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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Winner Is…

August 11, 2011 07:04 PM by Megan Thompson

Tonight on Fox it’s the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance.  The four remaining contestants danced their hearts out last night.  Keep reading to find out if you agree with who America chose as the best dancer!

The show opens with the top 20 performing an amazing dance choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.  The host tells us that the show will be a look back at the amazing season, including the best dances.  But for now the four finalists hit the stage to receive congratulations and words of advice from all the judges.  

A Look Back:

Now it’s a look back at the audition process.  A montage of the good, bad and ugly dance routines are shown from the very beginning to the top 20. 

What were your favorite dances? The judges get to share their favorite dance routines and watch them be performed again! Mary picks first and her favorite dance was “Full of Me” by Sasha and Kent.  Nigel is up next and his choice for favorite dance routine is, “I got you” performed by Melanie and Marko.  Robin tells us she was obsessed with her choice, which is Tad and Lauren performing to Queen.  Next is Miranda and Robert hip-hop dancing to Busta Rhymes. Now the host, Cat Deeley, picks the performance that brought her to tears – the top eight Circus routine.

Now a break from the favorites to see the champion perform….well sort of… the UK champion of SYTYCD performs a tap routine to Michael Buble.  Nigel is blown away by the tap routine, calling it one of the best he has ever seen!

Back to the judge’s favorites! Mary picks another favorite of hers, which is Melanie and Neil performing to the song Total Eclipse of the Heart.  Jessie, from Modern Family, is on the judging panel and he chooses his favorite dance routine which he thought was so touching.  It’s Marko and Allison performing to Jeff Buckley, which is also the dance that brought Lady Gaga to tears.  “It’s sick” is how Tyce describes his choice for best dance of the season, which is the top ten Geisha girl dance.  Nigel chooses another favorite dance from the season and it’s Sasha and Twitch in the “soggy cornflakes routine.” Finally it’s Sonya’s choice and she wants to “bring on the boys” with the top ten guys routine!  A ballroom routine is chosen next as one of Jessie’s favorites, an Argentinean tango. A dance that gave Mary chills was when Marko and Melanie performed turn to stone and she wants to see it again tonight. And the last judge’s pick goes to Nigel who chooses Sasha and Melanie performing to Game On.      

The Top Four Results:

It’s a look back at last night’s amazing dance routines from hip-hop to jazz to contemporary.  All the dances blew away the judges except for the cha-cha routine by Sasha.  Plus who could forget the last dance by Melanie and Sasha? 

And finally it is time for some results! The host announces that there were over 11.5 million votes cast!  The person with the least amount of votes and therefore coming in fourth place is Tad.  A highlight reel of Tadd’s accomplishments on the show is then aired.  “I have had the time of my life, I’m more than blessed,” are Tadd’s words.  Now we are down to the final three! 

There is a break from results to show the rehearsals from this past week.  When the top four enter the rehearsal room they are greeted by the cast of Glee!  The cast invites the finalists to the Glee movie premiere.

The final three hold each other’s hands while they wait to hear who placed third in the competition.  Placing third is, the last man standing, Marko.  Marko had an amazing time on the show saying, “just being on stage with these amazing people… what we gain in this experience is far more than anything.”

It’s down to the girls! Sasha and Melanie walk on stage anxiously waiting to hear the results.  Before the host announces the winner there is a look back at both Sasha and Melanie’s emotional journey on the show.  The verdict is in and the winner received 47% of the vote….it’s Melanie!  Melanie is chosen as the best dancer and she bursts into tears.    

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One Response to “So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Winner Is…”

  1. Harley Davidovic Says:
    August 11th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Unlike other shows, the best by far dancer DID win, I’m glad for her, she is a talent that comes by only once in a long time. Congrats to her.


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