Jeanette and Brandon opened the show with the best cha-cha that the judges had ever seen on the show. Nigel even called Brandon the “Michelangelo of the dance floor.”
Kayla and Kupono kicked off the character performances with a dark, vampire-likecontemporary routine. The judges loved their partnership, calling their chemistry “electric.”
Randi and Evan danced a Joey Dowling Broadway routine. The judges had mixed opinions about the number. But aside from a few constructive critiques, their response was mostly positive.
Jason and Caitlin brought choreographer Brian Friedman’s warped mind to the dance floor. Caitlin was an alien sent back to Earth to impregnate Jason—the only surviving human being. The judges were a little freaked out, but loved how they committed to the characters 100%.
Jeanine and Philip performed a risky hip-hop routine where they were chained together at the hip. Finally, finally, finally the judges had positive comments for Philip. They called their performance risky, dangerous and hard-hitting.
Melissa and Ade brought classical ballet to SYTYCD for the very first time. They played Romeo and Juliet, and the judges could feel their passion and chemistry. Their performance was straight of a fairytale.
Karla and Vitolio danced “this kiss of death,” a.k.a the quick step! Vitolio played a museum statue that came to life at night. Even though it’s known as the most difficult dance, the judges were extremely impressed!
Ironically, the first night Philip and Jeanine receive positive feedback from the judges, they land in the bottom 3 couples, along with Kayla and Kupono and Karla and Vitolio. Fortunately, luck was on their side. The judges said goodbye to Karla and Vitolio.