Toronto, ON (July 11, 2011) – During tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADATop 22 Performance show, it was revealed that MOSES Layco, a 26-year-old contemporary dancer suffered a shoulder ligament injury during rehearsals and therefore had to withdraw from the competition. MOSES, the first competitor from Manitoba in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, sustained the injury just days before his first scheduled performance on the show. Replacing Moses in the Season 4 Top 22 is ADAM Asselin-Rioux, a 21-year-old contemporary dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, who performed a New Disco routine with partner GEISHA Chin tonight.
"I come out of this situation stronger than ever, and if the opportunity presents itself, you will see my face in the Top 20 again," said MOSES Layco, former Top 22 competitor. "I leave the competition with a huge drive to continue to live out my dream."
“When I got the call I screamed so loudly my Father came to check on me,” said new Top 22 competitor ADAM Asselin-Rioux. “The news was bittersweet because of MOSES’ unfortunate injury, but I feel honoured to have the chance to prove myself and it feels so amazing to dance on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage.”
“Moses was a big loss, but sadly injuries are a normal part of a dancer’s life,” said Sandra Faire, Executive Producer SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. “Adam came very close to making the Top 22 and is an amazing dancer. The show will go on!”
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s new Top 22 competitor is:
• ADAM Asselin-Rioux (21), a Contemporary dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. Adam’s love for dance was discovered at the age of 10, and has taken him to countries such as Spain, Mexico and France. With formal training at L'École de danse de Québec in Quebec City, Adam is also trained in contemporary ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap and modern.
To read more about ADAM and the Season 4 Top 22, click here.
Following this evening’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADAPerformance show, viewers are able to vote for their favourite couples, with one girl and one guy going home during the first Results show of the season tomorrow,Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADATop 22 performance episode, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows air back-to-backFridays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).
Learn more about the Top 22 at dance.CTV.ca, the official online portal for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The website gets fans up close and personal with their favourite dancers, judges and choreographers through exclusive photo galleries and blogs, while also providing news, episode recaps, a music guide, quizzes, forums and more. New this season, the website gives viewers even more exclusive backstage access with behind-the-scenes hosted videos including interviews with the judges, choreographers and more. The site will also feature various contests throughout the season, and fans can find weekly episode highlights on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
For the first time ever in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, the Top 22 have their own official Twitter accounts. Fans can get Twitter-happy and follow Season 4’s dancers, and see what they are up to and what they have to say about the competition.