Previously: Shortsighted executive-producer decisions, unfriendly odds, and, let’s be honest, a poor performance by us, the viewers, all added up to Nick and Iveta (as well as Missy and Wadi) getting the boot. Part of me wants to spend the first few pages of this recap imagining how Nick and Iveta would perform each of this week’s routines. No, I’m NOT over it!
On the bright side, Cat is dressed like a sparkly Roxie Hart tonight. And Broadway darling — and insanely tanned — Kristin Chenoweth is our guest judge, along with the wonderfully wordy Lil’ C. Another bright side: Cat finally nails the “These are the gulls … and here are your guys” routine that she’s mysteriously flubbed the past two weeks. A sense of normalcy returns. Even if we’re only at Top 16 and Melanie and Marko are already my only hope. (…Okay, that’s not fair. I’ve also got Tadd and Sasha.)
Two group routines this week, with eight dancers in each. The first group, getting a Tyce routine, are: Ryan, Sasha, Melinda, Marko, Chris, Mitchell, Clarice, and Tadd. In other words: all the pairs have been split up. The routine is some pretty standard Fosse stuff, and as is par for the course for Tyce, nobody gets much of an opportunity to stand out. Fair and Balanced Tyce Compliment: the LED lights on the underside of the chairs are pretty cool, even if the women then using the chairs as a lion tamer might kind of doesn’t make any sense.