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Reigning Champ Lex Ishimoto & Taylor Sieve Are Ready For 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 15!

Reigning Champ Lex Ishimoto & Taylor Sieve Are Ready For 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 15!

The new season of So You Think You Can Dance starts tonight and we are so excited!

Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Vanessa Hudgens all return to the show, which kicks off TONIGHT, June 4th @ 8PM ET/PT on Fox.

Reigning winner Lex Ishimoto and season 14 top four dancer Taylor Sieve both shared messages on their Instagrams for the next America’s Favorite Dancer hopefuls.

“What an experience. Just an icing on the cake from the whole journey,” Lex started. “BUT. It’s time to dethrone and a new winner must fight for the crown…… who’s taking it!?”

Taylor added, “Reminiscing on this journey because I can’t believe Season 15 of @danceonfox starts tomorrow! Missing my Lex right now and I’m still so proud. But what an incredible experience I had on the show and with the people I love. Can’t wait to see what the new talent will bring this year. Good luck!”

Check out all the sneak peeks for tonight’s premiere below!

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Reigning SYTYCD Champ Lex Ishimoto Gives Advice To Those Going Out To Season 15 LA Auditions

Reigning SYTYCD Champ Lex Ishimoto Gives Advice To Those Going Out To Season 15 LA Auditions

Lex Ishimoto is still America’s Favorite Dancer after winning season 14 late last year on So You Think You Can Dance.

With the Los Angeles auditions happening this coming weekend, Lex headed to his Instagram Stories to send out some advice for those taking the leap and auditioning for the show.

“If y’all got something to prove, now is your chance. Let them know,” he starts out.

Lex continued, “But don’t be auditioning with some half-ass reason about going ‘just for the experience’ type bulls***. There’s other people that want the chance for the throne and don’t play yourself – you’re in the competition to win. Fight. Prove yourself worthy.”

And have the best time,” he added. “Accept this experience with open arms and allow it to change your life, if it does. Take on the challenges and evolve yourself. Game time. Good luck!”

So You Think You Can Dance is set to premiere in June on Fox.

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SYTYCD's Lex Ishimoto Thought Koine Iwasaki Was Actually Going To Win Instead of Him

SYTYCD's Lex Ishimoto Thought Koine Iwasaki Was Actually Going To Win Instead of Him

Lex Ishimoto and Koine Iwasaki pull out their best dance moves for the photo booth after appearing on Build Series in New York City on Monday (October 16).

The two — who placed 1st and 2nd on So You Think You Can Dance season 14 — opened up about auditions, the run of show, and more.

Koine even shouts out Val Chmerkovskiy about teaching her how to salsa in under an hour, saying he was one of her favorite choreographers on the show.

Lex added that when he’s dancing with Koine, especially with the Broadway pizza delivery guy number, that “all I have to do is basically support her.”

He continues, “It’s really easy [with her]. She’s an amazing partner.”

Check out their full interview below!

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SYTYCD Winner Lex Ishimoto Has Break Dancing Dance-Off with Anthony Anderson on 'Ellen'

SYTYCD Winner Lex Ishimoto Has Break Dancing Dance-Off with Anthony Anderson on 'Ellen'

Lex Ishimoto just had a break dance contest with black-ish star Anthony Anderson!

The So You Think You Can Dance winner stopped by The Ellen Show for a special segment with the actor, who is also a pretty good break dancer.

Ellen actually challenged Anthony to a dance-off with her, but then switched it up on him, bringing out Lex instead.

The winner of it all? Both of them!

For the competition, Ulta Beauty donated $10,000 on each of their behalves to breast cancer research.

Check it out below!

SYTYCD Winner Lex Ishimoto Praises All-Star Gaby Diaz (Exclusive)

SYTYCD Winner Lex Ishimoto Praises All-Star Gaby Diaz (Exclusive)

Lex Ishimoto is still letting his win sink in from Monday night’s So You Think You Can Dance finale.

The dancer, who hails from Irvine, Calif., opened up about that final moment and working with season 12 winner and All-star, Gaby Diaz.

“I felt really content with whatever was going to happen,” Lex tells JJJ. “This was one of the scenarios where it was out of my control, for all of us. I did what I needed to do throughout the competition and I was perfectly happy with whatever was going to be the outcome.”


Lex also says that working with Gaby was kind of a dream come true.

“It was amazing. She’s definitely one of those people who’s taught me a lot in this specific experience and I’m so grateful,” he says. “Just seeing her dancing is inspiring and I love her.”

In fact, Lex‘s favorite performance throughout the season was their tap number.

“I felt like it was just a classic, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers vibes and it was actually the only tap number throughout the show. It was a much needed to have tap out there and be seen.”

If you missed that one, check it out below!

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