SYTYCD Returns! Our Favorite Latino Contestants

So You Think You Can Dance returns for season 9 tonight, May 24 at 8pm on FOX! Executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe recently announced that the show is making some changes this season, which has lots of people buzzing. For starters, there'll be two winners for SYTYCD season 9 instead of one: a male and a female dancer. The show will also change its format by removing the elimination show so that it airs one night a week instead of two.

We're so excited about the new season, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite Latino contestants from seasons past!

Jeanine Mason: The season 5 winner is a first-generation Cuban-American, though they didn't focus on it much while she was on the show. She's still the only Latina to take home the SYTYCD crown!

Janette Manrara: Jeanine’s roommate in season 5 was the incredibly talented salsa dancer Janette. For a while there, everyone was sure she’d make it to the finale and we were sad to see her go.

Ashley Galvan: In season 7, Ashley's Mexican roots made her one of the five Latinos in the top 10. We can't help but wonder how far she could've made it on the show if she hadn't been forced out of the competition after suffering a rib injury.

Robert Roldan: Making it all the way to the top three in season 7, this Mexican-American grew a lot while on the show. We still get chills every time we think of "Fix You," his performance with Allison Holker choreographed by Travis Wall.

Jonathan “Legacy” Perez: The b-boy from Miami, Florida may not have been the best technical dancer to grace the stage in season 6, but he won our hearts with his passion for dance and commitment to learning the different styles.

To hear more about what you can expect on SYTYCD season 9, watch Nigel, Mary Murphy, and Cat Deeley chat with ETOnline.

Are you excited about the changes coming this season?

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