You Can Dance – Po Prostu Tańcz! (season 4)

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You Can Dance - Po Prostu Tańcz!
Season 4
Broadcast from March 4, 2009 – June 5, 2009
Judges Agustin Egurolla
Michał Piróg
Weronika Marczuk-Pazura
Host(s) Kinga Rusin
Broadcaster TVN, TVN HD
Winner:
Anna Kapera
Origin Trzcianka, Wielkopolskie
Genre(s) Ballet
Runner-up
Łukasz Zięba
Chronology
2009

The fourth season of You Can Dance - Po prostu Tańcz. The dancers compete to win PLN 100,000 and a 3-month scholarship in dance school Broadway Dance Center, but first they have to go through auditions. Later, 36 contestants do the workshops abroad - this season in Lisbon, Portugal. This seasons on choreography camp special guest choreographer was Laurie Ann Gibson. From sixteen people, two dancers are eliminated in each episode, to the final episode that features the two contestants. The show is hosted by Kinga Rusin. The judges are Agustin Egurolla, Michał Piróg and Weronika Marczuk-Pazura. It premiered on 4 March 2009. Anna Kapera was announced as the winner on 5 June 2009.

Auditions[edit]

Season Background Song: Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Open auditions for this season were held in the following locations:

The song during Sneek Peeks at the end of the episode is Just Lose It - Eminem

Top 36 dancers[edit]

During the auditions judges picked 36 dancers. These dancers were taking part in choreography camp in Lisboa, Portugal.

City Dancer Age Style Number of dancers Number of
top 16 dancers
Wrocław Mieszko Wiśniewski 19 Hip-Hop/Jazz 7 3
Julia Żytko3 16 Hip-Hop/Jazz
Jurij Żurajew 24 Ballroom
Mateusz Agiejczyk 22 Breakdance
Brajan Poniatowski 19 Contemporary
Marika Netzel1 17 Hip-Hop
Krzysztof Kulling1 17 Hip-Hop
Kraków Łukasz Zięba 17 Contemporary 9 5
Barbara Zielińska 24 Modern/Salsa
Anna Kasprzak 23 Contemporary
Paweł Olewiński1 20 Contemporary
Jakub Werel1 19 Hip-Hop/Dancehall/Voughing
Adrianna Piechówka1 17 Ballroom
Kaja Kudełko1 16 Hip-Hop
Łukasz Szotko1 Hip-Hop
Sylwia Dymek1 Hip-Hop
Gdańsk Michalina Twarowska 19 Hip-Hop/Salsa 4 1
Sylwia Jarzyńska3 17 Contemporary
Ewa Radew3 18 Jazz
Maksymilian Hać 17 Hip-Hop/Popping
Białystok Rafał Kabungwe 19 Ballroom/Hip-Hop 6 4
Eliza Kindziuk3 17 Contemporary
Anna Kapera 25 Ballet
Piotr Jeznach 19 Hip-Hop
Adrian Wilczko1 21 Ballroom
Piotr Dąbrowski1 Ballroom
Warszawa Paweł Kulik 24 Breakdance/Contemporary 10 3
Martyna "Majka" Majak 22 Jazz
Klaudia "Jadżka" Koruba 22 Hip-Hop
Paulina Figińska 17 Contemporary
Magdalena Grzela3 25 Ballroom
Krystian Waszkiewicz 19 Breakdance
Anna Szymoniak 23 Jazz/Pop
Jakub Konieczny13 20 Ballroom/Jazz
Piotr Abramowicz1 Hip-Hop
Katarzyna Wach1 19 Ballet
Total number of tickets to Lisbona 36

^1 These dancers were shown only in youcandance.tvn.pl website extras. ^2 These dancers weren't shown anywhere. ^3 These dancers earned the tickets after choreography round.

Returning Dancers[edit]

This season there were some returning dancers, who were trying their chances last seasons.

Dancer Age Style Previous attempt(s) This season Result
Mieszko Wiśniewski 19 Hip-Hop/Jazz Season 3; Top 36 Top 16
Julia Żytko 16 Hip-Hop/Jazz Season 2; Audition Top 4
Krzysztof Kulling 17 Hip-Hop Season 3; Audition (Choreography Round) Final Choreography round
Barbara Zielińska 24 Modern/Salsa Season 2; Final Choreography round (Dance for live) Top 16
Adrianna Piechówka 17 Ballroom Season 3; Final Choreography round (Dance for live) Top 12
Ewa Radew 18 Jazz Season 2; Top 36 Final Choreography round
Rafał Kabungwe 19 Hip-Hop/Ballroom Season 1; Top 50 Top 10
Anna Kapera 25 Ballet Season 1; Audition (Choreography round) Winner
Piotr Jeznach 19 Hip-Hop Season 3; Audition (Choreography round) Top 4
Paweł Kulik 24 Breakdance/Contemporary Season 3; Final Choreography round Top 6
Anna Szymoniak 23 Jazz/Pop Season 1; Top 50 Top 14

Choreography Camp (Lizbona) week[edit]

Judges: Agustin Egurolla, Weronika Marczuk-Pazura, Michał Piróg

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Hip-Hop I Don't Like The Look of It - Da Backwudz Filip Czeszyk
Salsa Magalenha - Sergio Mendez Joanna Szokalska & Brian van der Kust
Breakdance Squeeze Me - Kraak & Smaak Omar "Roxrite" Delgado
Modern Underground Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy Thierry Verger
Final Choreography Love Game - Lady Gaga Laurie Ann Gibson

Eliminations during Choreography Camp[edit]

  • Dancers were practising choreographies during first three days of the Camp. Then there were no cuts, judges gave some dancers, who didn't handle the choreographies well yellow cards, second yellow equals red card.
  • After rehearsals contestants performed only in chosen by choreographer style, then judges made cuts.
  • After these cuts remaining contestants moved to Final Choreography round with special guest star Laurie Ann Gibson

Cuts after first round: Marika Netzel, Anna Kasprzak, Paulina Figińska, Mateusz Agiejczyk, Sylwia Jarzyńska, Krystian Waszkiewicz, Brajan Poniatowski, Paweł Olewiński, Sylwia Dymek, Adrian Wilczko, Katarzyna Wach, Łukasz Szotko, Piotr Dąbrowski. Cuts after Final Choreography round: Anna Szymoniak1, Piotr Abramowicz, Ewa Radew, Krzysztof Kulling, Magdalena Grzela.
Cuts after dancing for live: Michalina Twarowska, Martyna Majak, Jakub Konieczny.

^1 Anna Szymoniak was cut after Final Choreography round, but because of low level solos at dancing for live she was asked to perform her solo, and she moved to the top 16.

Top 16 Finalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Specialty Elimination date
Łukasz Zięba 18 Kraków Jazz/Contemporary Runner-up
Piotr Jeznach 20 Mońki Hip-Hop 27 May 2009
Paweł Kulik 24 Otwock Breakdance 20 May 2009
Jakub Werel 18 Gdańsk Hip-Hop/Dancehall 13 May 2009
Rafał Kabungwe 19 Olsztyn Hip-Hop/Ballroom 6 May 2009
Maksymilian Hać 17 Łódź Hip-Hop/Popping 29 April 2009
Jurij Żurajew 24 Kiev, (Ukraine) Ballroom 22 April 2009
Mieszko Wiśniwski 19 Poznań Hip-Hop/Jazz 8 April 2009

Women[edit]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Specialty Elimination date
Anna Kapera 25 Trzcianka Ballet Winner
Julia Żytko 16 Jastrzębie Zdrój Hip-Hop 27 May 2009
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba 22 Koszalin Hip-Hop/Dancehall 20 May 2009
Eliza Kindziuk 17 Siedlce Contemporary/Jazz 13 May 2009
Kaja Kudełko 16 Kraków Hip-Hop 6 May 2009
Adrianna Piechówka 18 Wieliczka Ballroom 29 April 2009
Anna Szymoniak 24 Łódź Jazz 22 April 2009
Barbara Zielińska 24 Warszawa Salsa/Contemporary 8 April 2008

Elimination chart[edit]

Key:
Female Male Bottom 3 Couples Eliminated Did not perform
due to injury
Withdrew
Week: 04/08 04/22 04/29 05/06 05/13 05/20 05/27 06/05
Contestant Result
Final
Top 2
Anna Kapera Btm 3 WINNER
Łukasz Zięba Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-up
Top 4 Piotr Jeznach Elim
Julia Żytko Btm 3 Btm 3
Top 6 Paweł Kulik Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3
Top 8 Jakub Werel Btm 3 Elim
Eliza Kindziuk Btm 3
Top 10 Rafał Kabungwe Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Kaja Kudełko Btm 3
Top 12 Maksymilian Hać Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Adrianna Piechówka
Top 14 Jurij Żurajew Elim
Anna Szymoniak Btm 3
Top 16 Mieszko Wiśniewski Elim
Barbara Zielińska

Performance nights[edit]

Week 1: Top 16 (8 April 2009)[edit]

  • Group Dance: Deep InsideMasters at Work/I Don't Like The Look of This - Da Backwudz (House/Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Filip Czeszyk)
  • Guest Dancers:
    • Maciej "Gleba Florek & Anna Bosak, Artur Ciecórski & Katarzyna Kubalska, Wioletta Fiuk & Gabriel Piotrowski (Finalists of previous series) - Freedom - George Michael
    • Rafał "Roofi" Kamiński, Ida Nowakowska, Natalia Madejczyk, Anna Bosak, Maria Foryś Maciej "Gleba" Florek, Artur Ciecórski, Wioletta Fiuk - Yahiii, Yahaiieee - Magda Miton & Afromental/Fight For Your Life - Afromental & Andy Stewlocks Ninvall
  • Top 16 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Anna Kapera
Jurij Żurajew
Broadway Spider-Man - Michael Bublé Jacek Wazelin Safe
Jakub Werel
Kaja Kudełka
Dance hall Hit The Floor - Big Ali & Dollarman Maria Foryś (season 1) Safe
Barbara Zielińska
Mieszko Wiśniewski
Salsa Baila — Jennifer Lopez Konrad Dąbski Both Eliminated
Julia Żytko
Piotr Jeznach
Hip-Hop Gotta WorkAmerie Rafał "Roofi" Kamiński (season 1) Safe
Eliza Kindziuk
Łukasz Zięba
Jazz SoberPink Piotr Jagielski Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Maksymilian Hać
Locking Special Feelings - P.Diddy Krzysztof Mazur Bottom 3
Adrianna Piechówka
Rafał Kabungwe
Jive The Boy Does NothingAlesha Dixon Joanna Szokalska Safe
Anna Szymoniak
Paweł Kulik
Modern Underground Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence Thierry Verger Bottom 3
  • Bottom 3 Couples solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Barbara Zielińska Jazz I Write Sins Not TragediesPanic! At The Disco Eliminated
Mieszko Wiśniewski Hip-Hop/Jazz Love LockdownKanye West Eliminated
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba Hip-Hop Gimmie The Light - Sean Paul Safe
Maksymilian Hać Popping StrongerKanye West Safe
Anna Szymoniak Jazz Genie 2.0 - Christina Aguilera Safe
Paweł Kulik Breakdance Tainted LoveMarilyn Manson Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Barbara Zielińska
    • Mieszko Wiśniewski

Week 2: Top 14 (22 April 2009)[edit]

  • Group Dance: Sorry (remix) — Madonna (Modern Jazz; Choreographer: Katarzyna Kizior)
  • Top 14 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Kaja Kudełko
Paweł Kulik
Hip-Hop Dead and Gone - T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake Fedrerica Neclerio Safe
Anna Kaperaa
Piotr Jeznach
Salsa Salsa Y Sabor - Tito Puente Konrad Dąbski Safe
Adrianna Piechówka
Jakub Werel
Wacking XR2 — M.I.A. Federica Neclerio Safe
Eliza Kindziuk
Łukasz Ziemba
Modern Jazz BrazenSkunk Anansie Katarzyna Kizor Safe
Anna Szymonak
Rafał Kabungwe
Pop Poker FaceLady Gaga Maria Foryś (season 1) Szymoniak Eliminated
Klaudia "Jadżka" Koruba
Jurij Żurajew
Jazz Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback Natalia Madejczyk (season 1) Żurajew Eliminated
Julia Żytko
Maksymilian Hać
Quickstep I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sister Maciej Zakliczyński Bottom 3
  • Bottom 3 Couples solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Anna Szymoniak Jazz Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana Eliminated
Rafał Kabungwe Hip-Hop A Milli - Lil Wayne Safe
Klaudia "Jadżka" Koruba Hip-Hop Bad Man - Missy Elliott Safe
Jurij Żurajew Jazz James Bond theme - Moby Eliminated
Julia Żytko Hip-Hop I Luv U - Dizzie Rascal Safe
Maksymilan Hać Hip-hop Ultimate Satisfaction — Ludacris Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Anna Szymoniak
    • Jurij Żurajew

Week 3: Top 12 (29 April 2009)[edit]

  • Group Dance: Show Me Love (Safari mix) — Mobin Masters & Robin S & Karina Chavez (Hip-Hop; Choreographer: Gabriel Francisco)
  • Top 10 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Adrianna Piechówka
Maksymilian Hać
Hip-hop (New Style) Stronger - Kanye West Gabriel Francisco Both Eliminated
Eliza Kindziuk
Piotr Jeznach
Cha-Cha-Cha Get The Party Started - Shirley Bassey Mariusz Olszewski Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Paweł Kulik
Contemporary Trudno Kochać — Kayah Mariusz Olszewski Safe
Anna Kapera
Łukasz Zięba
Rock & Roll Au szalalala — Shakin'Dudi Jacek Gumienny Bottom 3
Kaja Kudełko
Rafał Kabungwe
Jazz Broken Strings - James Morrison & Nelly Furtado Paweł Michno Bottom 3
Julia Żytko
Jakub Werel
Modern Jazz Breathe Me - Sia Geneviève Dorion-Coupal Safe
  • Bottom 3 Couples solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Adrianna Piechówka Rumba You Make It Real - James Morrison Eliminated
Maksymilian Hać Hip-hop(New Style) Everyone NoseN.E.R.D. Eliminated
Anna Kapera Contemporary Better Days — Ayọ Safe
Łukasz Zięba Jazz 24 - Jem Eliminated
Kaja Kudełko Hip-hop (New Style) Yeah Yeah - Bodyrox ft. Luciana Safe
Rafał Kabungwe Hip-hop Kiss KissChris Brown ft. T-Pain Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Adrianna Piechówka
    • Maksymilian Hać

Week 4: Top 10 (6 May 2009)[edit]

  • Group Dance: Cloud NineEvanescence (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mariusz Olszewski)
  • Top 10 Couple Dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Kaja Kudełko
Łukasz Zięba
Argentine Tango Cell Block Tango - Chicago soundtrack Piotr Wożniak Kudełko Eliminated
Julia Żytko
Piotr Jeznach
Modern Jazz Out Of My Mind - James Blunt Katarzyna Kizior Safe
Eliza Kindziuk
Rafał Kabungwe
Oldschool Hip-hop Push Up - The Freestylers Diana Staniszewska (season 1) Kabungwe Eliminated
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Jakub Werel
Rumba Why - Annie Lennox Mariusz Olszewski Bottom 3
Anna Kapera
Paweł Kulik
Street Jazz Pray 4 Love - Afromental & Andy Stwelocks Natalia Madejczyk (season 1) Safe
  • Bottom 3 Couples solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Kaja Kudełko Hip-Hop (New Style) O Saya - M.I.A. Eliminated
Łukasz Zięba Jazz It's A Man's Man's Man's WorldSeal Safe
Eliza Kindziuk Jazz Black Cat - Janet Jackson Safe
Rafał Kabungwe Hip-hop Playing With Fire — Lil Wayne & BettyWight Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba Hip-hop Wanna Be Startin' Something 2008 - Michael Jackson & Akon Safe
Jakub Werel Vouging Spitfire - The Prodigy Eliminated
  • Eliminated*:
    • Kaja Kudełko
    • Rafał Kabungwe

Week 5: Top 8 (13 May 2009)[edit]

  • Group Dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer
Top 8 Hip-hop DivaBeyoncé/Go Girl - Pitbull & Trina & Young Boss (Hip-Hop Rafał "Roofi" Kamiński (season 1)
Top 4 Female Dancers Contemporary Storm - Vanessa Mae Mariusz Olszewski
Top 4 Male Dancers Contemporary In The Air Tonight - Nonpoint Maruisz Olszewski
  • Top 8 Couple dances:
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Anna Kapera
Piotr Jeznach
Modern Jazz Shape of My Heart - Sting Katarzyna Kizior Safe
Eliza Kindziuk
Jakub Werel
Mambo Mambo no. 4 - Afromental & Andy "Stewelcoks" Ninvalle Monika Grzelak
Przemysław Wereszczyński
Both Eliminated
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Paweł Kulik
Foxtrot Down On My Knees - Ayọ Adam Król Bottom 3
Julia Żytko
Łukasz Zięba
Hip-hop Rehab - Rihanna Rafał "Roofi" Kamiński (season 1) Bottom 3
  • Bottom 3 Couples solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Eliza Kindziuk Contemporary Let It Be — Carol Woods & Timoty T. Eliminated
Jakub Werel Dance hall Straight Up - Sean Paul Eliminated
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba Hip-hop Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera & Lil' Kim & Pink Safe
Paweł Kulik Breakdance Mary, Mary - Run DMC Safe
Julia Żytko Jazz Childhood Dreams - Nelly Furtado Safe
Łukasz Zięba Jazz Push It Up On Me — Rihanna Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Eliza Kindziuk
    • Jakub Werel

Week 6: Top 6 (20 May 2009)[edit]

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Anna Kapera
Paweł Kulik
Hip-hop Love Sex Magic - Justin Timberlake ft. Ciara Caterina Felicioni Kulik Eliminated
Julia Żytko
Łukasz Zięba
Modern Jazz Fragile - Delta Goodrem Joanathan Huor Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Piotr Jeznach
Locking Get Up Offa That ThingJames Brown Wojciech Blaszko Koruba Eliminated
Julia Żytko
Paweł Kulik
Paso Doble Dirty Diana — Piotr Cugowski Joanna Szokalsak Kulik Eliminated
Anna Kapera
Piotr Jeznach
Viennese Waltz Lost - Anouk Maciej Zakliczyński Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba
Łukasz Zięba
Contemporary Hometown Glory - Adele Caterina Felicioni Koruba Eliminted
  • Top 6's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Julia Żytko Hip-hop Nasty Girl - Destiny's Child Safe
Paweł Kulik Breakdance Hip Hop Is DeadNas Eliminated
Anna Kapera Ballet Love You Crazay - En Vogue Safe
Piotr Jeznach Hip-hop CircusBritney Spears Safe
Klaudia "Jadźka" Koruba Dance hall Breakout - Sean Paul Eliminated
Łukasz Zięba Contemporary I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Klaudia "Jadżka" Koruba
    • Paweł Kulik

Week 7: Semi-Finale - Top 4 (27 May 2009)[edit]

Couple Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Julia Żytko
Piotr Jeznach
Hip-hop Get It - T.I. Joao Assuncao Both Eliminated
Anna Kapera
Łukasz Zięba
Jazz Listen - Beyoncé Paweł Michno Safe
Julia Żytko
Anna Kapera
Pop-Jazz Naughty Girl - Beyoncé
Heartburn — Alicia Keys
Maria Foryś (season 1)
Izabela Orzełowska (season 3)
Żytko Eliminated
Piotr Jeznach
Łukasz Zięba
Capoeira Tetsujin — Juno Reactor & Don Davis Dominika Rembelska
Natalia Madejczyk (season 1)
Jeznach Eliminated
  • Top 4's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Julia Żytko Hip-hop Can I Have Like That - Pharrel Williams/Secret Place - Danity Kane Eliminated
Piotr Jeznach Jazz Slow Dance in a Burning Room - John Mayer Eliminated
Anna Kapera Contemporary Earth Intruders - Björk Safe
Łukasz Zięba Jazz Wordplay - Jason Mraz Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • Julia Żytko
    • Piotr Jeznach

Week 8: Finale - Top 2 (3 June 2009)[edit]

  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer
Top 16 Vogue/House VogueMadonna/Like This, Like That - Se Sa Filip Czeszyk
Top 16 (Without Top 2) Jazz Beautiful Day - U2 Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
Couple Style Music Choreographer(s)
Anna Kapera
Łukasz Zięba
Hip-hop Shawty Get Loose - Lil Mama Krzysztof Mazur
Jazz 9 CrimesDamien Rice & Lisa Hannigan Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
  • Top 2 solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Anna Kapera Can-Can I Can Can You - Vanessa Mae Winner
Łukasz Zięba Contemporary Dziwny Jest Ten Świat - Czesław Niemen Runner-up
  • Results:
    • Winner: Anna Kapera
    • Runner-up: Łukasz Zięba

First for any So You Think You Can Dance series[edit]

  • On top 14 show there was first ever Wacking routine, it was danced by Adrianna Piechówka and Jakub Werel.

First for You Can Dance - Po Prostu Tańcz![edit]

  • First ever Wacking. Top 14 Adrianna Piechówka & Jakub Werel.
  • In finale there were two dancers. In semi finale there were two dancers eliminated as at every other stage of the competition.

Rating Figures[edit]

Episode Date Official rating 4+ Share 4+ Share 16-39
Auditions 1 4 March 2009 3 145 066 23,41% 26,29%
Auditions 2 11 March 2009 3 451 307 25,42% 28,23%
Auditions 3 18 March 2009 3 273 440 23,90% 25,45%
Lisbon Week 1 25 March 2009 2 916 761 21,92% 24,63%
Lisbon Week 2 1 April 2009 2 378 640 16,36% 17,70%
Live Show Top 16 8 April 2009 2 523 118 21,64% 22,30%
Live Show Top 14 22 April 2009 2 318 115 20,34% 22,35%
Live Show Top 12 29 April 2009 2 404 531 19,92% 22,08%
Live Show Top 10 6 May 2009 2 195 119 17,53% 18,76%
Live Show Top 8 13 May 2009 2 101 043 17,27% 17,64%
Live Show Top 6 20 May 2009 2 195 767 17,94% 17,82%
Live Show Top 4 27 May 2009 2 151 985 16,16% 16,70%
The Final 3 3 June 2009 2 628 383 17,99% 19,63%
Average 2009 2 510 193 19,59% 21,02%

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