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Check out the best performances from season 5

Shaun Harrison
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Randi and Evan's "Booty" Dance

Choreographer: Mia Michaels Although Randi may have been embarrassed to have her booty so prominently displayed, both Evan and viewers were delighted by this piece.
2 of 11 Kesley McNeal/Fox

Melissa and Ade's "Cancer" Dance

Choreographer: Tyce Diorio This was, by far, the most moving performance of the year, and it brought all the judges — and probably a lot of the viewers — to tears. Melissa and Ade showed amazing technique and emotion.
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Kayla and Max's Samba

Choreographer: Louis van Amstel This piece was so hot it should have been rated PG-13. It was an impressive introduction for both Max and Kayla, and it got the judges and the viewers talking.
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Ashley and Kupono's "Crash Test Dummies"

Choreographer: Wade Robson Wade is always coming up with memorable pieces, and this was no exception. Kupono and Ashley's quirkiness and technique were allowed to shine.
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Brandon and Janette's Argentine Tango

Choreographer: Leonardo Barrionuevo and Miriam Larici Choreographed by two amazing dancers featured during a results show, this tango was hot, hot, hot. Not only did this piece further solidify one of the best partnerships of the season, Nigel called it the best tango they'd ever had on the show.
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Jason and Jeanine's Contemporary Number

Choreographer: Travis Wall Neither the viewers nor the judges had anything to fear from Travis Wall's choreographic debut. This one probably saved Jason from being voted off that week, and it put a spotlight on Jeanine's underappreciated talent.
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Kayla and Brandon's Contemporary Number

Choreographer: Stacey Tookey This was yet another interesting story &mdash a woman struggles to leave her married boyfriend — from the complicated and often messy imaginations from the choreographers this season. The intricate dancing and superior technique made it that much more of a standout.
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Jeanine and Brandon's Pop Jazz Number

Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson Ellen Degeneres liked their dancing and their costumes. Viewers and judges loved their technique and their energy.
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Melissa and Ade's Rumba

Choreographer: Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin Another example of probably the best partnership of the season. Melissa and Ade made each other better and they made this rumba sizzling hot.
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Top 10 Group Dance

Choreographer: Wade and Amanda Robson This was like a feast for the eyes. Everyone in the Top 10 had an opportunity to shine and just like all of Wade's pieces, it was a lot of fun to watch.
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Honorable Mention: Phillip Doing Hip-Hop

He has no peer in his own style. It's true that he couldn't pick up the other dances he tried, but that doesn't mean he's not a superstar in his own right.