The theme here is NASCAR, and once again Nap and Tab have the girl all dressed up in some rubber-suit abomination. The routine feels slow in spots, and it never gives Kevin the opportunity to really go off, but there are a handful of inventive and fun spots where they're each "riding" one another, and Karen gets to be crazy sexy, seemingly to play to Adam's "AAOOOGA" eyeballs again. Oh, and Kevin goes sliding off the front of the stage again, which is what? Tabitha and Napoleon's new calling card?
Adam kicks the judging off by promptly falling out of his chair on account of Karen. Heeeee. And, no doubt much to Kevin's chagrin, he thought she was more confident that Kevin out there. And he falls down once more for good measure. Mary -- screaming her entire critique -- keeps Karen on the hot tamale train and once again gives about 80% of the praise to Karen. Cat has to nudge Mary to put Kevin on the hot tamale train. And Nigel completes the trifecta that says: Kevin was predictably good, Karen was unpredictably great.
Kathryn and Legacy. Whose routine from last week I must've watched about 20 times already. Love. They're both really cute together in the clip package, Legacy impressing her with all the languages he speaks (though, honestly, I'm not sure how much credit one should get for "oui, oui"). Legacy likes Kathryn because he can cry in front of her. Yes, he did. Somewhere in Louisiana, AB Chao just reached for her second box of Kleenex. He's not fond of how she keeps accidentally hitting him, though. Kathryn shows a miniscule bruise on her arm and is all "He says I injure him?" At which Legacy's like, "Oh yeah, that's when my teeth hit her elbow." You guys, I love these two. Maybe the best. When did THAT happen? Some credit must go to Legacy's preternatural cheekbones, but surely not all.
They're doing contemporary with Stacy Tookey. Be gentle, she's Canadian. The theme of this dance will be: fear. As portrayed by Legacy. There appears to be a lot of him grasping her ankle and she dragging him along. That shows up a lot in contemporary choreography, I find. They should really give that an impossible-to-spell French name. On stage, dancing to "2 Steps Away" by Patti LaBelle, I'm kind of blown away. I mean, on the one hand it is a complete rip-off of Mia's addiction routine that Kayla and Kupono rocked so thoroughly, but I think Legacy and Kathryn do enough to distinguish themselves. First Kathryn: She's just a gorgeous contemporary dancer, smooth and passionate. And she's a perfect fit for Legacy, who is once again rocking my life. He's so QUICK. He infuses the routine with just enough of his b-boy style (including a headstand that doesn't seem possible). At one point he leaps at Kathryn and wraps himself completely around her midsection. Just nimble and cat-like. To think this dancer has been hiding inside him for all these years. I keep pausing the TV to write and every time I do I end up with these gorgeous freeze-frames. Best of the night so far.