So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe announced last month that 12 former finalists would return for the series' seventh season. The returning dancers will be paired with a different Season 7 finalist each week. Because contestants will be paired with all-stars, this year will see a drastically reduced group of finalists competing for the title.
"I love the changes on So You Think You Can Dance because the audience is going to get to focus on a single major contestant each week and because of the all-stars, they're going to make the kids work much harder," judge Adam Shankman told reporters at the College Emmy Awards earlier this month.
The full cast of returning finalists follows:
Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Season 4
Comfort Fedoke, Season 4
Courtney Galiano, Season 4
Anya Garnis, Season 3
Lauren Gottlieb, Season 3
Neil Haskell, Season 3
Allison Holker, Season 2
Mark Kanemura, Season 4
Pasha Kovalev, Season 3
Kathryn McCormick, Season 6
Ade Obayomi, Season 5
Dominic "D-trix" Sandoval, Season 3
The new season of So You Think You Can Dance premieres on Thursday, May 27 at 8/7c on Fox.
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