And by and large, I'd say they're right. Very strong group of dancers in this year's So You Think You Can Dance. I'm definitely pre-disposed towards Lacey Schwimmer, being the sister of Benji, my last-year favorite (not to mention actual winner). Plus, she has a good name for a sister. :-) I'm yet not she has quite the same spark Benji did, though, plus it'll be a lot tougher for her since the judges won't want it to look like favoritism. Hok is another one I'm enjoying watching so far, and I'm really curious to see how he does when he gets to some sort of ballroom dancing. But I think I'm going to have to see more of everybody before I make a call.
One thing I'm noticing more this year is how the choreographers are really adapting their dances to the dancers. You can really tell which moves in a hip hop routine were only put in there for the benefit of a contemporary dancer. I expect this was going on last year too, but I wasn't realizing it as much.