'SYTYCD' Finale: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly ... The Winner

Sally Mercedes
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SYTYCD Season 7 Top 11
SYTYCD Season 7 Top 11
Tonight's the So You Think You Can Dance season 7 finale and I, for one, am pumped! I'll admit that this season has been far from my favorite, but I can't help but get excited for the last night. To get ourselves ready, let's take a journey through the season, shall we?

I'll start with the bad and ugly, just to get it out of the way. The format this season gave the judges entirely too much airtime, making critiques long and tedious. The judges themselves weren't so hot, either -- I found myself disagreeing with them much more than I have in seasons past.

As far as contestants go, the bad can be summed up in three words: injuries, Melinda, and Jose. Melinda should've left the first week, and Jose should've followed her out. I have no idea how either of them lasted as long as they did, but I didn't like it one bit. And the injuries were just heartbreaking, sending poor Alex and Ashley home too soon.

Moving on to the good, here are my picks for some of the best moments this season.

Best Group Dance: My favorite goes way back to week one: Wade's Wonderland dance with the Top 11 and All-Stars. It's a shame he wasn't around this season, I love him.

Best Solo: There's not one that stands out, but AdéChiké had the best solos. They were always entertaining and powerful.

Best Routine: This was tough! Even in, what I consider, a mediocre season, there were a few great pieces. Travis' contemporary for his mother, danced by Robert and Allison, and the Alex and tWitch hip hop choreographed by NappyTabs comes close. But after careful consideration, the one that stands out is Stacey Tookey's "Mad World" with Billy Bell and Ade.

Best All-Star: Puh-lease, as if I could choose just one. Seriously, can you?! They've all grown since we last saw them and were usually stealing the show.

Tonight may well be the best night of the season with the judges' picks for favorite dances. Plus, Cat Deeley keeps telling us about these surprises they have in store, so it should be great.

Finishing off with what everyone wants to know, who will win?! ... I think it's up for grabs. Unlike seasons past, there's no clear winner.

Lauren is the best dancer left and the judges obviously love her. She's my absolute favorite and I'll be upset if she doesn't win. Kent has been the audience fave for weeks, even Cat thinks he's going to win. BUT! This was Robert's best week yet, and he had the most sympathetic clip package, which sometimes sways voters. Which is to say, my guess is as good as yours.

What? I'm not a crystal ball, I can't tell the future. We'll all have to tune in together to find out!

 

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