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.
Others cut in this round include poor fuzzy-faced Teddy Tedholm, who needs more growth. As this sad version of "Go Your Own Way" plays for losers montage, Teddy tells the cameras that he's done with the show forever. Okay.
Stage Four: JAZZSonya Tayeh is here to impart her celebrated weirdness. I think this is in place of the annual intense Mia paces. Philly street-dancer Shafeek Westbrook is struggling. He's frustrated by too many people on the floor, which is the kind of complaint you give when you're just not picking up the routine. His partner, bacon girl Danielle Dominguez, is trying to encourage him, but Shafeek isn't having it. Also in this group: Courtney Stodden lookalike Rachel Applehans, who sexed her way through her SLC audition. Shafeek telegraphs his displeasure on the stage, which is never a good sign, and he and Rachel find themselves cut. Rachel decides to beg for it, which leads Nigel to polling the judges who, save for him and Adam, want her to come back and dance for her life. Meanwhile, Shafeek grumbles his way out of Planet Hollywood, including claiming that he's a better dancer than anyone in the building, including Twitch.