The judges of the show pinned down on four contestants - Evan Kasprzak, Kayla Radomski, Brandon Bryant and Jeanine Mason for the two-hour finale at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of the show, predicted that either Jeanine Mason or Brandon Bryant would win the title, as they have wowed the judges and audience time and again. And yes, Jeanine Mason won it on Thursday.
Host Cat Deeley announced the first results from the 21.6 million votes cast by the viewers. Kayla Radomski was the first to go and then Evan Kasprzak. Brandon Bryant also went down to Mason's seductive moves. Yes, Jeanine Mason is the winner of So You Think You Can Dance fifth season. She walked away with the $250,000 prize money.
Jeanine Mason thanked her mother for encouraging her to take up dance though she didn't like it. She added that she never thought that she would give an acceptance speech at the Kodak.
Congratulations to Jeanine Mason!