After the commercial break, Cat introduces Kayla and Brandon, doing a Broadway routine with Tasty Oreo. He tells us it's from All That Jazz, which he took to a much more showy place. Brandon calls it a very theatrical piece, and says Tyce made him do some things he had no idea how to do. Kind of like the cheerleading routine when he had to throw a football and hit on a woman, I imagine.
The song is "Bye Bye Love," and Brandon and Kayla start out on a table, on top of each other, and get off with some hard-hitting locking movements. He's in black pants and a sparkly top that's open, naturally, and she's in the latest in bondage fashion. Tyce wasn't kidding about making it showier. It's very disco-y Broadway. There are a lot of pirouettes, and some can-can kicking. Brandon hops on the table. There are lifts, and some moments where I think the dancers were supposed to be a little bit more synchronized than they actually wound up being, but overall it was a good routine.
Of course, this being the finale, the judges aren't really going to nitpick too much. Adam calls it "heaven" to see the two of them dancing, since he always figured they'd be here. He says there's nothing Kayla can't do, and calls Brandon an "animal." Mary: "YOU GUYS ARE TERRIFIC ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" she yells. She calls them superheroes. Nigel praises them, especially the hopping pirouettes, and then it's his job to praise the choreographer (noting that Tyce is the only choreographer he knows named after a cookie). Then he goes completely nuts and talks about how, when he had his heart attack, he didn't have a pretty, blond girl to put her leg over top of him, which is good, because he'd probably have another heart attack. So vote for Kayla, keeping in mind Nigel slobbering over her!
Then Cat sits down with Jeanine, who asks Cat, "How's life?" and then we remember that Cat's the interviewer, and Jeanine starts talking about starting dance when she's three, and how her mom used to push her, knowing that eventually Jeanine would be glad she stuck with it. Then she talks about the Russian folk dance, and Cat's all, "What the folk?" Hey! This is a family show! Jeanine talks about her misgivings beforehand, which turned out to be justified. She says her favorite piece was dancing Travis Wall's contemporary piece with Jason, and Cat uses the word "smoocheroonie" and then Jeanine says she thinks she has what it takes to be America's favorite dancer.
Then Jeanine comes out for her solo routine, dancing to The Tango Project, which she does in a barely-there dress and a rose clenched between her teeth for all the Latin stepping and pirouettes she's doing, and she earns a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. Adam says she "killed it." He's always so endearingly enthusiastic. He talks about all the warmth and kindness and beauty she has, and mocks her plastic flower. "You are the only beautiful thing that needs to be up there, and you just fought Brandon back." Mary says Jeanine's always been a standout, and has elevated every partner, and has grown every week. "You lift people! And tonight, that solo was like the best thing that you have done on the show with the right place at the right time and everyone here knows it too..." and then I can't make her out anymore. Nigel calls it a brave solo and she pulled it off. He says she's in the final two as far as he's concerned.