The choreography this time is done by Courtney Galliano from season 4 and Jason Glover from season 5. There are 23 people in it, except that Pepe ducks out. It's to "Bad Romance" again. Taylor looked fine to me for the two or three seconds we saw, but Nigel tells her she wasn't strong enough. Some other people go through. Good for them.
Hollywood, day two! More flipping around in line. One dancer's shoe flies off and never comes down. We start with season six dancer Alexie, who I think I occasionally confused with Ellenore in the Vegas rounds. She's very good, although I'm mostly distracted by this version of "Summertime". I think it's Macy Gray. Nigel tells Alexie that her performance has dipped a lot since next year "...and that is how to tell lies." What a terrible line. I mean, that's Michael Scott level right there. What the hell, man. She's sent to Vegas.
More dancing! Adam tells one "Your feet are out of control, they're so beautiful." Not sure what that means. Nigel continues to screw with people instead of just telling them they're going to Vegas. I continue to wonder what happened to the "Las" that used to be in there. I feel like we hear "Vegas, baby" more than "Las Vegas".
It's time for another tap dancer! Meet Melinda Sullivan. The background music is from Grindhouse, I think. That's weird. She's a fan of Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., which is probably compulsory. She's got a nice, loose-limbed style, although I'm not sure everyone's going to be into the way she occasionally pauses. I mean, she's doing it on purpose for rhythmic effect, but it still looks a little like just standing still for a couple of beats. The dancers in the crowd love it. Adam calls her interesting and beautiful. He liked her tapping to a ballad, but he objected to some of her "wandering transitions," which might be that pausing I was talking about. Nigel thought it was rude of her to impose her own rhythms over the top of Stevie Wonder, and she's going to choreography even though she just claimed to be trained in a bunch of styles.