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Last night, six dancers crammed nine routines into one hour as this most poorly planned season speeds to its hurried finale. I've generally enjoyed this season -- the Jakobs and Kathryns and Legacys and Ellenores and Victors have certainly made this season as filled with great dancing as any other. But these last two weeks are really leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Let's see if tonight's two-hour finale turns that trend around.
The opening group routine actually goes a long way towards kicking us off on the right foot. It's the full Top 20 dancing this incredibly intricate jazzy number, somewhat reminiscent of last season's "Seven Nation Army" group dance I loved so much. It's set to "Scared of Me," by Fedde le Grand, which I wasn't familiar with, but it provides some great energy. The Top 6 get revealed against a red backdrop in this really dramatic way. Best group dance in a season that had far too few of them. Weirdly, Cat gives it up for the "Top 19," and I frantically wonder who was missing from the group. She also credits that most excellent routine to Kelley Abbey, who I guess is from SYTYCD: Australia.