SYTYCD 12 – Top 8 and All Stars Revealed, Tour & Jlo Prize Announced

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: (L-R Back Row): Top 8 contestants Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge, Derek Piquette, Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Virgil Gadson, Gaby Diaz, (L-R Front Row): Jim Nowakowski, Jana “JaJa” Vankova and Hailee Payne on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, August 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. ©2015 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Rose

So You Think You Can Dance 12 Top 8 and Next Week’s All Stars Revealed, SYTYCD 72 City Top 10 Tour Announced, Winner to perform with Jennifer Lopez at her Las Vegas residency.

Team Stage finalist Edson Juarez and Team Street finalist Jessica “JJ” Rabone were sent home on So You Think You Can Dance. Each of the Top 10 finalists choreographed and prepared a solo piece to a song from the Empire soundtrack.  JJ was injured and unable to perform. The remaining finalists performed their solos and danced with the All Stars. Click for our recap, including VIDEOS of every solo and performance.

Next week, on Monday, Aug. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Eight finalists – (Stage): Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette (Street): Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, and Jana “Jaja” Vankova – will be paired with All-Star partners. Next week’s All-Stars include: Comfort Fedoke (Season Four), Jaimie Goodwin (Season Three), Jasmine Harper (Season 10), Paul Karmiryan (Season 10), Kayla Radomski (Season Five), Robert Roldan (Season Seven), Du-Shaunt “FikShun” Stegall (Season 10) and Ricky Ubeda (Season 11)

Additionally, actress, pop star and American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez announced a new prize for the winning dancer. In addition to receiving $250,000 and the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, this year’s winner will be given the chance to dance with Jlo at her upcoming Las Vegas residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort, following the Season 12 So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour.

Also announced on tonight’s show was the SYTYCD Season 12 Tour, with pre-sale tickets going on sale to American Express® Card Members who can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 AM local time through Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 PM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 28. Visit fox.com/dance for more information.

The 70 city tour kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX, and crosses the United States and Canada. The first leg of the tour will wrap on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID. The dancers will then return for the second leg of the tour in Canada in January 2016.

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