So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia

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So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia
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Presented by Norway Henriette Lien
Sweden Kicki Berg
Denmark Vicki Jo
Starring Norway Merete Lingjærde
Sweden Benke Rydman
Denmark Niclas Bendixen
Country of origin  Norway
 Sweden
 Denmark
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes Sweden 22
Norway 20
Denmark 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Norway Jarle Nakken
Norway Astrid Lundeberg
Sweden Carina Carlsson
Denmark Maria Thastum
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel TVNorge (Norway)
Kanal 5 (Sweden)
Kanal 5 (Denmark)
Original run Sweden February 28, 2008
Norway March 13, 2008
Denmark March 13, 2008 – May 29, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia was an entry in the international So You Think You Can Dance franchise of dance competition television shows which represented Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Previous to the launch of the show, Denmark and Norway each had their own individual So You Think You Can Dance shows (Kan Du Danse? and Dansefeber, respectively) which aired on channels Kanal 5 of Denmark and TVNorge of Norway. Both networks belonged to media conglomerate ProSiebenSat.1 Media and, following a run of two seasons for both shows, a decision was made to combine them into one series that would be broadcast in (and allow contestants from) both countries as well as Sweden. Swedish station Kanal 5 (also owned by ProSiebenSat.1) took on the bulk of the production for the new show and aired it in Sweden with TVNorge and Kanal 5 (of Denmark) continuing as the broadcasters in their regions. This combined series was discontinued after one season, ending the run of So You Think You Can Dance in Scandinavia.

The first and only winner of So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia was Mona Berntsen, a dancer who had fared well in Dansefeber in 2007, progressing to that show's top 12 before an injury forced her to withdraw. Berntsen was told that she could audition for next season of Dansefeber, and when that show was combined to make So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia, she was extended an invitation to participate. As the winner of the new series, she won 500.000 NOK and the title "Scandinavia's Favourite Dancer". First runner-up was Martin Gæbe, 3rd place-finalist was Daniel Kouvinen, and Mynte Lagoni took 4th place.

Hosts[edit]

  • Henriette Lien (Norway)
  • Vicki Jo (Denmark)
  • Kicki Berg (Sweden)

Judges[edit]

Auditions[edit]

The minimum age for audition was 16 years, and those who got through would advance to the show's main headquarters in Oslo. Contestants must use music from the industry's Big Four labels – Universal Music Group, EMI, Warner Music Group or Sony BMG. The auditions were held in Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Stockholm (Sweden).

Workshop[edit]

After the auditions in Norway, Denmark and Sweden the show had a big workshop in Oslo.

There they found 8 dancers from each country. 4 males and 4 females each. The workshop included (with eliminations after each performance):

Challenge Music Choreographer(s)
Hip-Hop "Say Goodbye to Love"—Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco Filmon Michael
Samba "Sway"—The Pussycat Dolls Bjørn Holthe (Dansefeber season 2)
Anette Stokke (Dansefeber season 2)
Contemporary Jazz "Sorry"—Madonna Knut Arild Flatner
Karl-Erik Nedregaard

Finals[edit]

Format[edit]

The finals began with 24 contestants, 4 males and 4 females from each country. After partners are assigned, couples pick a dance style out of a hat, have a rehearsal with a choreographer, and perform their routine. Following the airing performances, home viewers vote for their favorite couple. The bottom three couples (six dancers overall) are then liable for elimination by the judges on the result shows an hour later. All six dancers perform a solo, after which the judges eliminate one male and one female contestant (the first two shows they eliminate four dancers). If the eliminated dancers are not from the same couple, their respective partners form a new pair for the following week's performances. Once the field of dancers is narrowed down to the top 12, permanent partnerships dissolve and contestants draw their new partners and two dance styles from a hat each week. The judges no longer have any say in the elimination process; viewers call in to vote for their favorite individual dancer, and the male and the female with the lowest votes are eliminated each week.

Top 20 finalists[edit]

Male contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home Country Dance Style Elimination date
Martin Gæbe 18 Denmark Hip-Hop Runner-Up
Daniel Kouvinen 22 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz 3rd Place
Sergio Junior 18 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz May 29, 2008
Ronni Morgenstjerne 21 Denmark Hip-Hop May 22, 2008
Robin Peters 22 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz May 15, 2008
Egor Filipenko 20 Norway Latin Ballroom May 8, 2008
Marvin Spahi 22 Denmark Hip-Hop May 1, 2008
Daniel Sarr 16 Norway Hip-Hop April 24, 2008
Phillip Jenkins 27 Denmark Contemporary / Jazz April 17, 2008
Geir Gundersen 30 Norway Latin Ballroom April 17, 2008
Mario Amigo 22 Sweden Hip-Hop April 10, 2008
Yngvar Halvorsen 20 Norway Breakdance April 10, 2008

Female contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home Country Dance Style Elimination date
Mona Berntsen 18 Norway Hip-Hop Winner
Mynte Lagoni 19 Denmark Contemporary 4th Place
Emma Hedlund 24 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz May 29, 2008
Siv Gaustad 33 Norway Contemporary / Jazz May 22, 2008
Trinh Nguyen 22 Norway Contemporary May 15, 2008
Huyen Huynh 26 Norway Hip-Hop May 8, 2008
Marie Sol Sandberg 24 Denmark Contemporary / Jazz May 1, 2008
Sandra Vather 27 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz April 24, 2008
Anete Jensen 18 Denmark Hip-Hop April 17, 2008
Suzi Asovic 22 Sweden Contemporary / Jazz April 17, 2008
Andrea Schirmer 17 Sweden Latin Ballroom April 10, 2008
Stinna Shaktiva 28 Denmark Contemporary / Jazz April 10, 2008

Elimination chart[edit]

Contestants are in chronogical order of elimination.

Female Male Did not perform Bottom 3 couples Bottom 6 contestants Eliminated
Week: 4/10 4/17 4/24 5/1 5/8 5/15 5/22 5/29
Contestant Result
Winner Mona Berntsen DNP Btm 3 Winner
Runner-Up Martin Gæbe DNP Btm 6 Runner-Up
Top 4 Daniel Kouvinen DNP Elim
Mynte Lagoni DNP Btm 6 Btm 6
Top 6 Sergio Junior DNP Btm 3 Btm 6 Btm 6
Emma Hedlund DNP Btm 6
Top 8 Ronni Morgenstjerne DNP Btm 3 Btm 6 Btm 6 Elim
Siv Gaustad DNP Btm 3 Btm 6 Btm 6
Top 10 Robin Peters DNP Btm 3 Btm 6 Elim
Trinh Nguyen DNP Btm 6
Top 12 Egor Filipenko DNP Elim
Huyen Huynh Btm 3 DNP Btm 3 Btm 3
Top 14 Marvin Spahi Btm 3 DNP Btm 3 Elim
Marie Sol Sandberg DNP
Top 16 Daniel Sarr DNP Btm 3 Elim
Sandra Vather DNP Btm 3
Top 24 Phillip Jenkins DNP Elim
Geir Gundersen DNP
Anete Jensen DNP
Suzi Asovic DNP
Mario Amigo Elim
Yngvar Halvorsen
Andrea Schirmer
Stinna Shaktiva

Performances[edit]

Week 1 (10 April 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Huyen Huynh
Mario Amigo
Hip-Hop "Ching-A-Ling"—Missy Elliott Thomas Bentsem Amigo eliminated
Andrea Schirmer
Marvin Spahi
Salsa "Everything I Can't Have"—Robin Thicke Jazzy Schirmer eliminated
Trinh Nguyen
Martin Gæbe
Lyrical Jazz "Beautiful"—Me'Shell NdegéOcello Sabina Dalfjäll Safe
Stinna Shaktiva
Yngvar Halvorsen
Hip-Hop "Señorita"—Justin Timberlake Thomas Bentsem Both eliminated
Mynte Lagoni
Daniel Koivunen
Contemporary Jazz "Tea"—Øivind Andersen Sjøvoll Tine Aspaas Safe
Emma Hedlund
Egor Filipenko
Cha-Cha "Get the Party Started"—Shirley Bassey Bjørn Holthe Safe
  • Group dance: Contestants next show (week 2): "Freakshow"—Britney Spears (Jazz; Choreographer: Tine Aspaas)
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Mario Amigo Hip-Hop "Rubber Bullet Kiss"—Motocross Madness Eliminated
Huyen Huynh Lyrical Hip-Hop "What Love Is"—Mary J. Blige Safe
Yngvar Halvorsen Breakdance "Right Here, Right Now"—Fatboy Slim Eliminated
Stinna Shaktiva Contemporary "Footballer's Wife"—Amy MacDonald Eliminated
Marvin Spahi Hip-Hop "We Gonna Win"—Miri Ben-Ari Safe
Andrea Schirmer Rumba "Stickwitu"—The Pussycat Dolls Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Stinna Shaktiva
    • Andrea Schirmer
    • Yngvar Halvorsen
    • Mario Amigo
  • New partners:
    • Huyen Huynh and Marvin Spahi

Week 2 (17 April 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Suzi Asovic
Geir Gundersen
Jive "Hit Me Up"—Gia Farrell Gunn Myhrengen Both eliminated
Siv Gaustad
Ronni Morgenstjerne
Lyrical Jazz "Dust in the Wind"—Sarah Brightman Kristine Melby Safe
Marie Sol Sandberg
Robin Peters
Salsa "Nadie Como Ella"—Marc Anthony Marina Prada Safe
Sandra Vather
Phillip Jenkins
Contemporary Jazz "Corners"—LAL Kristine Melby Jenkins eliminated
Anete Jensen
Daniel Sarr
Hip-Hop "Lick Shots"—Missy Elliott Gigi Torres Jensen eliminated
Mona Berntsen
Sergio Junior
Afrocuban Rumba "Echa Pa'Lante"—Thalía Ibiroqai Regueria Safe
Dancer Style Music Result
Phillip Jenkins Contemporary "Personal Jesus"—Depeche Mode Eliminated
Sandra Vather Contemporary "Isaac"—Madonna Safe
Geir Gundersen Samba "On the Run"—Yello Eliminated
Suzi Asovic Jazz "Rubber Bullet Kiss"—Motocross Madness Eliminated
Daniel Sarr Hip-Hop "We Don't Need No Water (When I Need a Man)"—Tweet feat. Missy Elliott Safe
Anete Jensen Hip-Hop "Get Ya Hands Up"—Fergie Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Suzi Asovic
    • Anete Jensen
    • Geir Gundersen
    • Phillip Jenkins
  • New partners:
    • Sandra Vather and Daniel Sarr

Week 3 (24 April 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Emma Hedlund
Egor Filipenko
Quickstep "Spider-Man theme song"—Michael Bublé Bjørn Holthe Safe
Sandra Vather
Daniel Sarr
Jazz "Have You Met Miss Jones"—Robbie Williams Roine Söderlundh Both eliminated
Siv Gaustad
Ronni Morgenstjerne
House "What Else Is There? (Trentemøller Remix)"—Röyksopp Tine Salling Bottom 3
Marie Sol Sandberg
Robin Peters
Lyrical Jazz "Weeds"—Jann Arden Toni Ferraz Safe
Mona Berntsen
Sergio Junior
Showdance "Hit & Run Holiday"—My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult Roine Söderlundh Safe
Huyen Huynh
Marvin Spahi
Paso Doble "España Cañi"—André Reiu Bjørn Holthe Bottom 3
Trinh Nguyen
Martin Gæbe
Contemporary "Swarms" Sølvi Edvardsen Safe
Mynte Lagoni
Daniel Koivunen
Locking "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"—Daft Punk Tine Salling Safe
Dancer Style Music Result
Daniel Sarr Dancehall "Breakout"—Sean Paul Eliminated
Sandra Vather Contemporary "Non Me Lo So Spiegare"—Tiziano Ferro Eliminated
Marvin Spahi Funk "Tears Dry On Their Own"—Amy Winehouse Safe
Huyen Huynh Jazz "Scratch Bass"—Lamb Safe
Ronni Morgenstjerne Hip-Hop "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Instrumental)"—Kanye West Safe
Siv Gaustad Contemporary "Overcome"—Tricky Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Sandra Vather
    • Daniel Sarr
  • New partners:
    • None

Week 4 (1 May 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Mona Berntsen
Sergio Junior
Salsa "Meñique Mañigua (Remix)"—DJ Duste Jazzy Bottom 3
Huyen Huynh
Marvin Spahi
House "It's Yours (Tiefschwarfz Remix)"—Dimitri From Paris Sabina Dalfjäll Spahi eliminated
Marie Sol Sandberg
Robin Peters
Waltz "Dark Waltz"—Hayley Westenra Bjørn Holthe Sandberg eliminated
Trinh Nguyen
Martin Gæbe
New Style "Marathon"—Kelis Toniah Pedersen Safe
Mynte Lagoni
Daniel Koivunen
Contemporary "At the Heart of It All"—Nine Inch Nails Masja Abrahamsen Safe
Emma Hedlund
Egor Filipenko
Funk "She Wants to Move"—N.E.R.D Toniah Pedersen Safe
Siv Gaustad
Ronni Morgenstjerne
Lyrical Jazz "With Every Heartbeat"—Robyn feat. Kleerup Sabina Dalfjäll Safe
Dancer Style Music Result
Marvin Spahi Hip-Hop "Just a Thought"—Gnarls Barkley Eliminated
Huyen Huynh Funk "Poison"—Bel Biv DeVoe Safe
Robin Peters Jazz "Spanish Joint"—D'Angelo Safe
Marie Sol Sandberg Contemporary "It Tango"—Laurie Anderson Eliminated
Sergio Junior Contemporary "This Year's Love"—David Gray Safe
Mona Berntsen Hip-Hop "Fall Out"—Method Man Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Marie Sol Sandberg
    • Marvin Spahi
  • New partners:
    • Every couple. Now that only the top 12 remain, new partners are randomly assigned each week.

Week 5 (8 May 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Mynte Lagoni
Robin Peters
Hip-Hop "One and Only"—Timbaland feat. Fall Out Boy Filmon Michael Peters in Bottom 6
Jive "Shake a Tail Feather"—The Blues Brothers Steen Lund
Siv Gaustad
Martin Gæbe
Disco "D.A.N.C.E"—Justice Tomas Glans Gaustad in Bottom 6
Hip-Hop "The Time Is Now (Bambino Casino Mix)"—Moloko Belinda Braza
Huyen Huynh
Egor Filipenko
Rumba "Wonderful Tonight"—Michael Bublé Steen Lund Both eliminated
Hip-Hop "Cocaine"—Robin Thicke Belinda Braza
Mona Berntsen
Ronni Morgenstjerne
Hip-Hop "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)"—Gnarls Barkley Filmon Michael Morgenstjerne in Bottom 6
Afro "Throb"—Janet Jackson David Byer
Emma Hedlund
Sergio Junior
Broadway "Big Time"—Linda Eder Toni Ferraz Safe
Lyrical Jazz "Talk to Me"—Gudny Aspaas Tine Aspaas
Trinh Nguyen
Daniel Koivunen
Contemporary Jazz "Any Other World"—Mika Knut Arild Flatner
Karl-Erik Nedregaard
Nguyen in Bottom 6
Cha-Cha "Pata Pata"—Miriam Makeba Steen Lund
  • Bottom 6's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Huyen Huynh Hip-Hop "Clockwork"—Juelz Santana Eliminated
Trinh Nguyen Jazz "Supermassive Black Hole"—Muse Safe
Siv Gaustad Contemporary "Where Is Everybody?"—Nine Inch Nails Safe
Robin Peters Jazz "American Woman"—Lenny Kravitz Safe
Ronni Morgenstjerne Lyrical Hip-Hop "Lost Without U"—Robin Thicke Safe
Egor Filipenko Cha-Cha "Summertime"—Billy Stewart Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Huyen Huynh
    • Egor Filipenko

Week 6 (15 May 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Siv Gaustad
Martin Gæbe
Contemporary "Zynk"—Peter Svenzon Charlotta Öfverholm Gaustad in Bottom 6
Dance Comedy "Casa Loma Stomp"—Pasadena Roof Orchestra Wayne McKnight
Trinh Nguyen
Sergio Junior
Hip-Hop "I Am Music"—Common Toniah Pedersen Nguyen eliminated
Junior in Bottom 6
Cha-Cha "When Doves Cry"—Prince Jan Ivar Lund
Emma Hedlund
Robin Peters
Jazz "One Step Closer"—Linkin Park Jennie Widegren Peters eliminated
Hip-Hop "Ain't No Sunshine"—Soul For Real Toniah Pedersen
Mona Berntsen
Daniel Koivunen
Tango "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)"—Grace Jones Jan Ivar Lund Safe
Contemporary "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"—James Brown Charlotta Öfverholm
Mynte Lagoni
Ronni Morgenstjerne
Electric Boogie "Around the World"—Daft Punk Kathrine Bølstad Bottom 6
Jazz "Rehab"—Rihanna Jennie Widegren
  • Bottom 6's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Trinh Nguyen Contemporary "Loving You Still"—Tamia Eliminated
Mynte Lagoni Jazz "Can't Let Go"—Linda Király Safe
Siv Gaustad Contemporary "Aeroplane"—Björk Safe
Ronni Morgenstjerne Broadway "Can't Buy Me Love"—Michael Bublé Safe
Sergio Junior Contemporary "All That I Am"—Rob Thomas Safe
Robin Peters Hip-Hop "Flashing Lights"—Kanye West feat. Dwele Eliminated
  • Eliminated:
    • Trinh Nguyen
    • Robin Peters

Week 7 (22 May 2008)[edit]

  • Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Emma Hedlund
Ronnie Morgonstjerne
Contemporary Jazz "You Could Be Happy"—Snow Patrol Knut Arild Flatner
Karl-Erik Nedregaard
Hedlund in Bottom 6
Morgonstjerne eliminated
Hip-Hop "The Trips"—Karma 9 Ambra Succi
Mynte Lagoni
Martin Gæbe
Hip-Hop "Sakura Planet"—A-Bee Ambra Succi Bottom 6
Quickstep "Big and Bad"—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Malin Watson
David Watson
Mona Berntsen
Daniel Koivunen
Samba "It Had Better Be Tonight"—Michael Bublé Malin Watson
David Watson
Safe
Lyrical Jazz "It's Been Awhile"—Staind René Winther
Siv Gaustad
Sergio Junior
Jazz "Mercy"—Duffy Toni Ferraz Gaustad eliminated
Junior in Bottom 6
Disco "Jump (for My Love)"—Girls Aloud Tomas Glans
  • Bottom 6's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Mynte Lagoni Contemporary "Ghost Love Score"—Nightwish Safe
Emma Hedlund Contemporary "Believe"—The Chemical Brothers Safe
Siv Gaustad Contemporary "You Cause Me So Much Sorrow"—Sinéad O'Connor Eliminated
Ronni Morgenstjerne Funk "Sweat (A La La La La Long)"—Inner Circle Eliminated
Sergio Junior Contemporary "Glow"—Nelly Furtado Safe
Martin Gæbe Lyrical Hip-Hop "Apologize"—Timbaland feat. OneRepublic Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Siv Gaustad
    • Ronni Morgenstjerne

Week 8 – Finale (29 May 2008)[edit]

Judges: Mary Murphy, Fredrik "Benke" Rydman, Merete Lingjærde and Niclas Bendixen

  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Top 24 (without top 6)
Merete Lingjærde
Fredrik "Benke" Rydman
Niclas Bendixen
Broadway "Comin' Home Baby"—Michael Bublé feat. Boyz II Men Toni Ferraz
Top 6 Contemporary Jazz "Sorry (Paul Oakenfold Mix)"—Madonna Knut Arild Flatner
Karl-Erik Nedregaard
Top 3 male dancers Contemporary Jazz "Starfuckers, Inc."—Nine Inch Nails Tine Aspaas
Top 3 female dancers Broadway "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"—Nancy Sinatra Anja Gaardbo
  • Couple dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Mynte Lagoni
Martin Gæbe
Hip-Hop "Oh Timbaland"—Timbaland David Dalmo
Mona Berntsen
Daniel Koivunen
Lindy Hop "Swingin' the Blues"—Count Basie David Dalmo
Emma Hedlund
Sergio Junior
Contemporary "Beatrice"—Daniel Lanois Anja Gaardbo
  • Winner of "best move"-competition on internet:
    • Mario Amigo (received 50.000 SEK)
  • Top 6:
    • Sergio Junior
    • Emma Hedlund
  • Top 4's solos:
Dancer Style Music
Daniel Kouvinen Street-Jazz "Last Night"—P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole
Mynte Lagoni Jazz "Kiss"—Prince and The Revolution
Mona Berntsen Dancehall "Hmm Hmm"—Beenie Man
Martin Gæbe Hip-Hop "Stronger"—Kanye West
  • Top 4:
    • Mynte Lagoni (4th place)
    • Daniel Kouvinen (3rd place)
  • Runner-up:
    • Martin Gæbe
  • WINNER:
    • Mona Berntsen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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