Per Cat, Janelle fell ill during rehearsals. She'll be okay for next week, but she's sitting out tonight's exhibition (she's had enough screen time thus far; she will be fine). So we get Audrey and Tiffany with a Sonya routine. It's typically strange, with inhuman movements set to inhuman music. Tiffany and Audrey are both so little! This looks like Dance Moms stuff, to be totally honest. Or Bunheads. Sasha and Boo are cutting loose! Anyway, afterwards, Cat sidles up to them and says that next to them she looks like the "BFG - the big friendly giant." Oh, Cat. Such a delight. Zooey leads the judging, saying they were amazing, the choreo was incredible, and she loves seeing ladies supporting one another! She says Tiffany was strong and Audrey was graceful. Nigel compares them to Melanie Moore, who's in the audience with a That Girl hat on. After asking these two children if they've ever heard of The Flintstones, he calls them two dancing Pebbles. Nigel seems to think they're underdogs among this season's women, though, you can tell. I tend to agree.
The big question mark from last week, as you recall, was the fate of back-flipping Joshua Alexander, who knocked his ass out flipping on the hotel floor. We've already seen him this week, celebrating various other dancers' successes, so it's not a surprise that he's safe and healthy. But we get no real explanation as to what happened, which is annoying. Anyway, he's been in a glass case of emotion all day, waiting to see if he advanced. Nigel welcomes him with a wickedly hilarious, "Come and do a back somersault for us." Adam lets him down easy -- he's not making it this year -- but insists he comes back. Also getting bad news are dancers named Blake, Jasmine, and Daniel. Sadface.
So. Seven spots left for twelve dancers. Matthew Kazmierczak got a lot of attention in auditions for supposedly looking like Ryan Gosling. I don't quite see it, but he sure is cute anyway. He's also got a fun, weird sense of style. Mary does some weird hokey pokey shit with him, making him pantomime putting a key in a lock and opening a door and stepping through, before telling him he's in.