October 25, 2010-Winnipeg, Manitoba-After more than one and a half million votes, 25-year-old Ukrainian Canadian Denys Drozdyuk, a ballroom dancer from Toronto, was named Canada’s Favourite Dancer.
He was rendered speechless, doubling over in shock as host Leah Miller revealed his win on the So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 3 finale on Sunday night.
“Thank you very much,” he said, bowing in front of an ecstatic audience.
Confetti cannons burst gold and silver flakes on the stage as the dancers lifted Denys high above their arms as Denys’ mom wept in the audience.
From his audition in Montreal, Denys brought his versatility and strong work ethic to the competition, making him a contender from the very first show. “You are a great example, an inspiration for a generation of dancers to come,” Jean Marc said before the verdict was revealed.
Luther noted his incredible passion. “It comes through the cameras every time you get on that stage,” he said.
Denys now carries the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer and has received the prize of $100,000 and a 2010 Mazda2.
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