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Revision as of 17:13, November 6, 2019

Season 16
S16 Top 10
Season Run June 3, 2019 - September 16, 2019
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Laurieann Gibson
Dominic Sandoval
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Bailey Munoz
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre(s) Hip-Hop
Mariah Russell
Previous Season Season 15

Season 16 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on June 3, 2019.


So You Think You Can Dance is back this season with new judges and a new look.[1] The judging panel with consist of series creator and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well as the return of ballroom dance expert Mary Murphy. New to the judging panel as permanent is choreographer Laurieann Gibson, and dancer/choreographer and former contestant Dominic 'D-Trix' Sandoval. Cat Deeley continues in her role as host for a fifteenth consecutive season.[2]


The auditions have been revamped so instead of remote tryouts, the contestants come to the new SYTYCD Hollywood studio. Initial auditions, for dancers ages 18 to 30, took place in New York on February 9, Dallas on February 12 and Los Angeles on February 23. [3]

Academy Week

The Academy Week starts off with 79 dancers that have made it through with Golden Tickets. Here at the Academy, the dancers learn routines from chorographers in different styles. They have 90-minutes to learn it and then are put in front of the judges. The judges then make one of three decisions for each dancer: "pass" into the next round, "cut" from the competition and sent home or the dancer is made to "dance for their lives". There will be a Final Cut at the end of week in which the Top 10 Girls and Top 10 Guys will be narrowed down into the Top 10.[4]

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Hip-Hop "Boasty"
Wiley & Stefflon Don
& Sean Paul feat. Idris Elba
Luther Brown
Ballroom "Free, Free, Free"
Pitbull feat. Theron Theron
Emma Slater &
Sasha Farber
Contemporary "Moments Passed"
Dermot Kennedy
Talia Favia
Group Dance/
Combo Fusion
"Dance to the Music"
Atwater Men's Club feat. Rhett George
Mandy Moore
Robert Roldan assisting
Individual Solos Dancer's choice Dancer

Top 20

Just like last season, only the Top 10 will make it to the live show. The first of the two part episode showed the Female Contestants and the second featured the Male Contestants. They were paired with an All-Star and danced outside their styles.

Female Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Sofia Ghavami 20 Miami, FL Ballroom
Madison Jordan 21 Lake Elmo, MN Contemporary
Anna Linstruth 19 Las Vegas, NV Hip-Hop
Melany Mercedes 24 Bronx, NY Salsa
Sumi Oshima 26 Kanagawa, Japan Hip-Hop
Sophie Pittman 18 Collierville, TN Contemporary
Mariah Russell 19 Nashville, TN Contemporary
Ashley Sanchez 24 Miami, FL Ballroom
Nazz Sldryan 21 Glendale, CA Ballroom
Stephanie Sosa 20 Provo, UT Latin Ballroom

Male Contestants

Dancer Age Home Town Dance Style
Benjamin Castro 18 Miami, FL Contemporary
Nathan Cherry 18 Orlando, FL Hip-Hop
Gino Cosculluela 18 Miami, FL Contemporary
Eddie Hoyt 19 Boscawen, NH Tap
Vlad Kvartin 23 Fair Lawn, NJ Ballroom
Bailey “Bailrok” Munoz 19 Las Vegas, NV Breaking
Aleksandr Ostanin 30 Odessa, Ukraine Tap
Ezra Sosa 18 Provo, UT Latin Ballroom
Brandon Talbott 19 Manassas, VA Contemporary Ballet
Bryan “Clocks” Volozanin 28 Las Vegas, NV Hip-Hop


Top 10

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Bailey Munoz 18 Las Vegas, NV Breaking 1st
Mariah Russell 18 Nashville, TN Contemporary 2nd
Gino Cosculluela 18 Miami, FL Contemporary 3rd
Sophie Pittman 18 Collierville, TN Contemporary 4th
Madison Jordan 21 Lake Elmo, MN Contemporary Top 6
Ezra Sosa 18 Provo, UT Latin Ballroom Top 6
Anna Linstruth 19 Las Vegas, NV Hip-Hop Top 8
Benjamin Castro 18 Miami, FL Contemporary Top 8
Stephanie Sosa 19 Provo, UT Latin Ballroom Top 10
Eddie Hoyt 19 Boscawen, NH Tap Top 10
Season 16 Top 10

Elimination chart

  • The song for the eliminated contestant was "My Way Up" by Molly Kate Kestner.
Female Male Bottom 4 contestants Bottom 3 contestants Eliminated
Stage: Finals
Result show date: 8/19 8/26 9/2 9/16
Contestant Results
Bailey Munoz Bottom 4 Winner
Mariah Russell Runner-Up
Gino Cosculluela 3rd Place
Sophie Pittman Bottom 4 4th Place
Madison Jordan Bottom 4 Elim
Ezra Sosa Bottom 4 Bottom 4 Elim
Anna Linstruth Bottom 4 Elim
Benjamin Castro Elim
Stephanie Sosa Elim
Eddie Hoyt Elim

Performance Shows

Main article: Season 16/Performances


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