Courtney and Gev are dancing the cha-cha, choreographed by Pasha and Anya from last season. Nice to see them again! "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna (which is the opposite of how I feel about that song) is the soundtrack for a very disco-y cha-cha. The footwork seems good, but it takes almost half the piece before there seems to be any heat from the two of them, although that may be because Anya was back on the screen, sexing up the place like the Bond girl she is, and making the rest of the women on this show seem like men. Nigel, however, thinks Courtney is just as sexy as Anya. That's the extent of his thoughts on Courtney's dancing. He tells Gev not to purse his lips like Mick Jagger so much, but was it great to watch? "Abso-bloody-lutely." Mary... why does Mary bother to pretend she's about to shit on a routine? Then she reverts to some kind of feral state and says "cha-cha-cha" over and over again. She didn't think the footwork was anything special, but since they were so committed it wasn't a big deal. And how was Courtney's dancing? "You're just a hot-cha-cha-cha girl out there tonight," she says. Fair enough. I think she said "hot tamale train" but my mind goes into its disassociative state when she says that now, so I can't be sure. Mia calls it "fabulosity at its best." She says they're not the best dancers on the show (and thank god Nigel has clearly threatened the audience with ejection if they continue to boo whenever a judge gives anything other than a tongue bath), but every week they're getting better and stronger, and they're "killing it." Cat asked if Gev shaved his chest, which he did, and then we talk about it for about fifteen minutes, because we don't have anything better to watch, like dancing.
Kherington and Twitch are going to be krumping with Lil' C (and I thought at first they said "Lacey" was choreographing it). Twitch hypothesizes that Kherington has never krumped before, but Kherington assures us that she's a little "gangsta." Tha J-Squad are apparently "2 Buck 4 TV" but I'm just going to have to take their word on that. So they krump it up, and it seems adequately bouncy and aggressive, with Kherington glaring at everyone with her bottom lip sticking out. They finish by jumping out into the audience? I guess? The camera stays focused on the lights. Krump is about as boring as contemporary for me at this point. Nigel says on paper this could have been like Busta Rhymes or Fiddy Cent dueting with Miley Cyrus. So down with contemporary references, is Nigel. But Kherington did a "damn good job." Having said that, they lost energy during the last sixteen bars. Mary says this is the first time she's believed "in this krump number." She says Twitch made her sit back and say "whoa," while Kherington was gangsta. Because if anyone knows from "gangsta," it's Mary. Mia calls it "dirty and disgusting and ugly and nasty and skanky and buck" and that is of course all meant in a good way, and now I need to take a break from listening to Mia.