Ellen takes the 'SYTYCD' stage
August 12th, 2010
05:52 PM ET

Ellen takes the 'SYTYCD' stage

She may no longer be an "American Idol" judge, but Ellen DeGeneres still has a passion for reality competitions, especially "So You Think You Can Dance."

On tonight's finale, as EW.com reports, she'll take on one of the most popular dances of the season, in place of Alex Wong, who was injured and taken out of the competition.

Nigel Lythgoe is not exactly thrilled that the cat's out of the bag about the show's guest, but he did say via Twitter that DeGeneres was "incredible," adding, "Alex Wong's face was one of complete shock."

DeGeneres, who often dances on her talk show, will perform the show-stopping hip-hop routine with tWitch, and it's sure to be another memorable performance. According to EW.com, she's been rehearsing it for the past month.

Regardless of whether Kent, Lauren or Robert walk away with the title of America's favorite dancer, this will be one moment that everyone will be watching for tonight.

Are you looking forward to Ellen's routine? Post your comment below.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Tina

    Ellen for President!!! Great performance, too! Love her!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. comment

    @shirley...african americans have won at least twice in the history of sytycd, so they don't need anything to get more african americans to watch and vote. maybe you should actually watch the show before you make comments like that.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ShirleyO

    Ellen scrunches her shoulders, moves in rhythm and shuffles over coffee tables. It's comedic, but not dancing-dancing.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. shirley

    They had to come up with something to get blacks to watch because they vote all the black dancers off she can not
    compete with tWitch and that the truth i did not watch the show and didn't have to know she is know match for him.

    August 13, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      I respectfully disagree with you. SYTYCD has all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes involved. They are judged on the content of their dancing, not by the color of their skin.

      August 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tracy

    wishI had watched it. Thank god for the net. Go Ellen!

    August 13, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Milly

    SO disappointed. Robert, Billy, and Alex should have been the ones in the finale. Since Alex and Billy were not able to be the other two, I wanted Robert to win.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. joe

    ellen was rib tickling funny and she even had a few good moves. loved it

    August 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stephen

    I got to see this. I knew they could not get another guy to do it but ellen? I love her but this makes me scratch my head. Oh well. I hope this is as good as what alex did.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      Ellen is pretty fly for a white chick. She can dance. I think she actually has more rythem than most people I know

      August 13, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sarah Palin

    oh golly gee, what r these folk doing with the tele-vision. Letting a loose moral person like her play around with a nice wholesome boy like Alex. Maybe my daughter Bristol and Alex could date, he seems so nice, whatca think.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • SP

      You Betcha !

      August 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blake

      To the fake or real Sarah Palin, moral eh? HHMM look at your own life, your daughters life and you being a politician. Then throw stones if you can still say that you are of high moral standards. I think not... No politician is...

      August 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |

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