Oh friends, my favorite reality performance show is back! Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) is back on and from what I’ve seen so far it might just be the best season ever, and not in the way that every Bachelor Rose Ceremony is the “MOST ROMANTIC EVER” for drama’s sake, but honestly the talent across the board this year is phenomenal.
Out of the Top 20 , the at-home audience only got to know a handful of the dancers through the early auditions so it’s hard to pick my favorites at this juncture, but based on what I’ve seen so far, here are my picks for the Top 4.
RICKY UBEDA: This guy is ridiculous. Check out his final solo and you’ll see why he deserves to win, like tomorrow.
I love several of the other guys but my pick for 2nd best guy is:
MARCQUET HILL: He is talented in all areas of dance, including tap and ballroom, and, he has a darling personality. I think he’s going to go far.
HONORABLE GUY MENTIONS: ZACK EVERHEART & STANLEY GLOVER
JESSICA RICHENS: She is my early favorite it to win it for the girls.
BRIDGET WHITMAN: This darling dancer won my heart with the story of her dad dying when she was 12. One of her last memories of him was watching SYTYCD together and him telling her to work hard so she could someday be on the show, and here she is. She’s stunning and I’m rooting for her. She also comes from the same dance studio where my girl Theresa of RockonMommies use to dance so I’m pretty much besties with Bridget too.
This dance below, choreographed by the ingenious Sonya Tayeh, starring my two top picks, Ricky and Jessica, is one of my favorite dances from the show, EVER. No kidding. Ever. Prepare to stop breathing for a few minutes.
So who are your top picks this season?
And more importantly, who wants to participate in National Dance Day with me? I’ve wanted to participate since 2010 and this is going to be the year I actually do it.