This is going to be supper fun!
Disney Channel’s official press release for Shake it up:
JUSTIN BIEBER AND GABBY DOUGLAS APPEAR, DEBBY RYAN AND ROSHON FEGAN HOST, AND CHER LLOYD AND ROSERO McCOY WILL BE ON THE JUDGE’S PANEL IN THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR TALENT COMPETITION FOR KIDS, “MAKE YOUR MARK: SHAKE IT UP DANCE OFF 2012, AIRING IN TWO PARTS, FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
–”Austin & Ally” Star Ross Lynch and “Shake It Up” Stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya Set to Perform–
Justin Bieber and Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas appear, Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) and Roshon Fegan (“Shake It Up,” “Dancing with the Stars”) will once again host and platinum recording artist Cher Lloyd and top choreographer Rosero McCoy are set to judge Disney Channel’s popular talent competition for kids, “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off.” The multi-platform TV, online and radio initiative culminates with two special telecasts, including performances by “Austin & Ally” star/Hollywood Records recording artist Ross Lynch and “Shake It Up” stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya, among others, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
For this year’s competition, more than 90,000 dance videos were submitted and now the field has been narrowed to a group of select finalists vying for viewers’ votes. The winner, revealed during Sunday’s telecast, will go on to dance in an episode of Disney Channel’s hit series “Shake It Up.”
Last year’s “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up” averaged 4.4 million viewers, reaching a total of 12 million unduplicated Total Viewers, and for each of its two time periods was TV’s #1 telecast in among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.
For two hours following the October 19 telecast, viewers can vote for their favorite finalist at http://www.DisneyChannel.com/DanceOff, or by texting their vote to DISNEY or by calling toll free to finalists’ numbers. Viewers can vote up to five times on each device – online, text and phone.
Emmy nominated choreographer Christopher Scott (“So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With the Stars”) will work with the finalists, including 15-year-old Ashley from South Carolina; 14-year-old Starley and 16-year-old Chris from Washington; DJ’s Mix – 9-year-old Jaycee and 10-year-old Dylynn from Arizona; Team Identity – 15-year-old Jay, 16-year-old Faustino, 15-year-old Xavier from Pennsylvania; BX5 Crew – 10-year-old Levi, 13-year-old Brady, 12-year-old Jalen, 10-year-old Anthony, 11-year-old Marcus from Washington; and Urban Xtreme – 13-year-old Star, 13-year-old Cori, 13-year-old Regan, 13-year-old Alisson, 14-year-old Ryan from California.
Make Your Mark – Shake It Up Dance Off SEASON 2 2012 Clip
Disney’s Official Site for Make Your Mark
Disney Channel’s ‘Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off’ is official back! The winners of the new dance competition get the opportunity to perform in a new episode of the Disney Channel Original Series “Shake It Up” – how COOL!
Goto DisneyChannel.com/DanceOff to get help on instructional videos from the amazing choreographer Rosero McCoy. As of June 2012 anyone can go and submit their own videos to the website and have the chance to be considered to have a good chance to compete. Each dance video can be choreographed or freestyle and can last up to 45 seconds. And, you can audition with your friends!
The Make Your Mark finalists will be announced in September 2012 and they will compete in front of celebrity judges. The competition will air on the Disney Channel in October 2012. Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman will be at the competition for sure!