The latest season of So You Think You Can Dance crowns its male and female winner Tuesday. Top prize? The cover of Dance Spirit magazine - hands up, who knew it existed? - and a cool $100,000.
Ahead of the finale on CTV and Fox, the two remaining women seem a lot stronger than the two remaining men -- despite the girls' "zany, loopy" conjoined twins from Saturn final routine together.
Here's where I think the final four dancers will land:
Amy Yakima: This strong and sturdy 19-year-old from Northville, MI., did a jazz fusion dance with fellow male competitor Aaron Turner. British host Cat Deeley summed up of their shaggy vest and catsuit with cut-outs costumes, respectively: "This looks like Cher and you're a bit like Sonny." The beat goes on? Not. Also a bit messy was her tango with second male competitor and weak link Fik-Shun. Yakima summed it up best: "You have to make people fall in love with you." The flashback of her emotional dance with choregrapher Travis Wall on James Vincent McMorrow's live acoustic version of Wicked Game did just that. The judges also loved her similary heart strings-pulling dance with all-star dancer Robert to A Great Big World's Say Something. GRADE: A+
Aaron Turner: This 25-year-old tap dancer from Las Vegas excelled during - surprise, surprise - his tap routine with all-star dancer Melinda set to Bruno Mars' When I Was Your Man. "Aaron, thank you so much for being the first tap dancer in a finale!" said resident judge Nigel Lythgoe. But the judges were less enthusiastic about his samba with fellow female competitor Jasmine Harper. "It looked to me like you were uncomfortable with the routine," said Lythgoe. Aaron was actually cut from this season's Top 20 but a hurt dancer - who just got cast in the film franchise Step Up - gave him a spot at the last minute. GRADE: C
Fik-Shun: This 18-year-old explosive hip-hop dancer from Las Vegas astonished when he lead a woman twice his size - that'd be Jasmime - around the dance floor during last week's highlight - a contemporary underwater set dance to the gorgeous classical strains of Spiegel im Spiegel. "I thought Jasmine was going to eat you alive just now and that didn't happen," said resident judge Mary Murphy, who gave the duo a standing ovation. "You may not be this season's best dancer but you certainly are our best performer," added Lythgoe after Fik-Shun's solo hip-hop routine. He also stunned with a duo hip-hop dance with all-star dancer twitch to Diddy's Hello Good Morning. GRADE: B
Jasmine Harper: This come-from-behind captivator - she wasn't even in the Top 20 until Deeley fought for her - is a leggy 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Lawrenceville, GA, who surprised everyone with her choice of a hip-hop dance with all-star dancer Comfort to Beyonce's Who Run the World (Girls). But it was a winner. All that was missing was getting her hair caught in a fan. Said Murphy. "You're just a badass and I mean that in the best possible sense!" GRADE: A