Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Best SYTYCD Finale Performances of All Time
Later today we'll discuss last night's So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 performance finale. And Lord knows there's a lot to be said about it. The most common word floating around cyberspace at this moment is "disappointing," and I can't say that I disagree. Now, there are a lot of reasons for that—which we will get into—and I have to say that there were a few really fantastic moments, but the more I think about last night, the more I yearn for some of SYTYCD's finest finale night performances.
If you think back on past seasons of the show, some of the most iconic moments happened on the final performance night of the season. So before we dish about last night, I thought we should take a moment to remember what a finale should look like on this show.
Here are the 10 best finale night performances from the show's first seven seasons...
Season 2 - Heidi, Travis, Donyelle and Benji - "Sexy Back" (Wade Robson)
Season 3 - Neil and Danny - "Are You The One" (Mia Michaels)
Season 4 - Twitch and Joshua - "Trepak" (Youri Nelzine)
Season 4 - Twitch, Joshua, Katee and Courtney - "Hallelujah" (Mia Michaels)
Season 5 - Kayla and Jeanine - "The Four Sections: IV (Full Orchestra)" (Mia Michaels)
Season 5 - Brandon and Jeanine - "Tetsujin" (Louis van Amstel)
Season 6 - Kathryn and Jakob - "At This Moment" (Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson)
Season 6 - Ellenore and Jakob - "I Gotcha" (Tyce Diorio)
Season 6 - Ashleigh and Ryan - "I'm There Too" (Travis Wall)
Season 7 - Lauren and Robert - "That Home" (Dee Caspary) - click the image to view the video
Did these videos bring back fond memories? What are some of your favorite finale night performances?