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Who won So You Think You Can Dance season 17: Alexis or Keaton?

Finally, So You Think You Can Dance season 17 has reached its end! This new era for the show has been more miss than hit for long time fans of the Fox dance competition series, however, there’s been no question that this year’s contestants are talented.

Last week, Alexis and Keaton claimed the Top 2 spots, ushering them into tonight’s finale to vie for the title and the $100,000 grand prize. Through a series of routines–a solo, a Top 2 dance, a performance with a fellow Top 12 dancer in their own style, and an All-Star pair-up–these two laid it all on the line.

Who won season 17? Here’s what we know!

Who won So You Think You can Dance season 17?

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Contestant Alexis dances a solo routine on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Wednesday, August 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Pairings

  • Alexis and Carter (season 17) – Latin ballroom
  • Keaton and Anna (season 17) – contemporary
  • Keaton and Lex (season 14 winner) – hip-hop
  • Alexis and Jason (season 5) – contemporary
  • Alexis and Keaton – jazz

The competition was stiff in the finale. Both Alexis and Keaton gave it their all from their paired routines to their solos. Love was in the air as Keaton revealed after his stunning contemporary routine with fellow season 17 contestant Anna that they’re dating much to the excitement of the judges and their cast mates.

Alexis dedicated her contemporary performance with season 5 All-Star Jason to her loving husband who’s been a supportive force in her life since they were fourteen. It was an emotional night for the dancer as she shared that her mother’s brain cancer had returned, so this entire season for her has been in honor of her and their beautiful relationship.

From routine to routine, performance to performance, Alexis and Keaton have been two of the top dancers in the entire competition and some of the strongest contestants this series has seen. But, of course, one had to come out on top and that was Alexis! Her win has cemented her as the first female ballroom dancer to claim the So You Think You Can Dance crown in the history of the show.

I, for one, couldn’t be happier about this turn of events. Alexis left her heart out on that stage from start to finish. Be sure to tune in next season for more of this wonderful competition that hopefully irons out many of the wrinkles that dragged season 17 down.

Keep reading for the tracklist from tonight’s finale episode.

So You Think You Can Dance season 17 episode 12 soundtrack

  • “Instruction” – Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don (Group routine ft. the season 17 judges)
  • “Samba” – Gloria Estefan (Alexis and Carter’s Latin ballroom performance)
  • “Stayaway (Recorded at Electric Lady Studios)” – MUNA (Keaton and Anna’s contemporary ballroom routine)
  • “Going Bad” – Meek Mill ft. Drake (Keaton and Lex’s hip-hop performance)
  • “Machika” – J. Balvin, Jeon, and Anitta (Alexis’ solo)
  • “Hope” – Dubvision
  • “The End.” – November Ultra (Alexis and Jason’s contemporary routine)
  • “Brother” – NEEDTOBREATHE
  • “Love on the Brain” – Noah Guthrie (Keaton’s solo)
  • “Snake” – Rony Rex ft. Nani Castle (Alexis and Keaton’s jazz performance)
  • “All I Know So Far” – P!nk

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