Last night on the So You Think You Can Dance finale, the title of "America's Favorite Dancer" was bestowed upon the lovely and gifted Jeanine Mason--the fifth winner in the show's history, and only the second female to receive such an honor. It was a bit of an "upset," but I wasn't personally upset. While I was officially rooting for my own favorite, Brandon the racehorse, over Jeanine the dark horse, in the end I couldn't help but be happy with the results. See, all of the top four are mind-bogglingly talented, and are in their own way (despite what Nigel Lythgoe said last night) true champions.
And Jeanine is so charming, it's easy to see how she danced her way into America's hearts and became the favorite. Talent, Nigel-endorsed personality, humility, fabulous hair (she's the only season 5 dancer who never needed extensions!)...yes, the girl is the total package.
Case in point: My charming backstage interview with Jeanine from last night, shot only moments after she won, when theRead More »from Backstage At The ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Finale: Night #2