We just have to wait for the results now. The dances are done, and next week we will learn who the two champions of So You Think You Can Dance season 9 are. Will it be Eliana? Cyrus? Chehon? Tiffany? We discuss each finalists' chances here.
So You Think You Can Dance
season 9 has been a tough one to predict. The new format, the erratic schedule and a whole bunch of incredibly good dancers have all added up to seeming chaos when it came to eliminations. I'm still shocked personally that Cole Horibe didn't make it to the finals -- he was my pick to take it all.
Still, we have a 50 percent chance of getting any predictions right at this point. So why not give it a try?The Girls
Yes, I started with the easy one. Based on comments, dances and general common sense, Eliana Girard is the clear favorite to win the SYTYCD
title this season. And why not? She is pretty much a master of every kind of dance they've thrown at her. In the finale alone, we saw Latin dancing, classical ballet, contemporary and pole-dancing. Pole-dancing
With Nigel Lythgoe declaring Eliana to be his favorite contestant on any
season of So You Think You Can Dance
, her fate as this year's champion seems sealed.
But we really can't count-out Tiffany Maher. After all, this dark horse dancer made it to the finals with absolutely no trips to the bottom. And she did it without any hype, without any publicity. We didn't even see Tiffany until the Top 20 were announced. Even then, it was virtually impossible to tell Tiffany apart from the season's other jazz dancer, Audrey Case.
Obviously, Tiffany is somehow popular. Why not? The girl is incredible. She is pretty much the highlight of every dance she's in, has an adorable personality and usually gets rave reviews. On top of that, voters seem to love her.
Is that enough to beat Eliana? Probably not, but we'd be fools to ignore the threat of Tiffany this season.The Guys
This is where it gets tricky. Based solely on dance skills, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp is the finalist with the best shot at the title. The athletic and highly skilled ballet dancer is almost wondrous to watch when he is in his element. Plus, Chehon has the blatant (and tactless) support of Nigel Lythgoe.
Too bad he's up against Cyrus. Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer has been nothing if not noticeable since the moment he set foot on the Atlanta audition stage. The man's charm, uniqueness and work ethic all struck a chord with voters -- Cyrus has never been on the bottom. No one would argue that Cyrus is the best all-around dancer of So You Think You Can Dance
season 9. But he is easily the most popular.
There is a chance that knowledgeable dance fanatics rose up last night to give Chehon the victory, but I doubt it. Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer is still the favorite to win for the guys on So You Think You Can Dance
The final results of So You Think You Can Dance
season 9 will air on Tuesday, September 18 at 8pm on FOX.Want to see the SYTYCD Top 10 live? Click here to enter to win tickets to the live tour!
Who do you think will win? Who should win? If you voted, who did you support and why? Leave your comments below!(Images courtesy of FOX)