Adam says while Tony and Melanie do great work, but he's not sure that it was a finale-worthy piece, and gets slight boos. And for some reason, Mary seems to think he's shitting on country music. He praises the lifts, although he just doesn't think it's the kind of piece that will inspire people to vote.
Mary panders by talking about all the people who will get up and vote because they like the dancers so much. Then she craps all over Evan's dancing (but she thinks Adam's a jerk for saying the dance wasn't up to finale standards?) and says Kayla was phenomenal. Nigel says he thought the dancers came out guns-a'blazing, inspiring the audience to start chanting, "Evan! Evan!" He praises Kayla's personality in the piece and wonders where it's been all season.
It's time for the Kayla interview, and she says she was two when she watched Singing in the Rain and she said she wanted to do that. Hey, did you know Kayla has grandparents? It's true, she does, and they're proud of her. Cat says Kayla's gotten some amazing reviews this season, like Debbie Allen's "white lightning," which Kayla says is her new nickname. She says her addiction piece with Kupono was her favorite, because she got all kinds of email and calls from people who were inspired by it. Inspired to start taking drugs?
And out she comes to dance solo to the Eurythmics classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Writhing and Kicking)," and I can never tell how good the contemporary solos are, but for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing that they like. Adam says she just joined the list of best dancers that they've ever had on this show, like Travis, Danny and Will. Mary says Kayla is gifted and has been "touched by an angel," I swear to god she said that. She loved the solo. Nigel what's been difficult for Kayla is that the judges have always praised her. Yeah, that must be tough! What he means is that the risk is that the audience will ignore the judges, so thank god she's in the finale. I love the running undercurrent on this show, which is, "You choose America's Favorite Dancer!" vs. "You are too stupid to be entrusted with this decision!"