A spread of the Top 11 dancers on this week’s issue of Us Weekly. “Introducing the hottest hoofers on the Fox hit,” say the magazine.
This feature validates the show’s ‘arrival’ to mainstream media. We don’t recall a SYTYCD article from celeb magazines before or maybe we haven’t been paying attention much.
By Eric Andersson with reporting by Ingrid Sheaffer for Us Weekly
Here it is with a PDF file for better viewing.
Us Weekly: SYTYCD 7 Top 11
The Top 11 of So You Think You Can Dance Season 7:
* AdeChike Torbert
* Alex Wong
* Alexie Agdeppa
* Ashley Galvan
* Billy Bell
* Cristina Santana
* Jose “Full Deck” Ruiz
* Kent Boyd
* Lauren Froderman
* Melinda Sullivan
* Robert Roldan
Check back here weekly to see who is eliminated until ultimately we get “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Results show are Thursdays at 9pm ET. Performances and voting nights are on Wednesdays, 8pm ET.
CONGRATULATIONS, Lauren Froderman!!!
Robert Roldan and Kent Boyd | voted off 8/12
Adechike Torbert | voted off 8/5
Billy Bell | voted off 7/29
Jose Ruiz | voted off, 7/29
July 22: no one is voted off!! They are eliminating two people next week!! Following Idol’s save?? What gives?!
Another week, another injury. Another dancer eliminated due to injury!!
Ashley Galvan, voted off 7/15
Alex Wong is eliminated from the competition due to a lacerated Achilles tendon.
He needs an operation and 3 months of rest. SYTYCD wants him to come back.
Voted off 7/8
voted off July 1
voted off 6/24
voted off 6/17
Full name: Melinda Loretta Sullivan
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: Thousand Oaks, CA
Dance Style: Tap
Born in: Long Island, NY
Birthday: September 30
Describes herself as: Creative, Rhytmical, Artistic, Inspired
A native of Long Island, NY, Melinda Sullivan is this season’s sole tap dancer. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and has appeared in “Cats,” “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2” and “Wonderland.” Sullivan is passionate about music and dance education, and is a fan of tap-dance legend Gregory Hines.
How old were you when you started dancing?
Do you have any formal training?
Who is your favorite professional dancer?
Answer: Gregory Hines
What has been your most memorable dance experience?
Answer: Tap dancing at a jam session with Gregory Hines at Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy
What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?
Answer: Broadway. Ballroom
First performance on the show, June 10. 2010. Music: “There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)
Continue reading SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Melinda Sullivan
June 9th- The two-hour show tonight revealed not 10 but 11 dancers total competing for the title “America’s Favorite Dancer.”
They will be partnered with an ‘all-star’ cast picked from the standouts of all season past. Starring:
o Stephen “tWitch” Boss
o Comfort Fedoke
o Courtney Galiano
o Anya Garnis
o Lauren Gottlieb
o Neil Haskell
o Allison Holker
o Mark Kanemura
o Pasha Kovalev
o Kathryn McCormick
o Ade Obayomi
o Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval
We’ll be back with our season contestant’s profile soon so check back again. For now here’s a quick list of those who made it…
Cristina Santana (salsa)
Lauren Froderman (contemporary)
Ashley Galvan (lyrical)
Melinda Sullivan (tap)
Alexie Agdeppa (jazz)
Jose Ruiz (breaking)
Alex Wong (ballet)
Adé Chiké Torbert (contemproary)
Kent Boyd (contemporary)
Robert Roldan (contemporary)
Billy Bell (contemporary)
Host & Judges for Season 7
o Cat Deeley
o Nigel Lythgoe
o Mia Michaels
o Adam Shankman