So You Think You Can Dance Top 16 Performances

Judge and executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe hosted a special So You Think You Can Dance that aired Tuesday night, featuring 16 of the best routines, spanning across all 5 seasons.

He saved his favorite dance of all for last. It’s pretty easy to guess which one–it’s Tyce Diorio’s routine inspired by a friend’s battle with breast cancer, danced by Season 5’s Melissa and Ade.

I was very happy to see: “Shake” from Season 1’s Destini and Jamie–fabulous. Lacy and Danny’s Hot Hot Hot Dmitry-choreographed samba, “Hip Hip Chin Chin” from Season 3, Season 4’s Mark and Courtney’s “The Garden” choreographed by the faboo Sonya Tayeh and a little Season 4 gem, Katee and Joshua’s “Hometown Glory”.

I didn’t get all that worked up over the fresh-on-my-mind Season 5 routines. But, my fav of the 4 featured, might be Janette and Brandon’s fast and furious disco.

The NEW season of So You Think You Can Dance begins September 9. And if it does well in the fall, that’s where it will stay.

Check out the list, and the videos after the JUMP…

  • S1 – “Shake” – Ying Yang Twins Feat. Pitbull – Destini and JamieVIDEO
  • S1 – “All That Jazz” – Ute Lemper – Melody & NickVIDEO
  • S2 – “Black Mambo” – Angel & The Mambokats – Heidi and BenjiVIDEO
  • S2 – “Why” – Annie Lennox – Ivan and AllisonVIDEO
  • S2 – “Calling You” – Celine Dion – Travis and Heidi (The Bench) – VIDEO
  • S3 – “The Chairman’s Waltz” – Memoirs of a Geisha (soundtrack) – Jaimie & HokVIDEO
  • S3 – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – Eurythmics – Sabra and NeilVIDEO
  • S3 – “Hip Hip Chin Chin” – Club Des Blugas – Lacey and DannyVIDEO
  • S3 – “Fuego” – Pitbull – Lauren and PashaVIDEO
  • S4 – “The Garden” – Mirah – Mark and CourtneyVIDEO
  • S4 – “Bleeding Love” – Leona Lewis – Mark and ChelsieVIDEO
  • S4 – “Hometown Glory” – Adele – Katee and JoshuaVIDEO
  • S5 – “Loving is Really My Game” – Brainstorm – Brandon and Janette VIDEO
  • S5 – “Gravity” – Sara Bareilles – Kayla and Kupono (addiction) – VIDEO
  • S5 – “If It Kills Me (The Casa Nova Sessions)” – Jason Mraz – Jeanine and JasonVIDEO
  • S5 – “This Woman’s Work” – Maxwell – Melissa and Ade (cancer dance) – VIDEO
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