‘So You Think You Can Dance’ 2022 Final Performance Guide and How to Watch
The So you think you’re dancing The Season 17 finale is finally here, wrapping up another season of talented dancers battling for a chance to be crowned America’s Favorite Dancer.
The FOX show, hosted by Cat Deeley and judged by JoJo Siwa, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Leah Remini, has whittled away its many contestants over the weeks. Now there are only two final competitors.
In the season finale of So you think you’re dancingcontemporary dancer Keaton Kermode and ballroom dancer Alexis Warr will compete (or face off) to impress the judges and voting public, and walk away with the $100,000 cash prize.
Last week, Keaton and Alexis competed alongside hip-hop dancer Essence Wilmington, who was sent home after a tense semi-final in which the dancer was tasked with performing three dances each.
In the grand finale, which airs on FOX Wednesday, Keaton and Alexis will have to perform five routines each: a group routine; a solo performance; a duet with the other; a duet with a former partner; and a duet with an All-Star artist. The judges will give their opinion on each performance and the public will then decide who should win.
Over the past 16 seasons of So you think you can dance, viewers at home got to vote for who should win. But this year, the fate of the competitors is in the hands of the live studio audience.
Speaking about what fans can expect from the finale, the show’s executive producer, Jeff Thacker, said Newsweek: “Two incredibly strong dancers who, although [they] were paired on the very first studio show, now finish together and the battle is on!” He also told viewers that there would be “powerful performances” from both finalists.
Thacker also confirmed that So you think you can dance Alumni Lex Ishimoto, winner of season 14, and Jason Glover, of season five, will make special appearances as All-Stars.
Finale choreographers include Dancing with the stars pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber; So you think you can dance producer and former contestant Robert Roldan; and So you think you can dance regulars Talia Favia and Nika Kljun – as confirmed at Newsweek.
Renowned choreographer Brian Friedman will also oversee the duo and group act.
So you think you can dance Final Performance Guide
The final performances should go as follows:
- Keaton and Alexis perform a jazz routine
- Keaton and All-Star Lex Ishimoto dance a hip-hop routine
- Alexis and All-Star Jason Glover dance routine, style yet unknown
- Keaton and Anna dance a contemporary routine
- Alexis and Carter dance a samba routine
How to watch the So you think you can dance End of season 17
The So you think you can dance The season 17 finale will air on FOX, Wednesday, August 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The episode will be available to stream on Hulu after its original airing. All previous episodes of Season 17 are available to stream on Hulu now.
Update 8/10/22, 11:52 AM ET: The story has been updated with comments from So You Think You Can Dance Executive Producer Jeff Thacker.