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Season 4
Season Run May 22, 2008 – August 7, 2008
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Joshua Allen
Origin Forth Worth, Texas
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Previous Season Season 3
Next Season Season 5

Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 22, 2008. Joshua Allen was crowned America's Favorite Dancer, with Stephen "tWitch" Boss as runner-up.


For the first time, New York City was not a stop on the audition tour. This was the first season to have Salt Lake City, Utah as one of the audition stops. One of the Top 20 finalists, William Wingfield, was trained under Debbie Allen at her dance academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Due to this, Allen was ineligible to be a guest judge until Wingfield was eliminated.


Venue City Audition Date Guest Judge
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, Texas January 17-19, 2008 Adam Shankman
Charleston Music Hall Charleston, South Carolina January 31-February 2, 2008 Tyce Diorio
Capitol Theatre Salt Lake City, Utah February 4–7, 2008 Mandy Moore
Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington, D.C. February 21–23, 2008 Dan Karaty
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 6–8, 2008 Mia Michaels
The Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 20–22, 2008 Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo

Vegas Week[]

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The judges were Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Debbie Allen, Mia Michaels, and Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-Hop "Shawty Get Loose"
Lil Mama ft. T-Pain and Chris Brown
Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo
Broadway "This Joint is Jumping"
from Ain't Misbehavin'
Tyce Diorio
Foxtrot "Call Me Irresponsible"
Michael Bublé
Jean-Marc Généreux
and France Mousseau
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Contemporary "Mic Check"
Imogen Heap
Mia Michaels
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 20[]

Female Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Katee Shean 19 San Jose, California Contemporary 3rd
Courtney Galiano 19 Commack, New York Contemporary/Hip-hop/Jazz 4th
Chelsie Hightower 18 Orem, Utah Latin Ballroom Top 6
Comfort Fedoke 18 Fort Worth, Texas Hip-hop Top 8
Kherington Payne 18 Placentia, California Contemporary Jazz Top 10
Jessica King 24 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Contemporary N/A (left due to injury)
Kourtni Lind 18 Forest Lake, Minnesota Contemporary Top 14
Chelsea Traille 23 Flower Mound, Texas Contemporary Jazz Top 16
Susie Garcia 24 Miami, Florida Salsa Top 18
Rayven Armijo 28 La Puente, California Ballet Top 20

Male Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Joshua Allen 18 Fort Worth, Texas Hip-hop Winner
Stephen "tWitch" Boss 25 Montgomery, Alabama Hip-hop Runner-up
Mark Kanemura 24 Honolulu, Hawaii Jazz Top 6
William Wingfield 21 Nashville, Tennessee Contemporary/African Jazz Top 8
Gev Manoukian 22 Salt Lake City, Utah Breakdance Top 10
Thayne Jasperson 27 Provo, Utah Contemporary Top 12
Matt Dorame 24 Glendale, California Contemporary Top 14
Chris Jarosz 22 Gaithersburg, Maryland Contemporary Top 16
Marquis Cunningham 18 Cape Coral, Florida Contemporary Top 18
Jamie Bayard 22 Palm Springs, California Latin Ballroom/Swing Top 20
Season 4 Top 20

Elimination Chart[]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

  • The songs used for eliminated contestants varied throughout the competition.
Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants Injury
Week: 6/12 6/19 6/26 7/03 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/07
Contestant Result
Joshua Allen WINNER
Stephen "Twitch" Boss Btm 3 Btm 4 Runner-Up
Katee Shean Third[1]
Courtney Galiano Btm 3 Btm 4 Fourth
Mark Kanemura Btm 4 Elim
Chelsie Hightower
William Wingfield Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Comfort Fedoke Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim


Btm 4
Gev Manoukian Btm 3 Elim
Kherington Payne Btm 3
Jessica King Btm 3 Btm 3 WD[3]
Thayne Jasperson Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Matt Dorame Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Kourtni Lind Btm 3 Btm 3
Chris Jarosz Btm 3 Elim
Chelsea Traille Btm 3
Marquis Cunningham Elim
Susie Garcia
Jamie Bayard Elim
Rayven Armijo

^1Katee Shean was awarded $50,000 for being America's favorite female dancer.
^3 Jessica King suffered an injury that resulted in her being unable to continue in the competition. She was medically withdrawn.
^2 Due to Jessica King being withdrawn, Comfort Fedoke replaced her as she was the most recent female competitor eliminated.

Performance Shows[]

Main article: Season 4/Performances