Mark dances his solo to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Thirty seconds of contemporary that looks like every other thirty seconds of contemporary I've ever seen, but Mark's very personable and that really comes across.
That leaves Chelsie and Gev as partners, and they're dancing a contemporary routine by Sonya, who explains it as two people who are in love. Well, never seen that before! And the piece is about how they feel when they're apart. I predict: sad.
On the plus side: Otis Redding! Singing "These Arms of Mine"! And yep, I knew it. They're sad when they're apart. Chelsie shakes her fists at the sky and lies on her back and does the bicycle while Gev stands on his head. They writhe about on the floor. Gev performs some nice leaps, and there's a neat pushup kind of move over top of Chelsie on the floor. Man! I know what I hate, and I don't hate this!
Lil' C says he could really feel Chelsie really yearning for Gev, and praises Gev for being able to not pop his movements. Mary praises Sonya's routine, and singles out Gev's leaps. Nigel liked it a lot, although he didn't see as much passion in it as he saw in Chelsie.
A solo routine from Comfort, which under-impresses me with its over-reliance on rhythmic hopping. Boring.
Next up with a solo: Twitch, dancing to a Wade Robson joint. Dull at first, and then he cartwheels and moves into some popping and locking that I could watch all night.
Courtney and Joshua are back, this time with a Jean-Marc and France rumba. "This piece is like, I'm her hero," says Joshua, who talks about their need for a connection. "If we pull this off, it's going to be ridiculous," says Courtney.
Speaking of ridiculous, Enrique warbles "Hero" while they dance. But they look good to me, Courtney in a blue barely-there dress, Joshua in a simple white shirt and black pants. Simple and elegant. I'm reasonably certain that if I'd seen this one first, I would have realized why Comfort and Twitch's waltz wasn't so great. These two are so strong.
Lil' C says they took his breath away, and praises the extensions.. Mary loved it as well, mentions "subtle sexiness" and talks about little nuances that they threw in like hip rolls. Nigel says Jean-Marc and France created a routine that fit their bodies perfectly. In the audience, Jean-Marc is all, "Yes! He gets it!" Nigel praises the pressage, a term that I will file away and hope to remember but will probably forget.