The final couple is Lauren and Neil. Lauren's secret is that she has an alter ego. When she cut her hair into choppy layers people thought she was Asian. Hang on, what the…? She decided to call herself Misha Chan sometimes and occasionally will go by that in auditions. I don't even want to think about what it says that someone can be mistaken for Asian because they have dark hair cut in choppy layers. I just want to know what she says when she encounters actual Asians at auditions who wonder how this crazy white girl ended up with the last name "Chan." I guess since I've got thick brown hair, my alter ego could be Hispanic. Oh wait, except that would be ridiculous and seem vaguely offensive. Neil's secret is that he can make a Wookiee sound. Just as I'm mocking him out loud (no, those aren't all six of the Star Wars movies saved on my DVR, shoo!), he does it, and I have to pause and commend him on how he sounds exactly like Chewbacca. This week they're dancing jazz, and Wade Robson is their choreographer. He's actually got a cane when they walk in and for a moment I think he's going to do some crazy version of "Puttin' on the Ritz." The story his dance is telling is classic good vs. evil, but fun! Neil is a suave gentleman villain, and Lauren is an innocent angel girl. Unfortunately, their personalities are totally opposite and that shows in rehearsal. Let's see how it goes for real.
They're dancing to "Night of the Dancing Flame" by Roisin Murphy. I hate to say this, but between using the same artist and the same choreographer and, well, having the guy dance with a cane, it's very similar to the "Ramalama" group dance last season. Which, don't get me wrong, was awesome, but…I've already seen it. I like the dancing a lot better once the cane is tossed aside. They do a good job with it, but I'm distracted by the feeling that I've seen this before, which totally disappoints me since until now I've loved how innovative all of Wade's choreography has been. Also unfortunately, I don't feel like she's really innocent and he's really evil until their final "battle" at the end of the routine. But they do a great job with the steps themselves, so it could just be me. Adam loves them, and Lauren is totally relieved, clearly expecting to be reamed again. I suspect she's realized she's the weakest girl in the competition right now. Mary is more lukewarm, but tells Neil he pulled it off when she thought he couldn't. Nigel said it was believable and then does the clumsiest tie-in of all time: he points out that Vanessa Williams is in the audience (by the look on her face, not expecting to be seen on camera) and that she once recorded a song called "Save The Best For Last," which is what Lauren and Neil did. Were they really? Or did he just find that easier to say that he thought they expressed all the "Colors of the Wind"?