The second season of SYTYCD aired on May 25th, 2006 with a new host this time, Cat Deely, who still remains the host today. Benji Schwimmer was announced as the season 2 winner receiving $100,000, a new hybrid SUV and a one-year contract in Celine Dion's Las Vegas show, "A New Day."
So You Think You Can Dance premiered its first season on July 20th, 2005 with Lauren Sanchez as the host. Nigel Lythgoe was the main judge (and still remains today) with Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Brian Friedman. Nick Lazzarini was crowned America's Favorite Dancer in 2005 with 37.7% of the votes.