No contest: 64% of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ fans say b-boy Bailey Munoz bests the 5 past hip-hop winners [POLL RESULTS]

Am I the only one who thought watching b-boy Bailey Munoz and All-Star Comfort Fedoke pair up was pure hip-hop bliss on “So You Think You Can Dance’s” penultimate show of Season 16? Judge and fellow b-boy Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval for one applauded how Bailey brought Bay Area elements to his routine that judge Mary Murphy described as “bad to the bone” — especially after he flashed a grill. See if you agree:

The 19-year-old Las Vegas resident went on to survive the season’s lone Bollywood number — always a challenge for every contestant — but it was his solo that drove the audience wild as they chanted “Bailey! Bailey!” after his high-energy performance. Check it out here:

But there is more to Bailey than just being a whirling, twirling and spinning dervish in his own style. He has been consistently the most versatile and enthusiastic contestant to make it into the Top 10.

That was more than proved by his partnership with technically perfect contemporary dancer Gino Cosculluela as they tackled an Al Blackstone Broadway routine with a tropical island flavor  to the song “The Girl From Ipanema.” Judge Nigel Lythgoe revealed the number was his fave of the season and it will have an encore on the finale next week. Mary anointed them the first two male dancers ever to hop on the Hot Tamale Train.

This is all evidence to back up the fact that 64% of “SYTYCD” fans say that Bailey is the best representative of hip hop ever on the show.

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That includes all five past winners who specialized in various street-inspired styles. Some, however, thought Season 10 winner Du-Shant “Fickshun” Stegall, who participated as an All-Star this year, was tops — 21% to be exact. Joshua Allen of Season 4 drew backing by 12% of poll participants. As for Lex Ishimoto of Season 14, who also returned as an All-Star this year, earned just 3% of the vote.

While Bailey’s partner, contemporary dancer Mariah Russell, topped our Gold Derby odds for most of the live shows. But the b-boy came on strong when it counted and now is sitting pretty at No. 1 while Mariah is tied with Gino for second.

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