MADE It! Give It Up For Amanda, Y'all!

For some kids, winning is everything. But for Amanda, it was never really about acing her dance tryout so much as gaining the confidence she needed to be herself. And in the span of just four weeks (and 60 minutes of condensed footage), girl went from introverted band geek to outgoing mover-and-shaker. Plus, instead of giving up, she's already talking 'bout coming back for tryouts next season!

So we say, forget making the school squad (for now) and give it up for the new and self-improved Miss Amanda! Keep up the good work, lady! And, in the immortal words of guru/bisexual disco queen Lady Gaga, just DANCE!