Shauna and Jimmy are up next. Hey, you know what wouldn't be boring at all? Yet another story about how a girl started dancing because of her mother. I think, if you asked me to name all the finalists off the top of my head, I'd remember everyone but Shauna, and this is even though I really liked her in their Wiz routine last week. You know who inspires her? So many people! None of whom are named! And also, she respects anyone in the industry who is doing what they love for a living. Fortunately, Jimmy's a little more interesting. He only took dancing in school for credit, because he needed a fine arts class, and his teacher recognized potential in him and pushed him.
They're dancing hip-hop with Dave Scott. He's going to add some stepping to his hip-hop moves, which he calls "aggressive" (remember, it's also "hard-hitting). Jimmy calls Shauna "gangster," which must be some dance term meaning "incredibly bland." "U Sexy Girl" by Fat Man Scoop feat. Elephant Man and Jabba. It's like hip-hop-calisthenics. Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri's cheerleader skits. They're in SYTYCD T-shirts, and Jimmy has on a SYTYCD hoodie. Suck-up. They're both really good dancers -- amazingly to me, Shauna seems like a much more interesting person when she's dancing when she's talking. Jimmy's just all around good. I thought the stepping interrupted the flow of the piece and wasn't as much fun as the rest of it, but I don't think I can dance. Mia says Jimmy seems to be jumping out of his skin all the time, which is a good thing, but Shauna's got "dance school syndrome" and really needs to go full-out. Mary loves them. I love my mute button, but I don't get to in time to prevent me hearing her say that they really "stepped it up." Nigel announces that he's going to use the "F-word," and Mary gasps in shock, which was totally not at all scripted, and the "F-word" turns out to be "fun."
Sara and Jesus are the final couple. Sara's been dancing since she was four, but only started breaking four years ago, after watching some girls battling. Jesus loves the way dance gives him the ability to be free. They'll be dancing the paso doble, which is a Spanish dance. Jesus is a matador, and Sara's going to be his cape. Jean-Marc Genereux is choreographing. They're dancing to "We Will Rock You," by Queen. But the bonus remix version, which for all I know is the traditional music that one dances the paso doble to. Cat promises it'll be "the paso doble like you've never seen it before," which I can confirm is absolutely true. It's…well, it wasn't what I expected, and when Mia calls it awkward and says the music didn't support the choreography, I find myself completely agreeing. Naturally, everyone boos her. But it was like watching dance on the television while listening to a classic rock station. They're pretty game, but I found the music really distracting. Remix or not, the song requires people to stomp their feet twice and clap their hands once. Mia thought Jesus was great, and Sara was fabulous for not having any training. Mary's a little easier on the song, and praises the routine, and also Sara. But her strongest kudos are reserved for Jesus. She calls him amazing, lauds his passion. Nigel calls it the most stylized routine of the night, and he'd rather experiment than the music than the dance, and they "coped" with the routine very well. Look, you dicks, this guy is YOUR choreographer. It's not Sara and Jesus's fault. Just let Wade Robson do everything.