Friday, August 8, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance - Finale

The top four dancers of So You Think You Can Dance managed to pull off some very demanding performances on Wednesday night.

Although all of the performances were solid, my favourite of the night was Twitch and Joshua's Russian-themed dance! Their athleticism and performance level were phenomenal.

The lyrical dance choreographed by Wade Robson was also memorable. Danced by Katee and Joshua to John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," the routine was so honest and passionate, it blew away the audience and judges.

The producers really outdid themselves in preparing the finale. There were so many wonderful surprises, it was a show packed with entertainment.

Not only did judge Mary Murphy perform with Dmitry, but Nigel Lythgoe choreographed a fun routine for the top five boys, and performed alongside Debbie Allen's students in a tap dance.

So You Think You Can Dance alumni also made an appearance on the show. The list of dancers include Travis Wall, Lacye Schwimmer, Benji Schwimmer, Ryan Conferido, Hok, Anya, and many more.

Katee came out as the top girl, earning her the prize of $50,000.

The final two came down to the two boys, however. The fact that two untrained, hip-hop/street dancers made it to the top was amazing. It's a real lesson to the judges too, not to bank solely on contemporary dancers to win the competition.

In the end, Joshua came out as the winner.

It was an amazing season, can't wait for the tour!

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