I know I can’t be the only one addicted to So You Think You Can Dance. I’ve been a faithful viewer since season 1, before the age of Cat “Give That Woman an Emmy” Deeley. I’m enjoying this season so far, minus Iveta being robbed (ROBBED!) and my beloved Alexander not living up to expectations.
Today, however, I thought we’d look back at some of the more interesting performances from the show’s storied 8 season history. I’m sure you’ll all have favorites I forgot, so share your favorites in the comments.
Season one is the red-headed step-child of SYTYCD. No one ever talks about it, even though it featured Blake, who dared argue with Mia Michaels; Nigel in a mullet and the beta version of Pasha, Artem. Behold:
This is the one season I didn’t watch, but I’ve caught up on many pieces since than. First up, Hide and Seek, by the lovely and ethereal Imogen Heap, which I pegged as a backdrop for a delightfully weird Mia piece with lots of hugging the first time I heard it. Behold!
Season two is also known for Wade Robson making this awesome fucking interpretation of a key party at the Burton-Bonham-Carter’s.
Season three was insane. Neil, Sabra, Danny, Lacey, Hok, Pasha, Anya, Dominic and Sara were all off the hook fantastic. See below.
In short: Twitch, Joshua, Will, Katee, Mark, Chelsie Hightower, Courtney, Gev and Comfort. Seasons three and four can fill the all-star slots from now until forever, and I will be perfectly happy.
Sonya has replaced Wade in my heart.
Season five was not my favorite, except for this.
Like S5, I’ve only got one:
Season seven brought us my beloved imaginary little brother, Billy Bell, and Alex Freakin’ Wong, who has the luck of Job.
While I adore Melanie and her beautiful, beautiful smile, I am firmly in Team Sasha, since Team Iveta is no more. I’m also sad not to see Mark and Neil as all-stars, b/c they are so very dreamy to watch.
You’ll always be America’s favorite dancer to me.
Image Credit: Skubik at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons