Jeanine Mason was rarely considered a front-runner on this season of So You Think You Can Dance, but a majority of TVGuide.com readers now believe she will be crowned America's Favorite Dancer.
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After Wednesday's final performance show, 45 percent of voters
said they believe Mason would be the last dancer left standing at the Kodak Theater. Her leap to the top of the leader board came after several powerhouse performances on Wednesday's show, including her solo routine, which received a standing ovation from the judges and the 3,000-plus fans in the theater. Before the final performance show, only 8 percen
t of TVGuide.com readers said she would win.Mason's closest competitor is Brandon Bryant
, who pulled in 34 percent of the vote. Mason and Bryant were both heavily praised by the judges during Wednesday's performance show, and judge Nigel Lythgoe even said he felt one of them would be the winner.
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Season-long fan favorite Evan Kasprzak
and judges' darling Kayla Radomski
rounded out the poll with 14 and 7 percent of the vote respectively.Mason was overshadowed by her partner, hip-hop dancer Phillip Chbeeb
, earlier in the season, but came on strong once she hit the Top 10. Wednesday night, Judge Mary Murphy said she was "peaking at the right time."Who are you pulling for?