Last week was the unveiling of the 20 chosen contestants for this season's So You Think You Can Dance
. Once again, we'll see the return of the SYTYCD All-Stars who will partner up with the remaining Top Ten dancers, but the ninth season will be unlike any season before with the show airing once a week and will award two winners: one male and one female.
The audience and judges (Mary Murphy and Nigel Lithgoe, as well as New Girl
's Zoe Deschanel), were treated to some pretty amazing dance numbers which celebrated the 200th episode of SYTYCD. This year's chosen is one of the most diverse that we've seen from the American version. There's a belly dancer, a robot dancer, professional ballet dancers (yay!) and an animation dancers (whatever that means!).
Season nine's top 20 female dancers:
»Alexa Anderson (Contemporary)
»Lindsay Arnold (Latin Ballroom)
»Eliana Girard (Ballet)
»Audrey Case (Jazz)
»Tiffany Maher (Jazz)
Season nine's top 20 male dancers:
»George Lawrence II (Contemporary)
»Will Thomas (Contemporary)
»Nick Bloxsom-Carter (Ballroom)
»Daniel Baker (Ballet)
»Chehon Wespi-Tschopp (Ballet)
»Dareian Kujawa (Contemporary)
»Matthew Kazmierczak (Contemporary)
»Brandon Mitchell (Step Dance)
»Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer (Animation Popping and Robotics)
»Cole Horibe (Martial Arts Fusion)
The competition begins on Wednesday, July 11 and the lowest-voted couples will be revealed during the next performance show. and those dancers will have to dance solos before The judges decide which male and which female will be eliminated after the bottom dancers dance solos. Episodes are two-hours and begin at 8pm.
Whose your favourite from this batch of So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 dancers?