Nomi welcomes the dancers to the stage. She introduces Vincent and Nancy. Lee is the guest judge-- and Jason is there as well, but he's not judging. He says that the dancers look fabulous-- he sends them good wishes. Before they begin, Janelle interviews that she's nervous about the lifts and wants to show the judges her "pretty, elegant" side. Not her JON-ra.
Janelle and Nick go first. Janelle certainly warms up as the routine goes on, but she looks pretty stiff in the beginning. Nick is a good partner, but doesn't make much of an impression for himself. You can hear him talking/acting during the piece, which is kind of cute. Janelle still sank into her lift, but Nick made it look pretty good. They get huge applause when the number is over. Nick says that "somebody" might have a good chance because they are from Broadway, but he feels he did a good job.
It's time for Cody and Mochi. Before they begin, Cody interviews that the judges had told him to "let go" so he's going over the top. If he looks silly, fine. If he pulls it off, I say Cody's unbeatable. Right? Hasn't that odd coldness of his been the only thing that kept you from thinking he would go the whole way? That's what I've been thinking. They begin and, immediately, Cody seems more expressive. Mochi is a hot little number too. She's a totally slinky seductress while Cody is trying to resist her. They're great. The whole thing makes so much sense when they're doing it. Mochi has never been featured to such an advantage. She's feminine and athletic all at once.
Janelle and Nick join Cody and Mochi onstage. Lee thanks the dancers for making the moves look so good, which actually comes across as pretty sincere. Jason congratulates Janelle and Mochi for staying in their outfits. He thinks that, with the little time that they had to rehearse, they owned the routine beautifully. They should be proud of themselves. He adds that he thought it was remarkable that Mochi, performing a routine meant for a much taller woman, used her own body so remarkably. Vincent says that Mochi "scintillated" on the stage. Nancy also has kudos for her. She saw a different spark in her, she believed her, and she found her captivating. Mochi responds that she finds movement like she just performed "yummy." That's funny. Nancy agrees-- she could see that fire in Mochi, she looked like a troublemaker.