The First Four Season 8 Dancers Eliminated

Nick, Wadi, Missy and Iveta

Nick, Wadi, Missy and Iveta

After last week’s unprecedented save, finalists Wadi Jones, 24, a Breaking dancer from Ossining, NY; Iveta Lukosiute, 30, a Ballroom dancer from Klaipeda, Lithuania; Missy Morelli, 20, a Jazz dancer from Arvada, CO; and Nick Young, 19, a Tap dancer from Franklin, WI, were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

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This week’s results show featured performances by Rage Crew and electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO with hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew. It was also announced tonight that the winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will appear in a Gatorade print ad in Dance Spirit magazine and will be featured as a G Series FIT Team Athlete online at www.gatorade.com/athletes, in addition to being crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, winning the $250,000 cash prize and being featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine.

The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 16 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich and Robert Taylor Jr. – compete for America and the judges, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who appears as the week’s guest judge, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, June 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, June 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by AXIS Dance Company, a critically acclaimed Northern California-based dance company that features performers both with and without disabilities, as well as to find out which two dancers will be sent home next.

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Second Annual National Dance Day is July 30

The Second Annual National Dance Day will take place on July 30Mark your calendar—National Dance Day is back! The second annual National Dance Day will take place once again on the last Saturday of July (July 30, 2011). In the near future, three routines will be available right here on Fox.com/Dance so people of all levels can join in on the fun.

“It’s a wonderful way to stay healthy and have fun whilst doing it,” National Dance Day creator and SYTYCD Executive Producer/Judge Nigel Lythgoe said on Thursday’s Top 20 results show.

WHAT: NATIONAL DANCE DAY, a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move!  Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance.  Any style of dance is welcome and imagination is recommended in order to get the most out of this celebratory day.

WHEN: Saturday, July 30

WHY: To continue to generate national awareness for dance, a medium of expression and storytelling which, through shows like So You Think You Can Dance, has proven its value in bringing individuals from all walks of life together through a positive platform that has no boundaries and cultivates imagination and passion. Most importantly, the day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.

National Dance Day was recognized by Congress last year. Learn more about the movement brought to Washington, D.C. by Nigel Lythgoe and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). Share your D-Day ideas in the SYTYCD forums and stay tuned to this site for more information to come.

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Play the SYTYCD Predictions Game

Dance Prediction Game

Play the SYTYCD Predictions Game

You can participate in the competition element of So You Think You Can Dance without knowing how to dance with the SYTYCD Predictions Game on Facebook.

Each week, we want you to predict which dancers will be “dancing for their lives” (in the bottom) and which will be “going home” (eliminated) on So You Think You Can Dance. If you believe a dancer will be dancing for their lives, you must move them to the DANCING FOR THEIR LIVES section. All you have to do is click their picture and he or she will be placed in that section. You get points for every match. The final week is a bit different because you will pick dancers and place them in the order in which you believe they will be eliminated and identify/pick America’s Favorite Dancer (the winner of So You Think You Dance).

If you change your mind after you predict a dancer will be in jeopardy, there’s an X in the upper right corner that allows you to move the dancer back to the SAFE section before that week locks. You must fill all 6 spots in the DANCING FOR THEIR LIVES section before you can reorder. The good news is that you can come back and change your Dance Predictions picks right up until the beginning of the East Coast broadcast of the So You Think You Can Dance results show. Remember, you are trying to pick which finalists are “dancing for their lives” and which are “going home.” Any dancer that is not moved to that section is someone that you are predicting will be safe and definitely dancing in next week’s episode.

Each week, you have the opportunity to answer trivia questions relating to So You Think You Can Dance. These are multiple choice questions that relate to the show or general information about Dance. Each question will display the amount of points you will earn if you answer correctly. As is the case in The Predictions portion of the game, you can change your choices right up until the East Coast broadcast of the results show. Get the question right and you get the points. Be sure to answer each and every question. There is no penalty for incorrect trivia answers.

Create a league and invite friends to compete. Check the leaderboard to see how you stack up.

What are you waiting for? Go to http://apps.facebook.com/sytycd_predictions/ and make your predictions for this week.

Good luck!

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Meet the Season 8 Top 20

After thousands of auditions by some of the strongest dancers ever, the judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tonight announced the 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. This season’s Top 20 are Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Wadi Jones, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Iveta Lukosiute, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Missy Morelli, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich, Robert Taylor Jr. and Nick Young.

On Wednesday, June 15 at 8/7c, the Top 20 dance for the judges and America on the season’s first two-hour live performance show. The Top 20 will be paired into 10 couples who will each work with a world-renowned choreographer to compose a dance routine representing their assigned genre. After each Wednesday performance show, the phone lines and online voting window will open and the fate of these 20 finalists – one of whom will be the named America’s Favorite Dancer – will be left up to the voting fans.

Then, on Thursday, June 16 at 8/7c, America’s vote is revealed during the first live results show. The six contestants comprising the bottom three couples will be given a chance to perform solo routines in the hopes of convincing the judges to keep them in the competition. The judges will then decide which dancers stay and which two will be eliminated. Also that evening, catch British pop star Jessie J performing her latest single, “Who You Are,” from the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 20 finalists are:

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Jordan Casanova

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

Currently Resides: Chino Hills, CA

Age: 18

Jordan Casanova lives in her hometown of Chino Hills, CA. She graduated from Ruben S. Ayala High School in 2010, and has been dancing since she was eight years old.

Alexander Fost

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Alhambra, CA

Currently Resides: Alhambra, CA

Age: 21

Alexander Fost was Mr. Dance USA in 2006 and also won the Mr. Dance International in 2007. A year later, he earned a spot with the Los Angeles Youth American Grand Prix, and went on to dance with the Media City Ballet, San Pedro Ballet and the Festival Ballet Theatre companies.

Tadd Gadduang

Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Currently Resides: Salt Lake City, UT

Age: 25

Tadd Gadduang began dancing at age 15 as a hobby, but eventually realized his passion for it after graduating from high school. He is currently in his sophomore year of college studying psychology.

Marko Germar

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Hometown: Dededo, Guam

Currently Resides: Canoga Park, CA

Age: 22

Originally from the South Pacific island of Guam, Marko Germar moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in dance. He has had nine years of studio training.

Ricky Jaime

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Miami, FL

Currently Resides: Tampa, FL

Age: 19

Ricky Jaime graduated from Newsome High School in Lithia, FL, in June 2010. He would like to be a member of a professional ballet company in California, New York or Europe.

Wadi Jones

Dance Specialty: Breaking

Hometown: Ossining, NY

Currently Resides: Ossining, NY

Age: 24

Wadi Jones was born in St. Ann’s, Jamaica, and moved to the U.S. in 1988 at age three. He is passionate about art, poetry and music, and he is inspired by his older brother.

Mitchell Kelly

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Currently Resides: Atlanta, GA

Age: 20

Mitchell Kelly attended Henry W. Grady High School. He began dancing at age 14, and has been dancing professionally for six years.

Chris Koehl

Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

Hometown: Garland, TX

Currently Resides: Garland, TX

Age: 21

Chris Koehl began teaching himself Hip Hop at 14 years old. Over the past few years, he has divided his time between training at local studios, in college classes and teaching dance.

Caitlynn Lawson

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Moses Lake, WA

Currently Resides: Moses Lake, WA

Age: 18

Caitlynn Lawson will earn both her diploma from Moses Lake High School and her associates’ degree from Big Bend Community College this June. She has been dancing since she was three years old.

Jess LeProtto

Dance Specialty: Broadway

Hometown: Little Falls, NJ

Currently Resides: Little Falls, NJ

Age: 18

Jess LeProtto lives in his hometown of Little Falls, NJ. He is a senior at Passaic Valley High School, and has been dancing since he was three years old.

Iveta Lukosiute

Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Hometown: Klaipeda, Lithuania

Currently Resides: New York, NY

Age: 30

A native of Eastern Europe, Iveta Lukosiute moved to the U.S. in 1997. She has been dancing since she was six years old.

Miranda Maleski

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Currently Resides: North Hollywood, CA

Age: 19

Miranda Maleski moved from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, to Los Angeles at just 18 years old. She has been dancing since age three, and her dance specialty has evolved over the years.

Sasha Mallory

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Currently Resides: Bakersfield, CA

Age: 23

At age five, Sasha Mallory began studying ballet technique at the Royal Academy of Dance. She trained at the Houston Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Ailey School’s summer intensives. She recently toured with Adam Lambert.

Melanie Moore

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Currently Resides: New York, NY

Age: 19

Melanie Moore is a freshman at Fordham University in New York. She has been dancing since she was two years old.

Missy Morelli

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Hometown: Arvada, CO

Currently Resides: Studio City, CA

Age: 20

Missy Morelli has been living in Los Angeles for the past two years as a professional dancer. She has been dancing since she was three years old.

Clarice Ordaz

Dance Specialty: Jazz

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Currently Resides: Whittier, CA

Age: 19

Clarice Ordaz is a student at California State University, Long Beach. She has trained in many styles of dance since age two.

Ryan Ramirez

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Morgan Hill, CA

Currently Resides: North Hollywood, CA

Age: 19

Ryan Ramirez is pursuing her dream of becoming a well-known dancer and choreographer. She has been dancing since she was four years old and choreographing since age 11. She considers dance her language, and is the happiest and most free while performing.

Ashley Rich

Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Antioch, CA

Currently Resides: Emeryville, CA

Age: 22

Ashley Rich trained at a local dance studio from age three to 18. For the past two years, she has been employed as a dance teacher in her hometown. She is a talented cook who also enjoys baking.

Robert Taylor Jr.

Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: New York, NY

Age: 31

Robert Taylor Jr. graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in dance. His credits include television shows, music videos and the national tour of “Hairspray.” Taylor is honored to have once performed for Michael Jackson. He has trained with numerous professionals and has performed in some of the country’s most prestigious dance shows.

Nick Young

Dance Specialty: Tap

Hometown: Franklin, WI

Currently Resides: Franklin, WI

Age: 19

Nick Young graduated from high school in 2010. He has been dancing since age four, and his favorite style of dance is Tap.

Keep up with the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 20 at:

FINALIST TWITTER FACEBOOK
Jordan Casanova @D8Jordan facebook.com/D8Jordan
Alexander Fost @D8Alexander facebook.com/D8Alexander
Tadd Gadduang @D8Tadd facebook.com/D8Tadd
Marko Germar @D8Marko facebook.com/D8Marko
Ricky Jaime @D8Ricky facebook.com/D8Ricky
Wadi Jones @D8Wadi facebook.com/D8Wadi
Mitchell Kelly @D8Mitchell facebook.com/D8Mitchell
Chris Koehl @D8ChrisK facebook.com/D8ChrisK
Caitlynn Lawson @D8Caitlynn facebook.com/D8Caitlynn
Jess LeProtto @D8Jess facebook.com/D8Jess
Iveta Lukosiute @D8Iveta facebook.com/D8Iveta
Miranda Maleski @D8Miranda facebook.com/D8Miranda
Sasha Mallory @D8Sasha facebook.com/D8Sasha
Melanie Moore @D8Melanie facebook.com/D8Melanie
Missy Morelli @D8Missy facebook.com/D8Missy
Clarice Ordaz @D8Clarice facebook.com/D8Clarice
Ryan Ramirez @D8Ryan facebook.com/D8Ryan
Ashley Rich @D8Ashley facebook.com/D8Ashley
Robert Taylor Jr. @D8Robert facebook.com/D8Robert
Nick Young @D8Nick facebook.com/D8Nick

Also be sure to follow SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE host Cat Deeley (@catdeeley) and judges Mary Murphy (@hottamaletrain) and Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) on Twitter.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. Become a fan of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance and follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/danceonfox.

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So You Think You Can Dance Offers Online Voting for First Time Ever

For the first time ever, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance. Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines and text-messaging during the voting window (standard text-messaging rates may apply).

To vote online during the voting window, fans should visit www.fox.com/dance, click the “VOTE” button in the navigation bar and follow the prompts through the voting process. Fans will be required to log in using their Facebook account to complete the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE online voting process, which will feature the name and photo of each of the current contestants. To vote, fans will simply choose their favorite couple (or dancer, beginning with the Top 10), complete the security verification and submit their choice. Fans will also be given the option of posting their vote to their Facebook wall. After each performance show and during the online voting window, fans may cast up to 50 total online votes for that evening’s performances. Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.

“We are extremely excited that we are expanding the voting process to include online,” said SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE co-creator, executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. “I believe that interactivity is going to be a major part of programming in the future. We are at the cutting edge of dance, and it’s important that we remain at the cutting edge of interactive technology.”

In addition to online voting, fans will also have the opportunity to vote an unlimited number of times via toll-free phone lines and text message. At the end of each performance show, the phone lines will open for at least two hours and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE viewers will be able to vote for their favorites via the branded toll-free telephone numbers (1-888-TEMPO-01, -02, etc.). Participating wireless customers can use their cell phones to vote by texting the keyword number relating to the couple (or dancer, beginning with the Top 10) of their choice and send it to the five-digit short code 83676 (standard text-messaging rates may apply).

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So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 Voting Frequently Asked Questions

How do I vote?

There are three ways for you to vote on So You Think You Can Dance: (1) toll-free; (2) text voting (SMS); and (3) online at www.FOX.com/dance/vote.

(1)    Toll-free voting: Each couple or dancer (depending on the stage of the competition) will be assigned a toll-free number during the performance show each Wednesday.  To vote, simply watch So You Think You Can Dance on FOX each week (see local listings for dates/times in your area) and dial the telephone number of the couple or dancer for whom you wish to vote.
(2)    Text voting: Each couple or dancer will be assigned a text message ‘keyword’ number which will appear on screen alongside the short code 83676 each Wednesday.  Participating wireless customers may text the keyword number relating to the couple or dancer of choice and send it to the 5 digit short code 83676.  Only send the number of the couple or dancer that you see on screen to the short code, you cannot send a text message to the toll-free numbers.
(3)    Online Voting: If you have a Facebook account you can also vote online at www.FOX.com/dance/vote.  If you do not already have a Facebook account, you will need to create one before being able to vote online for So You Think You Can Dance.

Voting will open at the end of each performance show.  If voting by toll-free or text messaging, during the show you just need to note the couple or dancer number for whom you wish to vote and then call or text after the show is over, as voting will NOT be open before that.  Voting will begin at the end of each performance show and you will have at least 2 hours to cast your votes.  Online voting is limited to 50 votes per performance show and closes 2 hours after the Hawaii broadcast.

Rules and procedures are subject to change at producers’ discretion without notice.

Who can vote?
Anyone calling the toll-free numbers, or any wireless customer from the participating carriers who has the ability to text message from within the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands can cast their vote(s) for So You Think You Can Dance.   In addition, anyone with a Facebook account registered within the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will be able cast their vote(s) online.

When can I vote?
Toll-free and text voting:  During the show you just need to note the number information for the couple or dancer for whom you wish to vote, and then call or text after the show is over as voting will NOT be open before that.  Voting for So You Think You Can Dance opens at the end of each Wednesday performance show (see local listings for dates/times in your area) and stays open for at least 2 hours, subject to time zone restrictions.  Outside of these times, the toll-free lines will play a busy signal and your call will not count as a vote.  If you vote via text messaging outside of the vote window, your vote will be ignored and will not count, although standard text messaging rates will apply to all messages sent and received.
Online:  Online voting closes 2 hours after the Hawaii broadcast.

How many times can I vote?
You may vote as often as you like when voting via toll-free or text messaging, although producers reserve the right to disqualify, block or remove any votes from any individual who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the vote process.  When voting online at www.FOX.com/dance you may vote up to 50 times per performance show.  Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above these limits will NOT count.

Is it true that some people can cast votes outside of the 2 hour window after the show?
No, this is not true. As part of the process to ensure that the So You Think You Can Dance voting system is accurate and ready for the public to call and vote, a test window is built into the toll-free system for the morning of each vote show.  During this test window, anyone calling the toll-free numbers from a phone with a West Coast area code will hear the ‘thanks for voting’ message.  This vote window is for testing purposes only and any calls received during this time do not count as valid votes.  Your votes will only count if you call during your valid 2 hour vote window after the performance show, subject to time zone limitations.  Outside of these hours, votes will not count, even if you hear the ‘thanks for voting’ message.

How much does it cost to vote?
Telephone calls to the So You Think You Can Dance voting lines are toll-free.  If you use a cell phone to call the So You Think You Can Dance voting lines cell minutes will be used even though the call is toll-free.  Note, if you reach a number which asks you to enter credit card information, you have misdialed and reached a service not connected with So You Think You Can Dance so you should hang up, check the correct number and dial again.  Additionally, if you text your vote your carriers’ standard message and data rates may apply.  Voting online is free except for your standard internet access charges or data charges if you are using a web browser on your cell phone.

Can I vote by using my cell phone?
Yes, you can vote using your cell phone, although cell minutes will be used even though the call is toll-free.  Contact your wireless carrier if you want to know how much you will be charged.  Additionally, if you are a wireless customer from a participating carrier you can vote using text messaging. Standard message and data rates may apply.  Only send the number of the couple or dancer that you see on screen to the short code, you cannot send a text message to the toll-free numbers.

If you are calling or text voting from a cell phone and you are in a different time zone from your cell phone number, the voting systems will accept or reject your vote based on the time zone of your cell phone area code.  For example, if you have a New York cell phone area code but are calling from Los Angeles after the West Coast broadcast, you will be voting outside the East Coast voting window and your vote will not be accepted.  Try calling again from a landline telephone during the West Coast voting window.

You may also vote online at www.FOX.com/dance/vote using your cell phone if you have an internet enabled handset.  Please note that data charges will apply.

I couldn’t get through to the lines or all I get is a busy signal when I call – why?
Although the telephone network is designed to handle huge volumes of calls simultaneously, there may be times (particularly just after the show) when it will not be able to handle every single call due to the sheer volume.  If you are calling during your voting window but can’t get through to cast your vote, be patient and try again.

If you hear a busy signal, it may be that you are calling outside of the voting window.  When your voting window closes, lines will switch from a ‘thank you for voting’ message to a fast busy signal.

If you are sure you are calling within your voting window but still can’t get through, it may be that your local phone company has been flooded with calls.  Try waiting a few minutes before calling again.  If you still have problems, contact your local phone company.

If you are calling from a cell phone with an area code that is in a different time zone from that in which you are calling, the system will accept or reject your vote based on the time zone of your cell phone’s area code.  For example, if you have a New York cell phone area code but are calling from Los Angeles, you will be voting outside the East Coast voting window and your vote will not be accepted.  Try calling again from a land line telephone during the West Coast voting window.

Can I vote if I subscribe to a digital phone service or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service?
Yes, you can vote via the toll-free lines if you subscribe to some digital or internet-based phone systems, such as Vonage or Skype. However, note that digital phone and VOIP services often re-route outgoing calls to a different geographical location from which the call is being made. As a result, you may only be able to vote in the voting window to which your call has been re-routed. If you are trying to vote in the regular voting window for your region and your call is re-routed outside of your region by your service provider, you will not be able to vote (instead, you will hear a busy signal). However, you still have the availability to vote during the other voting window. For further information, contact your digital phone or VOIP service provider.

When I called one of the toll-free lines, I heard the wrong couple or dancer number – why?
All lines for So You Think You Can Dance are tested before going on-air to make sure the lines work properly and are playing out the correct audio.  If you call and hear the wrong couple or dancer number, it’s possible you accidentally misdialed, so check the number and dial again.

What will I hear if I call the toll-free numbers?
Voting begins at the end of the performance show when ALL of the couples or dancers have performed – if you call before then, you will hear a busy signal and your vote will NOT count.

At the end of the performance show, phone lines will be opened and voting can begin.  Voting lasts for at least 2 hours, subject to local time zone restrictions, from the end of the show and during that time you will hear a pre-recorded message thanking you for voting for your chosen contestant(s).  Each couple or dancer will have a number read/shown on air, and the phone message will confirm for whom you have voted.  After the voting window closes, no more votes will be accepted and lines will play out a busy signal.

When I called, I was told to call a “900” number – isn’t “So You Think You Can Dance” voting toll-free?
If you call to vote for your favorite So You Think You Can Dance couple or dancer and hear a message to call a “900″ number, or if you hear anything other than ‘thanks for voting’, you have misdialed.  Do not call this “900″ number to vote as “900″ numbers are not connected to So You Think You Can Dance voting.  Please try the So You Think You Can Dance toll-free numbers again, dialing carefully.

Why can’t I vote by the toll-free numbers using a payphone?
Votes from payphones will be blocked.  To vote for your favorite couple or dancer, use a standard land line telephone or cell phone.  If you use a cell phone to call, airtime and applicable roaming and long distance charges will apply.

How do I vote online?
Online voting is available to Facebook account holders.  Simply go to www.FOX.com/dance/vote and follow the links to vote.  Vote online at the end of each performance show.  Online voting closes 2 hours after the Hawaii broadcast of a performance show. During the vote window, you will see a ‘vote’ button.  When you click on the ‘vote’ button you will be directed to a Facebook login page where you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to log in (if you are not already logged in to Facebook).  If you do not currently have a Facebook account you will not be able to vote online unless you create a new account (but you can still vote via toll-free or, if you are a customer of a participating wireless carrier you can also vote via text messaging).  Once you successfully log in using your Facebook account you will be prompted to select the couple or dancer for whom you want to vote and complete a ‘CAPTCHA’ and click ‘vote’.  A CAPTCHA is a security measure which requires you to enter the scrambled letters/numbers you see on your screen.  If you do not correctly enter the CAPTCHA information you will be prompted to try again.  If you successfully submit your vote, you will receive a page which thanks you for your vote, asks you if you want to post your vote to your Facebook page and if you want to vote again.  Note, you are not required to post to your Facebook page, this is just an optional feature offered.

You may vote up to 50 times per performance show.  Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above this limit will NOT count.

If you are experiencing trouble with any of the three vote methods, remember that you can always try another voting method.

Why do you need a Facebook account to vote online?
Logging into your Facebook account is a key security feature to guard against voting fraud.  If you do not already have a Facebook account, you will need to create one before being able to vote online for So You Think You Can Dance.

What is the minimum software requirements for voting online?
To vote online, you must have an active Facebook account, have javascript enabled, have cookies enabled and you must not remove the voting app from your list of apps on the Facebook side.

I’m seeing the ‘vote closed’ page during the active vote window – why?
If you’re sure you are trying to vote online during the active vote window but you’re seeing the ‘closed’ page, please clear your browser cache and then refresh your page.

I am having trouble voting online – why?
Although the Internet can handle huge volumes of vote submissions simultaneously, there may be times (particularly just after the show) when your local service provider may not be able to handle every attempt due to the sheer volume.  If you are trying to vote during the vote window but it isn’t processing your attempt, be patient and try again later or you can always vote unlimited times via toll-free or text messaging.

Why is FOX collecting personal information through online voting?
Any personal information you provide in the course of using the online voting platform will only be used for vote verification. Please refer to the FOX.com Privacy Policy for more information.

Voting by messaging on your cell phone – What is text messaging/SMS?
Text messaging – sometimes known as SMS (short messaging service) – is a way of communicating short text messages via your cell phone.  Most (but not all) handsets have this feature.  For So You Think You Can Dance, only customers of the following wireless carriers with area codes from within the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands can text their vote:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Boost, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Dobson, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South, NTELOS, CellCom, Carolina West, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Communications, EKN, GCI Comms, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech, Revol, United Wireless, West Central Wireless.  Wireless subscribers can vote by text message using their cell phone keypad to write a new message containing the couple or dancer number shown on air and then sending it to the 5 digit short code 83676.  Only send the number of the couple or dancer that you see on screen to the short code, you cannot send a text message to the toll-free numbers.   To get help with voting by text messaging, send the keyword HELP to 83676.

How do I text my vote using a cell phone?
As with the toll-free voting, each couple or dancer will be assigned a keyword number (1 through 10) which will appear on screen during the performance show.  To vote, simply start a new message containing the keyword number relating to the couple or dancer for whom you wish to vote and send it to the 5 digit short code 83676.  Only send the number of the couple or dancer that you see on screen to the short code, you cannot send a text message to the toll-free numbers. If done correctly, you will receive a message confirming your first valid vote per couple or dancer during the voting window regardless of how many votes you cast. Your carriers’ standard message and data rates may apply to messages sent and received.  Text message voting will open at the end of each performance show and stay open for at least 2 hours, subject to local time zone limitations.  Voting will NOT be open during the show or outside the two hour time period determined by the area code on your cell phone.  Votes sent outside of the voting window will be invalid, and your vote attempt will be ignored.  If you are sending your text vote from a cell phone with an area code that is in a different time zone from that in which you are texting, the network will accept or reject your vote based on the time zone of your telephone area code.  So, if you have a New York cell phone area code but are voting from Los Angeles during the West Coast voting window, your vote will not be accepted.  Try calling the toll-free number from a land line during the West Coast voting window instead.  To get help with voting by text messaging, send the keyword HELP to 83676

Is the text messaging vote system the same as the toll-free system?
The design of the text voting is exactly the same as the toll-free voting system in terms of open/close times and regions. The couple or dancer numbers will also be very similar.  If you wish to vote for Couple/Dancer 2, for example, you can either call 1 888 TEMPO 02 (1 888 836 7602) or wireless customers can text the number 2 and send it to the short code 83676.  Please make sure you watch the show to find out the right numbers each week.

Who can text their vote?
For So You Think You Can Dance, customers of the following wireless carriers can text their vote:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Boost, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Dobson, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South, NTELOS, CellCom, Carolina West, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Communications, EKN, GCI Comms, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech, Revol, United Wireless, West Central Wireless.  Subscribers must have a handset with two-way text messaging capability and have area codes from within the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

How do I know my vote has been counted?
If you are calling the toll-free numbers to cast your vote, your vote will count if you hear the ‘thanks for voting’ message.  Your text message vote will count if you are a customer of a participating wireless carrier and you have successfully sent your text vote during your valid voting window and received your ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message. Your message was not sent successfully if your handset reads ‘message not sent.’  You will receive only one text confirmation message for each valid vote per couple or dancer during a voting event, regardless of how many times you vote.  If you are voting online at www.FOX.com/dance using a Facebook account, you will receive a ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message page after you vote.  However, please note that if you vote online only your first 50 votes will count. After your 50th vote, no further votes will count for that performance show.  If you are experiencing trouble with any of the three voting methods, remember that you can always try another voting method.

Can I send multiple votes in a single message?
When texting your vote, you should send only one vote at a time. If you do not receive a ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message (one per dancer or couple you vote for) then your vote will not count and you should try again by sending a single vote at a time within the valid vote window.

How much does it cost to vote via text message?
The cost of voting by text messaging varies by carrier.  Your carriers’ standard message and data rates may apply for each message sent and received, regardless of delivery and including invalid votes cast outside of the specified time period.  Please note that “premium” rates do not apply to So You Think You Can Dance text votes.

When I tried to vote, my handset said ‘message not sent’ – why?
Like the toll-free voting, the text messaging network is designed to handle huge volumes of votes simultaneously.  In the unlikely event that congestion is experienced, the notice ‘message not sent’ may appear on your handset.  Please be patient and try again later.  And, don’t forget to vote within your time zone’s voting window!  If you are not a wireless customer, you will not be able to text message your vote for So You Think You Can Dance.  Call the toll-free numbers instead or go to www.FOX.com/dance and vote online if you have a Facebook account.

How do I find out the results?
So You Think You Can Dance will air a performance show Wednesdays on FOX each week (see local listings for details)  and the results of each vote will be revealed in the results show on FOX Thursdays (see local listings for details).  So make sure you don’t miss a single minute of So You Think You Can Dance each week if you want to see how your vote affected the results!

What’s being done about power dialing?
The So You Think You Can Dance voting process is administered and carefully monitored by an independent vote management company. The producers, in consultation with this independent vote management company, reserve the right to remove so-called “power dialing votes” (via toll-free,  text messaging or online) that are identified as having been cast in such a significant block, either by technical enhancements or otherwise, that it could unfairly influence the outcome of the voting.

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So You Think You Can Dance Voting by SMS Terms and Conditions

SMS Voting Terms
So You Think You Can Dance voting via SMS from your mobile device – all votes will be accepted under the following regulations:

1.    To participate text the promoted keyword to the short code: i.e. “Text 1 to 83676”
2.    Your carrier’s standard message and data rates may apply
3.    To opt-out of the promotion at any time send STOP, QUIT, CANCEL, END or UNSUBSCRIBE to 83676
4.    To get help with voting by SMS, send HELP to 83676, or e-mail Telescope customer service at info@telescope.tv.

Requirements/Instructions

Subscribers must:

– Use a wireless device capable of two-way messaging- Provide their own wireless device
– Be using a participating service provider/carrier
– Be a wireless service subscriber with text messaging services
– Be a wireless service subscriber with a participating carrier with a telephone area code from within the 50 US States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Participating carriers in the US are:
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Boost, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Dobson, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South, NTELOS, CellCom, Carolina West,  Bluegrass      Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Communications, EKN, GCI Comms, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech, Revol, United Wireless, West Central Wireless

Data Rates/Charges

Message and data rates may apply.  A wireless service provider may charge for each text message that is sent and received.  Please make sure you do the following:

– Consult your wireless service provider regarding their pricing plans.
– Message and data charges will appear on the customer’s cell phone bill or be deducted from their prepaid account

SMS Services

The service is offered on an ‘as is’ basis and

– May not be available in all areas at all times;
– May not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your wireless carrier;
– Administrator(s) are not responsible for damages from use of service;
– Without notice the service can change or be discontinued;
– At any time by giving prior notice charges can be incurred and disagreeing to charges would discontinue the service.

FOX Broadcasting Company, 19 TV Limited, dick clark productions, inc.  (collectively, “Producers”) and/or Telescope, Inc., and the administrators of So You Think You Can Dance, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities and any persons employed by any of the foregoing, are not responsible and shall not be liable for any losses/injuries or any kind resulting from lost, incomplete, late, damaged or misdirected votes; inability to access the voting; difficulties, failures or malfunctions of computers and/or Internet connections or wireless services or other communications malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server; failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion or for any technical problem which may cause the voting to be disrupted or corrupted; computer on-line systems, telecast, or cable malfunctions; human error; satellite transmission failures or delayed telecasts or preemption of or the failure of a cable affiliate to televise the promotion; any damage to entrants or any third person’s computer and/or wireless device, and/or its contents related to or resulting from this promotion; any votes that are not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions (such votes to be deemed disqualified), nor any other loss directly or indirectly caused by participation in this promotion or related voting.

Producers reserve the absolute right to disqualify any voter (and/or their respective vote(s)) who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the voting process or promotion, or for any other reason, as determined by Producers in their sole discretion.

By voting via the text voting method, you are granting Producers and their vendors the right to collect and use your cell phone number to validate the vote and for other permissible purposes set forth in the governing privacy policy located at http://fox.com/privacy.

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made and fully to be performed therein. All actions, proceedings or litigation brought by either party against the other party shall be arbitrated by, and under the rules of, J.A.M.S./Endispute in binding arbitration in Los Angeles, California and before a mutually selected arbitrator.

For more information on So You Think You Can Dance, including voting Frequently Asked Questions please go to http://dance.blogs.fox.com/2011/06/09/so-you-think-you-can-dance-voting-by-sms-terms-and-conditions/.

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Kim Kardashian Gets a Butt X-Ray to Prove It’s Real (VIDEO)

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'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'There was a dual struggle this week on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ (Sun., 10PM ET on E!). Plagued by another round of rumors that her famous butt is the result of implants, Kim Kardashian decides to put the rumors to rest forever by getting her rear x-rayed.

On the other side of the spectrum, after Kris Jenner is mistakenly called Kris Kardashian, she wonders if she should change her name back to her late husband’s name “for the brand.” Remember when the name Bruce Jenner meant something? He’s got medals and Wheaties boxes to prove it.

So, Kim got her x-ray and proved definitively that the asset that made her famous is all natural, and after a stern lecture from Khloe that brought her to tears, Kris followed immediately with the non-announcement that she’s not going to change her name.

 

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