SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – And the winner is…

….SABRA JOHNSON, could I be any happier?

Sabra Johnson Wins So You Think You Can Dance
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Before I get into more thoughts about the win, let’s take look at how the night went down. There were so many routines, I am overwhelmed.

Here is our top 4:

So You Think You Can Dance Top 4
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The top 20 is back how exciting, although I have to admit, I had forgotten about some of them.

Lion King Routine – top 20
Choreography: Tyce DiOrio
Music: “The Lioness Hunt” by The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast) get it on Ensemble - The Lion King & Lebo M. - The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - The Lioness Hunt
Thoughts: I love The Lion King music, it’s so beautiful and the routine is wonderful. So nice to see all of them again.
Video:


Top 20 Dance Finals

More about the whole night after the jump.

Each judge gets to pick their favorite routine and we get to see it again.

Mary’s Favorite Routine:

LAUREN GOTTLEIB & PASHA KOVALEVHip Hop
Choreography: Shane Sparks
Music: “Fuego” by Pitbull get it on Pitbull - El Mariel - Fuego
Thoughts: When I first saw this routine I thought it was amazing, I don’t know how the heck they did it. Seeing it again was so much fun.
Video:


Pasha and Lauren Final

Surprises, surprises, we get guest performers as well tonight, who didn’t make it into the competition.

First Guest Performance:

Brandon Norris on So You Think You Can Dance

BRANDON NORRISA Clogger
Music: “The Way I Are” by Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. get it on Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - Shock Value - The Way I Are
Thoughts: That was sick! That guy is good. It was definitely entertaining.
Video:


Brandon The Clogger

Nigel’s Favorite Routine:

JAIMIE GOODWIN & HOK KONISHIHumming Bird and Flower Routine
Choreography: Wade Robson
Music: “The Chairman’s Waltz” from Memoirs of a Geisha (Soundtrack) get it on John Williams - Memoirs of a Geisha - The Chairman's Waltz
Thoughts: It’s still as beautiful as the first time I saw it.
Video:


Jaimie and Hok Finals

Jean-Marc Genereux’s favorite routine:

DOMINIC SANDOVAL & SABRA JOHNSONHip Hop Routine
Choreography: Shane Sparks
Music: “Make It Work” by Ne-Yo get it on Ne-Yo - Because of You - Make It Work
Thoughts: The sexy hip hop dance, oh yeah!!!
Video: (Trying to find a video of this routine)

Adam Shankman’s Favorite Routine:

SARA VONGILLEM & NEIL HASKELLDisco Routine
Choreography: Doriana Sanchez
Music: “Knock On Wood” by Rachel Stevens
Thoughts: I just love all the routines right now. Sara looks so good. I am so glad to see her again.
Video:


Sara and Neil in Finals

Second Guest from Atlanta Auditions:

Bryan Grayson on So You Think You Can Dance

BRYAN GRAYSON – That guy is AMAZING!!! I loved it. He is so talented, it’s crazy! I really hope the movie thing with Shane Sparks is going to work out.
Music: “Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina Aguilera get it on Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Ain't No Other Man
Video:


Brian Dancing in Finals

Top 8 Shane Sparks Routine
Choreography: Shane Sparks
Music: “Get Up” by Ciara get it on Ciara featuring Chamillionaire - Step Up - Get Up
Thoughts: I loved the routine when I first saw it and I love it today too.
Video:


Top 8 Perform in Finals

NEWS: The alternates for the tour are: Jesus, Shauna, Anya and Hok.

Wade Robson’s favorite routine:

LACEY SCHWIMMER & DANNY TIDWELLSamba
Choreography: Dmitry Chaplin
Music: “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas get it on Club des Belugas - Night Over Rio - Latin Flavoured Lounge & Club Tunes - Hiphip Chinchin
Thoughts: Not the routine I would have picked, but I guess it was fun to see them dance again. I think I actually liked it better this time.
Video:


Danny and Lacey in Finals

First contestant eliminated: LACEY SCHWIMMER – I kind of saw this coming, especially since it was between her and Danny. I think she took it well. So now we have three contestants left. Who will it be?

Nicole Scherzinger on So You Think You Can Dance

Nicole Scherzinger performs her new debut single “Whatever U Like” get it on Nicole Scherzinger - Whatever U Like - Single - Whatever U Like – It’s not that different from the Pussycat Dolls except that she’s alone on stage. I usually like them, but I’m not sure about that song.

Shane Sparks’ Favorite Routine:

SARA VONGILLEM & PASHA KOVALEVWest Coast Swing
Choreography: Benji Schwimmer
Music: “Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim get it on Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank - EP - The Rockafeller Skank
Thoughts: This is probably one of my favorite routine this season, and I am so excited I got to see it again.
Video:


Pasha and Sara in Finals

Tyce DiOrio’s Favorite Routine:

ANYA GARNIS & DANNY TIDWELLFox Trot
Choreography: Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “It Had To Be You” by Brian Evans get it on Brian Evans - Las Vegas - It Had To Be You
Thoughts: Not my favorite, but seeing it again, I really admired both dancers. It brings back so many memories of this season.
Video:


Anya and Danny in Finals

Tony Meredith’s Favorite Routine:

SARA VONGILLEM & JESUS SOLORIOJazz
Choreography: Wade Robson
Music: “Cabaret Hoover” from The Triplets of Belleville (Soundtrack)
Thoughts: One of my other favorite routines. I think it’s after seeing this the first time that I fell in love with “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Video:


Jesus and Sara in Finals

Mia Michaels’ Favorite Routine:

SABRA JOHNSON & NEIL HASKELLJazz
Choreography: Mandy Moore
Music: “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics get it on Eurythmics - Ultimate Collection - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Thoughts: Oh yes, I loved that one too. I think it’s one of the reason I love Neil now.
Video:


Neil and Sabra in Finals

Second contestant eliminated: NEIL HASKELL – This is getting really exciting. Neil is out which leaves my girl Sabra and Danny. I think Neil went a long way and improved more and more every week. I really loved everything he has been doing the last few weeks.

Mia Michaels’ Group Performance
Choreography: Mia Michaels
Music: “The Moment I Said It” by Imogen Heap get it on Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself - The Moment I Said It
Thoughts: We all know I love Mia Michaels and I just love this group performance. Is there something I don’t like tonight?
Video:


Repeat of Imogene Heap Opening Dance

NIGEL & CAT – So they were supposed to dance together but all we got was a video of some sort of animation with a picture of Nigel and Cat’s head and fake bodies dancing. I didn’t find it very funny. Oh well, moving on.

Ryan Cabrera on So You Think You Can Dance

Ryan Cabrera performs “I Will Remember You” get it on Ryan Cabrera - I Will Remember You - Single - I Will Remember You – I cannot believe that’s who’s singing the song they put during the montage, I LOVE that song! It’s official I’m a fan of Ryan Cabrera, how did that happen? Oh and I have to say I like him better as a blond.

Dan Karatay’s Favorite Routine:

LACEY SCHWIMMER & NEIL HASKELLContemporary
Choreography: Mia Michaels
Music: “Time” by Billy Porter get it on Billy Porter - At the Corner of Broadway + Soul (Live) - Time
Thoughts: This was a beautiful choreography by Mia Michaels and knowing what the story is always makes me emotional.
Video:


Lacey and Neil in Finals

Our bottom two is on stage, it’s time for the moment of truth:

Sabra Johnson and Danny Tidwell - Bottom 2 on So You Think You Can Dance
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Finally the results are in and THE WINNER IS: SABRA JOHNSON – I could not be happier. I have been raving about Sabra for so long, I love her and I am so glad she won. This is the best night ever. And I think it gives so much hope to all the people out there who think it’s too late for them to start dancing. Remember that Sabra has only been dancing for 4 years. There are no words to describe her, she is such a BEAUTY!!!

Sabra Johnson
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