Nigel wants them all to solo, and they all do a pretty decent job. Amelia plays into her image with "Falling Slowly" from Once; Janelle's belly dancing is eye-popping; I don't see much in Lindsey's ballroom solo, sorry; George is sublime dancing to Explosions in the Sky; Dareian makes me LOL a bit by choosing American Idol Joshua Ledet's "It's a Man's Man's World"; and Matthew is gorgeous dancing to Damian Rice. Nothing I saw there changes my predictions that George and Lindsay will be saved, but I do wish we could somehow hold on to Amelia and Matthew.
After the break, Nigel proves me right. He seems to indicate that the extra week tonight helped save Lindsay (BOOOOOOOOOO). Amelia was still one of the best girls on the show. As for Janelle, I feel like we never got to see her blossom outside her own genre. As for the boys, Dareian is already crying, so he knows. George is safe, of course, and Matthew's SHOULDERS, you guys! They're holding up so well under the pressure. I will miss him severely, but man, he's so awkward with Cat; so stiff. He's a few years away from being the complete package yet, but the ingredients are so lovely to watch sometimes.
All-Stars next week! There's so much time left for the dance-off at the end of the show that we actually get to see the judges (and Mia) take the stage. Amelia gets special attention from Cat and Nigel, because she's so heartbroken. Matthew finally starts crying and is comforted by the ballroom twins and Nigel. Mia is really sweet with Dareian. Will kisses Amelia's forehead. I could watch this for 30 more minutes, I swear to God. Make it an online after-show, I don't care.
RUNDOWN! (as always, in order of my preference)
Chehon and Witney's "Calling You"
George and Tiffany's "Hometown Glory"
Cole and Lindsay's "Gravity"
Audrey and Matthew's "Time"
Amelia and Will's "Koop Island Blues"
Cyrus and Eliana's "Mercy"
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