Our "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation" Wish List

July 6, 2016

Now that we have a Top 10, it’s time to start daydreaming about what the rest of Season 13 of “So You Think You Can Dance” has in store—for the contestants, the choreographers and, of course, the audience.

Since the show’s format is new this season (Kids! All-Stars! The Academy!), we’re guessing there will be plenty of curve-balls thrown our way until we pick a winner. So Nigel, if you’re reading this, here’s what we want to see this season…

1. A duet featuring J.T. and tWitch.

We know, tWitch isn’t sweet J.T.’s mentor. But imagine how good that would be. Their smiles. Their charisma. Their moves. It would possibly be too cute to handle, but we’re willing to find out.

2. Ellen DeGeneres as a guest judge. 

We know Ellen loves dancing, “So You Think You Can Dance” and super talented kids. Seems only natural that she’d jump on the panel alongside Maddie Z, right?

3. A duet between Tate and Travis. 

We expect that Travis Wall will choreograph some contemporary stuff for Tate at some point this season, but any chance we can see the two of them perform together?

4. Maddie performing with the Top 10. 

We want to see tons of performances this season: the Top 10 all dancing together, the Top 10 with the All-Stars, a giant ballroom routine (starring Ruby and Daniela, of course), a big hip-hop performance (Tabitha and Napoleon, you got this?) and some seriously fun classic jazz stuff. But if we could have all the dancers perform alongside Maddie Ziegler, that’d be great, too. We’re dying for some non-“Dance Moms” Maddie.


5. The small-screen debut of Cat Deeley’s new baby boy. 

Give the people what they want, Cat! Show us the new little man in your life. (The “SYT” hostess with the most-est gave birth earlier this year, and we’re dying to see his little face at some point this season. Bonus points if Cat holds him up on the stage, presenting him to the audience Lion King-style.)

What about you? Got anything you’re dying to see this season? Let us know!

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