Watch Ellen DeGeneres Bust a Move on SYTYCD

Entertainment Aug. 13, 2010 AT 9:50AM

Shake it, Ellen!

Ellen DeGeneres brought her dance moves from her talk show to the So You Think You Can Dance finale Thursday night. The former American Idol judge, 51, paid tribute to former contestant Alex Wong, who bowed out due to a ruptured Achilles tendon a few weeks ago.

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"It broke my heart when I saw [Alex's] injury and as a joke, I said it would be fun and because of [choreographers] Napoleon and Tabitha, it became a reality," DeGeneres said after hitting the stage to reprise Wong's last performance. Watch her routine, above.

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Added DeGeneres, who served as a guest judge on SYTYCD last season, "I've never had a dance class in my life, but I had so much fun!"


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Contemporary dancer Lauren Froderman won $250,000 by beating out Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan for the title of America's Favorite Dancer Thursday. The finalists kick off a 40-city tour starting Sept. 19 in New Orleans.

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