‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Celebrates 200th Episode: Cat Deeley Recalls Memorable Moments (VIDEO)
On Wednesday night, the judges of FOX’s hit program So You Think You Can Dance used the magical milestone of 200 episodes to announce the top 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s favorite male and female dancer.
This season’s top 20 finalists are revealed after the jump.
To mark the announcement and occasion, British-born host Cat Deeley, 35, spoke to Celebuzz and admitted she’s struggling to process that show’s remarkable success.
Click the video about to find out what season Deeley judges as the best:
Deeley said it was her first season season hosting — the show’s second season overall — that was her most memorable.
“I love season two because that was my first season. So that was kind of Travis [Wall] and Benji [Schwimmer]. I love the idea of Travis, who didn’t win the show .. and [I think they both would say the same thing] Benji has tons of personality, and Travis was the more incredible dancer of the two. So obviously, the American public identified with Benji a lot and voted for him. It was his personality very much that won everyone over.”
Wall has gone on to be an “incredible” choreographer, said Deely.
In two weeks, the current crop will dance to follow in the foot steps of Wall and others.
On Wednesday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the top 20 finalists will dance for the judges and America on this season’s first two-hour live performance show.
The top 20 will be paired into 10 couples and work with world-renowned choreographers to compose a dance routine representing their assigned genre, FOX announced.
This season’s top 20 are:
Girls – Alexa Anderson, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Audrey Case, Janaya French, Eliana Girard, Amber Jackson, Janelle Issis, Amelia Lowe and Tiffany Maher.
Boys – Daniel Baker, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Cole Horibe, Matthew Kazmierczak, Dareian Kujawa, George Lawrence II, Brandon Mitchell, Cyrus Spencer, Will Thomas and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.
For more, watch the video above and tell us who your early pick is.