Solo dancers. First up, Jessi, dancing to "Hurts So Bad" by Kina. She's wearing some kind of church bake sale raffle blanket that billows around her as she sexes up the stage. I'm not the biggest Jessi fan, but she's danced well in her partner routines -- and even I can tell she's stinking it up here. Afterwards, Cat absolutely towers above her as she asks Jessi what it would mean to her to get through to the next stage. Jessi stammers out that it would be everything. Good conversation there.
Next up, Pasha. "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" by Robert Randolph and the Family Band. He's looks pretty good to me -- especially to a guy like me who barely mastered the junior-high sway-step dance that you do to everything when you're a teenager -- a little more jazzy/Broadwayish than I was expecting.
"Everything" by Lifehouse is Shauna's music, as she launches into a contemporary routine in which she gives everything she's got. Still, it's effing LIFEHOUSE. She should go home on principle. She tells Cat, "I left my heart right there!"
Jimmy's dancing to "Veins" by Charlotte Martin. It's a good contemporary routine, a lot like Shauna's, only with a lot more arm-windmilling. Cat asks him why he deserves to stay, and he babbles about his heart being in it.
After the break, Faina's dancing to "Do You Love Me" by the Contours. She's got a knee-length skirt on that she twirls really nicely, but I have to say that she's shown herself to be capable of a lot more than this. Cat asks her what goes through her mind before she goes out onstage to dance for her life. Apparently, she thinks, "Okay, I'm going to dance right now." Interesting. I love you, Faina, but I have to admit I was starting to worry that you were in trouble here.
Cedric's dancing to Imogen Heap. Really? And his solo routine is incredible, all boneless arms and legs. Cat asks him if he's confident he'll be safe again tonight. "I'm at peace either way," he says. Good answer.
Cat asks the judges to go backstage to make their decision. "Don't envy you," she says. Well, yeah, but Cat loves everybody. Daddy Yankee comes out on stage to yell at us about how he likes the way you do it. They should call this song "Bathroom Break." Be back in a sec.