Stage Two: HIP-HOPSeason 4 dancers Twitch and Comfort are here and have devised a very ATL routine (big on energy and character). Cat reminds us that this was a big audition year for hip-hop dancers, so there are a lot of expectations here. Hampton is back again, but he finds the choreography too fast. This is why extremely specialized dancers like Hampton should always be sent to choreography in the auditions. So Hampton quite, to huge applause from the judges. Nigel, you gone SOFT.
I'm kind of annoyed that Twitch and Comfort don't get a seat at the judging table to evaluate their dancers (in all the subsequent disciplines, the choreographers got to sit in with the panel). Anyway, now we're on to the Dragon House guys. First up, Andre struggles. His fellow Dragons think he will make them look bad of he drops out, but he quits anyway. Boris -- the one with the blue devil horns -- performs the routine (set to "Bombs Over Bagdhad," which is badass). Boris just not good enough, even at hip-hop, which surprises the judges. He gets bounced, along with praying-mantis dancer Gene Lonardo and mom-of-two Bree Hafen.
Cat tells us a lot of contemporary dancers did very well in the hip-hop round, and we get to see Twitch and Comfort looking like proud parents as their kids dance. Finally, the last of Dragon House, Cyrus (the one with the big hoops inside his earlobes) is somewhat low-energy in the routine, if you ask me, but he makes it through.
Stage Three: BROADWAYGrumble, grumble, by the end of last season, I was hoping that Tyce was being phased out of the Broadway stuff in favor of Spencer Liff, but he's back here to put the kids through their paces. It's 2AM, which is waaayyyy too early for Tyce, if you ask me. The theme of the routine is doing HGH at a club I think? Whatever. SLC auditioners and real-life best friends Whitney Carson and Lindsay Arnold both move on through this round.
Everybody, actually, is making it through this round. Alexa Anderson -- who was the final cut last season -- doesn't do as well as she could have. Adam says he's tired of "saving" her each round. She could be great, the judges say, but she's giving them no personality.