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'So You Think You Can Dance': Meet the Top 20

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Nasty Nigel, the Queen of Mean Arlene Phillips, the delightful Louise Redknapp and the frankly bonkers Sisco Gomez finally reached their verdict on the Top 20 performers tonight and have selected who they think are Britain's Best Dancers. Now it's up to us guys to choose our champion as the selected finalists face weeks of live shows and gruelling choreography challenges. You can take a look at the lucky bunch pulling their best dance poses below:

The top 20 dancers from season 2 of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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For those who missed this evening's instalment of SYTYCD, your top 20 dancers are:

Lee Bridgman (21) - Jazz/Contemporary - He's danced at Itala Conti, in Wicked and with One Direction on X Factor
Danielle Cato (24) - Ballet - Has recovered from serious ankle injuries to perform in West End productions of Fame and We Will Rock You
Shane Collard (24) - Contemporary - Aussie dancer who has a background in gymnastics and previously worked as an acrobat on a cruise ship
Lee Crowley (20) - B-Boy - Welsh breakdancer who has performed with Lemar and Katy Perry already in his career
Israel Donowa (18) - Hip-hop - Hackney boy who has already performed with the likes of Flo Rida and Whitney Houston
Matt Flint (29) - Tap - Scarborough native who has numerous West End credits including dancing with Patrick Swayze
Bethany Rose Harrison (20) - Ballet - Bubbly Britain's Got Talent reject who once shared a dorm with SYTYCD series one winner Charlie Bruce
Luke Jackson (30) - Jazz - Has performed in the West End for a decade in shows such as Saturday Night Fever, Pricilla, Cats and Grease
Ryan Jenkins (28) - Neo classical/Contemporary - Has performed in productions as diverse as Swan Lake and Grease
Gian Luca Loddo (32) - Contemporary - Dancer, model and gymnast, Italian Gian has toured the world and worked with Alexandra Burke and designer Roberto Cavalli
Katie Love (24) - Contemporary - Pink-haired performer, started ballet at the age of 2 and has already performed and choreographed her own production
Katrina Lyndon (20) - Contemporary - A Young 'British Dancer of the Year' finalist in 2008 who now works at her mother's dance school
Rithiely Pereira (19) - Hip-hop - Brazilian performer who is assistant director at the American School of Dance
Stephanie Powell (27) - Latin/Jazz - Has performed in Las Vegas in a production of Simply Ballroom
Charlotte Scally (19) - Jazz - A barmaid who has a passion for disco and Irish dancing
Tom Shilcock (23 ) - Tap - Studied at Laine Theatre Arts and performed with the likes of Meat Loaf and Jamelia
Paige Smith (18) - Contemporary/Hip-Hop - Currently studying for a BTEC in dance at Walsall College and dreams of dancing in the West End
Kirsty Swain (29) - Jazz - Has travelled the world performing on cruise ships, taught jazz at the Royal Academy of Dance and has appeared in the big-screen musical Mamma Mia!
Charlie Wheeller (18) - Breaking - A self-taught contortionist who is also training as a circus performer
Alice Woodhouse (23) - Contemporary - A fourth generation dancer who has performed in an American production of Spirit Of The Dance

The first So You Think You Can Dance live show airs on Saturday, April 16 at 7.10pm on BBC One.

What do you make of the Top 20? Who is your favourite so far? Leave your opinion in the box below!

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