Blake McGrath + Justin Timberlake + Six Dudes in Fedoras = #SaturdayMade

Let's pretend it's Thursday for a sec, so I can say #tbt to when Blake McGrath was on the November 2006 cover of Dance Spirit.

Those jeans!

For those of you may not be familiar with McGrath, he's an L.A.-based commercial dancer from Canada, who, among other things, was a finalist on the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance."

He also happens to be a pretty stellar choreographer. (His work appeared on several seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada.")  On Thursday, he released a video to Justin Timberlake's "Murder," enlisting the help of five other male dancers—including DS fave WilldaBeast Adams. It's got canes, fedoras and skinny ties; it's got red lighting and smoke; it's got six super smooth dudes dancing to music by the inventor of smooth (JT, duh). Need I say more? Enjoy!

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Is dance a sport? Should it be in the Olympics? They're complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don't call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)

It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)

All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

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