So You Think You Can Dance has crowned America's two favorite dancers ... and they won't be the last!
"Fox [has] commissioned Season 11!" executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe declared part-way through the dance competition's Season 10 finale Tuesday night.
Expect talent and emotion, but don't expect huge changes for So You Think You Can Dance Season 10.
Although this is a landmark season for Fox's reality dance competition show, which kicks off its special two-night premiere Tuesday at 8/7c, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe doesn't want to mess with the winning formula that got them this far. "We don't need to [change]. The dancers bring the changes," he says. "The dancers are the ones that create the magic for this series, not the format. It's the talent. And again, this season, Season 10, the talent is magnificent."
It's unclear, therefore, whether So You Think You Can Dance will revert back to its usual two-night performance and elimination format or continue with the combined one-night format of Season 9. Similarly, Fox has yet to announce which all-stars will return to pair up with this season's lucky finalists.
But focus on the format or familiar faces isn't what the show is all about, and former contestant, frequent all-star and first-time guest judge Stephen "tWitch" Boss sums up the emotional impact of the show. "You never get tired of falling in love with a new person and watching their growth through the weeks of going through a show," he says. "You can't beat that."
Check out 10 things we can expect from So You Think You Can Dance's 10th season:
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Well, tonight's the night. It's the final part of the finale — say that three times fast. Tonight we crown the winner of Season 7.
Song: "Ra" by Nathan Lanier