America's Favorite Dancer Announced on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Last night, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE came to a dramatic conclusion when Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America's Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.
"Wow. One for the books," said Ishimoto. "But THE JOURNEY has no end and there is more work to be done. Stay legendary."
Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.
In addition to naming America's Favorite Dancer, the Season 14 finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, "Reminding Me," as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.
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