Tadd's parents have always liked him. And they're rooting for him. His solo is a lot of fun from the moment he hits the stage. The moves are the same as he usually does, though.
Sasha's parents think she's pretty keen. Her solo is really awesome.
Caitlynn has Pasha, which is always a good sign. They're doing a samba by Dmitry Chaplin. Dmitry says that the three elements are sexiness, good music, and sexiness. Caitlynn vows to lose "the cheesy grin." I'm not sure about that. Go with what got you here. Pasha is basically shirtless, which seems to please the audience. Caitlynn starts out with a "sexy" face, but her grin sneaks out. I don't have a problem with it, because I think she's sincerely enjoying herself out there. And I approve of that! This is like the fourth dance to involve the female dancer's legs wrapped around the male dancer's waist.
Christina sounds shocked when she says how well Caitlynn did. She demands that Mary tell her what "the thing with the knees" is. Mary might answer, but she might also just babble insanely. I couldn't make out any words in it, and Christina wisely just gets to her point. Mary loved it, including the Natural Rolls and Locksteps. She calls Caitlynn out on pulling faces, and Nigel agrees. C recommends swan diving, not cannonballing. I think he means that Caitlynn was trying too hard to seem sexy.
Marko's mother liked watching him on television and liked seeing him dance in person even more. His solo is fine. I love the backflip he ends with.
Melanie's mother thinks she's great. Her solo includes a few beats of immobility, which is really daring. It sets her apart from the solos that are filled with ever move and trick the dancer can cram in. She's cut off in mid-move and switches from Beautiful Dancer Mode to Goofing Around immediately. Cat tells us that Melanie didn't have a plan for her solo until a few minutes ago.
And now for a dance style no one's ever heard of! Ricky and Sasha have something called "Whacking" and their choreographer is Kumari Suraj. It appears to be sort of related to locking in some respects, but once you get past the occasional wrist-rolls and Russian Dance Squats, maybe it doesn't. This is weird and slow. The only thing saving it is that Ricky and Sasha are fun to watch, but I came here for dance, not a history lesson.