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Season 7
Season Run May 27, 2010 – August 12, 2010
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Adam Shankman
Mia Michaels
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Lauren Froderman
Origin Phoenix, Arizona
Genre(s) Contemporary
Kent Boyd
Previous Season Season 6
Next Season Season 8

Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 27, 2010. Lauren Froderman was crowned America's Favorite Dancer, with Kent Boyd as runner-up.


Nigel Lythgoe had announced that Season 7 would instead have a Top 10 rather than a Top 20, but this later changed to a Top 11. Another change was that the Top 11 were paired up with past So You Think You Can Dance all stars instead of being paired up with fellow contestants. A single dancer was eliminated every week and the all stars rotated and danced with a different contestant each week. The number which viewers call to vote for their favourite dancer(s) also changed from 1-866-TEMPO## to 1-888-6BEST##.

Mary Murphy stepped down from her main judging position, although she came back and guest judges for Vegas Week and made an appearance during the finale. Adam Shankman returned as a main judge with Lygthgoe while Mia Michaels came to replace Murphy.


Venue City Audition Date Guest judge
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami, Florida January 18, 2010 Sonya Tayeh, Jason Gilkison
Paradise Theater New York City January 25, 2010 Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, Texas March 10, 2010 Tyce Diorio, Toni Redpath
Acuff Theatre Nashville, Tennessee March 14, 2010 Adam Shankman, Joey Dowling
Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago, Illinois March 18, 2010 Adam Shankman, Stacey Tookey
Capitol Theater Salt Lake City, Utah March 24, 2010 N/A
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California March 30, 2010 Adam Shankman, Hi-Hat

Vegas Week[]

The Vegas callbacks were held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The judges were Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, and Tyce Diorio.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual solo Dancer's choice Dancer
Hip-hop "OMG" - Usher ft. Tabitha D'umo
Cha-cha-cha "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga Toni Redpath
Broadway "Charleston" from Billion Dollar Baby Tyce Diorio
Group routines Chosen at random by the dancers from a selection on songs Dancers
Contemporary "A Beautiful Mess" - Jason Mraz Travis Wall
Individual solo (last chance) Dancer's choice Dancer


Top 11[]

Female Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance style Placement
Lauren Froderman 19 Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Jazz Winner
Ashley Galvan 20 Visalia, California Jazz/Lyrical Seventh (injured)
Melinda Sullivan 22 Thousand Oaks, California Tap Ninth
Cristina Santana 24 San Diego, California Salsa Tenth
Alexie Agdeppa 26 Los Angeles, California Contemporary Jazz Eleventh

Male Contestants[]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Placement
Kent Boyd 19 Botkins, Ohio Contemporary Jazz Runner-Up
Robert Roldan 20 Thousand Oaks, California Contemporary 2nd Runner-Up
AdéChiké Torbert 23 Brooklyn, New York Contemporary Fourth
Jose Ruiz 21 Pembroke Pines, Florida Breakdance Fifth
Billy Bell 20 West Palm Beach, Florida Contemporary Ballet Sixth
Alex Wong 23 Vancouver, British Columbia Ballet Eighth (injured)
Season 7 Top 11


Season 7 featured some of the most popular contestants of So You Think You Can Dance. Each All-Star was paired up with a different contestant every week and they only danced in their own genre.

Season 7 All-Stars

All-Stars Dance Pool[]

The All-Stars Dance Pool features some of the best and most popular dancers that have been featured on previous seasons. They acted as partners for the top eleven contestants this season, and rotated every week. Each of the dancers represents one specific style of dance and only danced in that genre with a partner. They did not choreograph any routines but learned them just as the contestants did.

All-Stars, Contestant Partners, and Results
Dance Styles
Allison Holker (2)
Alex AdéChiké Kent Billy7 Robert Jose Lauren Kent
Anya Garnis (3)
Kent Robert Jose Alex AdéChiké Billy Kent Robert
Dominic Sandoval (3)
Lauren Ashley Jose Robert
Lauren Gottlieb (3)
Billy Alex AdéChiké Jose Robert AdéChiké Kent
Neil Haskell (3)
Ashley Lauren Kent Kent
Pasha Kovalev (3)
Melinda Cristina Melinda Lauren Ashley Lauren Lauren
Comfort Fedoke (4)
Jose Billy Kent AdéChiké Jose
Mark Kanemura (4)
Cristina Ashley Lauren Robert
tWitch (4)
Alexie Alex Lauren Kent9 Lauren
Courtney Galiano (4)
Robert Kent Robert AdéChiké Jose Billy AdéChiké Kent
Ade Obayomi (5)
Lauren Melinda Ashley Billy Lauren
Kathryn McCormick (6)
AdéChiké Jose Billy Robert Robert8 Kent Robert AdéChiké Robert
  • ^7 Holker had an old back injury flare up so for this dance she was replaced by Katee Shean
  • ^8 McCormick was asked to step in for competing contestant Ashley Galvan, who suffered a rib injury and was unable to compete.
  • ^9 Boss was asked to step in for competing contestant Billy Bell, who suffered a knee injury and did not compete.
Color Code
This dancer was eliminated this week.
This dancer was in the Bottom 2 this week.
This dancer was in the Bottom 3 this week.
This dancer did not perform this week due to injury and the routine with the All-Star cancelled.
Due to a dancer injury, this All-star stepped in to perform with the injured dancer's contestant partner.
All-Star did not perform this week and had someone else step in for them.
This dancer was Safe.
All-Star did not perform this week.
3rd Place

Elimination chart[]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

  • The song for the eliminated contestant was "Shine" by Black Gold.
Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Bottom 2 contestants Injury
Result show date: 6/17 6/24 7/1 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12
Contestant Result
Lauren Froderman Btm 3 1st Place
Kent Boyd 2nd Place
Robert Roldan Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 3rd Place
AdéChiké Torbert Elim
Jose Ruiz Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
Billy Bell Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 2 Injury
Ashley Galvan Btm 3 Injury
Alex Wong Injury
Melinda Sullivan Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Cristina Santana Btm 3 Elim
Alexie Agdeppa Elim

Performance Shows[]

Main article: Season 7/Performances