'So You Think You Can Dance' 2022 Final Performance Guide and How to Watch

The So You Think You Dance season 17 finale is finally here, concluding another season of talented dancers battling it out for a chance to be crowned America's favorite dancer.

The FOX show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley and judged by JoJo Siwa, Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Leah Remini, has whittled down its numerous contestants over the weeks. Now there are just two final competitors.

On the season finale of So You Think You Dance, contemporary dancer Keaton Kermode and ballroom dancer Alexis Warr will go head to head (or toe to toe) to impress the judges and voting audience, and walk away with the $100,000 cash prize.

Last week, Keaton and Alexis competed alongside hip-hop dancer Essence Wilmington, who was sent home after a tense semifinal that saw the dancer tasked with performing three dances each.

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'So You Think You Can Dance' season 17, judged by JoJo Siwa, Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Leah Remini, is coming to an end. Ray Mickshaw/FOX

During the grand finale, set to air on FOX on Wednesday, Keaton and Alexis will have to perform five routines each: a group routine; a solo performance; a duet with each other; a duet with a former partner; and a duet with an All-Star performer. The judges will give their feedback for each performance and the audience will then decide who should win.

For the past 16 seasons of So You Think You Can Dance, viewers at home have been able to vote for who should win. But this year, the competitors' fates lie in the hands of the live studio audience.

Speaking about what fans can expect from the finale, the show's executive producer, Jeff Thacker, told Newsweek: "Two amazingly strong dancers who, although [they] were partnered together on the very first studio show, now finish together and the battle is on!" He also told viewers that there will be "powerful performances" from both finalists.

Thacker also confirmed that So You Think You Can Dance alumni Lex Ishimoto, winner of season 14, and Jason Glover, from season five, will be making special appearances as All-Stars.

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Cat Deeley hosts 'So You Think You Can Dance' on FOX. Ray Mickshaw/FOX

The choreographers for the finale include Dancing With the Stars pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber; So You Think You Can Dance producer and former contestant Robert Roldan; and So You Think You Can Dance regulars Talia Favia and Nika Kljun—as confirmed to Newsweek.

Renowned choreographer Brian Friedman will also be overseeing the duet and group number.

So You Think You Can Dance Final Performance Guide

The final performances are expected to go as follows:

  • Keaton and Alexis perform a jazz routine
  • Keaton and All-Star Lex Ishimoto dance a hip-hop routine
  • Alexis and All-Star Jason Glover dance a routine, style not yet known
  • Keaton and Anna dance a contemporary routine
  • Alexis and Carter dance a samba routine
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The 'So You Think You Can Dance' finalists this year are contemporary dancer Keaton Kermode and ballroom dancer Alexis Warr. FOX

How to Watch the So You Think You Can Dance Season 17 Finale

The So You Think You Can Dance season 17 finale will air on FOX, Wednesday, August 10, at 9 pm ET/PT.

The episode will be available to stream on Hulu after its original airing. All previous episodes of season 17 are available to stream on Hulu now.

Update 8/10/22, 11:52 AM ET: The story has been updated with comment from So You Think You Can Dance executive producer Jeff Thacker.