Meet So You Think You Can Dance's Top 20!

Entertainment Oct. 22, 2009 AT 9:41AM
Meet So You Think You Can Dance's Top 20! Credit: Joe Viles/FOX

So You Think You Can Dance selected its season 6 top 20 contestants Wednesday and after years of contemporary and jazz dancers taking the stage, the FOX show will see its first married couple -- and first hip-hop/krump dancer perform!

In a shocking twist, Ashleigh Di Lello ended up joining her husband, Ryan, in the top 20 after fan favorite contestant Paula van Oppen declined her spot so she could accept a movie contract. Russell Ferguson, the show's first krumper (improvisational street hip-hop) will take the stage next week, along with tap dancers Bianca Revels, Phillip Attmore and Peter Sabasino.

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For the first time ever, this year's top 20 contestants will get the chance to perform in their specialty without fear of elimination, in a special "Meet the Top 20" show next Monday. Also on Monday, the show's judges -- Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and new permanent judge Adam Shankman -- will announce the couples who will compete together on the following night's performance round.

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TOP 10 GIRLS

Channing Cooke, 18, from Haverhill, Mass., specializes in comtemporary

Ariana Debose, 18, from New Bern, N.C., specializes in contemporary

Ashleigh Di Lello, 26, from Orem, UT, specializes in Latin ballroom

Mollee Gray, 18, from Orem, UT, specializes in jazz

Karen Hauer, 27, from Valencia, Venezuela, specializes in Latin ballroom

Noelle Marsh, 18, from Sanford, NC, specializes in comtemporary

Pauline Mata, 19, from West Covina, Calif., specializes in jazz

Kathryn McCormick, 19, from Augusta, Ga., specializes in contemporary

Bianca Revels, 20, from Detroit, Mich., specializes in tap

Ellenore Scott, 19, from Santa Cruz, Calif., specializes in contemporary/jazz

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TOP 10 GUYS

Phillip Attmore, 25, from Pasadena, Calif., specializes in tap

Billy Bell, 19, from West Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in contemporary

Ryan Di Lello, 28, from Springville, UT, specializes in ballroom

Russell Ferguson, 20, from Boston, Mass., specializes in Hip-hop/krump

Kevin Hunte, 23, from Brooklyn, N.Y., specializes in hop-hop

Jakob Karr, 19, from Windermere, Fla., specializes in contemporary

Legacy Perez, 28, from Miami, Fla., specializes in hip-hop/B-boy

Peter Sabasino, 22, from Philadelphia, Penn., specializes in tap

Victor Smalley, 21, from Miami, Fla., specializes in contemporary

Nathan Trasoras, 18, from Downey, Calif., specializes in contemporary

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