You Can Dance (France)

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You Can Dance
Logo - You Can Dance (France).jpg
Presented by Benjamin Castaldi
Judges Nico Archambault
Julie Ferrier
Kamel Ouali
Country of origin France France
No. of seasons 1
Production
Running time 1-2 hours
Release
Original network NT1
Original release February 16, 2012 – Present

You Can Dance is a French televised dance competition with a format based on the American show So You Think You Can Dance It airs on the NT1 television network and is hosted by Benjamin Castaldi. Premiering in early 2012, the show has aired one season.[1] As with other shows in the international So You Think You Can Dance franchise, its competitors—young semi-professional dancers from a variety of stylistic backgrounds—compete for judge favor and at-home-viewer votes by attempting to master routines from different styles to avoid being cut as the rounds progress.

Season 1[edit]

The first season began casting and open auditions in late 2011 and premiered in February 2012. The judge's panel consisted of permanent members Nico Archambault, Julie Ferrier, and, Kamel Ouali as well as guest judges Matt Pokora, Sofia Essaidi, Fauve Hautot, and Shy'm.[2] After the audition process, the judge's selected a Top 16 dancers to compete in the main "live show" portion of the competition.

Finalists[3][edit]

Male Contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Hometown Dance Style Date of Elimination Placing
Florient 19 Le Lude Contemporary March 29, 2012, Week 5 WINNER
Hédi 22 Malakoff Modern March 22, 2012, Week 4 Top 8
Morgan 22 Le Neuveville, Switzerland Switzerland Latin March 22, 2012, Week 4 Top 8
Thomas 25 La Plaine Saint-Denis Hip-hop March 29, 2012, Week 5 Top 4
Julian 29 Bordeaux Urban March 15, 2012, week 3 Top 12
Loïc 29 Le Blanc Mesnil Hip-hop March 15, 2012, week 3 Top 12
Jérémie 28 Montreuil Tap March 8, 2012, week 2 Top 14
Isaïes 22 Lagny Modern Jazz March 1, 2012, week 1 Top 16

Female Contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Hometown Dance Style Date of Elimination Placing
Alison 24 Saint Laurent du Var Contemporary March 22, 2012, Week 4 Top 8
Hajiba 23 Valence Contemporary March 22, 2012, Week 4 Top 8
Julie 20 Paris Modern March 29, 2012, Week 5 Top 4
Maëlle 21 Paris Modern Jazz March 29, 2012, Week 5 Top 4
Audjyan 25 Courbevoie Hip-hop March 15, 2012, week 3 Top 12
Pryscillia 20 Draguignan Latin March 15, 2012, week 3 Top 12
Chéyenne 25 Beauvais Dancehall March 8, 2012, week 2 Top 14
Tiffany 25 Saint-Victor-sur-Loire Modern Jazz March 1, 2012, week 1 Top 16

See also[edit]

Dance on television

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nt1.tv/you-can-dance/ Official show website
  2. ^ http://www.nt1.tv/you-can-dance/personnages-serie/ Official show website - Judges
  3. ^ http://www.nt1.tv/you-can-dance/danseurs/ Official show website - Contestants