Next up: Contemporary Dancer Channing Cooke, who danced on the beach in the Boston episode. Nigel tells her she's very strong but needs to work on her partnering. And she's unanimously in. She seems pleased.
Also in: Ariana and Ellenore. Yay! I think Ellenore's adorable.
Noelle Marsh and Mollee Gray are inseparable, apparently. They declare themselves to be best friends who met in Vegas. There's an assortment of shots of them enjoying each other's company. Cat asks why they're worried that the judges might only take one of them. Mollee (the blonde one who looks really, really young) explains patiently that she's seen the show before, and they always take two friends and save them until the end and tell them that one of them will make it and the other won't. Psst! Show! Your formula is showing!
But they'll have to wait, because it's time for Billy Bell. You might remember Adam Shankman really really enjoying his last solo. Debbie asks if he'd have to drop out of Juilliard if he makes it into the show, and he cheerfully answers that he already asked and that Juilliard said they'll hold his scholarship if he gets on the show. And he does! When he comes through the curtain, he does a full Superstar! gesture.,
The next two guys don't make it. Adam and Tyce break the news sadly. And briefly. Next up, Amber Jackson, who annoyed Nigel with her lack of facial expression. She warns us that she'll freak out if she makes it. Mary tells her she has exquisite technique, but that exquisite technique is never enough. She has to find personality. And she will not be going on this season, but the judges believe in her anyway. When Amber walks sadly into the backstage area, the other dancers seem not only disbelieving but actually a little angry that she didn't make it. One guy with cornrows is furious. And Noelle and Mollee are worried, because they felt Amber was a really strong dancer.