Welcome to the finale! Well, if you don't count tomorrow's results show. We start with a brief recap of the season, which features a lot of injuries and mean things said by the judges. But it all comes down to this: Kent vs. Lauren! Oh, and Robert!
That's the order they come out, too. But because Cat is a nice person, she gives Robert a little trill so it comes out "RRrrrrobert!" You know, to give him a little juice. All I'm saying is that I don't think he's going to win.
We only have three judges this time. I kind of like having guest judges only some of the time, because it makes it feel more special. Except when it's Tyce. Anyway, we have plenty of time to think about judges and how much we'd like Mia to go back to choreographing because we're being subjected to another video package. This one recaps the auditions, which are mostly awful. Hey, there's Mary Murphy! See what you've done, Mia? I actually miss Mary Murphy at this point. Nice going. Oh, and I see the show is still proud of that nonsense where the judges went to contestants' houses. There's that awesome hip hop dance Alex did, followed immediately by his injury. And a bunch of other dances, all of which have been pretty much robbed of any meaning by being divorced from their original context and music.
Dance time! Kent gets Lauren Gottlieb and is doing Bollywood. Boy, there's a lot of Bollywood this season. Kent says "Vote for me, America, because I don't know what I'm doin'." Apparently he's been directed to plaster a cheesy smile on his face, which seems like taunting the judges. He does his thing in what appears to be a silver lamé Zoot suit, although I suspect it's actually just something that's knee-length and Indian. You know, for all the talk about how traditional the hand gestures are supposed to be, Bollywood always seems to get this giant techno dance music. Nigel enjoyed it. Mia thinks it was perfectly tailored for Kent. Adam has a strained reference to the Energizer bunny. Timely!
Apparently, Lauren G. runs into a post or something while getting offstage. So if you hate her, you can be happy about that.
Lauren will now be doing a hip hop routine with Twitch. And what do you think is the theme of this routine? Well, what if I were to tell you that it's by Napoleon and Tabitha? Okay, I'll just tell you: it's a Presidential Debate routine. That's possibly the least street thing ever. Also, it's a couple of years out of date. And since it's a black guy and a blond woman, it's really more of a Democratic Nomination Debate. Although at one point they both throw up Nixon-style "V for Victory" signs, so who knows. This routine is dumb. They try to sell it as best as they can, but ... come on. Nigel insists that Tabitha and Napoleon inspire people to dance. Then he tries for a bit of political commentary, saying "I just hope Sarah Palin doesn't pick this one up." One person laughs. And I think it's Cat. After that, there's a black hole of silence. Ouch! Nigel brings it back to the dancing, praising Lauren's strength. Incidentally, Twitch is covered in sweat again and Lauren has her arm around him. That's for people that were Zaprudering that other time. Mia says that Lauren's filthy, praises Napoleon and Tabitha, and says "For real. Like, for real for real." Adam says Lauren is one of his favorite girls the show has ever had.