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So You Think You Can Dance Review: Meet Your Top 10 ... or 11!

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Just five episodes into the season and the auditions/callbacks portion is already complete. Last night we learned which 10 (11?) dancers will be making it to the So You Think You Can Dance finals, and the accelerated format pushed the drama and tension to new heights.

Compounding the stress for contestants and viewers is the simple fact that this season, there are also fewer spots. The finalists will be paired with all-stars, which will up the quality of the performances, but leave a bunch of worthy, first-timer hopefuls out in the cold.

But the cream rises to the top, as they say, and last night was no exception as the finalists - as predicted by our So You Think You Can Dance spoilers - were revealed.

SYTYCD Judges

On the second day of Las Vegas callbacks, "only" 58 dancers remained. The Broadway portion of the rigorous day shellacked a bunch of pretenders out of the running.

On the third day, 24 dancers are left, and plenty of favorites among them. Three groups of exemplary contemporary routines still haven't made up the judges' minds.

Those left standing are each made to dance a solo and tell the judges why they deserve to be part of the five girls and five guys who will appear alongside the all-stars.

The dancing was good last night, but when it was time to learn who made the show's Top 10, and the judges made housecalls, or phone calls, it dragged on a bit long.

Once again, two hours is a bit much. As is this cliched fake-out: "I'm so sorry to tell you that you made it to the bottom of the group ... and by bottom I mean top!"

Man, that is irritating.

As for the reveals themselves, there weren't too many surprises whether you've seen the spoilers or not. Follow the jump to see who will be performing tonight ...

Cristina Santana (salsa), 24

Lauren Froderman (contemporary), 18

Ashley Galvan (lyrical), 18

Jose Ruiz (breaking), 21

Melinda Sullivan (tap), 22

Alex Wong (ballet), 23

Adechike Torbert (contemproary), 23

Alexie Agdeppa (jazz), 26

Kent Boyd (contemporary), 18

Robert Roldan (contemporary), 19

Billy Bell (contemporary), 20

So You Think You Can Dance Top 11

Yup, there are 11, not 10 dancers competing for the crown. It was down to Billy Bell and Robert Roldan for the final spot and the judges decided to expand the field.

Hey, why not, it was sort of arbitrary anyway!

Are you happy with the dancers that made it through to the finals? Did any of your favorites not make it? Who are you pulling for when the real fun starts tonight?

With these newbies and the past standouts, it should be a fun ride. Share your thoughts on all things So You Think You Can Dance with us by commenting below!

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Ever since Anthony never made it in the top 10/11 I feel like watching the show is pointless. How can you choose dancers who need to time to "grow" in their talent, and place them on a show based on the premise that those trying out have to be at the top of their game talent wise? The comments from the judges alone proved that he was practically far too talented to even be in the competition - male or female, he was the best dancer this season - and yet those with poor extensions and other technical flaws made it to the top spots? This is the biggest "rigging" since Bush was voted into office!

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I was really disappointed in last night episode. It's cool seeing the allstars again, but I couldn't tell who was who! I didn't know who to watch. My hubby and I have watched every season, but maybe not this one. I'll watch next week and see what happens. If we skip this season... we'll come back next season... if it goes back to watching contestants only. It's a bummer- we look forward to this exciting summer show- but this season is not so exciting.

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Was disappointed in the girls I like Ryan Ramirez and I thought Anthony would make it, I thought especially since he danced with Kent and Alex and Nigel said that the way he danced was the difference in the men and boys (meaning he was the man) they really complimented him so I was disappointed with that. And I honestly like it better with 20 dancers hopefully it will go back to that next year.

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alex and billy are my abs favs.
the guys r so strong this season.
dont like the breakdancer.
love lauren. hate the girls.