The So You Think You Can Dance finale is always a bittersweet time. It's a joyous occasion for whoever wins, but...we're always so sad when the season is over!
And though the Fox summer hit only aired once a week in its ninth season, the usual magic applied. Plus, now that all has been said and danced, as promised we've got two winners for a change!
Which is great, because who could decide between Cyrus Spencer and Eliana Girard, or Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Tiffany Maher, or Cyrus and Tiffany, or...You get our drift.
This finale kicked off, as usual, with the entire top 20 returning to dance a brand new group number, this one by Sonya Tayeh and Christopher Scott, so it was angsty and raw in each choreographer's respective ways.
Then it was on to repeat performances of the judges' favorite numbers, from Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo's jazzy hip-hop routine "Love Cats" (there were only a couple of NappyTabs dances early this season—maternity leave, wouldn't you know!) performed by Amelia Lowe and Will Thomas to the Titanic-inspired Travis Wall contemporary number danced by Matthew Kazmierczak and Audrey Case.
As tends to be the case, however, it was the redo of Tyce Diorio's (when he does contemporary, he makes people cry) Holocaust tribute "Eli, Eli" with Cheon and all-star Kathryn McCormick.
Short of sitting down for a marathon, the finale is always your best bet to see the cream of the season's crop.
The new routines were kinda killer, though, most of all Cyrus joining Twitch, Comfort and choreographer Christopher Scott for an animated hip-hop number.
But you probably want results, don't you?
Ladies, first: Eliana was named America's favorite female dancer tonight—and immediately burst into tears.
"What just happened?!" she shrieked, barely audible over the applause.
Eliana was joined momentarily by none other than...wait for it...Chehon! This marks the first time one, let alone two, ballet dancers have won So You Think You Can Dance.
Being the least classically trainer dancer on the show never held fan favorite Cyrus back at all, as he was never in danger of going home once, but the charming animator finally hit a glitch when it came to the final vote.
Are you surprised by the final results? What did you think of the season overall? Sound off in the comments section!