So You Think You Can Dance

Season 5 Episode 23

Winner Announced

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Aug 06, 2009 on FOX
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This two-hour season finale airs live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. In addition to revealing America's Favorite Dancer, eliminated dancers return to perform routines from throughout the season that the judges' have selected as their favorites. The choreographers featured include Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Louis van Amstel, Doriana Sanchez, Sonya Tayeh, and Travis Wall. Special Guest Performers are Talia Fowler, winner of SYTYCD Australia and the Rage Boyz Crew.moreless

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    Phillip Chbeeb

    Phillip Chbeeb

    featured dancer

    Guest Star

    Janette Manrara

    Janette Manrara

    featured dancer

    Guest Star

    Asuka Kondoh

    Asuka Kondoh

    featured dancer

    Guest Star

    Adam Shankman

    Adam Shankman

    Guest Judge

    Recurring Role

    Lil' C

    Lil' C

    Guest Judge

    Recurring Role

    Mia Michaels (II)

    Mia Michaels (II)

    Guest Judge

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • As a special surprise, the judges participate in a group dance routine with the Top 8 dancers. However, one of the seven judges was missing. Lil'C did not participate in the routine.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Nigel Lythgoe: I think one of my favorite moments was when Mary admitted to using Botox.
        (Mary shrieks and hits Nigel)
        Mary Murphy: Nigel! What's the matter with you?!?

    • NOTES (4)

      • Dancers ~ Dance Style ~ Choreographer ~ Music

        1) Group Dance Top 20 ~ Broadway ~ Tyce Diorio ~ A Brand New Day from The Wiz (original soundtrack)
        2) Jeanine & Phillip ~ Hip-Hop ~ Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo ~ Mad by Ne-Yo
        3) Janette & Brandon ~ Argentine Tango ~ Leonardo Barrionuevo & Miriam Larici ~ Libertango from Forever Tango (original Broadway cast album)
        4) Asuka & Vitolio ~ Waltz ~ Louis van Amstel ~ Dreams Are More Precious by Enya
        5) Jeanine & Jason ~ Contemporary ~ Travis Wall ~ If it Kills Me (The Casa Nova Sessions) by Jason Mraz
        6) Kayla & Max ~ Samba ~ Louis van Amstel ~ Jum Bah Day by House of Gypsies
        7) Group Dance Top 16 ~ Samba/Hip-Hop Fusion ~ Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo and Dmitry Chaplin~ I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) by Pitbull
        8) Talia Fowler (winner SYTYCD Australia) ~ solo ~ Sonya Tayeh ~ Shot You Down by Audio Bullys
        9) Caitlin & Jason ~ Bollywood ~ Nakul Dev Mahajan ~ Jai Ho from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack
        10) Randi & Evan ~ Contemporary ~ Mia Michaels ~ Koop Island Blues by Koop featuring Ane Brune
        11) Jeanine & Brandon ~ Paso Doble ~ Louis van Amstel ~ Tetsujin from The Matrix Revolutions (soundtrack)
        12) Kayla & Kupono ~ Contemporary ~ Mia Michaels ~ Gravity by Sara Bareilles
        13) Rage Boyz Crew ~ Hip-Hop ~ Tiffany Burton ~ Feel It by Colby O'Donis and Mauli B
        14) Janette & Brandon ~ Disco ~ Doriana Sanchez ~ Loving Is Really My Game by Brainstorm
        15) Ade & Melissa ~ Contemporary ~ Tyce Diorio ~ This Woman's Work by Maxwell
        16) Top 8 & Judges ~ Broadway ~ Mia Michaels ~ to One from A Chorus Line (Original Broadway Cast)

      • Special Guest Performers

        1) Talia Fowler - winner of SYTYCD Australia

        2) The Rage Boyz Crew

      • Though not credited, Sonya Tayeh choregraphed the routine performed by special guest performer, Talia Fowler - winner of SYTYCD Australia.

      • The final four contestants received a record-breaking number of votes: 21.6 million.

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