“So You Think You Can Dance” has won Best Choreography at the Emmys a whopping eight times in the past decade and is nominated three times this year alone (for Spencer Liff, Sonya Tayeh and Travis Wall). So it stands to reason that at least a few dances from season 12 will be among the nominees in that category in 2016. But which ones will they be? Vote in our poll below to let us know what was your favorite STREET dance this season. (Vote for your favorite STAGE dance HERE.)
Hip-hop choreographers Pharside and Phoenix have never been nominated for an Emmy, but this season they made a strong case to potentially win. “Runnin’,” their robot-themed hip-hop routine performed by Virgil Gadson and Hailee Payne, impressed the judges so much Nigel Lythgoe said it would be remembered in 10 years time. Later they provided Gaby Diaz with what was arguably her breakout routine: “I’m Really Hot,” her ninja-inspired dance with all-star Joshua Allen in “Top 10 Week.”
The choreographing duo might have outdone even that in “Top 4 Week” when Gadson and Allen performed “Let’s Go,” prompting Lythgoe to leap from his chair with excitement and Paula Abdul to call it the choreographers’ best dance of the season. And let’s not forget their raucous carnival-themed group routine “Dragula” in “Top 14 Week.”
Which do you think was the best routine of the season? Are there any we’re missing? Vote in our poll below and refresh your memory by watching some of the season’s most acclaimed dances below.
There’s one last predictions event this season, so you have one week left to predict the final outcomes: who will win, who will finish second, who will finish third and who will finish fourth. Did Monday night’s final performances change your mind about any of this year’s finalists?
At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.
Which dancers do you like (and dislike) the most? Are you rooting for Team Stage or Team Street? Sound off in the comments section below, and join the discussion in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.
Photo: Gaby Diaz and Robert Roldan in “So You Think You Can Dance.” Credit: Mike Yarish/FOX