Next up to find out her fate is Amber Jackson. She made it all the way to the green mile in season six and got cut (obviously) and then in season 7 she got cut even earlier. She vowed never to audition again. Liar liar pants on fire because she’s back and now she’s made it into the top twenty.
See? Sometimes quitters DO win!
Now that we’ve identified our first four dancers, it’s time for them to strut their stuff. Sir BitchyPants is gracing us with his presence, choreographing a contemporary piece to showcase the first of our top twenty.
This was a nice way to start the show. I always like Sir BitchyPants better when he’s choreographing contemporary pieces. It was a little all over the place, but I think he did a good job of showing off the dancers.
Nigel talks about what superstars all the top twenty dancers are which is something we hear every year along with them telling us that each year has even more talented dancers. Nigel also thinks Sir BitchyPants is awesome.
Sir BitchyPants agrees.
Of COURSE he does.
He points out that Will is tall (I guess for those blind viewers that made Cat’s dress this week) and tells him he’s got to move just as quickly as the little ones. He tells Amber it was totally unattractive when she said she was quitting, but she was beautiful tonight. He’s so glad Alexa finally cried because he won the pool. And he tells George that if every light in the studio went out, he would still shine. Nigel wants to see everyone shining by the end of the season. So take note of that makeup people!
Mary talks about how awesome these dancers are and how the talent gets better every year (WE KNOW) and then Cat turns to Zooey for her opinion.
I wish they had done the bunny hop. That would have really put the dance over the top.
Cat tells us that once Vegas week was said and done, there were only three ballroom dancers left standing: Lindsay, Witney, and some dude named Nick who also has gotten ZERO screen time thus far. We’ll find out his fate first and he’s crying before he even gets in to see the judges and then crying again because he made it! The guy may not be a Pasha or Dmitri, but he seems like a real sweetheart.
Predictably, Witney and Lindsay are brought in to face the judges together. Mary tells them that they are looking for one ballroom girl this year and then she tells Witney she’s in. And then DUH, Lindsay is told she’s in as well. These fake outs get worse and worse every season.
Jason Gilkison has choreographed the Latin routine that will showcase our ballroom trio.
And showcase them it does! WOW!! That was like a Latin ménage a trios. Jason Gilkison is the man!
Mary talks about the Sizzle Station and I’m shocked because I didn’t realize Sizzler was serving omlettes now! Why did no one tell me?
Because it’s wrong to eat chicken fetuses!!
Shut up, Zooey!
Next we’re going to check in with the ballet dancers. We’re starting with Eliana Girard, ballerina, aerialist and pole dancer. She’s adorkably nervous as she waits her turn to go in and face the judges, and I can already tell she is going to be one of my favorites this season.
Oops! I guess I just gave it away that she’s in, huh?
So it’s down to another two, this time two guys. Yup, Daniel Baker and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp. LOVE them both!! Damn. I’m guessing since we just saw a “down to two” situation where both got in so now one of them is sure to get screwed out of a spot. UGH.