Who Won SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


August 6, 2009 by  

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It’s here. The season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! Are you ready? I’m not sure I am. What am I going to do next Wednesday and Thursday? Such a void to fill.

Ducky, Heather and I are ready to watch. Heather even just pranced around my house in her SYTYCD audition outfit. I wish I had a picture to share but she wouldn’t let me. Just know it was fabulous.

I’m going to do my best to live blog tonight’s season finale. It’s not going to be easy since I’m watching with others, but I’ll try.

I hope you’ll be watching with me. The comments are open.

  • 8:01pm: Cat Deeley welcomes us to the finale.  She looks stunning!
  • 8:02pm: The Top 20 take the stage for an encore presentation of “Brand New Day”. Jason and his chest are back!  Dan has already mistaken Jonathan for Jason. Will he ever learn?! Nice seeing some of our favorites.  What up Tony…Paris…how soon we forget. Way to start off the show people!
  • 8:04pm: Jeanine and Brandon get the biggest applause of the evening.
  • Tonight’s judging panels includes Lil C, Mia, Tyce, Debbie, The Shankman, Mary, and creepy Uncle Nigel. How hot does Travis look in his suit?
  • A montage of some of the auditions through Vegas week are making me emotional. Don’t make fun. I’ll hurt you.
  • Ah, that cast of GLEE!  I’m such a GLEEker!
  • 8:18pm: Who doesn’t love a good montage? Even if it was a montage of last night.
  • As happens with every finale, the judges pick their favorite routines of the season. Shankman was up first with Jeanine & Philip’s Week 1 Hip Hop routine. Jeanine was so much stronger this time around.  Still didn’t love it.
  • Nigel chose the fabulous Argentine Tango by Jeanette and Brandon. Still smoking hot!!
  • Debbie Allen loved the Waltz by Louis Van Amstel Light and performed by Auska and Vitolio. Snooze.
  • Mary picks one of my favorite dances of the season – Travis Wall’s contemporary routine by Jeanine and Jason! YES! They made out again and Jeanine wanted more. I don’t blame ya, sista!
  • Mia “I’m too fierce to live” Michaels has picked Max & Kayla’s smokin’ hot Samba as her top choice.
  • I’m ok with blatant product placement when the product is the movie FAME starring SYTYCD alum, Kherrington Payne!
  • I forgot what HOT BUSINESS the Dmitry/NappyTabs number was!!

  • The winner of SYTYCD Australia performed a solo by Sonya.  It was faboosh. Way to go Thunder from Down Under!
  • C is up next. He picks the Bollywood number with Jason and Caitlin.
  • The tough part of the night is here…for one of the contestants.  The first of the final four to go home is….KAYLA!  A superb talent.  Well done!
  • The Shankman picks Randi’s butt for his favorite dance! I’m all over it!
  • Mary picks a number we just saw last night…Brandon and Jeanine’s Paso Doble. Deja Vu!
  • Time to send another dancer home.  We are now saying goodbye to….Evan! You were one hell of an addition to the show little man.
  • OH MY GOD! Cat Deeley is crying!  I love this woman!
  • It’s down to Jeanine and Brandon…as it should be.
  • Creepy Uncle Nigel picks another amazing routine…Mia Michael’s ‘Addiction’ routine danced by Kayla and Kupono. One of the best of the season. We are all in tears. I can’t even breathe!
  • The Rage Boyz crew danced again. Cat’s ovaries are aching!
  • Just in case you were wondering…yes, Tyce is still an over dramatic douche!
  • The disco dance with Jeanette and Brandon. Sorry, but not all that exciting.  Finale worthy?
  • Here we go. The cancer dance. Tyce tells us that the person he choreographed this for found out today that she is cancer free.  Hugs all around. Oh goodness, cancer survivor Christina Applegate was in the audience crying.  Lance Bass wasn’t. He’s heartless like us.
  • Dan, Heather and I just freaked out when we thought the absence of the choreographers meant they were dancing.  It would be amazing.  I’m still holding out hope. Please let this happen.
  • YES!!!!!!!!!  That should have gone on much longer.  That was awesome!!
  • And here we go my friends.  It’s time to name America’s Favorite Dancer. And that person is…



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83 Responses to “Who Won SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?”

  1. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:02 pm

    Yay! It’s here!!! I’m with you GMMR … next Wednesday/Thursday will be tough for me too! Whatever will I do???

  2. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:06 pm

    I think I forgot some of these people…I spent some of the openning number thinking “who was that?”. And for Ducky’s benefit…they aren’t saying jidges with you Cat if you aren’t saying it! Just not necessary to have the audience yell this out.

  3. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:11 pm

    That montage made me emotional too! Solidarity sister!

  4. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’m glad Shankman picked that routine … I loved it, but I didn’t think the judges enjoyed it as much.

  5. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:27 pm

    Do they ever let the fans vote on a dance we want to see again? That would be awesome if they did!

  6. Give Me My Remote on August 6th, 2009 8:28 pm

    Only two of you tonight? Wow, we have more people here.

  7. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:29 pm

    I’m with you, Vanessa. They should have a poll on the Fox site for fans to vote for their favourite routines. I was also wondering this week why this show isn’t out on DVD, like the other series’. I would totally rewatch a lot of the episodes, and have already!!

  8. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:32 pm

    I am all about the DVD! I have often thought that myself. I think I read somewhere (probably on GMMR) that they are contemplating a “Best Of” dvd. Anything would be better than nothing!

    Oska and Vitolo’s waltz? Really Debbie? Just not a fan. But I do love Louie Von Amstel (Light) and am glad one of his dances is featured.

  9. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:35 pm

    A “Best Of” DVD would be better than nothing! Maybe the fans should vote on favourite routines, and that could make the DVD. “Fan Favourites”.

    As much as I hated Asuka, that waltz wasn’t half bad. But as a “favourite”? Hmm.

  10. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:38 pm

    Love the Travis Wall number. That was awesome!!! Jeanine and Jason are just amazing! What is with the lighting on this show the last two nights? Last night it was the blinding light that caused the dancers to disappear. Tonight it is all dark and the lights are the same color as Jeanine’s dress. She disappeared into the stage.

  11. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:40 pm

    I think the judges picks may be a bit influenced by the producers and they tend to also be sure to get most of the dancers a chance to dance again through the judges favorites.

  12. Kayla on August 6th, 2009 8:41 pm

    Maybe I’m just cynical but I would imagine the judges don’t have total control when picking their “favorites”. They kind of have to ensure the same people don’t dance over and over tonight. Or maybe Debbie really did like that waltz the best out of all of them?

    And Jeanine and Jason’s was AMAZING again. Love it.

  13. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:42 pm

    I haven’t seen either of my Top 2 favourite dances yet. The Mia Addiction piece, with Kupono and Kayla, and Wade’s Ruby Blue, with Janette and Brandon. Maybe these dance choices are influenced to ensure everybody has their fair show. Which really isn’t fair, since they’re saying the numbers are “favourites”.

  14. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:46 pm

    I am totally with you Kimber! If the Mia addition dance isn’t on tonight I will be disappointed. One of my favorite dances to one of my favorite songs. I have found that I am most drawn to the dances that have songs that I love as well.

  15. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Agreed. And if I didn’t already own the song before, it’s definitely downloaded on iTunes, and in my SYTYCD playlist now!!!

  16. Carli on August 6th, 2009 8:51 pm

    A good song always makes the dance better for me…as does the reverse.

  17. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 8:52 pm

    So, does Kherrington ever get to talk in Fame? Doesn’t seem so from the previews…

  18. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 8:54 pm

    I’m hoping they’re saving the Ruby Blue and Gravity dances for the second hour, puh-leeze? I also loved the Crash Test Dummies, but I’m not holding my breath that I’ll see it

  19. Kayla on August 6th, 2009 8:54 pm

    Kimber I’m so glad I’m not the only one with a SYTYCD playlist! 🙂

    I had completely forgotten about that group number! I really loved it the first time around and did this time too.

  20. Brian Whisenant on August 6th, 2009 8:54 pm

    So happy you are liveblogging!

    Wish I was there with you guys as I am doing my own version of liveblogging on facebook.


  21. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 8:58 pm

    what on god’s green earth is sonya wearing????

  22. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:01 pm

    Does it say something about this season that most of these judges picks are from the first week?

    That said, I loved that bollywood dance! Anything with bare chested Jason is a winner!

  23. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:02 pm

    Ah, crap for Kayla. She deserved at least 3rd!!

  24. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:03 pm

    Not too surprising for Kayla. She just never connected with the audience very well. BTW…did Evan wander through the big and tall section on the way through wardrobe?

  25. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:04 pm

    LOL Vanessa. What’s with his Urkel pants??

  26. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:04 pm

    That is complete BS…KAYLA got SCREWED!!! If Evan wins, I’m never watching this show again.

  27. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:05 pm

    a classy exit – all she needs is some acting classes to help her project some personality or charisma and she’ll be just a beast

  28. Brian Whisenant on August 6th, 2009 9:07 pm


  29. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:08 pm

    Kayla may not have won but I think she is the one we will be hearing about and seeing for years to come.

  30. Carli on August 6th, 2009 9:10 pm

    Boo. Wanted Kayla to win.

  31. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:12 pm

    I agree we haven’t seen the last of Kayla. Wasn’t she the one that one of the choreographers suggested Broadway to? I’m sure she’ll go on to wonderful things.

  32. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:14 pm

    Kayla = Daughtry!!! Here’s hoping America didn’t mess this up anymore and picked Brandon for the win.

  33. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:16 pm

    Yes! YES!!! Brandon OR Jeanine for the WIN!! 🙂

  34. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:16 pm

    oh THANK god!

  35. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:18 pm

    So far so good! I am still on Team Jeanine!

  36. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Evan should have been 4th but I think the backlash from negative comments last night pushed him into the third spot. Can someone explain to me what’s the big deal about Evan, I just don’t get it?

  37. Kayla on August 6th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Yay for Brandon or Jeanine! I’m already happy with whoever wins since it will be one of them.

    And Louis van Amstel sure is getting a lot of love tonight! They’ve picked, what, three of his dances so far? Go Amstel (Lite)!

  38. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:22 pm

    yeah, I’ve never gotten the Evan thing either – he’s not that much of a tween cutie-pie type, I don’t think, and I don’t get how his style of dance appeals to that age, either…maybe the strength of the ‘brothers who cry easily’ backstory? Which would make him Danny Gokey, I guess…

  39. Brian Whisenant on August 6th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Happy Evan isn’t going to win…but still mad about Kayla. Have to keep in mind that anyone can vote. In the real world Kayla will work. This show might make a dancer famous…it means nothing if you can’t actually do the choreography. Kayla will be fine.

  40. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Yay for Gravity!! This was my favourite dance of the entire season, hands-down.

  41. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:25 pm

    In all talent shows there always seems to be one contestant who goes much farther than they should and screws over more worthy and more talented contestants because they are simply “likable”.

  42. Brian Whisenant on August 6th, 2009 9:28 pm

    If you don’t think Kayla should’ve won now…well….

  43. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:28 pm

    That was amazing! Totally agree with Kimber. Favorite dance this season. The power of the dance combined with the power of that song is just amazing.

  44. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:28 pm

    I absolutely hate the lighting and camera work going on – I can’t imagine anyone sitting in the theatre can actually see a damn thing!

  45. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:29 pm

    Loved the Rage Boyz Crew. That little guy in the front is too precious for words!

  46. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Anyone else think the should have the finale back in the old studio? I’m just not feeling the Kodak Theater.

  47. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:31 pm

    shit! they picked the disco over the Wade Robson, that sucks

  48. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:36 pm

    Janette and Brandon were one of my favourite couples, but I really would have preferred Ruby Blue to the disco routine. Oh well … the disco was smokin’ too!

  49. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Isn’t there still one more dance? I thought Cat said there were two more dances before the disco routine…seems like they will have to pick a Wade routine!

  50. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Cancer Dance?

  51. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Oh yeah…the cancer dance.

  52. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:40 pm

    It’s the Cancer Dance. Good dance, but there were better.

  53. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Cat appeared to be crying already –

  54. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:41 pm

    I would have rather seen Brandon and Janette’s hip-hop or jazz piece. Or Jason and Kayla’s hip hop dance with zombies.

  55. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Loved Jason and Kayla’s “They’re Everywhere” zombie dance! There were a lot of great dances this season.

  56. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:43 pm

    oh right, I forgot about the zombie dance!

  57. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:45 pm

    When Cat was at the empty judges table I got excited, and thought maybe the judges would be performing. Wouldn’t that be fantastic??

  58. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:46 pm

    Whoa! Should have waited a sec there to post! Wish they had done more of the dance, though.

  59. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:46 pm

    and that was the closest Tyce got to the Chorus Line revival, believe … wasn’t he cut?

  60. Casey on August 6th, 2009 9:47 pm

    I think Mary needed shorter pants…they looked strange.

  61. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Guessing that was filmed last night though as the background thing was back to how it was last night with the horizontal bar things all the way across. No Lil C? That was great but I do wish they had danced a little more.

  62. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:53 pm

    Brandon FTW!

  63. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 9:55 pm

    So happy Jeanine won! Glad to finally have another girl win this. Woo hoo!

  64. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:55 pm

    Danny and Sabra part 2…

  65. Kimber on August 6th, 2009 9:57 pm

    So happy for Jeanine!! She’s fantastic, and she was a total dark horse in the competition. And Brandon is top guy! Woo hoo!!

  66. Katie on August 6th, 2009 9:57 pm

    I can live with that, congrats to Jeanine.

  67. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:58 pm

    it sucks that Brandon did get his few minutes of vote-off chat with Cat, tho

  68. ClioBC on August 6th, 2009 9:58 pm

    I mean did NOT

  69. Brian Whisenant on August 6th, 2009 9:59 pm

    YES…Very much Sabra and Danny part 2. Going to rewatch the Addiction dance now.

  70. Vanessa on August 6th, 2009 10:00 pm

    PS – Americal Idol should take note. THAT is how you do a finale, have it end on time, and still have time to talk to the winner!

  71. Give Me My Remote on August 6th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Sing it butterfly!

  72. Amanda on August 6th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Now I can’t wait for September 2nd!!!! Best dances from all seasons. Permanent spot on my DVR.

  73. Carli on August 6th, 2009 10:04 pm

    Would’ve preferred Kayla or Brandon, but Jeanine works, I suppose.

  74. Renee on August 6th, 2009 10:23 pm

    Brandon was clearly the better dancer and deserved to win!

  75. Katie on August 6th, 2009 10:29 pm

    Just watched Kayla and Kupono’s “Addiction Dance” best performance of the season and of the night…hands down!

  76. Patty on August 6th, 2009 10:57 pm

    Sorry I missed all the fun! I had to watch Big Brother.

    I am glad Jeanine won. I liked her all along and since Jeanette got the boot…I never liked Brandon. Not sure why. Great dancer but something there I didn’t like. I think I expect so much more from my male dancers and Jason was the only one that even came close.

    I was horrified that FOX used Nigel’s nasty comments from last night in the recap. Bleck. Someone needs to tell him he’s gross and all the tweeners won’t watch if he keeps it up. I’m a perv but I keep my creepy comments to myself!

    Can’t wait until Sept 2! Yeah! I hope we see greatness!

  77. Angela on August 6th, 2009 11:00 pm

    The right one won She was great.

  78. Nicole on August 6th, 2009 11:38 pm

    I am really glad Jeanine won. If Evan couldn’t win she was my next choice out of the 4. I really enjoy Evans style of dance always brings a smile to my face. I also really enjoyed the addiction dance, kupono’s smirk is just sooo eerie.
    Best of luck to all of the top 4. KASPRZAKTAVIST!!!!!!!!!

  79. amanda johnson on August 6th, 2009 11:43 pm

    i beleive that Kayla was better she should have won……..♥ 🙁 wish she did…

  80. Randi on August 7th, 2009 1:10 am

    Yay Jeanine!

  81. Patty on August 7th, 2009 7:10 am

    I’m so happy that Jeanine won! YAY! And as for the Philip/Jeanine hip hop number that was Shankman’s favorite – it was my favorite too, and the whole reason I watched the show. My tivo recorded the show as a suggestion, I saw that one routine and was hooked! After Philip got booted, I only watched for Jeanine. So YAY again!

  82. AMM on August 7th, 2009 11:37 am

    Where the heck was Wade’s Thief routine?!?! I sure hope it’s on the tour.

  83. Elizabeth on August 8th, 2009 5:20 pm

    Thanks, Kath for having the live blog. I was at work and wasn’t able to watch the finale (still sitting on my dvr), so this was a nice way to experience and keep informed.