So You Think You Can Dance

(2005)

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 8 Episodes

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 8

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 8

So You Think You Can Dance is an American television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox network. The show's eighth season premiered on May 26, 2011. It features the return of Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe as permanent judges and Cat Deeley as host. Also returning is the selection of a Top 20 for the finals, in contrast to season 7's Top 11. Contemporary dancer Melanie Moore won the season and Sasha Mallory was the runner-up. This is the first season where both the winner and runner-up were female. DialIdol covered only the last four weeks of this season.

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Episode 1

Auditions #1 and #2: Atlanta and the Bay Area

So You Think You Can Dance begins its search tonight for America’s Favorite Dancer! See what happens when the best dancers – skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping – all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 20. See who struts into the judges’ hearts and who trips up.

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Episode 2

New York and Salt Lake City Auditions

The search continues tonight for America's Favorite Dancer! See what happens when the best dancers – skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping – all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 20. See who struts into the judges' hearts and who trips up.

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Episode 3

Los Angeles Auditions

The last stop on the hometown audition tour was Los Angeles, CA-the home of So You Think You Can Dance. Host Cat Deeley was on the scene and choreographer Tyce Diorio joined Mary Murphy, and Nigel Lythgoe on the judges' panel.

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Episode 4

Las Vegas Callbacks

The dancers really get put to the test in a situation not much different from the busy life as a So You Think You Can Dancer. Robin Antin, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Tyce Diorio, Mary Murphy, and Nigel Lythgoe made up the esteemed panel of judges who had a very tough job ahead of them.

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Episode 5

Meet the Top 20

Nigel reveals that the Season 8 format is "the best of both worlds." The Top 20 will be paired up and stick with those partners until one is eliminated.

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Episode 6

Top 20 Perform

It's time for the Top 20 to take the stage to compete for America's votes! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who's quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 7

2 of 20 Voted Off

The Top 20 to take the stage to compete for America's votes...again! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who's quick on their feet and who trips up.

Then, four dancers from the Top 20 will be eliminated from the race for the title of America's Favorite Dancer. Find out who is safe and who will be sent home.

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Episode 8

Top 18 Perform

The Top 18 take the stage to compete for America’s votes! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who’s quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 9

2 of 18 Voted Off

Two more from the Top 18 will be eliminated from the race for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Find out who is safe and who will be sent home.

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Episode 10

Top 16 Perform

The Top 16 to take the stage to compete for America’s votes! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who’s quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 11

2 Of 16 Voted Off

Two more from the Top 16 will be eliminated from the race for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Find out who is safe and who will be sent home.

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Episode 12

Top 14 Perform

The Top 14 to take the stage to compete for America’s votes! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who’s quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 13

2 of 14 Voted Off

Two more from the Top 14 will be eliminated from the race for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Find out who is safe and who will be sent home.

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Episode 14

Top 12 Perform

Get to know your Top 12 better and find out which of your favorite couples get paired up with your favorite choreographers as they take on the many different styles of dance. What styles will Clarice & Jess, Caitlynn & Mitchell,Melanie & Marko, Jordan & Tadd, Ashley & Chris, Sasha & Alexander and Ryan & Ricky have to tackle?

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Episode 15

2 of 12 Voted Off

See if your favorites get to dance another week!

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Episode 16

Top 10 Perform

The competition is down to the Top 10! The dancers are joined by the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars, who are experts in various styles of dance – Ballroom, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz. The new pairs will take the stage to compete for America’s votes. Tune in to see who’s quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 17

2 of 10 Voted Off

Two more from the Top 10 will be eliminated from the race for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.

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Episode 18

Top 8 Perform

Your Top 8 dancers - Marko, Jordan, Tadd, Caitlynn, Jess, Sasha, Ricky, and Melanie - hit the stage along with the fan-favorite All-Stars.

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Episode 19

2 of 8 Voted Off

Death-defying leaps, nonstop twirls, and crazy, sexy, cool leg extensions helped make the night's Top 8 performance night one of the best ever.

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Episode 20

Top 6 Perform

The competition is coming down to the wire for the Top 6 dancers.

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Episode 21

2 of 6 Voted Off

The Top 6 and the All-Stars take the stage to compete for America's votes! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition. Tune in to see who's quick on their feet and who trips up.

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Episode 22

Season Finale, Part 1 of 2

The feeling, footwork and foxtrots have reached their peak this season, and the final four dancers left in the competition must leave it all on the dance floor during their final performances. This is the last chance to hit their marks, land their jumps and convince the judges and the viewers they have what it takes to be America’s Favorite Dancer.

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Episode 23

Season Finale, Part 2 of 2

The votes have been tallied, and the moment America has been waiting for is finally here! Find out tonight who has been chosen as America’s Favorite Dancer.