So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. season 14)

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So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. TV series)
Season 14
Broadcast from June 12 – September 25, 2017
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Vanessa Hudgens
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Broadcaster Fox Broadcasting Company
Venue United States
Website www.fox.com/dance
Winner
Lex Ishimoto
Runner-up
Koine Iwasaki
Chronology

So You Think You Can Dance, an American dance competition show, returned for its fourteenth season on Monday, June 12, 2017. The new season's judge panel once again features series creator Nigel Lythgoe (who also serves as executive producer), as well as the return of ballroom expert Mary Murphy,[1] along with new permanent member Vanessa Hudgens joining the panel of judges, while Cat Deeley continues in her role as host for a thirteenth consecutive season.

Auditions[edit]

Open auditions for season 14 were held in two cities beginning in March 2017.

Air Date Audition Venue City Audition Date
June 26 & July 10, 2017 Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Brooklyn, NY March 5 & 6, 2017
June 12 & 19, 2017 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA March 17, 2017

All-stars[edit]

The season will consist of All-stars acting as judges for the Academy round who, after each individual dance style challenge, select dancers to join their team of four dancers. They will ultimately each choose one dancer at the end of Academy who will move on to compete in the live shows.[2]

The All-stars are:[2]

  • Gaby Diaz - Season 12 - Winner
  • Comfort Fedoke - Season 4 - Top 8
  • Marko Germar - Season 8 - Top 3
  • Jasmine Harper - Season 10 - Runner - Up
  • Allison Holker - Season 2 - Top 8
  • Jenna Johnson - Season 10 - Top 8
  • Paul Karmiryan - Season 10 - Top 6
  • Robert Roldan - Season 7 - Top 3
  • Cyrus Spencer - Season 9 - Runner - Up
  • Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall - Season 10 - Winner

Finals[edit]

Finalists[edit]

Finalist Age Home town Dance style All-star mentor Placement
Lex Ishimoto 19 Irvine, California Contemporary/Hip-Hop Gaby Diaz Winner
Koine Iwasaki 20 Pembroke Pines, Florida Contemporary Marko Germar Runner-Up
Taylor Sieve 19 Maple Grove, Minnesota Contemporary Robert Roldan Third
Chris "Kiki" Nyemchek 26 Teaneck, New Jersey Latin Ballroom Jenna Johnson Fourth
Logan Hernandez 18 Miami, Florida Contemporary Allison Holker Fifth/Sixth
Kaylee Millis 19 Kingston, Massachusetts Contemporary/Hip-Hop Cyrus Spencer Fifth/Sixth
Mark Villaver 27 Honolulu, Hawaii Breakdance Comfort Fedoke Seventh
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee 26 Seoul, South Korea Popping DuShuant "Fik-Shun" Stegall Eighth
Sydney Tormey 19 Salem, Utah Ballroom Paul Karmiryan Ninth
Robert Green 25 Raleigh, North Carolina Hip-Hop Jasmine Harper Tenth

Elimination chart[edit]

Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Eliminated
Result show date: 8/14 8/21 8/28 9/4 9/11 9/25
Contestant Results
Lex Ishimoto Winner
Koine Iwasaki Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-Up
Taylor Sieve 3rd Place
Kiki Nyemchek Btm 3 4th Place
Logan Hernandez Btm 3 Elim
Kaylee Millis Btm 3 Btm 3
Mark Villaver Btm 3 Elim
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee Btm 3 Elim
Sydney Tormey Btm 3 Elim
Robert Green Elim

Performances[edit]

Top 10 Perform, Part 1 (August 7, 2017)[edit]

Source, competing dancers' names:[3]

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
All-stars Contemporary "Knocking On Heavens Door"—RAIGN Mandy Moore N/A
Dassy Lee
Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
Popping "Shake Your Pants"—Cameo Popin' Pete Safe
Logan Hernandez
Audrey Case*
Contemporary "Protocol"—Leon Else Tyce Diorio Safe
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Cha-cha "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"—Shawn Mendes Dmitry Chaplin Safe
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Contemporary "Clown"—Emeli Sandé Tessandra Chavez Safe
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Tap "More"—Bobby Darin Anthony Morigerato Safe
Mark Villaver
Comfort Fedoke
Hip-hop "REDMERCEDES"—Aminé Luther Brown Safe
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
Contemporary "Memories"—Alex Somers Stacey Tookey Safe
Sydney Tormey
Paul Karmiryan
Cha-cha "All Stars"—Martin Solveig feat. Alma Val Chmerkovskiy Safe
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Change Is Everything (A Capella Version)"—Son Lux Travis Wall Safe
Robert Green
Jasmine Harper
Hip-hop "Perm"—Bruno Mars Christopher Scott Safe
Top 10 and all-stars Group routine "This Time"—Son Lux Wade Robson
Amanda Robson
Tony Testa
N/A

* All-star Allison Holker injured her shoulder during rehearsal and couldn't perform on the show. Season 9 alumna Audrey Case danced in her place with Holker's partner Logan Hernandez.

Top 10 Perform, Part 2 (August 14, 2017)[edit]

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Mark Villaver
Comfort Fedoke
Jazz "Hater"—Various Production Ray Leeper Safe
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Argentine Tango "Red & Black (Rojo y Negro)"—Ryōta Komatsu Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Safe
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Hip-hop "Caroline"—Aminé Luther Brown Safe
Sydney Tormey
Paul Karmiryan
Contemporary "The Letting Go"—Melissa Etheridge Jaci Royal Bottom 2
Logan Hernandez
Allison Holker
Jazz-fusion "In the Morning"—Jaded Brian Friedman Bottom 3
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Hip-hop "I'm Better"—Missy Elliott feat. Lamb Christopher "Pharside" Jennings
Krystal "Phoenix" Meraz
Safe
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Broadway "The Man That Got Away"—Judy Garland Al Blackstone Safe
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
African Jazz "Speaking in Tongues II"—Sheila Chandra Sean Cheesman Safe
Robert Green
Jasmine Harper
Contemporary "Otherside"—Perfume Genius Stacey Tookey Eliminated
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee
DuShuant "Fik-Shun" Stegall
Bollywood "Radha Nachegi"—Tevar Soundtrack Nakul Dev Mahajan Safe
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Koine Iwasaki Contemporary "Home"—Oliver Tank
Logan Hernandez Contemporary "The Radical Self"—AGF feat. Kubra Khademi
Taylor Sieve Contemporary "Tragedy (Austin Cello Version)"—Brandi Carlile
Kaylee Millis Contemporary/Hip-hop "Dragon"—LVNDVN
Robert Green Hip-hop "Look At Me Now"—Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee Popping "Battling Go-Go Yubari in Downtown L.A."—edIT
Lex Ishimoto Contemporary/Hip-hop "Rollin" by Shakka ft. Frisco
Sydney Tormey Cha Cha "Swish Swish"—Katy Perry feat. Nicki Minaj
Mark Villaver Breakdance "Is It a Crime"—Sade
Kiki Nyemchek Samba "The Drummer"—Alessandro Olivato Orchestra

Top 9 Perform (August 21, 2017)[edit]

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Logan Hernandez
Allison Holker
Jive "Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days"—Louis Prima Emma Slater
Sasha Farber
Safe
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
Hip-hop "You Don't Own Me"—Grace feat. G-Eazy Dave Scott Safe
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee
DuShaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
Jazz "Bring the Funk Back"—Big Gigantic Ray Leeper Bottom 2
Mark Villaver
Comfort Fedoke
Contemporary "Ending"—Isak Danielson Talia Favia Bottom 3
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Broadway "Miss Otis Regrets"—Bette Midler Warren Carlyle Safe
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Jazz "Less Talk, More Art"—Vito Fun & Koil Spencer Liff Safe
Sydney Tormey
Paul Karmiryan
Hip-hop "Really? Yeah!"—KYLE Luther Brown Eliminated
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Samba "Bun Up the Dance"—Dillon Francis & Skrillex Jean-Marc Généreux Safe
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Contemporary "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"—George Michael Mandy Moore Safe
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Kaylee Millis Contemporary/Hip-hop "Wait for You"—Elliot Yamin
Sydney Tormey Cha Cha "Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha"—Petty Booka
Kiki Nyemchek Cha Cha "Love Potion #9"—The Coasters
Taylor Sieve Jazz "Escalate"—Tsar B
Logan Hernandez Contemporary "Otherside"—Perfume Genius
Koine Iwasaki Contemporary "Confidently Lost"—Sabrina Claudio
Mark Villaver Breakdance "I See Fire"—Ed Sheeran
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee Popping "Soundclash"—Flosstradamus & TroyBoi
Lex Ishimoto Contemporary/Hip-hop "TRNSTTR (Lucian Remix)"—Black Coast featuring M. Maggie

Top 8 Perform (August 28, 2017)[edit]

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
Jazz "HandClap"—Fitz and The Tantrums Mandy Moore Bottom 3
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Hip-hop "Bodak Yellow"—Cardi B Luther Brown Safe
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Contemporary "Work Song"—Luke Wade Mandy Moore Safe
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Cha-Cha "Respect"—Aretha Franklin Val Chmerkovskiy Bottom 2
Mark Villaver
Comfort Fedoke
Broadway "Criminal"—Postmodern Jukebox feat. Ariana Savalas Spencer Liff Safe
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Jazz "Pop Hd"—AtomTM Travis Wall Safe
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee
DuShaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
Contemporary "Breathe"—Son Lux Jaci Royal Eliminated
Logan Hernandez
Allison Holker
Lyrical Hip-hop "Say You Won't Let Go"—Boyce Avenue Christopher Scott Safe
Taylor Sieve
Lex Ishimoto
Jazz "An American In Paris"—James Levine & Chicago Symphony Orchestra Spencer Liff Both Safe
Koine Iwasaki
Kiki Nyemchek
Salsa "Danca Molengo"—Bonde do Rolê feat. Rizzle Kicks Val Chmerkovskiy Iwasaki Bottom 3
Kaylee Millis
Logan Hernandez
Contemporary "Shadows"—Woodkid Travis Wall Millis Bottom 3
Inyoung "Dassy" Lee
Mark Villaver
Hip-hop "Tilted"—Christine and The Queens Christopher Scott Lee Eliminated

Top 7 Perform (September 4, 2017)[edit]

  • Group dance:
    • Top 7 and all-stars: "Overture" — Merrily We Roll Along (2012 New York Cast) (Broadway; Choreographer: Warren Carlyle)
    • All-Stars: "Derniére Danse" — Indila (Jazz; Choreographer: Brian Friedman)
  • Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Vanessa Hudgens
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Hip-hop "Humble." - Kendrick Lamar Luther Brown Safe
Logan Hernandez
Allison Holker
African Jazz "Kabila" - Lord KraVen Sean Cheesman Safe
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Contemporary "DKLA" - Troye Sivan ft. Tkay Maidza Tyce Diorio Bottom 2
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Broadway "Dancin' Fool" - Barry Manilow Warren Carlyle Bottom 3
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
Jive "Rock Around The Clock" - Bill Haley & His Comets Dmitry Chaplin Safe
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "To Make You Feel My Love" - Mick McAuley & Winifred Horan Mandy Moore Safe
Mark Villaver
Comfort Fedoke
Hip-hop "No Twerk" - Apashe & Panther x Odalis Misha Gabriel Eliminated
Kaylee Millis
Lex Ishimoto
Logan Hernandez
Contemporary "Strange" - LP Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson N/A
Kiki Nyemchek
Koine Iwasaki
Mark Villaver
Taylor Sieve
Contemporary "Still I Rise (Maya Angelou)" - Alexis Henry Sean Cheesman N/A
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Taylor Sieve Contemporary "Open Hands" - Ingrid Michaelson feat. Trent Dabbs
Mark Villaver Breakdance "Funkytown" - Lipps, Inc.
Koine Iwasaki Contemporary "I Fall Apart" - Post Malone
Logan Hernandez Contemporary/Breakdance "Intro" - M83
Lex Ishimoto Hip-hop "Sleep Talk" - Skye Chai
Kaylee Millis Jazz/Hip-hop "Bad Blood" - NAO
Kiki Nyemchek Jive "Land of 1000 Dances" - Wilson Pickett

Top 6 Perform (September 11, 2017)[edit]

  • Group dance:
    • Top 6 and all-stars: "Prism" - Nathan Lanier (Hip-hop; Choreographer: Christopher Scott)
    • All-Stars: "Floreana" - Baauer (Contemporary; Choreographer: Andrew Winghart)
  • Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Vanessa Hudgens
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Samba "Chillando Goma" - Fulanito Sasha Farber Safe
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
Contemporary "You're the Last Thing On My Mind" - Aron Wright Mandy Korpinen
Elizabeth Petrin
Safe
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Jazz "Proud Mary" - Tina Turner Ray Leeper Safe
Kaylee Millis
Cyrus Spencer
Hip-hop "Die Trying" - Michl Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb Eliminated
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Urban "Numb & Getting Colder" - Flume feat. Kucka Keone & Mari Madrid Safe
Logan Hernandez
Allison Holker
Contemporary "The Other Side" - Ruelle Dee Caspary Eliminated
Koine Iwasaki
Lex Ishimoto
Disco "Knock on Wood" - Amii Stewart Doriana Sanchez Both safe
Taylor Sieve
Logan Hernandez
Jazz "Gypsy" - Lady Gaga Mark Kanemura Hernandez Eliminated
Kaylee Millis
Kiki Nyemchek
Bollywood "Gallan Goodiyan" from Dil Dhadakne Do Nakul Dev Mahajan Millis Eliminated
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Kaylee Millis Hip-hop "LOVE." - Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari
Taylor Sieve Contemporary "Unravel Me" - Sabrina Claudio
Logan Hernandez Contemporary "Infinity Street" - Richard Walters
Koine Iwasaki Contemporary "Why I Love You" - MAJOR.
Lex Ishimoto Contemporary/Hip-hop "Brother" - Matt Corby
Kiki Nyemchek Samba "Summertime" - Billy Stewart

Top 4 Perform (September 18, 2017)[edit]

  • Group dance:
    • Top 4 and all-stars: "Mi Gente" — J Balvin & Willie William (Hip-hop; Choreographer: Napoleon & Tabitha D'Umo)
    • Top 4: "Elements"— Nathan Lanier (Contemporary; Choreographer: Travis Wall & Christopher Scott)
    • All-Stars: "DNA."—Kendrick Lamar (Hip-hop; Choreographer: Keone & Mari Madrid)
  • Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Vanessa Hudgens
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Taylor Sieve
Kiki Nyemchek
Cha-cha "Don't Cha (Ralphi's Hot Freak 12" Vox Mix)" — The Pussycat Dolls Anya Garnis
Kiki Nyemchek
Jenna Johnson
Contemporary "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"—Jeffrey Gaines Mandy Moore
Koine Iwasaki
Lex Ishimoto
Broadway "L-O-V-E" — Nat King Cole Al Blackstone
Koine Iwasaki
Marko Germar
African Jazz "Speaking in Tongues II"—Sheila Chandra Sean Cheesman
Koine Iwasaki
Taylor Sieve
Jazz "Black & Gold" — Brenna Whitaker Mandy Moore
Kiki Nyemchek
Lex Ishimoto
Hip-hop "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" — Missy Elliott Luther Brown
Lex Ishimoto
Gaby Diaz
Tap "More" — Bobby Darin Anthony Morigerato
Taylor Sieve
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Change Is Everything (A Cappella Version)" - Son Lux Travis Wall
Kiki Nyemchek
Koine Iwasaki
Contemporary "Both Sides Now" — Joni Mitchell Travis Wall
Lex Ishimoto
Taylor Sieve
Contemporary "You Matter To Me" by Sara Bareilles ft. Jason Mraz Mia Michaels
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Lex Ishimoto Contemporary/Hip-hop "The Melody" - Eskmo
Kiki Nyemchek Paso Doble "He's A Pirate" (Ship Ahoy Tribal Remix) - Chris Joss & Klaus Badelt
Koine Iwasaki Contemporary "The Truth" - Audiomachine
Taylor Sieve Contemporary "Water Me" - FKA twigs

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Show Episode First Air Date Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(timeslot)
Rank
(night)
1 Auditions #1 June 12, 2017 (2017-06-12) 0.9 4 3.56[4] 3 5 (tie)
2 Auditions #2 June 19, 2017 (2017-06-19) 0.9 4 3.40[5] 3 4
3 Auditions #3 June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) 0.8 3 3.10[6] 3 5
4 Auditions #4 July 10, 2017 (2017-07-10) 0.8 4 2.94[7] 3 4
5 Academy #1 July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17) 0.7 3 2.82[8] 3 4
6 Academy #2 July 24, 2017 (2017-07-24) 0.7 3 2.75[9] 3 4
7 Academy #3 July 31, 2017 (2017-07-31) 0.7 3 2.63[10] 3 4 (tie)
8 Top 10 Perform, Part 1 August 7, 2017 (2017-08-07) 0.7 3 2.57[11] 3 (tie) 4 (tie)
9 Top 10 Perform, Part 2 August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14) 0.7 3 2.81[12] 3 (tie) 3 (tie)
10 Top 9 Perform August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21) 0.7 3 2.74[13] 3 (tie) 3 (tie)
11 Top 8 Perform August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28) 0.8 3 2.95[14] 3 4
12 Top 7 Perform September 4, 2017 0.6 3 2.55[15] 4 7 (tie)
13 Top 6 Perform September 11, 2017 0.6 2 2.48[16] 4 5 (tie)
14 Top 4 Perform September 18, 2017 0.6 2 2.14[17] 4 8 (tie)
15 Season Finale September 25, 2017 0.5 2 1.91[18] 4 10

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