‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Episode Guide (Aug. 13): Michael Jackson Night

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Episode Guide (Aug. 13): Michael Jackson Night

“Top 8 Perform + Elimination” (08/13/14) – This season’s Top Eight finalists perform with new “So You Think You Can Dance” all-star partners — Stephen “tWitch” Boss; Ryan Di Lello; Makenzie Dustman; Comfort Fedoke; Jaimie Goodwin; Allison Holker; Nick Lazzarini; and Will Wingfield — before learning which dancers will be ending their journeys.

Each performance will be choreographed to a Michael Jackson song. Dance crew Control Freakz also performs. Jenna Dewan Tatum serves as a guest judge.

This season of “So You Think You Can Dance” is hosted by Cat Deeley and features resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). The new season of the Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series once again will include awe-inspiring performances, as well as nail-biting eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.

Throughout its 10 seasons, “So You Think You Can Dance” has received 37 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 11 Emmy wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson in 2008 and 2007.

The series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2010 and in 2009, as well as Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. “So You Think You Can Dance” celebrated six Emmy Award nominations, including consecutive nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Series for Cat Deeley. The series won a 2012 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming and a 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award in the category of Best Reality Series – Competition, and Deeley won the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host.

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