During last night's live season finale, finalists Melody Lacayanga, Ashle Dawson, and Jamile McGee were eliminated from this summer's "ultimate dance competition." America's decision was revealed, and Nick Lazzarini was given the coveted So You Think You Can Dance crown.
Lazzarini, who grew up in Sunnyvale, California, began to cultivate a love for dance at the tender age of four. He spent the next 16 years of his life studying many forms of dance, including jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, ballet, tap, and tumbling, and spent two years at the Dance Company of San Francisco.
The 20-year-old champion will now head to New York to pursue his dancing dreams. He will receive a $100,000 cash prize and one year of rent-free living in a luxury apartment overlooking Manhattan's Central Park.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lithgoe, who also brought the hit singing competition American Idol to television. The show gave 50 dancers a chance to strut their stuff in front of a judge panel made up of professional choreographers. Finalists had to master new dancing techniques, team up with each other to learn routines, and face the music of viewer's votes.
As of now, Fox has not announced plans to renew So You Think You Can Dance for another season.