Melanie's solo is -- wait, is that a strummy version of "You're the One That I Want" from Grease? It is! Man, that's weird. And distracting! I had to rewind and watch the dance again, and it was really good. But the first time, I was completely consumed with trying to figure out what was going on with the song. The crowd loves Melanie!
Mitchell has been saddled with Tyce DiOrio and has Melody to help him through it. Tyce says that it's about "the idea of flight." Sometimes they're mechanics and sometimes they're the plane. And Melody claims that she's the luggage at one point. Tyce says they're flying First Class. Anyway, it's a Broadway Jazz number choreographed by Tyce DiOrio and it's about airplanes. Can you guess the song?
Correct! It's "Take Off With Us" from All That Jazz. This ensures that no matter what they do, it won't be as good as the original. In fact, I cannot discern anything flight-related in the actual dance, regardless of what the song's about. I think Tyce is crazy. Basically it's an incredibly stylized song accompanying a slightly stylized dance.
Neil says he didn't get it at all. Neither did I! Neil and I could totally hang out. He further describes it as "disjointed and not incredibly thought out as a piece." He's totally right, and those jerks in the audience should feel bad for booing him. Boo Tyce! He's the one who choreographed it! Mary thought it was fun but over-baked. Nigel can't help but describe the dance as "Fosse-esque" which is all Tyce has ever wanted to be called. His point is that when you're dancing like that you need more style in the little movements. Cat goes to Mitchell for an opinion and he says that he liked the dance and loves Tyce. That's nice of him!
Ricky has a solo! It's about half pirouettes. He runs off-stage when he's done and Cat has to yell at him over the microphone to get him back over to her so she can deliver the numbers. He does throw up a season-based gang sign, but it's that one from season four. So that's probably just a coincidence.
Clarice! What I like about this solo is that it feels like something she'd do but not something that Jordan or Caitlynn would do.
Cat swoons a little as she announces that Pasha will be joining Caitlynn for a tango by Leonardo Barrionuevo and Miriam Larici. Everyone involved other than Caitlynn has a really strong accent, so she has to do most of the narration explaining whatever goofy story we're going with this time.