Fun facts about Allison Holker (Source: Wikipedia)
Holker is credited with a wide variety of work in film, television and concert tours. She is most famously known from her appearances on the TV Show So You Think You Can Dance, where she was a contestant in season 2 and an all-star in seasons 7 through 11.
Holker went on to perform with Earth, Wind and Fire at the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Games in 2002, and in the Disney movies High School Musical and High School Musical 2. On television, she has been seen in various commercials and advanced to the Top 8 on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance, and danced in that season's SYTYCD nationwide tour. She performed with a show called "Ballroom with a Twist," choreographed by Louis Van Amstel, and toured with American Idol's Clay Aiken. Holker was featured in the "Jar of Hearts" music video by Christina Perri. In September/October 2011 Holker was one of Demi Lovato's backup-dancers. Holker has taught at different dance conventions and workshops across the country, also branching out into choreography. Holker was a backup-dancer on The X Factor USA working together with Brian Friedman. On April 30, 2013, she performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars with Stephen "tWitch" Boss. They danced to Crystallize, which was being performed live by Lindsey Stirling.
In August 2014, Holker was announced as one of the 13 professional dancers on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. She partnered with Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett. The couple was eliminated on Week 6, finishing in 9th place. On February 11, 2015, Holker was partnered with R5 singer and actor Riker Lynch in the show's 20th season.
Fun facts about Riker Lynch (Source: Wikipedia)
Riker is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and dancer. He was previously cast as Jeff, one of the members of the Dalton Academy Warblers singing group, on Fox's television series Glee.
He is one of the lead singers and the bassist in R5 with his brothers Ross and Rocky, sister Rydel, and family friend Ellington Ratliff.
Riker was one of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Fox's hit show Glee. He was introduced as Jeff in the season 2 episode "Special Education", appearing thereafter as one of the Warbler singers in eleven more episodes through seasons 2, 3 and 4. He also appeared as a Warbler in the 2011 edition of the Glee Live! In Concert! tour, which performed from May through July 3, 2011 in the U.S., Canada, England and Ireland. A movie was filmed of the tour concert, which includes scenes with Riker performing as Jeff: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie was released on August 12, 2011. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 20, 2011 under the title Glee: The Concert Movie.
Riker is the bassist and one of the lead vocalists in the band R5 with his family members Rocky, Rydel, and Ross also their best friend Ratliff. In April 2012, R5 announced via the band's website that they had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records and that they are planning for their first club tour in May. After the tour, R5 played numerous summer shows across the US and in Canada. In September two R5 songs were released on the Austin & Ally Soundtrack. R5 also came out with an EP called Loud on February 19, 2013. Their first full-length album, Louder, was released September 24, 2013. The album includes the four songs from the EP, and their newest single, Pass Me By.
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