Mary mentions Princess Lockeroo, who did this during the auditions, but about twenty times as fast. So we're saying that these two people in the top six aren't as good as someone who didn't make it out of auditions? Nice job, everybody. Mary thinks that Sasha may have been better at whacking than Ricky. Nigel thought it was fun, and I guess I kind of agree with that. He insists that Sasha in particular was fabulous. C, who ought to be the panel's expert in this, complains that the dancers seemed too focused on the steps and weren't into the rhythm and the funkiness of the groove. Christina is happy that Sasha seems happier than before. She also wishes that they had "whacked it harder." C thinks that's hilarious.
Melanie and Tadd have Spencer Liff. There will be a mirror involved. There are a lot of emotional changes in this dance, at least according to Spencer. I'm not convinced it will all come through. The mirror presents problems for the camera people, and also for me, because I'm staring at the mirror in the background trying to see if something inappropriate appears in it. But nothing does, because this show is put on by professionals. Tadd and Melanie kill it.
Nigel wants to talk to Melanie about her solo first. He thinks it was one of their best solos ever. Okay, now back to the dance at hand. He calls her a beast again, because I guess no one's managed to make him understand that it isn't as complimentary as he thinks. Then he praises her acting within the dancing, which is an excellent point. Especially on a show like So You Think You Can Dance, where the dances are always full of plot. His comment to Tadd: "To say you didn't suck is a compliment!" He also calls Tadd outstanding, but his love is clearly reserved for Melanie. C praises Melanie a lot. She, apparently, is extremely bucc. And her solo was "extremely beefy." Oh, and Tadd gets a metaphorical pat on the head. Christina says that they were banging on the table during Melanie's solo. And Melanie is better than Donna McKechnie, apparently, which kind of appalls Nigel. Mary says that America has fallen in love with both of them. Her praise is about both of them across the board, which I think is because she noticed that every one was loving Melanie and only barely mentioning Tadd. Incidentally, when Cat reads out the numbers for each dancer, both Melanie and Tadd are helpfully holding up the correct number of fingers. So when it's Melanie's turn, Tadd holds up her number, and then Melanie holds up the number for Tadd's turn. I like how the dancers are willing to root for each other.