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Russell Ferguson Wins 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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We know you were secretly rooting for "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant Russell Ferguson to win the competition. Well, you can uncross your fingers now. The 20-year-old untrained dancer is America's Favorite Dancer, winning him $250,000 a shared cover story in Dance Spirit magazine and a spot in the 2010 Academy Awards telecast.

"It feels like everything has just fell into place ... everything is so perfect right now. I couldn't ask for anything more," Ferguson, a krumper from Boston, told People.
The "So You Think You Can Dance" finale featured performances from Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis--who also performed in the "Dancing with the Stars" finale--Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert.

The show's executive producer, Nygel Lythgoe, couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.

"I'm really happy with the result. I wouldn't have minded Jakob [Karr, 19, the contemporary runner-up winning] or Russell. But for me and how I feel about dance -- I want it spread everywhere -- [Russell] does that for me more than Jakob would have done. Dancers will look at Jakob and go, 'Wow, what a brilliant dancer,' because he is. But America will look at the charismatic performer that Russell is and will say, 'If he has done that, I can do that.' And remember, he didn't win by krumping. He only krumped once the whole season, as I remember. He won by doing other styles, and that opens up for street kids."
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