SYTYCD Melinda Sullivan

Melinda Sullivan, 22: This Colombiana from Thousand Oaks, California is this season’s only tap dancer. She describes herself as "creative, rhythmical, artistic and inspired."
Why we think she can win: She’s beautiful and has major star quality. Even the SYTYCD judges couldn’t deny her beauty: “You’ve got a lovely face,” Nigel Lythgoe gushed after her performance last week.
Achilles Heel: Melinda’s biggest problem is that she’s a sloppy dancer. When she performed her Jive last week, Judge Mia Michaels told her, “You come across pigeon-toed when you dance.”

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Mariela Rosario,

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