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'So You Think You Can Dance 2013' Top 20 Contestants Revealed



Next week, the real competition begins Tuesday, June 25 when the Top 20 finalists will be paired into 10 couples.



"So You Think You Can Dance 2013" Top 20 contestants for Season 10
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Top 20 contestants for Season 10June 18, 2013

"So You Think You Can Dance 2013" Top 10 girls for Season 10
"So You Think You Can Dance 2013" Top 10 girls for Season 10
"So You Think You Can Dance 2013" Top 10 guys for Season 10
"So You Think You Can Dance 2013" Top 10 guys for Season 10
Tonight, after thousands of auditions by the best dancers around the nation, the Top 20 finalists on Season 10 of "So You Think You Can Dance" were revealed.

This season's Top 20 finalists are: Girls — Brittany Cherry, Makenzie Dustman, Hayley Erbert, Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Alexis Juliano, Jasmine Mason, Malece Miller, Mariah Spears and Amy Yakima; and Boys — Alan Bersten, BluPrint, Fik-Shun, Carlos Garland, Nico Greetham, Curtis Holland, Paul Karmiryan, Tucker Knox, Aaron Turner and Jade Zuberi. The announcement was made tonight by resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and special guest judge, Adam Shankman.



Next week, the real competition begins Tuesday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top 20 finalists will be paired into 10 couples and work with world-renowned choreographers to compose a dance routine representing their assigned genres. After the performances, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancers via online, text messaging and toll-free phone lines.

Below are the "So You Think You Can Dance" Top 10 female finalists:

Brittany Cherry
Age: 19
Hometown: Toluca Lake, Calif.
Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Makenzie Dustman
Age: 18
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Hayley Erbert
Age: 18
Hometown: Topeka, Kan.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Jasmine Harper
Age: 20
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Jenna Johnson
Age: 19
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Alexis Juliano
Age: 18
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Dance Specialty: Tap 

Jasmine Mason
Age: 19
Hometown: Placentia, Calif.
Dance Specialty: Jazz

Malece Miller
Age: 19
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Mariah Spears
Age: 19
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Dance Specialty: Hip-Hop

Amy Yakima
Age: 19
Hometown: Northville, Mich.
Dance Specialty: Jazz

Alan Bersten
Age: 19
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.
Dance Specialty: Ballroom

Dorian "BluPrint" Hector
Age: 20
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Dance Specialty: Animation

Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
Age: 18
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Dance Specialty: Hip-Hop

Carlos Garland
Age: 24
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Nico Greetham
Age: 18
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Curtis Holland
Age: 19
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Dance Specialty: Tap

Paul Karmiryan
Age: 21
Hometown: Glendale, Calif.
Dance Specialty: Latin Ballroom

Tucker Knox
Age: 23
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

Aaron Turner
Age: 25
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Dance Specialty: Tap
Note: Aaron replaced Emilio Dosal after Dosal withdrew from the show.

Jade Zuberi
Age: 21
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Dance Specialty: Animation

"So You Think You Can Dance" was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions, inc.; and Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, inc.
 
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