We open tonight with a group dance to "It Was All In Your Mind" by Wade Robson, choreographed by Shane Sparks. There are women in black tutus, some others who appear to be hip-hop ninjas, and male dancers with their ripped-up shirts knotted where there breasts would be, if they had them, and then Sabra seems to be the North Wind, blowing the dancers into awkward (and sexy!) positions.
As always, Cat looks fantastic. I love it when she strides out onstage as the dancers scurry off. She's like two feet taller than everyone else. She's wearing a canary yellow dress. Despite what she says, we don't really find out who people voted for; more like we're going to find out who people didn't vote for.
The first three couples are brought right out: Neil and Lauren, Pasha and Jessi, and Hok and Jaimie.
Neil and Lauren did Dave Scott's hip-hop routine, and Neil was pretty fly for a white guy. They opened the show last night, and got high marks from the judges. And they are safe. They hug, not looking like they were super-worried, and leave the stage.
Pasha and Jessi did the African bird jazz thing by Tyce Diorio, and again, all the judges loved it, particularly the way Pasha has displayed more than just ballroom talent. Nigel thinks they're top-ten material. "America disagrees," Cat informs them; they're in the bottom three. The crowd boos. Mary is shocked, because these two are jelling ["but not, apparently, gellin' like Magellan" -- Sars], and have done everything that's been asked of them. They'll be doing solos later.
Jaimie and Hok did a samba by Jean-Marc Genereux, which wasn't traditional enough for Nigel (although he thought the performance was terrific), and Mary didn't like it either. Mia did, and talked about drinking "love juice." They're safe this week as well. It's going to be a while before we see Hok in the bottom three, I think.
Three more couples are brought out onstage. Lacey and Kameron "brought danger" to the stage to do Tyce Diorio's Broadway routine. They were really good, if a little cloying (that's me talking. The judges loved them). Tonight, they're safe, and the two couples left onstage hug each other.
Anya and Danny did ballroom dancing for the second week in a row (this week it was the Viennese Waltz). There's no WAY these two are in the bottom three. They looked great, they danced great, and the judges lavished praise on them. The only problem was their routine induced the dreaded Mary scream. You guys, that's her thing that she does! Sure enough, the two of them are safe.