Nigel tells Chehon he had some hiccups during Vegas week but then really blew them away with his solo. For Daniel, the opposite is true: he kicked ass all week and then was a big ole EH in his final solo. Nigel pulls a Tyra, wondering if they should go for consistency or WOW. Looks like consistency wins out as Daniel makes it through. BUT SO IS CHEHON!!!!
I gotta admit, that fakeout actually worked on me!
I am so freaking happy right now, I can’t even tell you! Not one but THREE ballet dancers?!?!?!? YES!!!!!! Multiple TVGasms here!
And here comes another one because Dwight Roden and Desmond Richardson are choreographing the pas de trios that will showcase these three AWESOME dancers! Have I died and gone to heaven?
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! This was SO FUCKING AWESOME!!! I can’t stop yelling and cursing, but in a totally GOOD WAY!! I seriously cannot get enough of these three.
The judges give them a standing ovation and Nigel says this was a tough routine and then points out that BOTH of the guys gave up professional careers to be on the show. He thinks Eliana is wonderful as well.
Mary calls Eliana a ballet warrior and says we haven’t seen the likes of her before. She’s glad ballet is going to have such a huge voice this season. Me too!
Cat and Eliana point out how dangerous her tutu is; showing the scratches it left all over the boys. The costume people roll their eyes and plot revenge for the call out on national TV. We don’t even bother gong to Zooey this time around.
We’re now moving from ballet to jazz. There are two jazz dancers that Cat tells us really stood out during the audition process, Tiffany Maher and Audrey Case (of neck farting fame). Tiffany is up first and she makes it in which makes Audrey nervous and worried about her spot.
Unnecessarily, it turns out.
Montage o’cuts, including Abigail Ruz, and a bunch of other people we haven’t seen for more than a second at a time before now. And then it’s time for Janelle Issis to find out if she’s made the cut. There’s never been a belly dancer in the top twenty (has one ever even made it to or through Vegas??) and Adam tells her she should be really proud she’s made it this far. Nice try, show, but I’m not falling for it this time! She’s in!
Janelle promptly bashes her head against the wall once she realizes she’s going to have to work with Sir BitchyPants at least once over the course of the season.
I know, Janelle, it’s frustrating, but you’re going to have to find another way to deal with it.
Cat informs us that Janelle got sick during rehearsals and is unable to perform tonight. Don’t worry though; she’ll be able to dance next week. So it’s just Audrey and Tiffany taking on a Sonya piece.
This is another really strong showing. Sonya did a great job of showing both girls off and I really like the way she used them together to highlight strengths as a pair, not just as individuals.
Cat is HILARIOUSLY taller than both girls and calls herself the big friendly giant. Have I mentioned lately how much I love Cat? She’s so awesome.
Anyway, Zooey gets to talk first and is proving once more to be an invaluable addition to the judging panel.
I have the best recipe for tofu surprise! Stop by later and I’ll give it to you!
Nigel takes his time to point out that season eight’s winner, Melanie Moore (LOVE HER!) is in the audience.
Oh Melanie, unless in Frahnce, one should never, ever, ever wear a beret!