They perform, and also as with every other contemporary routine, they're wearing black, have bare feet, and are angstily acting out the end of a relationship to "Apologize" by One Republic. I am so not the person who appreciates most contemporary, but I can tell they do a great job. Danny should do a great job since this is his style, but Anya does really well, looking like a contemporary dancer and not a ballroom dancer trying to adjust to the looser style. The more interesting part of their routine is the feedback from the jidges. Adam starts by telling Danny he's one of the most beautiful male dancers he's ever seen, BUT. He disconnects from his partner, which Adam theorizes is maybe because of the jumps. I think maybe it's because he'd rather be dancing with a mirror image of himself than another person. Mary loves it and loves Danny's leaps (which are amazing). She really loves Anya, whom she calls ridiculous. Just in case anyone was confused, she clarifies that she means it in a good way, as if we couldn't tell from the jubilant shrieking.
Then Cat gets to Nigel. He liked it, but he points out that every single contemporary routine ends with one dancer walking away, and he wants to remind them that some relationships actually work. Can I get a "hell yeah"? I think one reason I love this show is that I find the jidges to be so sane sometimes. Nigel then tells Danny that he needs to find the "magic" that will make people want to actually pick up the phone and vote for him. Danny's jaw gets tight. Adam tells him he dances like he's already won the competition. When the camera goes back to Danny for a reaction, he makes a shrugging face which to me clearly reads, "Yeah, what of it?" Nigel then clarifies that his problem isn't arrogance. Danny's face has gone positively stony, which to me means not only is it arrogance, but Mr. PoutyPants doesn't like having any faults pointed out to him since clearly he doesn't actually have any. Nigel and Adam bicker some more and try to figure out what's wrong. What they can agree on is that although Danny had the technique, everyone watching couldn't take their eyes off Anya, and that's going to be a problem for him if he doesn't find a way to connect. I'd say the first piece of advice is to break him of the habit of making out with his own image in the mirror every night. Cat diffuses the situation by saying she knows the magic is in there somewhere, which brings back his grin since someone is again praising his magnificence or something. Shut up, Danny.