The season 15 finale of “So You Think You Can Dance” was full of encore performances of some of the season’s most memorable routines. It was an especially good night for hip-hop choreographer Luther Brown, whose dances were featured especially prominently as examples of the season’s best. One performance was so catchy that two judges couldn’t help themselves: Twitch and Nigel Lythgoe got in on the action too. Watch them above.
This routine was set to “Juice” by Yo Gotti, and it was originally performed by the top four male contestants: Cole Mills, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Darius Hickman and Slavik Pustovoytov. It was especially memorable for its flashy costumes: all four in suits topped off with canary yellow trench coats and fedoras reminiscent of “Dick Tracy.” They all returned for this special reprise, and Twitch joined them midway through.
It was no surprise that Twitch was able to take center stage. He was a “SYTYCD” finalist himself, finishing second in season four behind winner Joshua Allen. Lythgoe was more of a surprise when he strutted his stuff during his cameo at the end of the routine. He was a dancer and choreographer too before he became the creator and producer of “SYTYCD,” though when host Cat Deeley asked him, “Have you still got it?” at the end of this special appearance he answered, “No, I lost it a long time ago … I feel like a dancing banana.”
Don’t be so humble, Nigel. We think you’ve still got the juice. Watch that funky banana above.