So that's nine men and nine women in. Or so we're told; I think I only got fifteen of the names. Anyway, there are two of each remaining. But there will be a mind-blowing twist!
Two of the remaining dancers are Ryan and Ashleigh, who are married. That's a hook! Ryan has been more popular with the judges, but Ashleigh started to come on toward the end.
First up: both remaining guys. Along with Ryan is Dean, the guy who ripped his shirt off in Boston. Mary has the duty of giving the news to them, and Ryan goes through.
The woman up against Ashleigh for the last slot is Karen, who auditioned in Boston. Nigel asks if they've done the math, which seems silly. They're the last two people in the room! How much math does that take? Nigel tells Karen that she's in. Standing backstage, Ryan congratulates Karen although he looks devastated. Then, finally, Ashleigh comes through the curtain and announces that she, too, is in. What?
Flashback to the stage! Nigel reveals that Paula turned them down! Wow! Flashback-within-a-flashback! Paula is in tears as she tells the judges that she just accepted a role in a movie, so she can't accept. So Ashleigh's in after all! That was the very rare reality-show twist that didn't rely on crushing someone's dreams! Neat!
The top 20 are set! They are: Channing (contemporary), Nathan (contemporary), Russell (krump), Kathryn (contemporary), Billy (contemporary), Ariana (contemporary), Ellenore (jazz), Jakob (contemporary), Bianca (tap), Kevin (hip-hop), Mollee (jazz), Phillip (tap), Noelle (contemporary), Victor (contemporary), Pauline (jazz), Peter (tap), Karen (ballroom), Legacy (B-Boy), Ashleigh (ballroom), and Ryan (ballroom).
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