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Season 8 winner declared on 'So You Think You Can Dance'!

Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM ET

The big day is here, so prepare yourself for all two hours of the "SYTYCD" finale! I'm going to live blog this, so let's just get to it. Hey, did you vote? Hope so, because this had to be a tight race after last night. 

We kick things off with a massive group number featuring the top 20. that looks very Sonya Tayeh. At the end, our final four take center stage in warrior gear. Love that. Oh, it is Sonya. Cat calls her weird in a fabulous way. 

The judges' table is stuffed. Lil' C, Robin Antin, Tyce Diorio, Sonya Tayeh, Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" (yay! One of the good celebrity judges -- and, thank God, not Debbie "It's All About Me" Reynolds), Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. 

The judges give the final four props. Nigel actually apologizes for being insensitive to the guys for telling them they wouldn't win. I'm glad Nigel recognized his mistake and copped to it, actually. He was being honest, and I don't disagree with him, but maybe that was something he could have kept to himself.

Read the full blow-by-blow recap on HitFix.com.

To see the winning moment, watch the clip below.

 

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