Instead of naming a top 20 to compete in the finals, the show planned on selecting a top 10 - they ended up accepting an extra dancer to create a top 11.
The contestants were informed of their inclusion in the finals by the judges either traveling to each dancer's home or personally telephoning them to reveal their fate.
In August 2015, he appeared on So You Think You Can Dance as a show all-star.
In 2016, he appeared in a season 3 episode of the TV series Broad City as a dancer.
The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After SYTYCD, he was an all star on season 8 of the show.
He substituted for Mitchell Kelly for the first Top 20 Performances on season 8, due to an elbow injury.
This is Michaels' first and only season of being a permanent judge.
It was announced in early 2011 that Mary Murphy would return as a permanent judge for season 8.