Considering all the press given Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman before the Season 7 finale Thursday night, it was nearly a foregone conclusion that they would be the final two contestants on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Â And with all the screaming whenever Kent took the stage, Lauren Froderman’s chances of being the “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 7 winner didn’t look good, either. Â So when Robert Roldan was announced the number three dancer for the season, everything seemed to be falling into place — as expected. Â But the “So You Think You Can Dance” finale would prove to have a few surprises…
The judges brought back all their favorite dance routines from the season. Â Alex Wong surprisingly made the finale and was incorporated in big opening number, albeit from a sitting position (Alex injured his leg in Week 4 of the competition).
Wong would participate in the second surprise as well. Â “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley had kept setting the hook throughout the show that a surprise ‘dance legend’ would perform and, just before they announced the Season 7 winner, the ‘dance legend’ was unveiled in a number that involved Season 4’s legend Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Â During the season, the number had included Alex Wong, but with his injury, a replacement was necessary.
Enter: ‘dance legend’ Ellen Degeneres. Â And although the woman is always clowning around, she seriously pulled off some good dance moves on the stage. Â They incorporated a couple of slapstick maneuvers in the routine and literally stole they entire show.
But the finale wasn’t over. Â “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 7 still had to crown a winner. Â Cat Deeley called Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman back to center stage.
Surprise number three: Kent came in second. Â Lauren Froderman was named the “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 7 winner — America’s Favorite Dancer.