So You Think You Can Dance S9 Winners: Eliana and Chehon


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Ever since FOX's reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance season 9's top 20 dancers were announced, we all knew that it was going to be an amazing season, and it surely was.

Last night (Tuesday, September 18th, 2012), So You Think You Can Dance's season 9 finale aired with an outstanding show of group routines, favorite performances from the season, and the cliffhanging results. Starting off the night was a group routine containing all of the top 20 dancers, along with all stars from various seasons of the show. The group routine "Torn" (shown below) was hailed as one of the best group routines that the show has ever produced.

To help give commentary during the finale show, the judges panel was filled with six dance celebrities: Nigel Lithgoe (Executive Producer), Mary Murphy (Ballroom Dance expert), Adam Shankman (Film Director/Producer), Tyce DiOrio (Broadway Choreographer), Debbie Allen (Dance Choreographer), and Lil C (Hip-hop/Crumping Choreographer). All of the judges requested various routines to be performed from the season, such as:

  • "Titanic" - performed by Audrey and Matthew
  • East Coast Hip Hop - performed by Whitney and Twitch
  • Paso Doble - performed by Lindsey and Cole
  • "Love Cats" - performed by Amelia and Will
  • Argentine Tango - performed by Anya and Chehon
  • "Power of Love" - performed by Tiffany and Ade
  • "Like a Criminal" (Dubstep) - performed by Cyrus and Twitch

At the end of the show, it was time for the results of who is America's favorite girl and guy dancer. This is the first time in So You Think You Can Dance history that both genders will be winners. The winners announced for season 9 were both from the ballet genre: Eliana Girard (from West Palm Beach, Florida) and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp (from Zurich, Switzerland).

What is your opinion of the results? Who do you think should have won? Let us know in the comments!

I have provided some recently published tweets below with mixed reactions from last night's So You Think You Can Dance season 9 results show: