Next up are a number of dancers that have all been to Vegas one or five times before whose faces I recognize but whose names I can't for the life of me recall. I might have a chance to learn them again in the next few weeks since they all get tickets once again.
Then we get Jonathan Anzalone, who tried out in season 4. You might remember him as the dancer who Mia said would not be "sexcellful" because of his massive ego and bad attitude. He assures Cat he's a changed man and much more humble now than he was then. His routine is all tricks but they are at least neat tricks and I will give him that he's got muscles flexing that I never knew existed. He busts out one move that involves holding one leg up next to his head and then falling over into a split that surely will keep him from having children one day and then can't help himself and finishes off by sauntering to the front of the stage and pulling down his shirt to show off one nipple. Jesse thinks he doesn't have a whole lot of substance while Nigel thinks he's more a contortionist than a dancer. Jonathan claims that he's trained in other styles; after a lot of stupid banter and butt flexing (no, seriously) Nigel pulls one of the screaming audience members up to see if Jonathan can actually do a partner dance with a woman. Cue more posing and mugging, this time with a woman. Jesse runs up to put money in his pants and while that happens, his "dance" partner flees. After all that, Mary votes Vegas because she's easily swayed by buttock agility, but the guys both vote choreography.
And then we have a couple of dancers to cleanse the palate and remind us that plenty of people actually take this audition seriously. Marshea Mason is a dancer who has tried out the past three seasons and who, from the clips they showed, is pretty freaking amazing. He is at the audition this year along with his younger sister Jasmine. Six weeks earlier, they were in a horrific head-on car accident. Just before they crashed, Marshea told Jasmine she would be okay and managed to correct the angle of their car just enough so that she wasn't hit. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital but then came back, though he was in a coma for two days afterward. Ultimately he had a fractured neck, face lacerations, and torn ligaments in his neck. But somehow, he's there!! First up, though, is Jasmine, dancing jazz and fending off Nigel's crush. I don't know how to describe it other than to say her moves are super fluid and sexy and she gets completely engrossed in the dance. She's great, and the judges love her and send her to Vegas while her mom screams with pride and Marshea beams bright enough to light up the entire theater.