'SYTYCD' Season 17: Eliminated teacher Jermaine Barker wanted to inspire students through dance

Although Jermaine Barker didn't make the cut, the judges and fans were glad to see him inspire a new generation.


                            'SYTYCD' Season 17: Eliminated teacher Jermaine Barker wanted to inspire students through dance
Jermaine Barker on 'SYTYCD' Season 17 (FOX)
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If you've been waiting for Season 17 of 'So You Think You Can Dance', get ready to witness dance styles such as "contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking, and more." The new season still has fans adjusting to the new judges' panel, but the rest of the show format stays the same. The selected dancers "move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition."

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Looking to binge on other talent-based reality shows? You might want to check out -- 'American Song Contest', 'American Idol' and 'America's Got Talent'.

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Before Jermaine Barker, a crumper from Sodus, New York, could take on the stage, he spoke about who he is and from. As Jermaine explained, he is a 7th-grade English teacher. He grew up in a trailer and was raised by his mother in Sodus. One of the main reasons why he hasn't left the place is because, as a teacher, he wants to inspire his students and show them that there is a bigger world out there. As he geared up for his audition, the judges were excited to see him crump. And while they were all praises for him, with tWitch even stating that he wished he had a teacher like him, it wasn't enough for Jermaine to make it through to choreographer.

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The judges, however, commended his work in general and so did fans. "#SYTYCD teachers are more than just teachers #teacherlife we do more than just teach. I definitely wanted more from him." said a fan. "#sytycd I needed more hype from the school teacher" added another. "I love seeing a teacher achieve his dream #SYTYCD" tweeted a fan.


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What do you think? Should Jermaine have made it through? Sound off in the comments below.

'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 airs on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. 

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