Ellenore and Ryan. We learn that Ryan has muscles (it's worth learning multiple times) and that Ellenore is a total weirdo who talks in strange accents and made up alien voices. Then they do a little bit where Ryan gets "abducted" off the screen and it's beneath them and us, frankly. I'll ignore. Anyway, they drew Argentine Tango with Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo. Ryan should rock this, right? Though Ellenore is petrified of the lifts.
On stage, the lifts go off without a hitch. In fact, Ellenore manages to keep up with Ryan quite well. It's not the hottest tango I've ever seen, but they kept some excellent lines. Mostly. There one excruciating segment where Ellenore gets her dress caught under her heel and there's just no way to dislodge it, and it ends up preventing her from extending her leg on a couple turns. But by the end, her leg is free and all seems well.
Cat and Adam immediately freak over how well Ellenore covered for the heel disaster. Cat says the dress was caught for 40% of the routine, and Adam says they almost stopped it so they could start over. Which made me rewind back, and yeah, the dress gets caught way earlier than I first recognized it. Which means I have to give mad credit too, because she managed to make me not notice for so long. Mary was similarly blown away and says she knows how frustrating that kind of thing can be. I love how this all went from disaster to triumph so quickly for Ellenore. Nigel spends his whole time shilling for the Argentine Tango rather than talking about the dancers.
So that's everybody! Before the judges pick the Bottom 4, Cat kicks us to the rundown. As will I, in order of my most favorite to least favorite: 1) Kathryn and Legacy's contemporary; 2) Ellenore and Ryan's tango; 3) Ashleigh and Jakob's waltz; 4) Pauline and Peter's jazz; 5) Mollee and Nathan's Bollywood; 6) Karen and Kevin's hip-hop; 7) Bianca and Victor's Broadway; 8) Noelle and Russell's hip-hop; 9) Channing and Phillip's samba.