TV SHOW TO WATCH: So You Think You Can Dance: The Top 20!By Delaina Dixon | June 28, 2012 | Entertainment
You know TV DivaGal loves So You Think You Can Dance! So my happy feet were a tapping last night as I watched the series announce the Top 20 for season nine.
All the usual suspects we thought would make it did. Alexa Anderson, who endured the judges’ scrutiny all through Las Vegas week, was rightfully the first to learn she had made it in. Both mid-west ballroom dancers made it, which I think was a little bit of a cop out. In my mind, Witney Carson is definitely the stronger competitor.
I’m personally rooting for contemporary dancer Amber Jackson. After three tries, she finally made it to Top 20 and proves that blondes can have more fun. And ballerina Eliana Girard was channeling some serious Black Swan during last night’s live performance. This Flashdance Jennifer Beals look-a-like could take it all!
As much as I loved watching both of them throughout the countdown to Top 20, I’m worried about Amelia Lowe and Cyrus Spencer. I fear that Amelia won’t be able to break her adorable 1920s persona to embody all the dance challenges she’s going to receive. As for Cyrus, as much as we all love him, the judges admitted they went with style over substance to include him. I just hope he can live up to their — and our — expectations. If his baseball performance is any indication, he just may do it.
So You Think You Can Dance, the first challenge, airs Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
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