A few weeks before the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, I posed this question to Comfort Fedoke: Is it possible for a hip hop dancer to win this thing? Not only was it possible but Twitch Boss and Joshua Allen, both hip hop dancers, were the last two standing. Josh may have been crowned the winner but Twitch will be just as well known. He came into this season with a built in fan base, after losing the last spot in Vegas last year to Hok Konishi. Twitch left the show with no regrets and proud of the way that he represented hip hop. Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.
Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview.
Hey everybody this is Gina from BuddyTV and today I’m talking to Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance.
Hi Gina, how’re you doing?
I’m good, thank you so much for doing the interview.
No problem at all, thank you for having me.
How has your week been going, how have you enjoyed being home and taking a little break?
It was a lot to adjust to for a second, but I’m really enjoying the rest now. I’ve really been trying to catch up on sleep and that’s been wonderful.
Have you been reading any of the feedback from fans of the show since it ended?
I have not, honestly I’ve just been in hibernation mode, meaning to sleep, eat, and then sleep more and then eat some more. [laughs]
Tell me how you were feeling at the finale when you realized that you and Josh, the two hip-hop dancers, were the final two standing.
It was incredible. It was just a great moment all over, from so many different aspects. It was just a great moment as far as hip-hop goes, because I mean we’re so focused on versatility every week we’re just going to throw any style at you and you’ll have to deal with it. For two hip-hoppers to be the final two just said so much, and just hope that it inspired free stylers and hip-hoppers and any other dancers, just that they realize there aren’t any limits, there aren’t any boundaries, unless you set them yourself. I think that was just an amazing moment.
You sort of came into this season with a built in fan base. Were you feeling confident when you hit top 20, or were you still nervous every week?
I was definitely still nervous every week. When it comes down to it, nobody was safe at all, ever. So you have to come into it every single week with your absolute best, especially with this cast. The cast was just dope all around so there couldn’t be a week where you were slipping and be like, “Oh, well I’m all right, because my fans will handle it.” Definitely not, definitely not.
There were lots of shocking eliminations this season, from Kherington to Will. Which one surprised you the most?
Kherington and Will both. Those two kind of caught me off guard. Like I said, no one is really safe but I think coming into the competition, we have preconceived notions already like, “These people will be here for awhile.” Those things kind of get shaken up sometimes, so it was a constant reminder that you never know.
What was your favorite part about working with Kherington so much this season?
Actually everything, every little thing. I really enjoyed rehearsals with Kherington, we used to have a lot of fun in rehearsals. She just has a fun spirit and we clicked on so many different levels. I think rehearsal time with Kherington was amazing.
You seemed to really get along with all of the dancers this season. Are these true friendships that you’ll keep outside of the show now?
Absolutely. I’ve talked to everyone that was in the 20. Not just the 10, because I mean we spent a little more time than the 20 did, but I’ve talked everybody in the 20 since the show has been out. Yeah, definitely, it’s a connection we’re going to keep for awhile.
Are you satisfied with the experience that you had on the show this season? Is this everything you could have hoped for?
Oh, this is everything I could hope for and more, it’s incredible. The experience, the training, the knowledge that you get from each of the choreographers and different cast mates and the crew, learning how to set up camera shots and all that. There’s just everything beyond that, everything.
Now you’re about to head out on this national tour. Are you excited to get out on the road and meet your fans and dance for them?
Absolutely. For one, I’ve never been on tour before, and just a tour of this kind of magnitude and this kind of show is very unique and I’m very excited to be a part of it. I’m definitely excited to head out and see the countryside and connect with fans from around the country, it’ll be amazing.
Well the only really bad thing about finishing second is that you don’t get the chance to thank your fans. Is there anything you want to say to them now?
Yes, I’d like to thank them for the love and support that I am continuing to get, and I will see them on tour.
Well, we’ll definitely catch you out on the tour, and I just wanted to thank you so much for your time today, Twitch.
Thanks Gina, we’ll talk to you later.
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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