First up on the chopping block are the girls. I am going to miss whichever of these three goes, for sure. Nigel says that they are unanimous on both the girls and boys, but that they're upset about having to make the decision. They're not basing it just on this evening but are using the whole season (ahem, Cedric). Nigel tells Jamie she's been wonderful and that Adam also said she was amazing to work with, so she's staying. He tells Anya that they have a problem because her solos aren't really strong. It's the nature of ballroom, but it's also a solo competition so somehow she has to learn how to do it. They know she has the personality and she's grown, so she's staying. Which means Shauna is leaving, and she looks like she knew it. Nigel says she's amazing but she hasn't had as much growth this season as the other two girls and that her personality isn't as strong. But he knows she'll have a great career and I absolutely agree. She seems to have expected it, and handles it really well. She's the only girl not crying at the news, it seems.
The jidges are also unanimous with the guys, and Nigel tells Cedric that he's out, but that he knows "It's just the beginning of [his] journey with dance." No one in the entire world is surprised about this elimination, and Cedric gives Cat a huge hug as they cut to the montage of his time on the show. Can they please stop showing Mary's shrieks in the goodbye packages? We get enough of it regularly and it distracts. I like Cedric, but I'm relieved he's leaving since now I don't have to worry that he's somehow going to take the space of someone with much more potential for this show. Cat reminds him he'll be going to the Debbie Allen school, which is quite the amazing consolation prize, and I do think he'll be great with some actual training in other types of dance. Bye, Cedric, it was absolutely your time to go so that we can get back to watching a group of people who all seem capable of growing during the few weeks left of this show.