“So You Think Can Dance” Winner: Who Won “SYTYCD” Season 12? (VIDEO)

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So You Think You Can Dance Winner

By Shari Weiss |

So You Think You Can Dance Winner


“So You Think You Can Dance” crowned its season 12 winner on Monday! Watch below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, the 2015 edition of “SYTYCD” had a new format where dancers were divided into Team Street and Team Stage. Eliminations were kept even each week, allowing for a Top 4 comprised of two street dancers and two stage dancers. In the end, though, there could only be one overall winner.

Gaby Diaz and Hailee Payne of Team Stage and Virgil Gadson and Jaja Vankova of Team Street all competed in the performance finale last week. The winner, however, was to be determined based on votes for not just that episode, but also the ones cast for the week prior. And, interestingly, the results weren’t delivered in fourth place, third place, etc. format.

Instead, Cat Deeley first revealed who was the last Team Stage dancer standing. That was Diaz, with Payne eliminated for receiving less votes than her close pal. Then, it was revealed Vankova was the final Street dancer after outscoring Gadson.

That made a final two of Diaz and Vankova. In the end, Team Stage was victorious. And DIAZ was announced as the WINNER!

In addition to the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” and a $250,000 prize, winning also comes with the opportunity to join Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming Las Vegas residency. See video of the winning moment below. TELL US: Are you happy with this year’s final result?!


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