An article in TV week reveals three of the final four had reached breaking point throughout the series and had considered calling it quits at some point.
Kate says that being in the bottom three tow weeks in a row was enough to push her to the edge. "I wouldn't have given it away, but I did think it was a bit hopeless?" she admits "I thought, 'What do I have to do?"
Demi and Jack both said that it was closer to the finishing line when they considered giving up their SYTYCDA dreams for good.
Jack said "I've got a shoulder injury and the last two weeks were really tough for me,"
"My body's starting to tell me 'Please just stop,' but my mind's running. I was losing a lot of sleep and, at that point, I was thinking, 'Oh, God, I just want to go home.' But I love this so much that I kept pushing myself."
Demi said her inexperience at learning choreography almost proved her downfall as the numbers of the dancers on the show became smaller.
"Mate, I'm petrified of the finale," she says. "There was a point when we started doing two routines at the same time, and I thought, 'I can't cope with this - there's too much to learn.' But you get over it."
Also in TV Week they had four short articles on each of the final four dancers:
Summary of each:
- Jack has never believed the hype of being a front runner;
- He thought because it was a personality contest as well he was going to be overshadowed;
- "I've been true to who I am throughout the show, and I think that's worked for me,"
- "People said , 'Oh you should try to get on camera, show your face more and act up.' But you can read a fake a mile away and, as I've become more comfortable with the cameras, I've started to open up more."
Jack answer when asked who will win - "I'd like to see Kate win because she is so wise and experienced, and has brought something to the show that nobody else has. I just feel it's her time to shine and I think she has the potential to win."
Jack answer to what he would do with the prize: "My ultimate goal is Broadway, so going to New York would be my kick in the butt. I'd really like to win- but, of course, I'll try to make it there with or without the prize."
- Demi had a dream two weeks before the top 20 were chosen that we were all in the top four.
- She doesn't think she is psychic but intuitive.
- Jack (her original partner) was a big help in the first five weeks, she said "It's second nature for him to pick up choreography, and for me it was harder. But I'm getting better."
Demi's answer to who will win: " I have a sneaking suspicion that Jack will win. He's adorable, everybody loves him, he's switched on and focused, and he really wants to grab the prize - I can see it in his eyes. He has the fire!"
Demi's answer to what she would do with the prize money: "Financially, it would be a dream come true for me because I've never had the comfort of having money and not stressing about living. If I did win, I'd give some money to the top 10 [contestants]. I'd share a bit, but I'd definitely save some for myself and my family!"
- Being top four has finally made him feel accepted.
- "Sometime when I'm walking down the street, I get the blokiest guys yelling out of their cars. If that happened where I'm originally from [in Adelaide], I'd be ready for anything, but now it's actually praise and not verbal abuse. I didn't expect the 'fandemonium' - the screaming and the excitement. It's been amazing."
- "Winning would provide a real sense of validation for someone like myself, who hasn't always been well received by society,"
- "It's a really amazing thing to have who you are appreciated, loved and welcomed into people's households through a television screen. It gives me a little bit of hope that the world is changing for the better."
Rhys's answer to who will win: "It's really too close to call, but as a dancer, I think Demi has grown the most out of anyone in the competition. She's never had lessons, is completely self-taught and never gives up. If I had a preference, I'd love to see Demi win."
Rhys's answer to what he would do with the prize money: "The prize would definitely mean financial security. I want to buy myself a place because renting sucks. And going to America would give me a great opportunity to work with some amazing talent and learn from some of the best."
Kate answer to who should win: "It's hard to say because "I'm with three people who have never even been bottom three. Rhys is fantastic, Jack and I really click as dancers, and Demi's unreal."
Kate's answer to what she would do with the prize: "Going to America and winning the money is obviously important, but actually winning the very first season of SYTYCDA would be pretty special. I'd really like to."