So then there's Dustin Dorough, 22, from Atlanta, whose mom was every kind of cop there was, he tells us, from sheriff to riot squad. Did she ever pose as a hooker to catch johns? Because that would be pretty bad-ass. He says it was his mother who taught him how to be a man. As a teacher, she appears to make a pretty good cop. Dustin's cousin, he claims, is Howie D of the Backstreet Boys, so he figured if he learned all the dance moves from the videos and started busting them out at parties and dances, he'd be really popular. Instead he lost every friend he ever had. Dude, you would have been better off telling everyone that Howie D's your cousin! Except that, in a clip that requires just a LITTLE more explanation, Dustin tells us he went to a couple of Backstreet Boys concerts and met the head of security, but never any of the guys. Even though one was your cousin? All I can say is that my parents would hand me my head, grown adult or not, if I shut out my cousin from visiting. What's up with that?
Oh, this is shaping up to be terrible, isn't it? This isn't going to be pretty. He dances to that "Poker Face" song. It's not great. He's got enthusiasm and energy, but no technique. So Nigel gently tells him that he wasn't really doing hip-hop, and Dustin instantly turns into Excuse Guy, explaining that he was drawing on his martial arts training. Oh, and also? He just got over the flu and bronchitis and five days ago he couldn't even walk, so that's why he had to cut out all his "power moves" which obviously would have made the judges' heads explode, that's how awesome he normally is. I think Nigel is bang-on when he says Dustin is delusional. Nigel asks if Dustin could leap across the gap and kick one of them. Dustin says he can, and I think he really believes he can, but we all know he cannot. But Nigel jokes that it's straight on to Vegas for him. Mary says the guy's got a strong body, but she doesn't know why he's kicking one minute and doing some very feminine moves the next. Lil' C didn't like it all but respects Dustin's effort and honesty and suggests he look into "trickin'," which involves either combining b-boy moves and martial arts, or selling his body on the street. Dustin pledges to come back next year. "Backstreet's back, all right!" is the clip played by the sarcastic editor.
Chris Carrozza, 28, of Memphis is the standard douchebag who expects to become a national hero by faking sincerity in his audition, when in reality he thinks he's doing a subversive performance art piece that's going to blow everyone's little minds. He calls what he's doing "electric," which involves a minimal amount of breakdancing, a lot of popping and locking, he tells us.