Confession time. I'm a latecomer to the So You Think You Can Dance party, coming around last summer. This year, I had a little trouble getting into the show and seriously thought about giving it up. But, I thought I'd watch one last episode (plus, I was curious where the amazing Billy Bell went and if he'd appear as promised). And, by the first week of Vegas, I was hooked again.
I love, love, love the people this season, and I was really touched by some of their stories. I actually cried at times, and I NEVER do that. These people are absolutely amazing.
This week, the top ten was revealed, and I was thrilled that most of my picks made it through. Yay! Here are my favorites:
Kent is the funniest, most enthusiastic guy. He's an 18 year old who grew up on a farm and had never been out of Ohio until he made it to the Vegas round of SYTYCD. So cute!
Lauren is amazing. Her final solo in Vegas BLEW. ME. AWAY. Watching her makes me wish I could dance.
Melinda is so unique. She's a tap dancer with an edge and a great personality.
And, of course, the highly anticipated Billy Bell. He was my favorite last season but had to withdraw due to a mysterious illness. But he's back with a vengeance this season in the specially-created 11th spot. There wasn't much shown of him during the Vegas weeks, but I can't wait to see him dance again.