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Season 3
Season Run May 24, 2007 – August 16, 2007
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Sabra Johnson
Origin Roy, Utah
Genre(s) Contemporary
Danny Tidwell
Contemporary Ballet
Previous Season Season 2
Next Season Season 4

Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 24, 2007. Sabra Johnson was crowned America's Favorite Dancer, with Danny Tidwell as runner-up.



Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
Manhattan Center Theatre New York City March 1–3, 2007 Dan Karaty
Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois March 8–10, 2007 Shane Sparks
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 22–24, 2007 Wade Robson
Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia April 5–7, 2007 Shane Sparks

Vegas Week[]

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. 34 dancers remained after judges made cuts following each round of choreography.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-hop "Last Night"
Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole
Shane Sparks
Samba "Baila, Baila"
Angela Via
Mary Murphy
Dmitry Chaplin assisting
Contemporary "I Miss You"
Vitamin String Quartet
Mia Michaels
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 20[]

Female contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Sabra Johnson 19 Roy, Utah Contemporary Winner
Lacey Schwimmer 18 Redlands, California Latin Ballroom/Swing 4th
Lauren Gottlieb 18 Scottsdale, Arizona Contemporary Jazz/Hip-hop Top 6
Sara Von Gillern 20 Rock Island, Illinois Breakdance Top 8
Jaimie Goodwin 19 Virginia Beach, Virginia Contemporary Top 10
Anya Garnis 25 New York City, New York Latin Ballroom Top 12
Shauna Noland 18 Santa Cruz, California Contemporary Top 14
Jessi Peralta 25 Cocoa, Florida Hip-hop/Contemporary Top 16
Faina Savich 21 Vitebsk, Belarus Latin Ballroom Top 18
Ashlee Langas 19 Tyler, Texas Contemporary Top 20

Male Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Danny Tidwell 22 Norfolk, Virginia Contemporary Ballet 2nd
Neil Haskell 20 Clarence Center, New York Contemporary 3rd
Pasha Kovalev 27 Fort Lee, New Jersey Ballroom Top 6
Dominic Sandoval 21 Sacramento, California Breakdance Top 8
Kameron Bink 20 Coral Spings, Florida Hip-hop/Contemporary Top 10
Hok Konishi 20 Tokyo, Japan Breakdance Top 12
Cedric Gardner 22 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hip-hop Top 14
Jesús Solorio 23 Paso Robles, California Contemporary Top 16
Jimmy Arguello 20 Miami, Florida Contemporary/Lyrical Top 18
Ricky Palomino 25 Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Jazz Top 20
Season 3 Top 20

Elimination Chart[]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

  • The song for the eliminated female contestant is "I Will Remember You" by Ryan Cabrera.
  • The song for the eliminated male contestant is "Goodbye" by Audio Adrenaline.
Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants Injury
Week: 6/14 6/21 6/28 7/12 7/19 7/26 8/2 8/13[1] 8/16
Contestant Result
Sabra Johnson Btm 3 WINNER
Danny Tidwell Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-Up
Neil Haskell Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 3rd Place
Lacey Schwimmer 4th Place
Pasha Kovalev Btm 3 Elim
Lauren Gottlieb Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4 Btm 4
Dominic Sandoval Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
Sara Von Gillern Btm 3
Kameron Bink Elim
Jaimie Goodwin Btm 3 Btm 3
Hok Konishi Btm 3 Elim
Anya Garnis Btm 3 Btm 3
Cedric Gardner Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Shauna Noland Btm 3
Jesús Solorio Elim
Jessi Peralta Btm 3 Elim


Jimmy Arguello Elim
Faina Savich Btm 3
Ricky Palomino Elim
Ashlee Langas

^1Because Fox aired NFL coverage during the regular Thursday time slot, the results broadcast was pre-recorded and moved to the following Monday. In order to keep the results from leaking before the airing, the audience and nonessential crew were asked to leave the studio, which was locked down, before eliminations were announced.
^2 Jessi Peralta was unable to participate in the performance show so she had to perform a solo despite not technically being in the bottom three couples.

Performance Shows[]

Main article: Season 3/Performances