Lukosiute,30, New York (ballroom)
Jess Leprotto, 18, Little Falls, N.J. (musical theater)
Jordan Casanova, 18, Chino Hills, Calif. (jazz)
Marko Germar, Jazz, 22, Canoga Park, Calif. (jazz)
Melanie Moore,19, New York, N.Y. (contemporary)
Miranda Maleski, 19, North Hollywood, Calif. (contemporary)
Missy Morelli, 19, Studio City, Calif. (jazz)
Mitchell Kelly, 20, Atlanta (contemporary)
Nick Young, 19, Franklin, Wis. (tap)
Ricky Jaime, 18, Tampa, Fla. (contemporary)
Robert Taylor Jr., 30, Brooklyn, N.Y. (hip-hop)
Ryan Ramirez,19, Morgan Hill, Calif. (contemporary)
Sasha Mallory,23, Bakersfield, Calif. (contemporary)
Tadd Gadduang, 25, West Valley, Utah (street)
Wadi Jones, 24, Ossining, N.Y. (breaking)
On Tuesday, a group of professional dancers will perform in front of a large billboard on the Sunset Strip as part of a daylong event to promote the live performances and results episodes of the Fox dancing competition. A DJ will spin tunes, while an emcee comments on the dancers.
Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy along with host Cat Deeley will be on hand for the event at 8929 Sunset Boulevard.
So You Think You Can Dance airs at 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays and 8-9 p.m. Thursdays. Next week's results show will feature British pop singer Jessie J performing her new single "Who You Are."