Lil' C calls it buck. He says Twitch was like a clone of Dave, and talks about hitting it so hard. He loved Comfort, too. Cat asks him who hit it the hardest, the girl or the guy, and he wisely demurs. "I think it was buck, too, I gotta say!" yells Mary, who thought they were terrific, and does some "We're not worthy" salaaming. Nigel praises it too, saying it didn't even look choreographed because they brought so much energy to it, and says Comfort hasn't lived up to his assessment of her as the best female hip-hopper they've had on this show, until tonight.
Kherington's dancing her solo. Elbow jabs in short shorts and a grey vest. Seemed kind of vague to me. Didn't really hit stuff hard enough. She seems tired.
Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson (whom you may remember Mia compared Will to last week) are teaching Katee and Will the pas de deux (literally, "step de deux"). Dwight says it won't be a traditional ballet, but more like the thoughts of two people coming together. I'm glad he warned me! Because man, do I know my pas de deux!
A cover of "Imagine" by David Archuleta, who makes John Lennon sound like Lemmy. In a surprise move, Will is shirtless. The lifts seem clean, but there's a bit of a struggle when Katee spins with one leg on the air. But I thought it was really good, and I normally hate this kind of stuff. There is no wasted movement with Will.
Lil' C says they danced with conviction and passion and -- I believe he said "vervor." Mary calls them two of the most beautiful dancers she's ever seen, and allows herself a quiet "woo!" The kind of "woo!" she'd say if her mom was there and said, "Mary, indoor voice, please." Nigel takes some time out from his critique to embarrass Desmond by calling him one of the greatest modern ballet dancers today, and to have him and his partner choreographing is amazing. "I don't think I've seen such wonderful dancing on this show," he says. He notes the mistake Katee made (or maybe it was Will's fault, I'd never know) and says they'll have to live with it for the rest of their lives (which is a bit much) but says it was good that it happened, because if she had nailed it then it would have been perfect, and they'd never be able to surpass it. What nonsense! That's like a pitcher being happy to pitch a one-walk complete game, because if he'd had a perfect game, he would never be able to do better than a perfect game. I realize the judges have to try to come up with something interesting to say (although sometimes I wonder if Mary got the memo) but what kind of horseshit is that? Why not be perfect now, and also try to be perfect again later?