So You Think You Can Dance Episode Guides
Audition #1: Atlanta and the Bay Area
Auditions open for the newest season of "So You Think You Can Dance," with hopefuls coming to show what they can do for judges in Atlanta, GA and Oakland, CA.
Audition #2: Atlanta and the Bay Area
The auditions continue in Atlanta and the Bay area, with the judges narrowing down who gets to go to the next level in Las Vegas.
Salt Lake City Audition #3
The first round of auditions continue, this time in Salt Lake City, the smallest city the show visits but one that has supplied a several contestants from previous seasons, including the Season 3 winner.
New York Audition #4
The judges travel to the Big Apple to see some of the dancing talent New York City has to offer in the latest round of auditions.
Los Angeles Auditions
Los Angeles is the location for the last set of auditions in the first round of Season 8.
Las Vegas Callbacks
The dancers that passed the first round face a grueling week in Las Vegas, where they perform different styles every day as the judges narrow down their number in this round of callbacks.
Top 20 Revealed
The Top 20 finalists in the competition are revealed, and they are grouped together to perform routines live.
Meet the Top 20 Performances
The announcements of the Top 20 and their performances continue live from Los Angeles.
Top 20 Perform
The Top 20 dancers perform routines as pairs to avoid elimination.
2 of 20 Voted Off
The bottom group of dancers is revealed and each competitor has the opportunity to give a brief routine to avoid elimination from the judges. Nigel shocks the crowd by refusing to send any competitor home, but promises to send 2 couples home next week.
Top 18 Perform
The contestants perform in hopes of winning votes from the viewers and staying alive in the competition.
4 of 20 Voted Off
Because no one was sent home last week, 4 contestants are eliminated in this episode--2 men and 2 women.
Top 16 Perform
Lil C returns with other guest judge Kristin Chenoweth to critique the routines of the top 16 contestants.
2 of 16 Voted Off
Two more dancers are cut from the show as the field narrows to 14.
Top 14 Perform
7 couples perform before guest judge Carmen Electra and the viewing audience, hoping to survive for the next round.
2 of 14 Voted Off
After performances from the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company and musical guest Florence and the Machine, the two eliminated dancers are announced.
Top 12 Perform
The remaining 12 dancers perform routines to avoid elimination, with critiques from the especially enthusiastic guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
2 of 12 Voted Off
Past contestant Jason Samuels Smith performs with his tap dancing company and special musical guest Nicole Scherzinger performs while the judges decide what two dancers are sent home.
Top 10 Perform
The top 10 dancers are paired with all-stars from previous seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance?", performing routines to now try to win votes from the public as individuals.
2 of 10 Voted Off
After the voting determines the bottom four contestants, the judges must decide which girl and which guy will be eliminated while special guests Blush featuring Snoop Dogg perform.
Top 8 Perform
The top 4 girls and the top 4 guys perform for superstar guest judges Rob Marshall and Lady Gaga.
2 of 8 Voted Off
Lady Gaga leaves the judges table to perform while the votes are tabulated and one male and one female dancer are eliminated.
Top 6 Perform
The top 6 contestants perform in hopes of surviving for the finals the following week.
2 of 6 Voted Off
The votes are tabulated and the final 4 who will compete for the championship are determined.
Season Finale, Part 1
The top four dancers perform for the last time in competition, in hopes of winning the votes of the viewing public.
Season Finale, Part 2
With a full panel of judges, the show looks back on the best routines of the season, before crowning Melanie Moore as America's favorite dancer.
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