Audition recaps? Oh, dear. I recognize some of this. Even the audition recaps include the annoying crazy people. Why do these shows think we're tuning in for deluded lunatics? We have the Internet for that! And the recap goes into the Vegas episodes, especially Sasha's sister Natalia being taken away in an ambulance. But she came right back, so the drama is kind of gone from that moment. And then we have a bunch of clips from the season. There's that dance that used "Please, Mr. Jailer!" Did you go and see Cry-Baby like I told you to? Look, I don't know what to tell you about this stuff. There are some great dances here, and I hope we get to see them on tonight's show. Cat claims that the montage made people in the audience cry. I guess it's possible.
It's time for some dancing! Mary introduces Tyce's Wall dance with Sasha and Kent. Yeah, that was a great dance. And here it is again! I assume Sasha's exhausted by this point in the season, but she still gives a great, incredibly physical performance. Kent looks wiped out and he didn't have to do four dances last night. I love this dance!
The prizes for this season include a particular piece of product placement.
Remember that time that Nigel kissed Mary? Remember how convinced the show was that it was something interesting and worth freaking out over? Well, it's still happening. I guess I'll take this opportunity to say that I was pleased to see Mary Murphy back on the judge table this season. Although I hope Mia Michaels comes back to choreograph something next season.
Nigel gets distracted while introducing Melanie and Marko's reprise of their Napoleon and Tabitha routine. Remember? It's the one with the kiss in the middle of it. I know it felt like Melanie got contemporary every week, but she's pretty good at N&T's style of hip hop. Just because she's awesome at it doesn't mean it's cheating to give it to her. When they're done, Nigel makes a big point of sitting on Jesse's lap. Jesse doesn't seem to mind all that much.
Robin's turn. She introduces the Tadd and Lauren (from last season, not Gottlieb) dance where Tadd lost his hat. That's not what she calls it, but that's what I remember about it. It's by Mandy Moore and uses "Another One Bites the Dust" to allegedly tell a story about bank robbers or something. I'm kind of surprised I can remember the story of this dance, since it's not at all evident in the dance.