SYTYCD Elimination Tables

Unlike Wikipedia or other sites that may have various elimination tables of all the dancers what the below tables are broken down to are via couples. We were curious as to which couples can be considered as a true “Power Couple” or those that did well when they were together but faltered when the couples were changed up in the Top 10. There are also those couples that lasted to the end but were not completely “bullet proof” so to speak.

The most common format for the majority of the seasons is as follows:
- Weeks 1 thru 5: Dancers are broken down to couples and they stay with in these pairings for the first five weeks of competition.
- Weeks 6 thru 9: Dancers are now split up and given a random partner with each week.

There are also other changes to note:
- Season 8 on Week 6 all dancers are only paired with a dancer from a previous season
- Season 1 all dancers were given a random partner from Week 1 thru Week 7
- Season 7 all dancers were given a random partner from a previous season from Weeks 1 thru 7 and there was only a Top 11

The following tables only depict the couples from Seasons 2 thru 6, 8 and 9. After each table depiction I’ll will provide observations and thoughts including:
- The “Power Couple”: These are couples that not only managed to avoid being in danger of elimination during their time together, but they were also able to avoid being in danger of elimination during the time they were paired with other dancers.
- The “Comfortable Couple”: These are couples that have managed to avoid being in danger of elimination during their time together but when they were given random partners they started faltering in some capacity.
- “Ying and Yang”: These couples had one dancer that made it to at least the Top 10 while the other was eliminated significantly earlier in the competition.
- The “Bulletproof Couple”: These are couples where the voting public has repeatedly voted them to be eliminated but were subsequently saved by the judges.
Other observations will also be noted as appropriate.

SEASON 9

Season 9 WEEK: W0 W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Eliana Girard
Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer
Btm 6
.
Winner
Top 4
Witney Carson
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
Btm 6 Btm 4 Btm 4
.
Elim
.
Top 6
Winner
Lindsay Arnold
Cole Horibe
Btm 6
.
Btm 6
.
Elim
Btm 4
.
Elim
Top 8
Top 6
Tiffany Maher
George Lawrence Jr
.
Btm 6
.
Btm 6
.
Elim
Top 4
Top 10
Amelia Lowe
Will Thomas
Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 14
Top 8
Audrey Case
Matthew Kazmierczak
.
Elim
Elim
.
Top 10
Top 14
Janelle Issis
Dareian Kujawa
.
Btm 6
Elim Top 14
Janaya French
Brandon Mitchell
Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 20
Top 16
Amber Jackson
Nick Bloxsom-Carter
.
Elim
Elim
.
Top 16
Top 20
Alexa Anderson
Daniel Baker
Elim Top 20

SEASON 8

Season 8 WEEK: W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Winner
3rd Place
Jordan Casanova
Tadd Gadduang
Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4
.
Elim
Btm 4
Top 8
4th Place
Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
.
Injury
Btm 3 Btm 3 .
Elim
Btm 4
.
.
Elim
Top 10
Top 6
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
Btm 3 Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 10
Top 8
Sasha Mallory
Alexander Fost
Btm 3
Elim
2nd Place
Top 12
Ryan Ramirez
Ricky Jaime
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
.
Btm 4
.
Elim
Top 12
Top 6
Ashley Rich
Chris Koehl
Btm 3 Elim Top 14
Miranda Maleski
Robert Taylor Jr
Btm 3 Elim Top 16
Iveta Lukosiute
Nick Young
Elim Top 20
Missy Morelli
Wadi Jones
Elim Top 20

SEASON 8 OBSERVATIONS
The “Power Couple”: Melanie Moore & Marko Germar
The “Bulletproof Couple”: Jordan Casanova & Tadd Gadduang, Caitlynn Lawson & Mitchell Kelly

SEASON 6

Season 6 WEEK: W0 W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Ashleigh DiLello
Jakob Karr
Injury
.
5th Place
2nd Place
Ellenore Scott
Ryan DiLello
Btm 3 Btm 3 .
Btm 4
Btm 4 4th Place
6th Place
Kathryn McCormick
Jonathan “Legacy” Perez
Btm 4
.
.
Elim
3rd Place
Top 8
Noelle Marsh
Russell Ferguson
Injury
Btm 4
Btm 4
.
Elim
.
Top 10
Winner
Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Btm 3 Btm 3 .
Elim
Elim
.
Top 8
Top 10
Karen Hauer
Kevin Hunte
Btm 3 Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 12
Top 14
Bianca Revels
Victor Smalley
Elim
Btm 4
.
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 18
Top 12
Channing Cooke
Phillip Attmore
.
Elim
Elim
.
Top 14
Top 18
Ariana DeBose
Peter Sabasino
Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 20
Top 16
Pauline Mata
Brandon Dumlao
Btm 4
Elim
Elim
.
Top 16
Top 20

SEASON 6 OBSERVATIONS
The “Power Couple”: Ashleigh DiLello & Jakob Karr
The “Comfortable Couple”:
“Ying and Yang”:
The “Bulletproof Couple”: Ellenore Scott & Ryan DiLello
Kathryn McCormick & Jonathan “Legacy” Perez can be considered as a kind of Power Couple since Legacy was in the Bottom Four once before being eliminated in the Top 8.

SEASON 5

Season 5 WEEK: W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Melissa Sandvig
Ade Obayomi
Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim Top 6
Janette Manrara
Brandon Bryant
Elim
.
Top 8
2nd Place
Randi Evans
Evan Kasprzak
Elim
.
Top 10
3rd Place
Jeanine Mason
Philip Chbeeb
Btm 3 Btm 3
Elim
Winner
Top 12
Caitlin Kinney
Jason Glover
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 12
Top 8
Asuka Kondoh
Vitolio Jeune
Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 16
Top 14
Karla Garcia
Jonathan Platero
Btm 3 Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 14
Top 16
Kayla Radomski
Maksim “Max” Kapitannikov
Btm 3
Elim
Btm 3
.
Btm 4
.
4th Place
Top 18
Ashley Valerio
Kupono Aweau
Elim
Btm 3
.
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 18
Top 10
Paris Torres
Tony Bellissimo
Elim Top 20

SEASON 5 OBSERVATIONS:
The “Comfortable Couple”: Janette Manrara & Brandon Bryant, Randi Evans & Evan Kasprzak
“Ying and Yang”: Jeanine Mason & Philip Chbeeb, Kayla Radomsky & Maksim Kapitannikov and Ashley Valerio & Kupono Aweau
Technically Melissa Sandvig & Ade Obayomi were also a strong couple, however since they were also in danger of elimination a couple of times they didn’t fit any of the aforementioned groups…

SEASON 4

Season 4 WEEK: W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen
3rd Place
Winner
Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura
.
Btm 4
Elim Top 6
Kherington Payne
Stephen “Twitch” Boss
Btm 3 Elim
.
.
Btm 4
Top 10
2nd Place
Courtney Galiano
Gev Manoukian
Btm 3 .
Elim
Btm 4
.
4th Place
Top 10
Jessica King
William Wingfield
Btm 3 Btm 3 W/D
.
.
Elim
Top 10
Top 8
Comfort Fedoke
Chris Jarosz
Btm 3 Btm 3
Elim
Btm 3
.
*Elim
.
Btm 4
.
Elim
.
Top 8/12
Top 16
Chelsea Traille
Thayne Jasperson
Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
.
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 16
Top 12
Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim Top 14
Susie Garcia
Marquis Cunningham
Elim Top 18
Rayven Armijo
Jamie Bayard
Elim Top 20

SEASON 4 OBSERVATIONS:
The “Power Couple”: Katee Shean & Joshua Allen
The “Comfortable Couple”: Chelsie Hightower & Mark Kanemura
“Ying and Yang”: Comfort Fedoke & Chris Jarosz
Comfort was originally eliminated in the Top 12, but when Jessica King had her ribs checked out and was forced to be eliminated Comfort was brought back in to the Top 10. As it would turn out, Comfort had a routine with Twitch that gave her the staying power to move on to the Top 8.

SEASON 3

Season 3 WEEK: W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell
Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4
.
Btm 4 Elim
.
Top 6
3rd Place
Sabra Johnson
Dominic Sandoval
Btm 3 .
Btm 4
.
Elim
Winner
Top 8
Lacey Schwimmer
Kameron Bink
.
Elim
4th Place
Top 10
Anya Garnis
Danny Tidwell
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
Top 12
2nd Place
Jaimie Goodwin
Hokuto “Hok” Konishi
Btm 3 Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 10
Top 12
Jessi Peralta
Pasha Kovalev
Btm 3 Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 16
Top 6
Sara Von Gillern
Jesus Solorio
Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 8
Top 16
Faina Savich
Cedric Gardner
Btm 3 Elim
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 18
Top 14
Shauna Noland
Jimmy Arguello
Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 14
Top 18
Ashlee Langas
Ricky Palomino
Elim Top 20

SEASON 3 OBSERVATIONS
The Comfortable Couple: Lacey Schwimmer & Kameron Bink
Ying and Yang: Jessi Peralta & Pasha Kovalev and Sara von Gillern & Jesus Solorio
The Bulletproof Couple: Lauren Gottlieb & Neil Haskell
Lacey was never voted to the Bottom Three couples / Bottom Four dancers, while Kameron was eliminated as soon as the dancers started swapping partners. Sabra only hit the bottom in the first week whileas she has been saved from being in danger of elimination for the remainder of the season..

SEASON 2

Season 2 WEEK: W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 FINAL
CONTESTANTS RESULTS
Donyelle Jones
Benji Schwimmer
3rd Place
Winner
Heidi Groskreutz
Ryan Rankine
Btm 3 Btm 3 .
Btm 4
.
Elim
4th Place
Top 8
Allison Holker
Ivan Koumaev
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
.
.
Elim
Top 8
Top 6
Martha Nichols
Travis Wall
Btm 3 Elim
.
.
Btm 4
Top 10
2nd Place
Natalie Fotopoulos
Musa Cooper
Btm 3
Elim
Btm 4
.
Btm 4
.
Elim
.
Top 6
Top 12
Joy Spears
Dmitry Chaplin
Elim
Btm 3
.
Btm 3
.
Btm 3
.
Elim
Top 18
Top 10
Ashlee Nino
Ben Susak
Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 12
Top 16
Jessica Fernandez
Jaymz Tuaileva
Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim Top 14
Aleksandra Wojda
Jason Williams
Btm 3
Elim
Elim
.
Top 16
Top 18
Erin Ellis
Stanislav Savich
Elim Top 20

SEASON 2 OBSERVATIONS
The Power Couple: Donyelle Jones & Benji Schwimmer
Ying and Yang: Joy Spears & Dmitry Chaplin
The Bulletproof Couple: Heidi Groskreutz & Ryan Rankine and Allison Holker & Ivan Koumaev
This season was probably one of the least manipulated seasons (that we know of) the only major manipulation that TPTB attempted was by pairing Benji Schwimmer with Donyelle Jones and giving them hip-hop as their first routine. Since Benji was in TPTB’s eyes the contestant that wasn’t considered to be part of the Original Top 20 they wanted him eliminated ASAP… except he not only shoned on his own, but he and his partner had amazing chemistry together. In fact it was probably one of the major manipulations by TPTB that didn’t exactly go as planned.