Top 10 Best ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Moments Ever
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Get ready to witness the dance floor ignite with memories that still make our hearts skip a beat. From the electric to the eclectic, So You Think You Can Dance has graced us with unforgettable moments that continue to echo in the rhythm of our lives. Let’s count down the Top 10 best SYTYCD moments ever.
Top 10 Best So You Think You Can Dance Moments Ever
10. Dance Routine to “I Know You Want Me” – SYTYCD Season 5
Latin ballroom meets hip-hop pizzazz in this blazing collaboration. Choreographers Dmitry Chaplin, Tabitha, and Napoleon Duomo weave their magic to Pitbull’s beats, crafting a genre-blending spectacle that’s as visually stunning as it is irresistibly catchy. A performance that set the stage ablaze and showcased the season five finalists’ unmatched talent.
9. The Ninja Twins’ Audition – SYTYCD Season 9
In Season 9, the dance floor welcomed not only incredible moves but also an unforgettable dose of humor. Enter the Ninja Twins, whose interview set the tone for their audition.
“We’re like the Paris Hilton and he’s like the Nicole Richie, but we’re broke. We live like that A-List celebrity on that B-List budget,” They said.
The twins showcased their dance flair along with their contagious spirit, reminding us that dance is not just about moves, but about bringing joy to the stage.
8. Emotional Routine to “How It Ends” – SYTYCD Season 7
Season seven of SYTYCD marked a significant turning point in challenging traditional gender norms within the dance world. Choreographed by the brilliant Travis Wall and set to the haunting melody of DeVotchKa’s “How It Ends,” this poignant routine shattered barriers. In a show that often grappled with the nuances of progressiveness, Wall’s choreography for Kent Boyd and Neil Haskell took a stand against the reluctance to feature same-sex pairings in deeply emotional routines.
7. JT Church’s Hilarious Election Campaign – SYTYCD Season 13
In the heart of Season 13, the dance floor witnessed not just jaw-dropping moves, but also a memorable burst of humor. JT Church, the charismatic dancer, won our hearts with his side-splitting “election speech.” With wit and charm, he left us in stitches of laughter while showing that dance can also be a platform for sheer joy and entertainment.
6. Travis Wall’s Audition to “It’s Raining Men” – SYTYCD Season 2
Prepare to be wowed as Travis Wall takes us on a fabulous journey during an audition that snatched our wigs. Dressed incognito as a “mystery” auditionee, Wall unleashed his inner diva to the iconic tune “It’s Raining Men.” It left the judges and the audience in absolute awe.
5. Kristin Chenoweth’s Guest Judging Stint – SYTYCD Season 8
Through 15 seasons of revolving guest judges, none have left a mark quite like the hilarious Kristin Chenoweth. Her uproarious moments and sharp wit brought a unique flavor to the show. This compilation of her side-splitting best moments is a guaranteed laughter-inducing experience.
4. Ellen’s Unforgettable Dance with tWitch – SYTYCD Season 7
When life throws curveballs, SYTYCD responds with unforgettable moments. Case in point: Alex Wong’s unfortunate injury, but wait, here comes Ellen DeGeneres to the rescue. Replacing Alex in a redo of his sensational “Outta Your Mind” hip-hop routine with tWitch, DeGeneres brought an unexpected twist to the stage that had us in stitches. Amidst her back pain, DeGeneres danced on, proving her trooper spirit in this iconic performance alongside tWitch during the season seven finale.
3. The Bench’s Unforgettable Love Tale – SYTYCD Season 2
Season two of SYTYCD didn’t just bring a new host and tighter structure; it marked a turning point with Mia Michaels’ iconic creation – “The Bench.” Set to the haunting melody of Celine Dion’s “Calling You,” this routine resonated as a heartstring-tugging tale of unrequited love.
With the bench as a simple yet powerful prop, the choreography, notably Travis Wall’s outstanding performance, captured the essence of the dancers’ emotions. This routine catapulted the show into a new realm of contemporary dance. It also marked the birth of a signature style that forever echoes through its legacy.
2. Unleashing the Spooky Spectacle to “Ramalama” – SYTYCD Season 2
As season two of SYTYCD unfolded, it was clear that group routines were about to ascend to a new level of creativity and brilliance. The chillingly captivating “Ramalama” choreographed by Wade Robson showcased the dancers’ remarkable ability to morph into spooky zombies while grooving to the beat of Roisin Murphy’s song. This eerie spectacle not only secured a coveted Emmy for Robson but also solidified group routines as an indispensable facet of the show’s charm.
1. Blending Hearts with “Bleeding Love” – SYTYCD Season 4
Season four of SYTYCD witnessed the dazzling entrance of power duo Tabitha and Napoleon Duomo. This choreographic masterpiece united the sizzling energy of hip-hop with the lyrical grace that captivated the show’s audience. Set to the heart-rending melody of Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love,” their choreography for Mark Kanemura and Chelsie Hightower created a harmonious fusion that showcased the brilliance of dance’s hybrid possibilities.