Olivia Usey, 18, from Santa Clarita, CA, gave up dancing because she got a skin condition and the medicine made her sick. But then her mom -- who we see in an interview, so we already know Olivia's making it through -- found a lump in her breast, and wants her daughter to dance again, so that's why Olivia's here. She pirouettes and slithers around the stage. Mary makes all kinds of contrived comments about how Olivia clearly wants this but seems to be struggling with something inside, clearly trying to make her blubber about her mother. Olivia mentions her skin condition, but not her mother, and I can't decide if it's because she's more upset about her skin condition that has apparently all cleared up than her mom's biopsy that day, or if just she's refusing to play her mom's biopsy for the sympathy vote (but not above using her dancing hiatus as an excuse for her shakiness).
Bryce Cleverly, 21, of L.A., wears a gold space mask, calls himself the Gold Inferno, and says he's the "American jumpstyle championship" champion, whatever that is. Well, he hops around a lot to some heavy techno. He doesn't even go the full minute. Wade asks for an explanation of the outfit and Nigel wants to know who created "jumpstyle." "It originated in Belgium," says Bryce, and explains how he used to suck at it, but now he's the champion, which makes all the judges laugh, and naturally we learn it's a "self-declared title." Nigel actually sends him through to choreography, because he says Bryce is "fantastic" and could possibly win the whole thing. He's basically forcing the other judges to call this bullshit for what it is, and neither of them do, and Bryce actually gets sent on to choreography. I doubt Bryce was prepared for this, and probably had plans for later that day after faking his way through this hopping routine, thereby blowing the minds of all the sheep auditioning for the dancing reality show. I suppose Nigel used up all his anger yelling at the fat flaming hairstylist who actually wanted to dance, who actually made an effort to dance, and who actually could dance.
Amanda Vivoma, 18, from Pomona, CA, plans to do hip-hop with a little bit of ballet and R&B. She shimmies around to "Pon the Replay." She has zero rhythm, and needs a couple of tries to do her somersault or cartwheel or whatever. At one point, she sits down and perform what I like to think is called The Bumpy Toboggan Ride. Nigel tells her to find something "really useful" to do with her life, because it won't be in professional dancing, and if anyone knows anything about being "really useful," it's Nigel Lythgoe.