So You Think You Can Dance Canada (season 1)

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So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Season 1
Broadcast from September 11, 2008 – December 7, 2008
Judges Jean-Marc Généreux
Tré Armstrong
Blake McGrath
Luther Brown
Host(s) Leah Miller
Broadcaster CTV
Winner:
Nicolas Archambault
Origin Montreal, Quebec
Genre(s) Contemporary/Hip-hop
Runner-up
Allie Bertram
Chronology
  2008

Season 1 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada is a dance reality show and competition that airs on CTV. It is hosted by MuchMusic VJ Leah Miller.

The series is based on the original American TV series So You Think You Can Dance. Auditions started April 7, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia and ended in Toronto, Ontario on June 8, 2008. The show premiered on September 11, 2008 beginning with the Toronto auditions. The first winner was Nicholas Archambault, with Allie Bertram coming in the runner-up position.

Auditions

Open auditions for this season were held in the following locations:

Top 20 Finalists

Men

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Week Of Elimination
Nicolas Archambault 23 Montreal, Quebec Contemporary Winner
Miles Faber 21 Calgary, Alberta Hip Hop 3rd Place
Izaak Smith 19 Prince George, British Columbia Contemporary Top 6
Vincent Noiseux 22 Montreal, Quebec Contemporary Top 8
Danny Arbour 26 Montreal, Quebec Ballroom Top 10
Francis Lafrenière 28 Saint-Bruno, Quebec Ballroom Top 12
Jesse Catibog 29 Toronto, Ontario Hip Hop Top 14
Joey Matt 19 Calgary, Alberta Contemporary Top 16
Dario Milard 19 Saint-Hubert, Quebec Contemporary Top 18
Kevin Mylrea 22 Westbank, British Columbia Contemporary Top 20

Women

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Week Of Elimination
Allie Bertram 18 Calgary, Alberta Ballet Runner-up
Natalli Reznik 21 Toronto, Ontario Latin 4th Place
Lisa Auguste 27 Toronto, Ontario Contemporary Top 6
Arassay Reyes 21 Surrey, British Columbia Contemporary Top 8
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald 18 Loretto, Ontario Contemporary Top 10
Laura Smythe 25 Toronto, Ontario Contemporary Top 12
Caroline Torti 23 Oakville, Ontario Contemporary Top 14
Tamina Pollack-Paris 19 Toronto, Ontario Hip Hop Top 16
Romina D'Ugo 22 Toronto, Ontario Salsa Top 18
Breanne Wong 25 Whitby, Ontario Contemporary Top 20

Elimination chart

Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants
Week: 10/09 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/06 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/04
Contestant Result
Top 4 Nicholas Archambault WINNER
Allie Bertram Btm 3 Runner-Up
Miles Faber Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 3rd Place
Natalli Reznik Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 4th Place
Top 6 Izaak Smith Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
Lisa Auguste Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4
Top 8 Vincent-Olivier Noiseux Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Arassay Reyes
Top 10 Danny Arbour Btm 3 Elim
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Btm 3
Top 12 Francis Lafrenière Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Laura Smythe Btm 3
Top 14 Jesse Catibog Btm 3 Elim
Caroline Torti Btm 3
Top 16 Joey Matt Elim
Tamina Pollack-Paris
Top 18 Dario Milard Btm 3 Elim
Romina D'Ugo Btm 3
Top 20 Kevin Mylrea Elim
Breanne Wong

Performances

Week 1 (October 8, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Salsa "La Salsa la Traigo Yo" - Sonora Carruseles Gustavo Vargas Safe
Kevin Mylrea
Natalli Reznik
Hip-hop "The Way I Are" - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. Tanisha Scott Mylrea eliminated
Francis Lafrenière
Breanne Wong
Smooth Waltz "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Aretha Franklin Amy Wright Wong eliminated
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Jive "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats Melissa Williams Safe
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Broadway "All That Jazz" from Chicago Sean Cheesman Safe
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum Stacey Tookey Safe
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Disco "Shake It" - Metro Station Melissa Williams Safe
Dario Milard
Romina D'Ugo
Hip-hop "Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon Tanisha Scott Bottom 3
Joey Matt
Tamina Pollack-Paris
Tango "Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)" - Gotan Project Gustavo Vargas Safe
Jesse Catibog
Caroline Torti
Jazz "Soul Man" - Sam & Dave Clarence Ford Safe

Week 2 (October 15, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Mambo "Mambo Gozon" - Tito Puente Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
Hip-hop "Anti-Matter" - N.E.R.D. Jae Blaze Bottom 3
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Lyrical Jazz "Somebody to Love" - Queen Melissa Williams Safe
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Paso Doble "Espana Cani" - Manhattan Pops Orchestra Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Dancehall "Click Mi Finger" - Erup Jae Blaze Safe
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Viennese Waltz "At Last" - Etta James Amy Wright Safe
Jesse Catibog
Caroline Torti
Hip-hop "Touch It" - Busta Rhymes Tanisha Scott Bottom 3
Joey Matt
Tamina Pollack-Pari
Contemporary "Crocodile Rock" - Elton John Paul Becker Safe
Dario Milard
Romina D'Ugo
Jazz-Pop "Disturbia" - Rihanna Sean Cheesman Both eliminated

Week 3 (October 22, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Paul Becker, Kenny Ortega

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Krump "Tiny Ram Anthem" - Tha J-Squad Lil' C Safe
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Cha-Cha "Make Me Sweat" - Basement Jaxx Benji Schwimmer Bottom 3
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
African Jazz "Hlohonolofatsa" - Soweto Gospel Choir Sean Cheesman Safe
Joey Matt
Tamina Pollack-Paris
Hip-hop "Ditch That..." - The-Dream Luther Brown Both eliminated
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Rumba "Perfidia" - New 101 Strings Orchestra Gustavo Vargas Bottom 3
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Quickstep "The Boogie Bumper" - Casa musica Sound Studios Düsseldorf Pierre Allaire Safe
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Contemporary "Let Me Leave" - Marc Broussard Blake McGrath Safe
Jesse Catibog
Caroline Torti
Rock and roll "Miss Murder" - AFI Melissa Williams Safe

Week 4 (October 29, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Rex Harrington, Mary Murphy

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
Samba "Skip to the Bip" - Club Des Belugas feat. Brenda Boykin Dmitry Chaplin Bottom 3
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Swing "Livin' for the Weekend" - The O'Jays Benji Schwimmer Bottom 3
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Hip-hop "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" - Busta Rhymes Luther Brown Safe
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Contemporary "Someday" - John Legend Paul Becker Safe
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Broadway "Cell Block Tango" - Countdown Singers Sean Cheesman Safe
Jesse Catibog
Caroline Torti
Hustle "Womanizer" - Britney Spears Benji Schwimmer Both eliminated
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Jazz-Pop "Breakin' Dishes" - Rihanna Blake McGrath Safe

Week 5 (November 5, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Melissa Williams, Rex Harrington

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Salsa "Hasta Que Se Rompa el Cuero" - Sonora Carruseles Gustavo Vargas Lafrenière eliminated
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Hip-hop "In the Ayer" - Flo Rida feat. will.i.am Luther Brown Bottom 3
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Foxtrot "Summer Wind" - Michael Bublé Danny Quilliam Smythe eliminated
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Jive Untouched - The Veronicas Dmitry Chaplin Safe
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Jazz It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown Paul Becker Safe
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
House (dance) 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters Sho-Tyme Safe

Week 6 (November 12, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Izaak Smith
Natalli Reznik
Hip-hop "Mama Said Knock You Out" - LL Cool J Sho-Tyme Reznik in bottom 4
Danny Arbour
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Mambo "Salsa y Sibor" - Tito Puente Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Both eliminated
Nico Archambault
Allie Bertram
Viennese Waltz "That's Life" - Michael Bublé Amy Wright Safe
Vincent Noiseux
Arassay Reyes
Disco "Hot n Cold" - Katy Perry Melissa Williams Safe
Miles Faber
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "Soulmate" - Natasha Bedingfield Sean Cheesman Faber in bottom 4
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Vincent Noiseux Contemporary "Pour Gabrielle"–Jorane Safe
Arassay Reyes Jazz "Eyes on Me"—Celine Dion Safe
Lisa Auguste Contemporary "Secret"—Missy Higgins Safe
Miles Faber Popping "Juice (Know the Ledge)"—Eric B. & Rakim Bottom 4
Danny Arbour Cha-cha-cha "Closer"—Ne-Yo Eliminated
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Contemporary "Best for Last"—Adele Eliminated
Allie Bertram Ballet "Fun for Me"—Moloko Safe
Nico Archambault Contemporary "Halo"—The Pinup Saints Safe
Natalli Reznik Salsa "Quimbara"—Celia Cruz Bottom 4
Izaak Smith Contemporary "No One"—Alicia Keys Safe

Week 7 (November 19, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Miles Faber
Allie Bertram
Samba "Aguanile" - Hector Lavoe Eric Caty Safe
African Jazz "Shosholoza" - Soweto Gospel Choir

Vicky Lambert

Isaak Smith
Arassay Reyes
Lindy Hop "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance Benji Schwimmer Smith in bottom 4
Reyes eliminated
Tango "Pa' Bailar (Instrumental Album Version)" - Bajofondo Alex Da Silva
Vincent Noiseux
Natalli Reznik
Krump “Lost Boiz Anthem” - Tha J-Squad Lil' C Noiseux eliminated
Contemporary "Happy Ending" - Mika Stacey Tookey
Nico Archambault
Lisa Auguste
Jazz-Pop "When I Grow Up" - The Pussycat Dolls Blake McGrath Auguste in bottom 4
Hip-hop "Whatever You Like" - T.I. Luther Brown

Week 8 (November 26, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Sean Cheesman, Mary Murphy

Couple Style Music Choreographer Results
Nico Archambault
Natalli Reznik
Disco "Knock on Wood"—Amii Stewart Melissa Williams Safe
Quickstep "Swingin' at the Savoy"—Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Izaak Smith
Allie Bertram
Hip-hop "Tell Me"—Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera Luther Brown Smith eliminated
Jazz "Forever"—Chris Brown Melissa Williams
Miles Faber
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "The Face"—RyanDan Blake McGrath Auguste eliminated
Cha-Cha "Just Dance"—Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Miles Faber Popping "Get Up"—Vernon Burch Safe
Allie Bertram Ballet "Variation V. Violente"—Tchaikovsky - Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev from The Sleeping Beauty Safe
Izaak Smith Contemporary "Alibis"—Marianas Trench Eliminated
Lisa Auguste Hip-hop "The Hop"—Radio Citizen feat. Bajka Eliminated
Nico Archambault Contemporary "Reckoner"—Radiohead Safe
Natalli Reznik Samba "She Wants to Move"—N.E.R.D Safe

Week 9 (December 3, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGrath

Couple Style Music Choreographer
Nico Archambault
Allie Bertram
Miles Faber
Natalli Reznik
Street Jazz "Genesis" - Justice Dan Karaty
Nico Archambault
Natalli Reznik
Salsa "La Pelota" - Ray Barretto Gustavo Vargas
Miles Faber
Natalli Reznik
Hip-hop "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)" - Redman Sho-Tyme
Nico Archambault
Allie Bertram
Contemporary "Permanent" - David Cook Stacey Tookey
Miles Faber
Allie Bertram
Musical Theatre "Move (You're Steppin On My Heart)" (Dreamgirls) - Jennifer Holliday, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph Sean Cheesman
Allie Bertram
Natalli Reznik
Go-go "Drums a Go-Go" - The Hollywood Persuaders Melissa Williams
Nico Archambault
Miles Faber
Capoeira "A Amizade/Sacode A Poeira (Coro)" - Mestre Barrao / Axe Capoeira Paul Becker
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Allie Bertram Ballet "Hide and Seek"—Imogen Heap
Miles Faber Popping "I Can Make You Dance"–Slick Dogg
Natalli Reznik Cha-cha-cha "Spanish Lesson"—Madonna
Nico Archambault Contemporary "Blue Orchid"–The White Stripes

Results shows

Week 1 (October 9, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Breanne Wong Contemporary "The Story"—Brandi Carlile Eliminated
Natalli Reznik Jive "Proud Mary"—Ike and Tina Turner Safe
Romina D'Ugo Salsa "La Negra Tiene Tumbao"—Celia Cruz Safe
Francis Lafrenière Jive "Johnny B. Goode"—Chuck Berry Safe
Kevin Mylrea Contemporary "The Hit Parade"—Unkle Bob Eliminated
Dario Milard Contemporary "Breathe Me" - Sia Safe
  • New partners:
    • Francis Lafrenière and Natalli Reznik

Week 2 (October 16, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Lisa Auguste Contemporary "I'm a Woman"—Koko Taylor Safe
Dario Milard Contemporary "Ketto"—Bonobo Eliminated
Romina D'Ugo Salsa "Hasta Que Se Rompa el Cuero"—La Sonora Caruseles Eliminated
Vincent Noiseux Jazz "Black and Gold"—Sam Sparro Safe
Caroline Torti Contemporary "Goodbye Apathy"—OneRepublic Safe
Jesse Catibog B-boying "Four"—Miles Davis Safe
  • New partners:
    • None

Week 3 (October 23, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Joey Matt Contemporary "This Year's Love"—David Gray Eliminated
Tamina Pollack-Paris Hip-hop "Strip Tease"—Danity Kane Eliminated
Francis Lafrenière Cha-cha-cha "Knock 'Em Out"—Lily Allen Safe
Natalli Reznik Latin "Con toda palabra"—Lhasa de Sela Safe
Izaak Smith Contemporary "Cry Me a River"—Julie London Safe
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Contemporary "Awake"—Secondhand Serenade Safe
  • New partners:
    • None

Week 4 (October 30, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Lisa Auguste Contemporary "Veins"—Charlotte Martin Safe
Lara Smythe Contemporary "Blue Monday"—Flunk Safe
Caroline Torti Contemporary "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"—Stars Eliminated
Vincent Noiseux Contemporary "Hometown Glory"—Adele Safe
Miles Faber Popping "So Ruff So Tuff"—Zapp and Roger Safe
Jesse Catibog B-boying "Szerencsetlen"—Venetian Snares Eliminated
  • New partners:
    • None

Week 5 (November 6, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Miles Faber Popping "New Jack"–Justice Safe
Francis Lafrenière Jive "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" - Robert Randolph and the Family Band Eliminated
Danny Arbour Jive "Save Your Scissors"—City and Colour Safe
Lara Smythe Contemporary "Africa"—Toto Eliminated
Natalli Reznik Cha-cha-cha "Toy Soldier"—Britney Spears Safe
Allie Bertram Ballet "Don Quixote (ballet) (Act I)"—Ludwig Minkus Safe
  • New partners:
    • None. Now that only ten dancers remaining, new partners are randomly assigned each week.

Week 6 (November 13, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Contemporary "Hold You in My Arms"—Ray LaMontagne Eliminated
Natalli Reznik Rumba "Querer"—Cirque Du Soleil Safe
Miles Faber Popping "Bopgunn"—Olivier Day Soul Safe
Danny Arbour Ballroom "Alger" - Jean Leloup Eliminated

Week 7 (November 20, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Lisa Auguste Contemporary "Almost Lover"—A Fine Frenzy Bottom 4
Allie Bertram Ballet "Tiny Dancer"—Elton John Safe
Natalli Reznik "Marvellous"—Dragonette Safe
Arassay Reyes Latin Eliminated
Nico Archambault Jazz "Seven Nation Army"—Alice Russell Safe
Miles Faber Popping Safe
Vincent Noiseux Hip-hop "Missin' You"—Trey Songz Eliminated
Izaak Smith Hip-hop "I'm Mikey"—The Cool Kids Bottom 4

Week 8 (November 27, 2008)

Dancer Style Music Result
Lisa Auguste Hip-hop "The Damn Thing"—KariZma Eliminated
Natalli Reznik Samba "Tambourine"—Eve Safe
Allie Bertram Ballet "Runaround Sue"—Dion Safe
Miles Faber Popping "Boogie Slide"—Divine Brown Safe
Izaak Smith Contemporary "Heaven On Their Minds"—Carl Anderson from Jesus Christ Superstar Eliminated
Nico Archambault Contemporary "Skip Divided (Modeselektor Remix)"—Thom Yorke Eliminated

Finale (December 7, 2008)

Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Mary Murphy, Rex Harrington, Mia Michaels

Judges' picks
Couple Style Music Choreographer
Nico Archambault
Natalli Reznik
Disco "Knock on Wood" - Amii Stewart Melissa Williams
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Mambo "Mambo Gozon" - Tito Puente Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Miles Faber
Lisa Auguste
Contemporary "The Face" - RyanDan Blake McGrath
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Lyrical Jazz "Somebody to Love" - Queen Melissa Williams
Danny Arbour
Allie Bertram
Jive "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats Melissa Williams
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
African Jazz "Hlohonolofatsa" - Soweto Gospel Choir Sean Cheesman
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Salsa "Hasta Que Se Rompa el Cuero" - Sonora Carruseles Gustavo Vargas
Vincent Noiseux
Lisa Auguste
House (dance) 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters Sho-Tyme
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Krump "Tiny Ram Anthem" - Tha J-Squad Lil' C
Vincent Noiseux
Natalli Reznik
Contemporary "Happy Ending" - Mika Stacey Tookey
Izaak Smith
Allie Bertram
Hip-hop "Tell Me" - Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera Luther Brown
Nico Archambault
Arassay Reyes
Jazz It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown Paul Becker
Francis Lafrenière
Natalli Reznik
Paso Doble "Espana Cani" - Manhattan Pops Orchestra Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Miles Faber
Lara Smythe
Foxtrot "Summer Wind" - Michael Bublé Danny Quilliam
Izaak Smith
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Jazz-Pop "Breakin' Dishes" - Rihanna Blake McGrath
Miles Faber
Allie Bertram
Samba "Aguanile" - Hector Lavoe Eric Caty
Nico Archambault
Natalli Reznik
Quickstep "Swingin' at the Savoy" - Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
  • Eliminated:
    • Natalli Reznik
    • Miles Faber
  • Runner-Up:
    • Allie Bertram
  • Winner:
    • Nico Archambault

Ratings

# Air Date Viewers Performance Viewers Results
1 September 11/14,2008 1,244,000 N/A
2 September 17, 2008 931,000 N/A
3 October 1, 2008 1,142,000 N/A
4 October 8–9, 2008 1,444,000 735,000
5 October 15–16, 2008 1,307,000 816,000
6 October 22–23, 2008 1,302,000 755,000
7 October 29–30, 2008 1,378,000 765,000
8 November 5–6, 2008 1,431,000 823,000
9 November 12–13, 2008 1,193,000 888,000
10 November 19–20, 2008 1,427,000 1,027,000
11 November 26–27, 2008 1,246,000 834,000
12 December 3/7, 2008 1,470,000 1,664,000

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