So You Think You Can Dance (UK series 1)

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So You Think You Can Dance
Broadcast from 2 January 2010 – 13 February 2010
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Arlene Phillips
Louise Redknapp
Sisco Gomez
Priscilla Samuels (Auditions)
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Broadcaster BBC
Winner:
Charlie Bruce
Origin Cropston, Leicestershire
Chronology
  2010

The 1st series of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on 2 January 2010, beginning with one audition show which showed the auditions, choreography camp and introducing the top 14. Five elimination rounds were followed by a final, with performances and results shown on the same night. The winner's prize was the title "Britain's Favourite Dancer", £100,000 and a trip to Hollywood, where the winner will perform in the US series finale.

The finale of the first series of So You Think You Can Dance was held on 13 February 2010. Robbie White was injured, and could not perform. Lizzie Gough finished third, Tommy Franzén was the season runner-up, but female jazz dancer Charlie Bruce ended up as the winner. Judge Nigel Lythgoe said that Bruce absolutely was the best contestant of the season, and to watch "small" dancers Bruce and Franzén grow across the series was fabulous, and Lythgoe was so happy that he could show how brilliant Bruce was for the US version of the show.

Judging Panel[edit]

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Arlene Phillips and executive producer and creator of the show Nigel Lythgoe made up the original judging panel for series one. Louise Redknapp, Sisco Gomez and Priscilla Samuels were guest judges during the audition stages, alongside Phillips and Lythgoe.

Singer and dancer Louise Redknapp joined the panel as a permanent judge during the 'choreography camp' stage.

Choreographer and dancer Sisco Gomez became the fourth permanent judge. He joined the panel for the live shows, alongside Redknapp, Phillips and Lythgoe.

Auditions[edit]

The preliminary auditions for the first series of the show were held in major cities throughout the UK in October 2009. Participants for the show had to be aged between 18 and 35 and could be amateur dancers or professionals who are not currently engaged in a professional contract. The BBC promoted auditions for the show via its official website.[1]

On 2 January 2010, they aired an audition episode. Audition guest judges were Priscilla Samuels, Sisco Gomez and Louise Redknapp. They showed different dancers all the time, good and bad. First, they showed auditions from London, and then from Manchester.

Choreography camp[edit]

The choreography camp is just like the Vegas week in the US. For this part, Louise Redknapp joined Lythgoe and Phillips as a main judge, and the choreographers were judging when the dancers were dancing their choreography. 100 dancers were invited to the Choreography Camp, and after the group choreographies, there were only 26 dancers in the end, and then, they picked out their top 7 guys and top 7 girls.

Judging Panel[edit]

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Arlene Phillips and executive producer and creator of the show Nigel Lythgoe made up the original judging panel for series one. Louise Redknapp, Sisco Gomez and Priscilla Samuels were guest judges during the audition stages, alongside Phillips and Lythgoe.

Singer and dancer Louise Redknapp joined the panel as a permanent judge during the 'choreography camp' stage.

Choreographer and dancer Sisco Gomez became the fourth permanent judge. He joined the panel for the live shows, alongside Redknapp, Phillips and Lythgoe.

  • Challenges:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
All Foxtrot "Moondance"—Michael Bublé James Jordan
All Hip-hop "Black and Gold"—Sam Sparro Kate Prince
All Broadway "America"—West Side Story (Soundtrack) Stephen Mear
All Contemporary "Happy"—Leona Lewis Mark Baldwin
All (in groups) Group choreography Song picked from a hat The group
All (individual) Solo Song chosen by the dancer The dancer

Finals[edit]

Top 14 dancers[edit]

Male contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home town Dance style Elimination date
Tommy Franzén 28 Sweden Hip-hop 2nd place
Robbie White 22 Manchester Contemporary Withdrew due to injury
Alastair Postlethwaite 28 Preston Ballet 6 February 2010
Drew McOnie 24 London Musical theatre 30 January 2010
Mark Calape 24 Milton Keynes Hip-hop 23 January 2010
Gavin Tsang 23 Shrewsbury Contemporary 16 January 2010
Chris Piper 26 London Contemporary 9 January 2010

Female contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home town Dance style Elimination date
Charlie Bruce 19 Leicester Jazz 1st place
Lizzie Gough 25 Southampton Hip-hop 3rd place
Mandy Montanez 31 Maryland/London Contemporary jazz 6 February 2010
Yanet Fuentes 27 Cuba Salsa 30 January 2010
Hayley Newton 26 Guildford Broadway 23 January 2010
Chloë Campbell 25 Hanwell, London Jazz 16 January 2010
Anabel Kutay 26 Manchester Contemporary 9 January 2010

Elimination chart[edit]

Key
Male contestant Female contestant Bottom two/four Eliminated Withdrew Runner-Up Winner
Date: 9/1 16/1 23/1 30/1 6/2 13/2
Contestant Results
Top 2 Charlie Bruce Btm 4 Winner
Tommy Franzén Btm 4 Runner-Up
Top 3 Lizzie Gough Btm 4 3rd Place
Top 4 Robbie White Btm 4 Btm 4 Withdrew[2]
Top 6 Alastair Postlethwaite Btm 2 Elim
Mandy Montanez Btm 2 Btm 4
Top 8 Drew McOnie Btm 2 Elim
Yanet Fuentes
Top 10 Mark Calape Elim
Hayley Newton Btm 2
Top 12 Gavin Tsang Elim
Chloë Campbell
Top 14 Chris Piper Elim
Anabel Kutay

Performance nights[edit]

Week 1 (9 January 2010)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Mandy Montanez
Alastair Postlethwaite
Broadway "I've Got Rhythm"—Bobby Darin Stephen Mear Safe
Lizzie Gough
Mark Calape
Lyrical Hip-Hop "Take a Bow"—Rihanna Kate Prince Safe
Anabel Kutay
Drew McOnie
Jive "Proud Mary"—Tina Turner Ryan Francois Kutay eliminated
Chloë Campbell
Gavin Tsang
Contemporary "Why"—Annie Lennox Mark Balowin Safe
Hayley Newton
Chris Piper
Samba "Mas Que Nada"—Jorge Ben Jor Carmen Vincelj Piper eliminated
Yanet Fuentes
Robbie White
Foxtrot "Fever"—Michael Bublé James Jordan Safe
Charlie Bruce
Tommy Franzén
Hip-Hop "The Way I Are"—Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E Simeon Qsyea Safe
Dancer Style Music Result
Hayley Newton Contemporary "Say"—John Mayer Safe
Chris Piper Contemporary "Dirty Diana"—Michael Jackson Eliminated
Anabel Kutay Jazz "Summertime"—Billie Holiday Eliminated
Drew McOnie Jazz "Luck Be a Lady"—Frank Sinatra Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Anabel Kutay
    • Chris Piper
  • New partners:
    • Hayley Newton and Drew McOnie

Week 2 (16 January 2010)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Yanet Fuentes
Robbie White
Hip-Hop "Boom Boom Pow"—The Black Eyed Peas Kenrick Sandy Safe
Chloë Campbell
Gavin Tsang
Broadway "Too Darn Hot"—Ann Miller Karen Bruce Both eliminated
Hayley Newton
Drew McOnie
Contemporary "Speechless"—Lady Gaga Rafael Bonachela Safe
Mandy Montanez
Alastair Postlethwaite
Cha-Cha "I Like It Like That"—Peter Rodrigues Carmen Vincelj Bottom 2
Charlie Bruce
Tommy Franzén
Pop-jazz "Everybody in Love"—JLS Frank Gatson Safe
Lizzie Gough
Mark Calape
Viennese Waltz "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?"—Bryan Adams Katya Virshilas Safe
Dancer Style Music Result
Chloë Campbell Jazz "Fever"—Patti Drew Eliminated
Gavin Tsang Contemporary "Dare You To Move"—Switchfoot Eliminated
Mandy Montanez Jazz "Drumming Song"—Florence + the Machine Safe
Alastair Postlethwaite Ballet "You Gotta Move"—The Rolling Stones Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Chloë Campbell
    • Gavin Tsang

Week 3 (23 January 2010)[edit]

  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 5 female Bollywood "Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)"—A. R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls Frank Gatson
Top 5 male Broadway "Jet Song" from West Side Story Tyce Diorio
Top 10 Hip-Hop "Pump It"—The Black Eyed Peas Simeon Qsyea
  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lizzie Gough
Drew McOnie
Disco "Disco Inferno"—The Trammps Karen Bruce Safe
Mark Calape
Mandy Montanez
Contemporary "Show Me Heaven"—Maria McKee Henri Oguike Montanez in bottom 4
Calape eliminated
Yanet Fuentes
Tommy Franzén
Salsa "La Malanga"—Eddie Palmieri Richard Marcel Franzén in bottom 4
Alastair Postlethwaite
Hayley Newton
Hip-Hop "Forever"—Chris Brown Simeon Osyea Newton eliminated
Charlie Bruce
Robbie White
Contemporary "This Woman's Work"—Maxwell Tyce Diorio Safe
  • Musical guest: "One Shot"—JLS
  • Solos: (the dancers that got into the bottom 4, performed the same solo again)
Dancer Style Music Result
Charlie Bruce Jazz "Pop"—'N Sync Safe
Robbie White Contemporary "This is Your Life"—Switchfoot Safe
Hayley Newton Jazz "Supermassive Black Hole"—Muse Eliminated
Alastair Poslethwaite Ballet "Any Other World"—Mika Safe
Lizzie Gough Popping "Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi"—Yann Tiersen Safe
Drew McOnie Broadway "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"—Judy Garland Safe
Mandy Montanez Jazz "Cruel Intentions"—Simian Mobile Disco feat. Beth Ditto Bottom 4
Mark Calape Lyrical Hip-Hop "If I Ain't Got You"—Alicia Keys Eliminated
Yanet Fuentes Salsa "Crazy"—Pitbull feat. Lil Jon Safe
Tommy Franzén Breakdance "Beggin'"—Madcon Bottom 4
  • Eliminated:
    • Hayley Newton
    • Mark Calape

Week 4 (30 January 2010)[edit]

  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 4 female dancers Broadway "Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)" from Dreamgirls Stephen Mear
Top 4 male dancers Ballet "Swan Lake" Matthew Bourne
Top 8 Pop-jazz "Relight My Fire (Element Remix)"—Take That Gareth Walker
  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Yanet Fuentes
Robbie White
Lindy Hop "It Doesn't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)"—Billy Banks Ryan Francois Fuentes eliminated
White in bottom 4
Charlie Bruce
Drew McOnie
Lyrical hip-hop "Doesn't Mean Anything"—Alicia Keys Kate Prince Bruce in bottom 4
McOnie eliminated
Lizzie Gough
Alastair Postlethwaite
Contemporary "No Air (Acoustic)"—Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown Rafael Bonachela Safe
Mandy Montanez
Tommy Franzén
Broadway "Gotta Be Something Better Than This"— Sweet Charity Stephen Mear Safe
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Alastair Postlethwaite Ballet "Get It On"—T.Rex Safe
Lizzie Gough Hip-Hop "Poker Face"—Lady Gaga Safe
Tommy Franzén Locking "Blame It on the Boogie"—Michael Jackson Safe
Mandy Montanez Contemporary "Kissing You"—Des'ree Safe
Robbie White Contemporary "Wherever You Will Go"—The Calling Bottom 4
Yanet Fuentes Salsa "Let's Get Loud"—Jennifer Lopez Eliminated
Drew McOnie Broadway "Call Me"—Blondie Eliminated
Charlie Bruce Contemporary "Apologize"—Timbaland feat. OneRepublic Bottom 4

Week 5 (6 February 2010)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lizzie Gough
Robbie White
Broadway "Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago Karen Bruce Bottom 4
Hip-Hop "Mad"—Ne-Yo Simeon Qsyea
Mandy Montanez
Alastair Postlethwaite
Contemporary "Fix You"—Coldplay Lynne Page Both eliminated
Paso Doble "Dies Irae"—Karl Jenkins Katya Virshilas
Charlie Bruce
Tommy Franzén
Jazz "Circus"—Britney Spears Sean Cheesman Safe
Quickstep "Do Your Thing"—Basement Jaxx Karen Hardy
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Charlie Bruce Jazz "Conga"—Gloria Estefan Safe
Lizzie Gough Lyrical Hip-Hop "Bleeding Love"—Leona Lewis Bottom 4
Alastair Postlethwaite Ballet "Tetsujin" from The Matrix Revolutions Eliminated
Tommy Franzén Breakdance Variations from Song and Dance (Andrew Lloyd Webber) Safe
Robbie White Contemporary "She's So Lovely"—Scouting For Girls Bottom 4
Mandy Montanez Contemporary "Feeling Good"—Michael Bublé Eliminated

Week 6 (Finale) (13 February 2010)[edit]

  • Group dance:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 3 Pop-Jazz "I Gotta Feeling"—The Black Eyed Peas Frank Gatson
Top 13 Jazz "Bad Romance (Bimbo Jones Remix)"—Lady Gaga Gareth Walker
  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s)
Lizzie Gough
Tommy Franzén
Jazz "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"—Eurythmics Mandy Moore
Charlie Bruce
Lizzie Gough
Broadway "All That Jazz"—Catherine Zeta-Jones Karen Bruce
Charlie Bruce
Tommy Franzén
Tango "Tango el Roxanne"—Ewan McGregor Katya Virshilas
Lizzie Gough (finalist)
Alastair Postlethwaite (non-competing)
Samba "Magalenha"—Sérgio Mendes Ryan Francois
Mark Calape (non-competing)
Tommy Franzén (finalist)
Hip-Hop "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"—Daft Punk Simeon Qsyea
Charlie Bruce (finalist)
Drew McOnie (non-competing)
Lyrical "I Surrender"—Celine Dion Mandy Moore
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Lizzie Gough Hip-Hop "Don't Stop the Music"—Rihanna
Tommy Franzén Breakdance "Cry Me A River"—Justin Timberlake
Charlie Bruce Jazz "Livin' la Vida Loca"—Ricky Martin
  • The judges' favourite routine of the season: Hayley Newton and Drew McOnie: "Speechless"—Lady Gaga (Contemporary; Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela)
  • Musical guest: "Morning Sun"—Robbie Williams
  • Places:
    • 3rd place: Lizzie Gough
    • Runner-up: Tommy Franzén
    • Winner: Charlie Bruce

Ratings[edit]

Overnight ratings are taken from Digital Spy and official ratings are taken from BARB.

Show Date Overnight ratings
(millions)
Share Official ratings
(millions)[3]
Source
Auditions 2 January 6.44 27.4% 6.70 [4]
Live Show 1 9 January 6.87 26.7% 7.13 [5]
Results 1 5.18 20.4%
Live Show 2 16 January 5.59 23.9% 5.80 [6]
Results 2 5.49 21.3% 5.69
Live Show 3 23 January 5.81 25.2% 5.96 [7]
Results 3 5.38 22.2% 5.62
Live Show 4 30 January 4.62 20.7% 4.83 [8]
Results 4 4.76 20.0% 4.95
Live Show 5 6 February 4.99 21.2% 5.21 [9]
Results 5 4.82 20.5% 5.07
The Final 13 February 5.31 22.1% 5.52 [10]
The Final Results 6.02
Series average 2010
"—" denotes where information is currently unavailable

References[edit]

  1. ^ Be on a Show - So You Think You Can Dance
  2. ^ Davis, Matt (10 February 2010). "Dancer Robbie in injury shock". Stockport Express (M.E.N. Media). 
  3. ^ "BARB". BARB. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  4. ^ Published Sunday, 3 January 2010, 09:56 GMT (2010-01-03). "6.4m see 'So You Think You Can Dance' launch - So You Think You Can Dance News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ Published Tuesday, 12 January 2010, 10:35 GMT (2010-01-12). "First live 'Dance' show draws 6.9 million - So You Think You Can Dance News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ Published Monday, 18 January 2010, 11:42 GMT (2010-01-18). "Alexandra Burke boosts 'Dance' results show - TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  7. ^ Published Monday, 25 January 2010, 11:06 GMT (2010-01-25). "'Think You Can Dance' climbs to 5.8m - TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  8. ^ Published Monday, 1 February 2010, 11:28 GMT (2010-02-01). "'Think You Can Dance' loses 1.2 million - So You Think You Can Dance News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  9. ^ Published Monday, 8 February 2010, 09:49 GMT (2010-02-08). "'Heroes' hits series low of 740,000 - Heroes News - Cult". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  10. ^ Published Monday, 15 February 2010, 10:29 GMT (2010-02-15). "5.3 million see Charlie's 'SYTYCD' win - So You Think You Can Dance News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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