Cat announces a special guest performer: Jason Samuel Smith, who is apparently a big deal in the tap-dancing world. Which is great, because tap-dancing is apparently really hard to choreograph in the short time frame they have, which is why they don't really do it on this show. And…yep, that's tap dancing all right. That's a lot of tapping. And…here's even more tapping. And now he's going to walk up on some picnic-table-looking thing for even more tapping. Now the tapping is faster. Now it is slower. Now it is kind of syncopated. He gets a standing ovation from the judges. Maybe if I knew more about dancing, I would know why this is not totally the same as every other tap-dancer I've ever seen ever, but I don't, so -- eh. Afterwards, Cat talks to him. Turns out Debbie Allen is his cousin, and he's currently working on the L.A. tap festival, and we should all go. And fight the crowds? No thanks!
Back from the break, we have some good news -- Mia Michaels and Wade both scored Emmy nominations for So You Think You Can Dance.
Dancing for her life is Anya, to "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner. I hope she realizes she's going to have to bring something special to it to top the Lisa Simpson version in the Little Miss Springfield pageant. Cat proclaims it fabulous, and we all know how hard it is to please Cat.
"Never Felt This Way" by Brian McKnight is what Danny will dance to during his contemporary routine. I like the compressed time frame for these dances, because the dancers squeeze in as many tricks as they possibly can, like when you're playing Tony Hawk. Next up: Jaimie's dancing to "One Moment More" by someone named Mindy Smith. Jaimie lunges all over the place, securing Nigel's vote by wearing that sparkly bra thing that she likes (aw, to be fair, Nigel hasn't made any dirty old man comments in a while). Hok breaks out the Jamiroquai, finally, and shows off how emphatically not an old man he is. Please please please don't send him home. I could watch this stuff non-stop. Neil and Lauren will be dancing after the break, looks like, and Cat threatens us with an Enrique Iglesias performance. Talk about wanting to see blood on the stage.
Lauren twirls and flails her way through "Walk Away" by Christina Aguilera. Cat says she treated that like a prizefight, and they hug. Next up: Neil, dancing to one of those inescapable Maroon 5 songs. To my untrained eyes, he seemed the weakest one out there, guy or girl. In a surprise move, Cat thought he was great. She sends the judges backstage to make their decision. And now it's time for the bathroom break, also known as Enrique Iglesias. I wonder if he's going to sing a breathy, earnest heartfelt song of love and heartbreak…yes! People in the audience start waving their arms in unison, because what else do you? Well, apparently you get bored with synchronized swaying, so you start in with the synchronized clapping. Someone holds up a sign -- "That was totally not forgettable!" Commercial break, and then we'll find out who's gone. I'm predicting Neil and Anya.