Oh, hello! I didn't see you there. I was just sitting down to watch this episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Won't you join me?
Cat's introduction is a trifle overblown, since the "entire lives" these dancers have been training isn't actually all that long in some cases. But I do like the backstage shots. The introductory dances are primarily notable for the way Cat rolls the R in Robert and Melinda's weird high-waisted shorts.
The judges are Adam, Mia, and Nigel again. That's not surprising, and I don't know why I mentioned it. It's more fun to watch the dancers select cards which represent which all-star they'll be randomly paired with. And you know what? I choose to believe it really is random. Why not? It's like Santa Claus.
Billy and Comfort will be doing Krump. Lauren and Dominic will be doing lyrical hip-hop, which I think Dom has a hard time saying without rolling his eyes and sneering. Adéchiké gets Allison, which means contemporary. Kent gets Courtney for jazz, and Cat asks Courtney not to eat him alive. Hey, he survived Anya; I think he'll be fine. Melinda/Ade are contemporary. Kent/Lauren are Broadway. Cristina/Pasha will be doing a Paso Doble, and I think that ought to go pretty well. Ashley will be doing jazz with Mark. Robert gets Anya and the Argentine tango, and that leaves Jose. The only all-stars not picked are Twitch, Neil, and Kathryn, so there's not much of a mystery here. He and Kathryn will be doing Bollywood. And Neil and Twitch get the week off!
Cristina has a childhood memory. Her Paso Doble is choreographed by Jean-Marc and France and has some sort of roller coaster theme. The music is not from Carmina Burana, but it might as well be. Pasha is all bare-chested and dramatic, and Cristina seems to keep pace nicely. There are a lot of dramatic poses, which is what I think of when I think of Paso Dobles. The crowd loves it, but it's not clear how much of that is due to Pasha's chest.
This time, the all-star gets to stand next to the competitor during the feedback. Nigel ticks off the requirements of passion, drama, and control, and then shouts about how Cristina brought all of that. He also briefly praises Pasha and the choreography. Mia goes with "I kinda thought it was everything," which might or might not mean anything. She liked it. Adam tried to get credit for the joke "Pasha Doble" while simultaneously distancing himself from it, then pronounces the dance "mucho caliente!" That means "a lot hot," by the way. "Very hot" is muy caliente. Sorry, Adam. He loved it, and Pasha leaves just before the Brand New Phone Numbers.