The dancers left it all on the So You Think You Can Dance
floor with some amazing performances. The top four dancers -- Amy Yakima, Jasmine Harper, Aaron Turner and DuShaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall -- each performed a mind-blowing five times.
After all their hard work, only one male and one female dancer will be crowned as America's favorite dancers. So who will be the So You Think You Can Dance
season 10 champions? Let's try and figure out what fate has in store for our favorites based on their performances.So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Top 4 Dance >>>
I must confess that Amy was one of my favorite dancers since the auditions. Her jazz routine with Aaron had a primal pulse. Her Argentine Tango with Fik-Shun showcased her stunning technique. I loved the lifts.
I must admit that I was not a fan of Amy and Jasmine's jazz routine. It was choreographed by Mark Kanemura around the concept of alien Siamese twins. While most of the judges enjoyed the creative wackiness, I found it difficult to watch, as it was just not my cup of tea.
Amy's Stacey Tookey-choreographed contemporary routine with All-Star Robert was where she shone brightest. It was pure magic: emotional, dramatic and simply stunning. Jasmine Harper
I was stunned to discover that Jasmine was not originally selected to be in the top 20 until Cat Deeley intervened. Seriously? Maybe Cat should be included in all major judging decisions!
Jasmine and Fik-Shun danced a beautiful Travis Wall contemporary piece that looked as if they were both dancing underwater. Jasmine looked as if she was floating across the stage. It was mesmerizing.
Jasmine surprised, well, everyone by selecting hip-hop instead of her genre of contemporary for her All-Star routine. She was teamed with All-Star Comfort for a NappyTabs routine that featured them both on bikes. It was full of both swag and fun. I loved it. Her samba with Aaron disappointed the judges. There was a minor costume issue, and for some reason the routine just did not ignite. As for her jazz performance with Amy, again, it was not my favorite.Aaron Turner
Aaron's jazz routine with Amy was great, as was his Broadway performance with Fik-Shun. Their routine, choreographed by Tyce Diorio, was fun and stylish. It showcased Aaron's abilities as a dancer and entertainer.
He also impressed in his tap routine with All-Star Melinda. This performance was incredibly moving and engaging. It earned a well-deserved standing ovation from the judges. His samba with Jasmine didn't fare as well due to technical issues.
It is hard to absorb the fact that Aaron did not make the top 20 this season, and was offered the spot when another dance had to withdraw due to an injury. DuShaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
The improvement in Fik-Shun's technique was illustrated by his contemporary routine with Jasmine. He had good extensions and pointed his feet. He danced elegantly. In his Argentine Tango with Amy, his technique suffered, although he did well in his partnering.
Fik-Shun easily demonstrated his natural ability as an entertainer during his Broadway routine with Aaron. His Luther Brown hip-hop routine with All-Star tWitch was fabulous. He more than held his own, and it was a delight to watch. His natural ability to entertain has been his biggest strength.Who Will Win?
Amy has rarely made a misstep all season with one major exception: a slip during one of her hip-hop routines with her partner Fik-Shun. Even then, she handled it so gracefully that I at first thought it was part of the choreography. All season, she has been consistent and technically near-perfect. I think she will be chosen as America's favorite dancer.
Who will win it for the guys? I think Aaron will, hands down. Yes, he had some bumpy performances, but he has performed well the rest of the season. He is both a born entertainer and a born dancer, and that's a combination that will be hard to beat!
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