Next up, Russell the Krumper. Everyone thinks he's awesome, right? Mia praises both his authenticity and his versatility. He's in the top 20, obviously. Debbie tells him to go and call his mama. Front row cornrow guy gives him a hug!
Also in: hip hopper Kevin Hunt.
There are still three tap dancers in the mix. Bianca (the one who "dueled" with Ryan Kasprzak) goes up. She wants to make it. Gosh! Nigel tells her that if they were just basing their decision on her tapping ability, she'd be in. But they have to grade people on how much they're going to grow in other areas. And he claims it's a controversial decision, but ... she's in! Is that controversial? Bianca seems perfectly nice, doesn't she? She's sobbing with happiness now. When she comes back through the curtain, everyone comes to congratulate her, including the Front Row Cornrow Guy, who has a very serious look on his face. I'm getting to really enjoy him. I hope he's one of the last to go through the curtain.
But there are more tappers here. Phillip is one. He apparently ticked off Tyce in Las Vegas. Either that or Tyce had a rant about being a star already pre-written. Nigel complains that Phillip can't take criticism, and Mia tells him not to be closed off. While this is going on, Peter (the third tapper) is in the back chatting with Cat. Phillip is in! Now it's Peter's turn. Mary wants to talk about his journey. His first Vegas solo got three "no" votes and didn't get very good reviews throughout the Vegas auditions. Mary tells him that two tappers are already in, and blah blah blah he's in! The judges shriek about how there are three tap dancers in the top 20. Bianca freaks out again.
There is another assortment of sad dancers not making it. One of them has a beautiful spirit, according to Mia. Now it's time for Victor, the guy who shaved off his mohawk in Las Vegas. Adam's voice cracks as he tells Victor that things don't always work out so well. "Fortunately, it worked out very well for you, because you're gonna be in our Top 20!" Adam's better at that move than Mary.