Lauren is up first, and dances to…wait for it…"Popozao" by one Mr. Kevin Federline. I can't pay great attention to her dance, I'm so flabbergasted that someone would choose this piece of music when anything of importance depended on it. She's wearing Lacey's outfit from last week but with knee socks instead of thigh-highs and a garter belt, and the effect is unfortunate. The dance is really boring -- we've definitely seen better. When Cat calls her to the side of the stage, both she and Lauren seem to know that it wasn't great by the looks on their faces. Neil dances to "Come On" by Ben Jelen. He does a lot of crazy spin moves in the air that I'm sure have a technical name that I don't know about. He's amazing…then he breaks into a big flip and I worry he thinks he's in a gymnastics competition. But he then comes back and does a million pirouettes in a row. Anyone who has watched the director's commentary on the Center Stage DVD (…what?) knows it's not easy, but he nails it. Sarah dances to "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah. She's good at what she's doing, but again I just don't get the electricity I've gotten from other performances of hers. Jesus dances to "What I Like About You" by the Romantics, wearing denim manpris and tube socks -- it's a look I'd strongly discourage for pretty much anyone watching this show, or reading this weecap, or hearing something once ever mentioned about television, or anyone in the world at all, really. He seems to have actually choreographed a short routine rather than winging it, but it's…boring, the theme of the night. It's actually kind of horrible to watch, because it's definitely a going-home performance more than Neil's was, and I adore Jesus.
Jessi dances to "Ice Box" by Omarion in absolutely ginormous sweats. They're so big, it's beyond the hip-hop look she's going for and more like she couldn't wait to cover up after how tiny her rumba costume was. She's pretty good, doing some popping and locking, but again, there's not a ton of substance or much dancing with the lower half of her body. And again, I've seen her do better. Danny then leaps onto the stage to "A Song for You" by Elliott Yamin. He's totally fluid, flying and crawling all over the stage. But at the very end of the dance, he looks a little like he was picking his last move and got caught by the end of the music. Regardless, his movement is great.
Anya then comes onstage wearing a black spandex unitard with black gloves, with the outline of a sparkly blue little dress glued on the outside. The effect is bizarre, and not in a good way -- especially from someone who generally lights the stage on fire with her hotness. She picks "Fields of Gold" as covered by Eva Cassidy, which seems even stranger than her costume. The slow music doesn't lend itself at all to her fast, sexy dancing and she isn't able to do much. People, you only have 30 seconds up there! This is the third season of the show, and anyone in the bottom three has only ever had 30 seconds up there! And the judges get really mad when you look like you haven't adequately prepared to prove you deserve to stay! Make a note and prepare for it, especially because, with eight couples, there's a good chance anyone could end up there. You also have America voting, and they've proved time and time again that America is…well, let's just say "unpredictable." More predictable is that the judges are not going to be very happy. Cat dismisses them backstage to deliberate.