Here's a look at 'SYTYCD' Season 17's top 12 contestants and those in the bottom 4
While 12 dancers made the final cut, four of them found themselves inthe bottom this week, inching close to an elimination.
If you're passionate about all things dance, then you know for a fact that 'So You Think You Can Dance' celebrated just that! Season 17 sees "highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected get to move on to the SYTYCD studio and get to work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition."
With the auditions and choreography segments done, the judges finally picked the top 12 from among the 24 that cleared the previous round. Curious to know if your favourite dancers made the cut? Continue reading to find out! Looking for other reality shows that are all about talent? Check out 'American Song Contest', 'America's Got Talent', and 'American Idol'.
So far, the top 12 contestants are -- James 'Lord Finn' Thomas, Virginia Crouse, Jordan Betscher, Waverly Fredericks, Anna Miller, Beau Harmon, Thiago Pacheco, Essence Wilmington, Carter Williams, Ralyn Johnson, Keaton Kermode and Alexis Warr.
The dancers then performed in pairs, as they all showcased a different dance style through their routines. For die-hard fans of the show, here's a look at the choreographers who orchestrated each routine -- James 'Lord Finn' Thomas and Virginia Crouse's routine was choreographed by Luther Brown. Jordan Betscher and Waverly Fredericks' routine was choreographed by Elizabeth & Mandy. Anna Miller and Beau Harmon's routine was choreographed by Al Blackstone. Thiago Pacheco and Essence Wilmington's routine was choreographed by Tessandra Chavez. Carter Williams and Ralyn Johnson's routine was choreographed by Alan Bersten. And finally, Keaton Kermode and Alexis Warr's routine was choreographed by Talia Favia.
Based on their duet performances, there were four contestants who found themselves in the bottom -- Virginia Crouse, Thiago Pacheco, Essence Wilmington and Carter Williams. When it came down to it, the judges announced that they would be picking two dancers to be in the bottom two. But in an interesting twist (which is now an 'SYTYCD' Season 17 standard), they announced that no one would be in the bottom and that all 12 dances were moving forward.
'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT.