Well, dance fans, this was it -- the performance finale for Season 11 of "So You Think You Can Dance." (Hopefully, the ratings will be good enough to secure a Season 12 next summer.) On Wednesday night, the Final Four battled it out for the viewers' votes, and frankly, they were all so good that I don't know who will receive the most votes.

All of the finalists -- Zack Everhart, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda -- were incredible, taking on several different genres and showing why they were in the finals. Each finalist danced with each of the others, then each danced with an All-Star and finally, each danced a solo after looking back on how they started dancing and got on the show. That was a lot of dancing!

The opening number choreographed by Travis Wall was awesome as the quartet danced an emotional routine to "Wind Beneath My Wings." The host Cat Deeley waltzed out in a sexy, sparkly, stunning dress that showed off her terrific (spray) tan and her lovely blonde locks to perfection. This was going to be a night to remember.

I'm sure many viewers noticed that Cat only mentioned three All-Stars at the end of last week's show. Showcasing each of the finalists in one of three dances each did tonight were All-Stars Kathryn McCormick from Season 6, Robert Roldan of Season 7 and, ta da, Aaron Turner, the tap dancing dude and runner-up in Season 10. That figures since Valerie and Zack are both tappers, a first-time happening, much to the delight of executive producer and head judge Nigel Lythgoe, a tapper himself. The other judges for the night were regular Mary Murphy and fan favorite, Jesse Tyler Ferguson from "Modern Family," a self-proclaimed fan of the show.


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And if all that dancing were not enough excitement for the night, singer Jason Mraz was on to perform his hit, "Love Someone." It was really a fast-moving two hours that should have warmed the hearts of dance fans. And it had some comedy moments, too. At one point, Cat was explaining how viewers could "Shazam" and learn some dance insights. She let Nigel do his best "Shazam" and he turned to Mary to say something. But Cat kept talking about the gimmick and when she put the mic in front of Nigel's head for another "Shazam," he turned quickly and Smack! mouth and mic made contact. I have a feeling that Nigel will be feeling that moment for a couple of days.

Of all the routines, I had three favorites, but it was really hard to choose. One was the emotional contemporary number with Zack and Val where she was supposed to be blind and her lover was keeping her safe. Valerie was so great with her expressions that ranged from confusion to delight, and both dancers totally sold the idea of the routine. Jesse said they completely sold it and it was "so beautiful," while Nigel loved the choreography, especially that which touched on difficult subjects.

My next favorite was Zack and Aaron tap number about a bartender and a businessman who stops by for a drink on the way home. Zack easily matched Aaron move for move and tap for tap with such a gentle touch in just the right places. After a standing ovation by all three judges, Jesse said Zack was "such a brilliant dancer," Nigel thought it was "sensational" and Mary said Zack had been "laying his passion for dancing out on stage from the beginning."

And last, but certainly not least, was the routine by Jessica and Robert about a guy who pushes around the woman who loves him until she finally realizes that she doesn't need to be treated like that. This number also received a standing ovation from the judges, who praised choreographer Travis Wall for his work. It was dark, intense, emotional, complicated and absolutely brilliant, and both dancers did it justice. Nigel said it was incredible and that Jessica was "becoming a great actress as well as a great dancer." Mary told her that she was "on fire" on the stage.

The rest of the routines were all good, but I just liked those three the best. Ricky and Valerie did an African jazz routine by Sean Cheeseman that was fast and fantastic. Nigel said he was "breathless" just watching it. Jessica and Zack performed a Broadway number by Spencer Liff that had them going up and down stairs without falling and the pair were flawless. Mary called them "Broadway babies" and said they owned the routine, and Nigel tells Zack he is one of the best dancers on the show and that Jessica is a beautiful woman.

Jessica and Ricky danced a jazz routine by Ray Leeper that was great. Mary called it "clean, concise, full of power" and "funky and fun." There always seems to be a Bollywood number on the schedule each week, and tonight it was Jessica and Valerie's turn to do a routine about two girls who live for their clothes and makeup. The costumes were beautiful, and both dancers did a good job of keeping up with the fast moves. Jesse thought they were all brilliant and all so good.

Ricky and Zack did a hip-hop battle that earned another standing ovation by the judges. For two guys who don't specialize in the genre, they were certainly "swagtastic," as Nigel put it, and Jesse said they were so spectacular that he was losing his mind. Mary screamed them both aboard the Hot Tamale Train. Valerie and Aaron dance a tap routine about two people expressing themselves in the their dance moves, and it was the routine I liked the least. But the judges liked it, with Nigel saying that in a tap routine, "I love Valerie Rockey so much."

Ricky performed a contemporary number with Kathryn about a man at the end of his rope and the angel who saves him, and it was beautiful. Mary said Ricky was amazing and took her breath away, and Jesse said he truly moves people with his dancing. Each dancer also did a solo routine that was only seconds long, and I think Ricky took the top spot with Zack a close second.

When all is said and done, it's my opinion that Ricky will be crowned "America's Favorite Dancer," but they are all such good dancers, it could go to any of them. I'll make a guess and say the order will be Ricky, Zack, Jessica and Valerie, but with a lot of viewers' votes, it could be a very, very tight finish. See you next week for the big finale -- keep dancing.