Season seven of So You Think You Can Dance is officially underway, albeit undermanned and with visions of krumper Russell still, er, dancing in our heads.

Not that we aren't psyched to share this summer's top 10, revealed Wednesday, all of whom are stunning movers, quirky artists and otherwise awesome in their own ways.

But is it just us, or is 10 new dancers just not enough, even with the promise of 10 all-stars from seasons past returning to partner them every week?

Turns out, it's not just us.

With the competition stiffer than ever thanks to the format switcheroo, SYTYCD added a familiar-looking 11th dancer to the mix.

After a Vegas week that was just as impressive as last year's, contemporary dancer Billy Bell was informed of the producers' largesse, just when it seemed as if fellow contemporary stylist Robert Roldan was going to get the last spot on the show.

"You are awful!" an ecstatic Billy shrieked to judge Adam Shankman, who delivered the news.

Billy and Robert join:

Christina Santana, a salsa specialist who, when she danced contemporary, Shankman noted: "It coulda been a mess, instead it is a yes."
Lauren Froderman, contemporary, who shocked when she auditioned to "Let's Get It On" and awed when she performed her final solo to "At Last."
Ashley Galvan, lyrical, one of those under-the-radar types so far.
Melinda Sullivan, a tapper who powered past an audition that Nigel Lythgoe found odd and wowed everyone along the way.
Alexie Agdeppa, jazz, who made it all the way to judgment day last year but fell short of her dream.

Jose Ruiz, the endearing b-boy who cockily proclaimed on day one that he was better than Legacy, and now gets the platform to show us whether he can walk the walk.
Alex Wong, the Miami ballet dancer who the show wanted last year but who wasn't allowed out of his contract.
Adéchiké Torbert, contemporary, who almost lost his mojo early on but danced for his life like there was no tomorrow.
Kent Boyd, the adorable small-town contemporary boy whom Nigel seemingly drove all over Ohio to deliver the good news to.

Time will tell whether this new format does an awesome show good or not.

So far, we didn't dig the condensed audition rounds and we didn't think we would like the judges dispersing around the country to deliver the results in person—but that part kinda grew on us, especially when Nigel got lost on the way to Kent's house.

We also think that Ryan Gosling look-alike Adrian Lee, Mia Michaels protegée Ryan Ramirez and injured-but-brilliant Anthony Burrell got robbed thanks to the 10 11-person cut-off.

But enough with the gripes! Starting next Wednesday, it's time to enjoy the beauty that is So You Think You Can Dance. See ya there!

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SYTYCD isn't going anywhere, but WWK would like to know your "Save it or Sink It?" opinion about these summer shows.

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