Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun win season 10 finale
Series picked up for an 11th season
"So You Think You Can Dance" tour kicks off in East Lansing on Oct. 1
The 10th season of "So You Think You Can Dance" concluded tonight when Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun were crowned the winners during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Yakima, 19, from Northville, Mich., and Fik-Shun, 19, from Las Vegas, received the most votes and danced off with the cash prize of $125,000 each. As part of the prize, both winners also will be featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine.
Fellow finalists Jasmine Harper and Aaron Turner were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results. Joining judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on tonight's show were guest judges Paula Abdul, Adam Shankman and tWitch. Additionally, fans chose "Wicked Game" (#sytycdContemporary) as their favorite Travis Wall routine, and it was then performed on the program.
To cap off tonight's finale, it was announced that FOX has picked up "So You Think You Can Dance" for an 11th season. Later this year, auditions will kick off for next season's competition, with producers traveling across the country in search of the best dancers in America. Details will be available on www.fox.com/dance.
"Winning the show is a dream come true," Yakima said. "I never thought I would even make it to Vegas, and I had no idea what a crazy journey this show would take me on!"
"Winning the show is awesome and one of the best things that has ever happened to me," Fik-Shun added.
In addition to naming America's favorite dancers, the season 10 finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" featured performances by this season's Top 20 dancers - including a special performance by the Top 20 that was choreographed by former "So You Think You Can Dance" finalist and Justin Timberlake choreographer Ivan Koumaev. The celebration also showcased the judges' favorite routines from the season.
An encore of the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" will air Friday, Sept. 13 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Also, this season's Top 10 dancers will participate in the 42-city "So You Think You Can Dance" 2013 Tour. The tour kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Wharton Center in East Lansing, Mich., and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 27, when it makes its final stop at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Tickets and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.
Fans can visit the official "So You Think You Can Dance" site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles, "like" "So You Think You Can Dance" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance, and follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion at #sytycd. Also, follow Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow judges Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Murphy @hottamaletrain.