So You Think You Can Dance Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of NappyTabs' Epic Top 20 Routine!

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So You Think You Can Dance‘s Season 10 live voting rounds got off to a jaw-dropping start on Tuesday, with a NappyTabs routine set to Herb Alpert and Lani Hall’s “Puttin on the Ritz” that featured all Top 20 dancers plus a number of the show’s resident choreographers.

And if that weren’t enough, Nigel Lythgoe donned a hoodie and got his animation on, Mary Murphy unleashed a ballroom blitz, and Alpert and Hall even made a cameo of their own. There was something for everyone — and seemingly all in one seamless take! Whew!

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If you were diggin’ the routine like an old soul record, TVLine has an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of the action — from hair & makeup all the way to Cat Deeley’s pop-up at the very end.

So check out this alternate view below, then scroll down and watch the original performance for a second (or 22nd) time. And tune in for the season’s first set of results — plus the Top 18′s peformances — next Tuesday (8/7c on Fox).



Comments (11)

  • Definitely the best opening dance number yet. It was superb.

    Comment by Googly Eyes – June 27, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so cool. so fun.

    Comment by Kathy V. – June 27, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally agree, best number in long time!!!

    Comment by Nikki – June 27, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One of the most fun group numbers/openings ever! Loved that we saw someof the judges and choreographers, too.

    Comment by CAM – June 27, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • By far the best opening to any show ever. NappyTab are two of my favorite choreographers ever. SYTYCD is also one of my favorite shows and wish they had more dance shows like this and ABDC on instead of the reality BS we have on now. I.e. Teen Mom and The Bachelor ugh disgusting! I still.can’t believe they canceled America’s Best Dance Crew.

    Comment by Lena – June 27, 2013 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I figured with the horrible ratings this amazing show gets that they went “Screw it! Let’s go all out!”

    Comment by Midori – June 27, 2013 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this show!!

    Comment by JAO – June 27, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jasmin Harper and Mariah killed it. So much charisma. I love it!

    Comment by Kate'shomesick – June 28, 2013 12:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One of the best opening numbers ever. Was so much fun and creative.

    Comment by Mike – June 28, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by dance videos – October 10, 2013 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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