Thursday night’s finale made up for Wednesday’s tired performance show. Loved seeing some of the best dances of the season reprised. What fun to see Nigel and Mary dance. Awesome group dances, and the reunion of dancers from past seasons was a real treat. The two hours just flew by. Very entertaining! Although the ending wasn’t a surprise, it was still pretty cool to see Joshua’s reaction to being voted America’s Favorite Dancer. Heh.
Katee was given a new prize–$50, 000 for being the Top Girl. I wonder if the eliminations were announced according to who polled the fewest votes? It was never announced that way. I’m thinking that Katee was singled out earlier (I’m thinking she actually came in second) so she could have her own separate moment as Top Girl.
Anyway, I loved covering this show this summer. Thank you everyone for taking the ride with me! I’ll be back next season, for sure…
JOSHUA WINS! – VIDEO
- Courtney Galiano – VIDEO
- Katee Shean – Katee wins a $50, 000 prize as Top Girl of the competition! – VIDEO
The Top 20 Dancers dance their way onto the stage. Well, not Jessica King, she’s still healing from broken ribs. Cat Dealy promises tons of flashbacks tonight.
More recap and more VIDEOS after the JUMP…
Six choreographers sit on the panel–Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Little C. The rest of the choreographers sit in the audience.
Adam speaks more about the featured dance role the winner will take part in. The movie Alan is producing is called “Step up 3D”–the first dance movie ever shot in 3D. (!!!).
The Top 20 dances a routine choreographed by Shane Sparks – Song: “Boom” by SIN feat T-Pain – VIDEO
The judges choose favorite routines for the dancers to reprise. The performances will be sprinkled throughout the show.
- Nigel picks Katee and Joshua’s Bollywood by Nakule and Marla – Song: “Dhoom Taana from Om Shanti Om (soundtrack) – VIDEO
- Mary picks Courtney and Gev’s Rumba by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin – Song: “Wishing on a Star” by Rose Royce – VIDEO
Next, it’s the big dance-off between Robert Muraine and Philip Chebeeb Nigel promised a few weeks back – Song: “Stronger” by Kanye West – Apparently, Philip made it to Vegas, but had to pass because he had pneumonia. Robert quit Vegas before the first choreography. Chicken! Mia votes for Phillip. The rest of the panel go for Robert. Phillip got his ass beat! – VIDEO
More Judges Favorites:
- Adam picks Twitch and Comfort’s Hip hop by Dave Scott – Song: …Forever by Chris Brown – VIDEO
- Lil C picks Chelsie and Mark’s Hip Hop by Napoleon and Tabitha – Song: “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis – VIDEO
More Judges Favorites
- Mary picks Katee and Will’s Pas De Deux by Desmond Richardson and Dwight Roden – Song: “Imagine” by David Archuleta – (they nailed the turn!) – VIDEO
- Adam picks Courtney and Mark’s Jazz by Sonya Tayeh – Song: …The Garden by Mirah – VIDEO
First Elimination – The Top 4–Joshua, Courtney, Katee and Twitch–take the stage. Cat announces that Courtney Galiano is Eliminated. No surprise there. – VIDEO
Cat introduces tonight’s first special guest, from Cirque du Soleil, the cast of Chris Angel’s “Believe” – choreographed by Wade Robson – Song: “Homage to the Rabbits” by Eric Serra. That was creepy. – VIDEO
Second Elimination – The remaining 3 dancers, Joshua, Twitch and Katee, line up. Katee is Eliminated. Cat announces a new prize for this season: Katee wins $50, 000 for being the Top Girl! – VIDEO
Cat Deely has a little chat with Debbie Allen before the dancers from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy take the stage. Nigel Lythgoe tap dances right along with the kiddies, and basically, he gets served – Song: “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth Wind and Fire – VIDEO
More Judges Favorites
More Judges Favorites
- Debbie picks Twitch and Kherington’s Viennese Waltz by Jean Marc Generaux – Song: …A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion – VIDEO
- Nigel picks Katee and Joshua’s Hip Hop by Tabitha and Napoleon – Song: “No Air” by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown – VIDEO
A “Where Are They Now?” video flashback features dancers from past seasons. – VIDEO
A huge dance routine, featuring dancers from every season of the show is next. Cat introduces the routine as The Best of So You Think You Can Dance – Song: “Please Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna – VIDEO
Elimination – Joshua and Twitch take the stage – Cat Deely announces the winner of So You Think You Can dance…and the winner is Joshua Allen. – VIDEO