'So You Think You Can Dance' Crowns Two
Ballet dancers become first dual winners in series history
Ballet dancers Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp were crowned America's favorite dancers on the "So You Think You Can Dance." After countless hours of rehearsals, weeks of breathtaking routines and beating out thousands of hopefuls, Eliana and Chehon were named the top male and female dancers on Tuesday's Season 9 finale.
The two beat out contemporary dancer Tiffany Maher and Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer for the grand prize of $100,000. And for the first time in the series' history, two winners were crowned instead of one. Eliana, a 21-year-old Joffrey School of Ballet student, was a judges' favorite from the beginning, with Nigel Lythgoe even naming her the best dancer to ever compete on "SYTYCD." Chehon, who only started dancing at the age of 13, is a graduate of the Royal Ballet School in London and proved to be a strong dancer in every genre thrown at him. The finale also featured some of the judges' and contestants' favorite routines, as well as three new numbers from choreographers Sonya Tayeh, Christopher Scott, and Tabitha and Napoleon D'Umo.
"Call Me Maybe" hitmaker Carly Rae Jepsen took the stage to perform her new single, "This Kiss," in honor of her album release on Tuesday. The top 10 finalists will embark on a 30-city tour, kicking off in San Diego, Calif., on Oct 23.
I LOVED Chehon. He was my favorite and I would have been so upset had Cyrus won. I think he was being thrown at people trying to get him to win...Chehon was the best by far!
And they got it right with Eliana too. I totally agreed with both winners.
I think the voting was fixed, if Cyrus got more votes to win the competition, Nigel picked the winners.
There is no way Cyrus should have lost, he was America's favorite, he was never in the bottom three.
The show is boring and America showed Nigel they can relate to the dance Cyrus was doing and is a dance people would attempt to do, instead of the same old tired boring routines. Since Cyrus did not win the show should be called So You Think You Are A Professional Dancer instead of So You Think You Can Dance.