Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SYTYCD7 Finale - Up For Grabs?

The Top 3 on So You Think You Can Dance duked it out in the finale tonight. Coming in, I was convinced there was nothing anyone could do to take this away from Kent Boyd, who I think has had the competition wrapped up ever since Alex Wong was forced out due to injury. The judges certainly haven't shied away from practically anointing him the winner since.

While I still think he has this in the bag, particularly after his stunning contemporary routine with Allison, both Lauren Forderman and Robert Roldan made strong cases for winner status with a great contemporary piece of their own. Robert also had the other standout routine of the night for me, the Broadway number with Kathryn.

This final three may not have been the best final three ever, Adam Shankman (hello, Joshua, Twitch and Katee!), but all three are pretty much equally deserving of the win, in my opinion.

The routines:

Kent/Lauren G. - Bollywood choreographed by Nakul
"Om Mangalam" from Kambakkht Ishq (soundtrack) (iTunes)

Lauren/Twitch - Hip-hop choreographed by Tabitha & Napoleon
"Power" by Kanye West (iTunes | Amazon)

Robert/Mark - Jazz choreographed by Tyce Diorio
"Whip It" by Devo (iTunes | Amazon)

Kent solo
"The Finish Line" by Train (iTunes | Amazon)

Lauren/Robert - Contemporary choreographed by Dee Caspary
"That Home" by Cinematic Orchestra (iTunes | Amazon)

Kent/Lauren - Jazz choreographed by Mandy Moore
"Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis & The News (iTunes | Amazon)

Robert solo
"The District Sleeps Alone" choreographed by The Postal Service (iTunes | Amazon)

Kent/Allison - Contemporary by Stacey Tookey
"Sundrenched World (Live Session)" by Joshua Radin (iTunes)

Lauren solo
"I'm Goin' Down" by Mary J. Blige (iTunes | Amazon)

Robert/Kathryn - Broadyway choreographed by Spencer Liff
"Cool" from West Side Story (1961 soundtrack) (iTunes | Amazon)

Lauren/Pasha - Cha-Cha choreographed by Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
"Not Myself Tonight" by Christina Aguilera (iTunes | Amazon)

Kent/Robert - Malevos Tango choreographed by Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo
"The Chosen/Drum Addict" by Taylor Long

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