'So You Think You Can Dance' Video: Picking the Top 20 in the 200th Episode
'So You Think You Can Dance' Video: Picking the Top 20 in the 200th Episode
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After five weeks of auditions and callbacks, So You Think You Can Dance season 9 is just about ready to pick its Top 20 dancers for the competition. Who of the remaining 35 hopefuls will make it onto the show? Does a preview video from FOX give any clues?

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WARNING: While nothing in this article technically counts as So You Think You Can Dance spoilers, the images and commentary might give away one or two things. If you want to be surprised on Wednesday, this is probably not the article for you.

The new So You Think You Can Dance video is a standard promo, but there are a few interesting scenes that flash by. First, check it out for yourself below:



Did you catch all that? Could you identify any of the performers getting positive or negative results?

Let's sum up what we can conjecture:

  • The dancing videos all feature dancers still in the running. But, since these are probably from Las Vegas, they don't tell us much of anything.
  • Despite reports to the contrary, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel does not appear to be at the judges' table for the final words. This could mean a) We're looking at footage from a previous season, or b) Zooey Deschanel will be on hand only for the performances.

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  • If this is indeed season 9 footage, I'm guessing that the guy who gets in -- as seen in this promo -- is ballet dancer Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.
  • Is Amelia Lowe (the girl who loves silent movies) crying out of happiness, sadness or nerves?
  • The guy (?) who leaps up at the news covers his/her face at exactly the right time. Sigh...
  • Ditto for the girl who bends over when returning to tell the others she got through.
  • Some of the performances in the promo are definitely from last season. Check out this shot of Melanie and Sasha from SYTYCD season 8 for proof.

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Want actual spoilers? Check out this article on whether or not Twitter gives away the SYTYCD Top 20 names.

We will find out the So You Think You Can Dance season 9 Top 20 on Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm on FOX.

(Images and video courtesy of FOX)



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