Karen gets her salsa on to Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, and it's all as hot as you might imagine. Adam, quick! There's still time to fall out of your chair! And finally, Kevin busts out to a Wade Robson track (!) and just throws his whole bag of tricks out there. Which I think is the smart move, but the judges are so fickle on the solos, so who knows?
Based on the entire season to date, I'd eliminate Peter and Pauline. Based on these solos? I might go Pauline and Ryan. After the judges deliberate, it's time to eliminate a girl. But not before Nigel shits on ALL the solos and says they pale in comparison to last season's standouts like Ade, Jeanine, Kayla, and Brandon. They were awesome, I'm not gonna lie, but I seem to recall Kayla being subject to the yo-yo of Nigel's solo critiques too. He also wags a finger at the audience for booing him, which: he's right, they're dumb, but they won't ever change.
Anyway, the results: Karen is obviously safe, though Nigel warns her that the tween audience may be "intimidated" by her "senssssyewality" (hee). Man, it really feels like Nigel got spooked by those vote totals, right? Nigel finally gets to the point, and it's Pauline who is eliminated. She doesn't look shocked. Cat hugs her and shows her video journey. And here's where I bitch about this season's goodbye songs bring super inferior to last season's good bye songs. Bring back Kelly C!
And now for the guys. Nigel says both eliminations tonight were unanimous, slams the solos once again, and then eliminates Peter. He's not very surprised either. It's a strong group this season, we're already losing great dancers. Peter's video journey reminds us of when his hair was really bad (I'd hope the same judges who made Victor shave his head did the same for Peter's flat-top abomination).
Cat hugs both Peter and Pauline goodbye, and we brace for next week. When Nigel will open the show by pleading with the teens to either vote for Karen or go watch Twilight for an hour instead.
Joe R is breathing a sigh of relief. A sigh that sounds suspiciously like "Victor." He always appreciates a good email at email@example.com.
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