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Season 10
Season Run May 14, 2013 - September 10, 2013
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Amy Yakima
Fik-Shun Stegall
Origin Northville, Michigan
Wichita, Kansas
Genre(s) Jazz
Jasmine Harper
Aaron Turner
Previous Season Season 9
Next Season Season 11

Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 14, 2013. Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun Stegall were crowned America's Favorite Girl and Boy, with Aaron Turner and Jasmine Harper as runner-ups.


This season will continue with the new format that premiered on season 9, which is one two-hour episode per week. A slight change in the format occurred during the first live show (not the Top 20 showcase) where the eliminations were done at the start of the episode instead of at the end like in the previous season. However, the change wasn't very well supported by viewers and was disliked by a large majority. On July 4th, 2013, Nigel announced via Twitter that they have decided to return to the previous format of revealing America's vote at the end of the show and announcing the eliminations at the end.


Air Date Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
May 14, 2013 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 22, 2013 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
May 15, 2013 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit, Michigan February 11, 2013 Stephen "tWitch" Boss
May 21, 2013 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 22, 2013 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, Texas January 18, 2013 Minnie Driver
May 28, 2013 Boston Opera House Boston, Massachusetts February 21, 2013 Adam Shankman
June 4, 2013 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, Tennessee March 14, 2013 Wayne Brady

Vegas Week[]

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. 33 dancers remained after judges made cuts following each round of choreography. The judges were Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, and tWitch. Sonya Tayeh, Chelsie Hightower, Mark Tompkins Sec, Stacey Tookey and Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo only participated in panel on the round they choreographed (jazz, ballroom, contemporary, and hip-hop).

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-hop "Ball" - T.I. ft. Lil Wayne Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo
Jazz "Latch" - Disclosure Sonya Tayeh
Cha-cha-cha "Respect" - Aretha Franklin Chelsie Hightower & Mark N Tompkins
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Contemporary "Give Me Love" - Ed Sheeran Stacey Tookey
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 20[]

Female Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Amy Yakima 19 Northville, Michigan Jazz Winner
Jasmine Harper 20 Rochester, New York Contemporary Runner-up
Hayley Erbert 18 Topeka, Kansas Contemporary Top 6
Jenna Johnson 19 Provo, Utah Ballroom Top 8
Makenzie Dustman 19 Temecula, California Contemporary Top 10
Malece Miller 19 Salt Lake City, Utah Contemporary Top 12
Alexis Juliano 18 Coral Springs, Florida Tap Top 14
Mariah Spears 19 Chandler, Arizona Hip-hop Top 16
Jasmine Mason 19 Placentia, California Jazz Top 18
Brittany Cherry 19 Pleasant Grove, Utah Latin Ballroom Top 20

Male Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Fik-Shun Stegall 19 Wichita, Kansas Hip-Hop Winner
Aaron Turner 25 Las Vegas, Nevada Tap Runner-up
Paul Karmiryan 22 Los Angeles, California  Latin Ballroom Top 6
Tucker Knox 23 Nashville, Tennessee Contemporary Top 8
Nico Greetham 18 Woodbridge, Virgina Contemporary Top 10
Alan Bersten 19 Minnetonka, Minnesota Ballroom Top 12
Curtis Holland 19 Miami, Florida Tap Top 14
Bluprint Hector 20 Atlanta, Georgia Animation Top 16
Jade Zuberi 21 Detroit, Michigan Animation Top 18 (withdrew)
Carlos Garland 24 Jacksonville, Florida Contemporary Top 20


Just like the previous two seasons, this season featured a combination of the Top 20 format and the All-star format from season 7. During weeks 7, 8, and 9 different all-stars from past seasons came and partnered up with a contestant for that week. During week 8, the all-stars also choreographed the routine they were dancing in. Some all-stars danced in more weeks than others. The all-stars, their respective seasons, genre, and partners were:

All-star Season Genre(s) Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Allison Holker 2 Contemporary Fik-Shun
Dmitry Chaplin Ballroom Hayley
Travis Wall Contemporary Amy
Neil Haskell 3 Contemporary Jenna Jasmine
Chelsie Hightower 4 Ballroom Aaron
Comfort Fedoke Hip-hop Nico Paul Jasmine H.
Courtney Galiano Jazz Tucker
Joshua Allen Hip-hop Hayley
Mark Kanemura Jazz Jenna
Stephen "tWitch" Boss Hip-hop Hayley Jasmine H. Fik-Shun
Brandon Bryant 5 Contemporary Amy (Disco)
Jakob Karr 6 Contemporary Makenzie (Broadway)
Kathryn McCormick Contemporary Aaron Paul (Jazz)
Alex Wong 7 Ballet Amy (Bollywood)
Melinda Sullivan Tap Aaron
Robert Roldan Contemporary Tucker Amy
Marko Germar 8 Lyrical Jazz Jasmine H. (Jazz)
Melanie Moore Contemporary Fik-Shun (Jazz) Aaron (Broadway)
Witney Carson 9 Ballroom Paul Fik-Shun

Elimination Chart[]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

  • The song for the eliminated contestants are "What We're Here For" by The Afters.
Female Male Bottom 4 contestants Injury Bottom 6 contestants Bottom 3 contestants1 Bottom 2 contestants1

^1 Due to Jade's withdrawal, there was no boy eliminated that week; only a girl.

Week: 7/2 7/9 7/23 7/30 8/6 8/13 8/20 8/27 9/3
Contestant Result
Amy Yakima Btm 4 Winner
Du-Shaunt 'Fik-Shun' Stegall Btm 4
Aaron Turner Runner-up
Jasmine Harper Btm 6
Paul Karmiryan Elim
Hayley Erbert Btm 4
Jenna Johnson Btm 3 Btm 6 Btm 6 Btm 4 Elim
Tucker Knox Btm 4 Btm 4
Nico Greetham Btm 6 Btm 6 Elim
Makenzie Dustman Btm 6 Btm 6 Btm 6
Alan Bersten Btm 6 Btm 5 Btm 6 Elim
Malece Miller
Curtis Holland Btm 6 Btm 5 Elim
Alexis Juliano Btm 2
Dorian "BluPrint" Hector Btm 6 Elim
Mariah Spears Btm 4
Jade Zuberi Btm 4 WD
Jasmine Mason Elim
Carlos Garland Elim
Brittany Cherry

Performance Shows[]

Main article: Season 10 performances