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.
Brandon and Janette did a foxtrot that the judges adored, while Jonathan and Karla did a Tony Meredith cha-cha that the judges liked. So who's in trouble? Karla and Jonathan. Brandon and Janette shake their bootys (booties?) as they shimmy off stage.
So while the dancers get ready, Cat welcomes a couple of special guests to the stage: Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo. They're dancing a tango. Miriam's kicks look like they can slice the very air. Leonardo's leg twists whip around like snapped elastic bands. They're really good, and the piece finishes with him lifting her up onto his shoulders and spinning around, and then spins her separately around his shoulders and his head.
And now the dancers are dancing for their lives. First up: one night with Paris, who pirouettes and leaps as much as thirty seconds will allow her. Next up: Tony, with some energetic hip-hop that's a little cartoonish. Asuka's cames next with some kind of Latin ... burlesque? A lot of toe-tapping and kicking. Vitolio comes out shirtless. Seems kinda like pandering, but if I were built like that, I'd probably go to work shirtless too.