Series 1

Cat Deeley presents the search for Britain's Favourite Dancer. Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips are on the judging panel as contestants are challenged to different styles of dance.

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Round 6 - The Final

12/12 The remaining three must perform new couple routines and their solos in the final show.

Sat 13 Feb 2010 19:45 BBC One

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  • Series 1 Contestants

    Check out the dancers from the first series - watch dances, read bios and find out how they got on.

    Series 1 Contestants
  • So You Think You Can Dance - Series 1 Rules

    The BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance is the search to find the UK’s favourite dancer.

    Over the last few months, the BBC has travelled the country in search of dancing talent.

    Seven girls and seven boys made it through the auditions to be selected for the live shows. One of these 14 will be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance and win the prize of £100,000 and the opportunity to dance in Hollywood in the US version of So You Think You Can Dance.

    HOW SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE WILL WORK

    The live shows for So You Think You Can Dance will begin on 9th January 2010 and run on BBC One each Saturday for a total of 6 weeks.

    There will be a live main show followed by a live results show.

    For the first two shows the dancers will be paired up by the Production Team, at their discretion, based on height and dancing ability.

    From show three onwards, each week the dancers will swap dancing partners amongst them. Partners will be selected via a random draw. The draw will be independently verified.

    For the Final only, competitors will be partnered with dancers from previous shows in the series.
    After each couple have performed, they will receive comments from our judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Arlene Phillips, Louise Redknapp and Sisco Gomez. The BBC may invite a fifth judge at its discretion for any of the shows. The dancers will not receive scores from the judges.
    Each week, the couples will perform a different style of dance, for example Broadway, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pop, Ballroom. Each style will be selected via a random draw.

    Throughout the competition, as well as performing in couples, our contestants will also perform solos and in group numbers.

    After all couples have performed, telephone lines will be announced open and viewers will have the opportunity to vote as follows:

    WEEKS 1 & 2

    Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite COUPLE.

    WEEKS 3,4,5 and 6

    Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite individual dancer.

    During these shows, as well as dancing in couples, all the dancers will perform a solo, enabling viewers to see them perform as individuals before they vote.

    ELIMINATION PROCESS

    One girl and one boy will be eliminated in every results show.
    Every week up until show 5, the two boy and the two girls with the least viewer votes will be asked to perform a solo routine.

    WEEKS 1 to 2

    The two couples with the lowest public votes will then be separated into individuals so that each dancer will perform a 30-second solo routine that they will have choreographed themselves (ie four dancers will perform solos). After all the dancers have performed their solo piece, the judges will eliminate one boy and one girl based on their solo routine and performance throughout the competition. In the event that the judges reach a deadlock situation in their decisions, head judge, Nigel Lythgoe will have the casting vote.

    WEEK 3 to 5

    The two boys and the two girls with the lowest public votes will then perform a 30-second solo routine that they will have choreographed themselves (ie four dancers will perform solos). After all the dancers have performed their solo piece, the judges will eliminate one boy and one girl based on their solo routine and performance throughout the competition. In the event that the judges reach a deadlock situation in their decisions, head judge, Nigel Lythgoe will have the casting vote. Please note that, for logistical purposes, group performances in week 3 have been pre-recorded in front of the same studio audience as the live show, just before the live show begins. They are carried out under exactly the same conditions as live performances, and are transmitted "as live", unedited during the main programme.

    IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A TIE (from week 3, but not Final):

    If there is a tie between three boys or three girls with the lowest public votes, then all three boys or girls in the tie will perform their solo piece. If there is a tie between more than three boys or more than three girls with the lowest public votes, so that it cannot be determined from the public vote which three boys or three girls should perform their solo routine, then head judge, Nigel Lythgoe will decide which boy/s or girl/s (from those in the tie) will be saved from performing a solo. If there is a tie between two boys or two girls with the second lowest public votes, then those two boys or girls, along with the boy or girl with the lowest public vote, will perform their solo routines (ie three boys or three girls perform solos). If there is a tie between more than two boys or more than two girls with the second lowest public votes, so that it cannot be determined from the public vote which three boys or three girls should perform their solo routines, then head judge, Nigel Lythgoe will decide which boy/s or girl/s (from those in the tie) will be saved from performing their solo routine. The remaining two boys or two girls in the tie will join the boy or girl with the lowest public vote and perform their solo.

    FINAL Sat 13th Feb 2010

    The three remaining finalists, one boy and two girls, will perform as part of a group number, in couples (with each other and with dancers from previous shows in the series) and a 30-second solo routine. Viewers will vote for their favourite before a winner is announced at the end of the show.

    IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A TIE

    If two or more of the three finalists tie with the highest public vote, the prize will be shared equally.

    HOW YOU CAN VOTE ON 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE'

    Voting is by telephone only. The numbers to vote for each couple will be given out during the live show. Please note that these numbers will change from week to week. So please do not store numbers in your telephone.
    Vote lines are opened and closed at the times specified on the programme. Please do not call before the lines open or after the lines have closed as your vote will not be counted, but you may still be charged. Please be aware voting times may change.

    If you are watching So You Think You Can Dance on iPlayer, following through a website or any other time shift or catch up service you should not vote since the lines may have closed.

    Each phone vote costs 15p from a BT landline. Other networks may vary. Calls from mobiles will be considerably higher:
    BT Landline - 15 pence per call
    02 - 50 pence per call
    Orange - 50 pence per call
    T-Mobile - 75 pence per call
    Vodaphone - 65 pence per call
    3 - 70 pence per call
    Virgin - 50 pence per call
    The above information is provided for indicative purpose only. Information provided by mobile network operators on 19/11/2009.

    For up to date information it is always advisable to check direct with your network operator.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Voters must obtain permission from the bill payer before voting and phone voters under the age of 12 should obtain parent/guardian consent before voting. Make sure you carefully dial only the number of the couple or dancer you wish to vote for.

    Votes are only open to individuals as consumers calling from the UK, and not to any agencies, businesses and/or companies.

    The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any deliberate attempt to manipulate the result. The BBC can only guarantee that votes individually entered directly through the telephone numbers promoted on the show will count.

    There are a number of contingencies which could occur during or before each show, as with any other live television programme. Contingencies cover withdrawal of any dancer or judge for health reasons or other unforeseen circumstances or outside the control of the BBC. The remedial actions may include, but not be limited to changing the format of the show, including, removing, substituting or adding dancers and or judges; and cancelling, suspending or altering voting at any time. In the event of any contestant leaving the competition, the BBC will decide on contingency plans as it deems necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.

    For purpose of verifying any claim for refunds (where offered) or investigating possible voting irregularities, the BBC may need to request the network operator to disclose the telephone number that you are voting from. Please note that this will still be required where you have originally opted not to disclose your telephone number (caller’s line identification barring). If you do not agree to this, you should not vote.

    Where such investigations are required, the BBC will only ever use your telephone number for the purposes of processing refunds or investigating possible voting irregularities and will not publish or provide it to anyone without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. You can read more about the BBC Privacy Policy at www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.
    The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for: (i) any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded; and (ii) any dancers and judges leaving the show for any reason.

    Please note that you cannot vote by email, red button, text or via this website.

    The voting for each show is verified by an independent verification service.

    The voting in this programme accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found on the BBC's Standards and Guidelines website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/editorialguidelines/advice/interactivity/code/

    Please note that if you are directly connected in any way with the production of the programme or the provision of telephony services to the programme you are not eligible to vote.

    So You Think You Can Dance is a co-production between the BBC and 19 Entertainment Ltd, based on a pre-existing format of the show.

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