After the commercial break, four more couples are on stage. Caitlin and Jason danced a "spicy" Bollywood routine that the judges loved, and so did the viewers. But that's only because they -- unlike Nigel -- have all jumped on the Slumdog Millionaire train, right? Melissa and Ade did a Mandy Moore contemporary routine, and the judges loved it especially since Melissa is so damn old that everyone's surprised she didn't break a hip. They're safe too. It's good that they're out of the way early; Melissa can go get the early-bird dinner at Bonanza.
Ashley and Kupono did a Wade Robson jazz routine, about the crash test dummies. I liked it a lot. The judges were kind of reserved but positive about it. Tony and Paris did a hip-hop routine that the judges didn't like. Because even Taboleon's cleaned-up stank was somehow both too gangsta and not gangsta enough for the judges. And after we see the contrasting responses from the judges, it's no surprise that Tony and Paris are in the bottom three.
Adam says he's not surprised, although after the show he got "thousands" of twitters or tweets or whatever the hell with a lot of love for the two of them. Really? [Yes, really! His Twitter (@adammshankman) is great. -- Angel] He chalks it up to the dancers being charming rather than turning in great performances. Besides, somebody's got to be in the bottom three, he reminds them. So they'll be dancing solos a little later on.
So of the final three couples, two will be in danger. Asuka and Vitolio did a Tyce Diorio Broadway routine that underwhelmed the judges. Cat's letting them know right away, so it's obvious they're not safe, setting up a showdown between the other two couples.
Mary says she's not shocked, and helpfully advises them to "bring it" during their solos, and in case they don't understand what she means, she screeches it at them, and they're hustled off the stage before she does permanent eardrum damage.