SYTYCD Canada Finale Recap – And Season 4 Winner is….

**Spoilers at the end of this post**

Here is a recap of the show, with the winner at the very end, you have been warned 😉 Although it is mostly a recap of what was danced, I have thrown some of my own opinions in the mix just for fun!

Opening Number:
Amazing number that introduced the judges and Top 22 dancers. I really loved the routine

Montage of past season:
“Moves like Jagger”
“I think they feel the pressure”

Jean-Marc chooses:
Shane & Lindsay
Disco – Melissa Williams
Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb

One of the few discos I really really loved ever. So fun and well executed!

Luther chooses:
Carlena & Boneless
Hip Hip – Steve Bolton
Super Bass – Nicki Minaj

Loved seeing this again, such a fun number and love Vancouver represnting (Carlena)

Rex chooses:
Joey & Jordan
Contemporary – Stacey Tookey

Tears, Standing Ovations, amazing moment. I really wanted Joey in the end.

Sergio chooses:
Matt & Shelaina
Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
“The Nutcracker: Act II: Tableau 3: Pas De Deux: The Sugar-Plum Fairy & Prince Orgead – Slovak Radio

This doll piece was cute and quirky.

Mary chooses:
Christian & Melissa
Tango – Tony & Melanie
“La Bohemia” – Electro Dub

Such power!

Mia chooses:
Joey & Jordan
Jazz – Sean Cheesman
That’s Life- Frank Sinatra

The theatre piece from the movies / first date… This made me fall in love with Jordan even more!

Sean chooses:
Melissa & Adam
Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews

Absolutely amazing!

Review of unique styles shown on the show Dancehall, Afro-Jazz, New Disco, and of course… Bollywood.

Bollywood Group Routine
Bollywood: “Hadippa” by Pritam & Mika Singh from “Dil Bole Hadippa!”

Montage of injuries – pretty gross bruises, bleeds and breaks

Blake chooses:
Jordan & Christian
Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
“All in Love is fair” – Stevie Wonder

Great piece from last weekès finale performance show.

Tre chooses:
Matt & Lindsay
Hip Hop – ShoTyme
“Like That” – Memphis Bleek

Another one from last weekès performance finale show.

Mary chooses:
Shane & Melissa
Salsa – Gustavo Vargas
“Salsa y Sabor” – Tito Puente

Another one from last weekès fianle performance show – absolutely amazing!

Montage of “typical day for dancers”
7am wake-up
9am Canda’s Ballet School rehersals
Practices all day!!
7pm Costume fittings
Not eating of sleeping properly
1am Gym to practice
9am on stage rehersals
8pm Show Time
Tired all day but energized right before they go live


Pretty Intense!!!

Mary Chooses:
Melissa & Shane
Hip Hop – Luther
The Time – Black Eyed Peas

This one is one of my favourite Hip Hop routines it was just incredible!

Luther chooses:
Contemporary – Blake McGrath
Adam & Lindsey
Remember When it Rained – Josh Groban

Another moving piece from Blake.

Leah chooses:
Top 22 Dancers
Hip Hop – Luther Brown

It was so great to see everyone on stage again together!

Blake Chooses:
Mia Michaels – Top 3 Girls Routine

This was the most amazing routine. See it here.

Ballroom Specialist Montage

Jean-Marc chooses:
Denitsa & Francois
Mambo – Gustavo Vargas

Such amazing ballroom dancers! Fantastic to see them in their genre again.

September 11 Tribute:
Stacey Tookey talks about the piece
Top 10 dance

Really emotional and fitting given today’s date. Nice to have a new dance on this finale also.

Montage of where dancers are from and what their backgrounds are.

Leah reviews where some of the past dancers from the show are and who they have danced for – highlighting their accomplishments.

Nico (season 1 winner) introduces Tara-Jean and Denys who are past winners of SYTYCD Canada (season 2 and 3) who dance. It was awesome, choreographed by Tony & Melanie. They even went off the stage to dance in the crowd.

Top 6 Dancers
Sean Cheesman choreographed
Relax My Beloved – Alex Care

I love that they are doing past favourite dances as well as new routines for this finale, it was sad seeing them dance for the last time together in the stage.

Top 6 talk about their journey starting with making the Top 22. They chat about a few stories. Lindsey wore size 5 show instead of size 7 once. They were waiting for the lights on stage and all took a nap, Christian slept on the stairs back stage once.

Melissa’s favourite routine was with Shane, Christian’s was the door routine with Jordan, Shane talks about how hard Christian practiced on the wall to be as good as Jordan for that routine. Jordan loved dancing with everyone and talks about their connection, Lindsey says they are all best friends. They end with a heart felt group hug.

Leah introduces the Final 3 routines of the night
Lindsey & Shane
Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Uninvited – Alanis Morrissette

Montage of Lindsey moments.
Montage of Shane moments.

Melissa & Matt
Jazz – Melissa Williams
Nobody’s Perfect – Jesse J

Montage of Melissa moments
Montage of Matt moments.

Christian & Jordan
Jazz – Sean Cheesman
Skin – Rihanna

The door routine. Amazing!

Montage of Jordan memories (Good Life – One Republic)
Montage of Christian memories

Announcing the Winner:

Leah reminds us of prizes:
$5000 for 4 runner’s up
$10000 and a car for 1st runner up
$100000 and a car for winner.

Canada voted 1.6 million times

Christian, Lindsey, Shane are not in the top 2.

Matt is not in Top 2.

Melissa and Jordan remain… we are not surprised are we?

They both won cars… but there can only be one winner and it is…. Jordan Clark!

All of them are really winners… not just the money or cars, but the exposure they have had and the talent they have shown – I expect big things from all of them in the future 🙂

Overall Thoughts:

I am so thrilled Jordan won. I was rooting for her since auditions and think she is amazing.

I thought for a while Melissa may beat her because she showed such diversity and skill.

I also thought Matt somehow may pull (what I would consider) an upset and take it, though I felt Christian was a better dancer and Shane the best male dancer.

I didn’t think a male would win it though, the women were fierce.

Lindsey grew the most for me and I was so impressed with how much she improved and brought to the stage this season!

Congrats to Jordan, I am so proud and thrilled to see that my favourite from day one took it home!

Thoughts on the winner? The finale? The season?