Then up comes Kelsey White, 19, of Keller, Texas, who doesn't quite have the balance needed on pirouettes but has the requisite sexy gaze out through the hair falling over one eye. Nigel asks her if she has the hiccups. Nope. Nigel asks her if she's ever been kidnapped by aliens. "Just once," admits Kelsey. It's hard to tell, but she just may be serious. That's enough for Nigel, who quietly gets up from his chair and walks backstage, leaving Mary and Mia to figure out what to do. But just so they're clear, he yells "Yes to choreography!" from backstage a couple of times. Mia and Mary concur.
When Nigel comes back, Mary and Mia act like dingbats, which makes him anxious, and outside one of the auditionees says something must have been in their coffee (i.e. THEY'RE DRUNK).
We're going to wrap things up with Jonathan "Legacy" Perez, 27, of Studio City, Calif., who started dancing on the street when he was 15 and is here to share his talent with the world. It's not boasting if you can back it up, remember, and the show has already hyped his appearance by warning us he could be the best hip-hopper ever to audition. It's a lot of kicking moves at first, a very acrobatic spin, and then some amazing breakdancing. He does this crazy shuffle across the stage on the palms of his hands. Fantastic! Hip-hop has been conspicuous in its absence up to now in the first couple of episodes.
Turns out Legacy did some choreographing with Lauren, and Nigel and Mary seem to familiar with him while Mia's heard about him. She calls him "stupid," and how that has become a compliment is beyond me. Maybe she's reclaiming the word? Legacy's straight through to Vegas.
Twenty-two dancers take it to choreography, including "live-wire" Jarvis Johnson, who winds up collapsing on stage and needing oxygen from paramedics, and then wonder of wonders, it ISN'T a heart attack, and he heads home in the back of his parents' car (which seems to advertise "free digital video phones." Dammit! The phone number is blurred out!). Back inside, alien abductee Kelsey White doesn't make it, but Mary encourages her to work harder, since she was really close. Five other dancers who we don't know and haven't seen make it through. Good thing we saw Jarvis suck all the oxygen out of the room.