So how does Nigel feel about Randi's dancing? "I love your hair curled like that," is what he leads with. Oh, Nigel. Then he says the dancers' control of the routine was great, and that people are going to pick up the phone to vote for them. Cat calls them the cutest couple, and you want to put them in your pocket. It kind of looks like she really could put the two of them in her pocket.
Next up are Paris and Tony. Paris was in a car accident that dislocated her seat and crushed her into the dashboard, and her left leg was numb from the knee down, and she thought she'd never dance again. But then, it seems, she did! True story. Tony is a hip-hopper who played sports all his life, including, as a photo of the youngster attests, hockey! Woo hoo! In high school he was torn between sports and dance, and had a chance to play lacrosse in college, but he chose dance, which his dad didn't like. He hopes that being on this show will help open his dad's eyes a bit more.
They're doing a Taboleon hip-hop routine, which I'm sure is going to be dark and edgy. Ha ha! Tony says he feels a lot of pressure, because this is his own style that he's going to be dancing in. Would he prefer to be trying an entirely new style? I imagine then we'd have to hear the usual dancer lament of being out of their "comfort zone." From the rehearsal, it sounds like Taboleon are doing something not so happy. We know this because Napoleon says the words "hardcore" and "ghetto" and they had to tell Tony not to be so happy. So Tony shows us his "stank face."
Well, if you want some hip-hop that's ghetto and hardcore, who better than ... the Black-Eyed Peas? Oh, man. And I actually like the Black-Eyed Peas, despite their selling out to just about anyone who will have them, including, as we've seen a couple times already tonight, Target. They have headphones around their neck. I suppose that's hardcore. Herky-jerky movements, with some kicks and intertwined arms, and a lot of the locks don't seem to lock up quite tight enough. I can't watch Taboleon routines without wishing that Shane Sparks were still doing his thing on this show, but this isn't too bad. Although parts of it are hard to watch because the camera is tilted at a forty-five-degree angle for whatever unfathomable reason. The crowd goes nuts when Tony does some kind spank thing on Paris's butt. They fall backwards in tandem, bending at the knees, and then they play with their headphones and then it's all over.