Can you believe it”s the end of Season Seven? And that the winner is about to be named? And it won”t be Alex? Excuse me while I take a moment… anyway, it”s been a long, strange season of injuries, crying judges, National Dance Day plugs and some really great dancing. Looking at the final three, it”s hard to say which one was better or who”s more likely to take home the $250,000 prize. But, as it”s a two hour marathon of endless timewasters and some good dancing, let”s just get to it, shall we?
[Full recap of Thursday’s (Aug. 12) “So You Think You Can Dance” finale after the break…]
Aw, the opening number is the whole gang – the top eleven and the all-stars. Even Alex is in there, doing some chair dancing to this Christopher Scott piece. It”s like “Glee,” except the chair is only temporary and no one”s singing. At the end of the routine, Cat promises to not only name the winner, but says we”ll get a performance by a “genuine superstar.” Don”t ask me why, but I”m extremely doubtful.
The judges table is might crowded tonight, and it”s apparently not enough to just introduce everyone and get the show moving. Instead, we have to see Nigel”s hair through the seasons. Then Mia”s malapropisms. And discover that Adam is the man of a thousand faces, most of which seem to be variations on Blue Steel. Ben Stiller must be so proud. Joining our regular judges are Toasty, Stacey Tookey, Kenny Ortega and Mary Murphy. Whose hair extensions are looking ridiculous, and not in a good way. It”s like she scalped all three original Charlie”s Angels, dyed their hair a dishwater blonde, then stapled the whole mess together. Oh, and attacked it with a curling iron. Seriously, Mary, you”re too old to look like a member of “Jersey Shore.”
Time for the judges to pick the routines they”d like to see. Kenny picks Toasty”s Shoeless Joe piece for Kent and all-star Neil. Kenny thinks this is the routine that made Kent the front runner of the show. I can”t disagree. Again, Kent”s just made for Broadway revivals.