STOP! If you haven’t seen tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance finale stop reading now. I’m serious. After the jump, I’ll reveal the winner. Now I’ll pause and give you a second to find something else to read on EW.com. [Update: Read the full recap]
Okay, to the rest of you: Just like my colleague Adam B. Vary, I finished last night’s episode unsure of who was going to be crowned America’s favorite dancer.
But when (once again for good measure: SPOILER ALERT) Robert was eliminated first, I wasn’t all that surprised. But curse the SYTYCD producers for making me wait the full two hours to reveal a name! All in the name of must-watch TV. But I’m not too upset about that. It did bring us several gems like …
1. Watching Alex F. Wong participate in the opening routine. Albeit in a chair, but he was still there!
2. The 7-year-old, Luke, tap dancing. Future SYTYCD contestant? Perhaps.
3. Ellen dancing with tWitch. It wasn’t a surprise, but still pretty fabulous.
And after all that, Cat Deeley opened one last card to (deep breath) reveal our winner: Lauren Froderman!
Enter my obnoxious girly squeal! (Seriously. I just squealed out loud by myself.) I thought Kent would win (so did Cat), but something tells me our small-town boy will be just fine.
Read Adam’s full recap tomorrow. But until then, what’s your instant reaction to Lauren winning? Are you happy? Disappointed? With these top three dancers I don’t think America could have made a bad choice. But the tribe has spoken. And now it’s your turn. Sound off in the comments below.