Back from commercial, Cat clarifies that these NY auditions are taking place in the Bronx, birthplace of hip-hop, and they have some appropriately awesome street dancers. But first, we have to sit through a clown named Mike, who started a "renegade dance troupe" called 1-2-3 Party because he was tired of getting kicked out of clubs because of the way he danced. He and his two buddies are in neon green tees and unfortunate shorts, and call their dance style "dancetastic furious footwork from the '80s." Why am I even typing this out and encouraging this guy? He claims most people love it, and I might, if I felt like he had a sense of humor about himself. But after his jazzercise routine is over, he stands there, stone-faced, and can't crack a joke or even show any speck of emotion, and so I feel kind of like my time has been wasted. I'm relieved when he finally runs out with his boombox (the emotion that he does show is obviously carefully rehearsed) and we move on to more of the real dancers.
Next up is Teddy, who auditioned last time in pants he borrowed from the Norwegian curling team, but this time he's back in simple black pants and a white shirt, and he's dying to make it to Vegas again. His dance style is incredibly quirky but his movements are really full and he's got a lot of passion -- I feel like he's a judges dream but they all look so serious during his performance (and Adam's exclamations could have been good or awful, I couldn't tell) that I have no idea what they are going to say. I needn't have worried, though, because he makes Mia cry by tapping into the pain of being the unpopular kid who was made fun of, and she finds it brilliant and adores him. Adam loves how much he put himself out there emotionally and tells Teddy he's honored to have watched the routine. Nigel rains on the parade a bit by reminding Teddy how disappointing he was in Vegas last time, but gives him a chance to redeem himself this year, and Teddy is beside himself. After he's done we see a montage of dancers including an amazing ballerina named Briana and an awesome torso, I mean... dancer... named Daniel who are both sent to Vegas.