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'So You Think You Can Dance' Crowns Melanie Moore as Winner

August 12, 2011 (2:29 am) GMT
Having been a frontrunner, the 19-year-old dancer wins over other three finalists with 47 percent of vote on the final result show.

The final result of "" season 8 did not fall from predictions. Having been judges' favorite since her audition, Melanie Moore was announced as the champion on the Thursday (August 11) show, with 47 percent of total vote.

Another female dancer on the top four, Sasha Mallory, was placed second. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Marko Germar, who once made cry with his routine on Top 8 performance night, and 25-year-old Tadd Gadduang were the third placer and fourth placer respectively.

On the final result show, all top 20 dancers from this season returned to stage to perform. The judges, that include Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, , Robin Antin and Lil' C, picked the routines that were performed by the contestants that night.

Later, the top 10 dancers from the season are scheduled to embark on a 32-city tour on September 17. The stops include Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on September 30 and the Prudential Center in Newark on October 4.

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