So You Think You Can Dance Season 9: Meet the Top 20
Remember the good old days when it seemed like dancers specializing in Tap or Breaking were risky casting choices on So You Think You Can Dance? Well, welcome to Season 9, where the sea of Contemporary dancers have been infiltrated by hoofers versed in Stepping and Belly Dancing, in addition to the uniquely created Martial Arts Fusion and Animation Popping & Robotics styles. We can't wait to see how the choreographers will incorporate those skills into powerful and no doubt heartwrenching routines. (We've got our tissues ready!)
The ninth season also introduces two more firsts: Eliminations will take place in the same episode as performances, and this year, two winners — one boy and one girl — will be crowned America's Favorite Dancers. (Hello, power couple!) Did your favorites make the cut? Which dancer overcame a brain hemorrhage? Who can't resist Sour Patch Kids? Which dancer wants a pet octopus? Click through to get the dirt on Season 9's Top 20.
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