The exact reason why Jessica King was forced to withdraw was that she injured some of her ribs. At this point in the competition, only the home viewers' votes decide which guy and which girl gets eliminated each week. This week's guest judge is Lil' C. Also during the show, there will be some solos.
The first team in line tonight consists of Courtney and Joshua. For their first dance, they're doing some Hip-Hop to "Skippin'" by Mario. Lil' C liked the fact that both made the dancing their own. But all three judges thought Joshua was the better dancer in this performance, though Courtney did pretty good. I gave this a 9.
Chelsie then performs the night's first solo to ""Pon de Replay" by Rihanna.
Team #2 is made up of Kherington and Mark. Their first dance is a Country Two-Step to "Kick Back" by Ty England. Lil' C thought it was OK. Mary thought the choreography of the dance was difficult and blamed Kherington for most of the problems. Nigel agreed with Mary. I gave this a 6.
Solo #2 goes to Gev and he performs to "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" by Lupe Fiasco featuring Unkle.
The third team to perform has Comfort and Twitch performing a Smooth Waltz routine to "Open Arms" by Journey. Lil' C thought it was decent. Mary thought the performance lacked power, as did Nigel. I also gave this a 6.
The third solo is performed by Courtney to "I Want You To Need Me" by Celine Dion.
The fourth team in line features Katee and Will. Their first dance is a Broadway routine to "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" by Sam Harris. Lil' C thought they were explosive in character. Mary and Nigel loved it. I gave them a 9 here.
Solo #4 is performed by Mark to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.
The last team tonight consists of Chelsie & Gev, and they're first dancing a Contemporary routine to "These Arms Of Mine" by Otis Redding. According to Lil' C, this team was committed to the performance. Mary thought they were terrific and Nigel liked the chemistry. I gave them an 8.
The fifth solo is done by Comfort to "Need a Boss" by Shareefa featuring Ludacris.
Next, Twitch dances a solo to "I Question Mark" by Wade Robson.
Courtney and Joshua's second dance is a Rumba, and their dance song now is the Enrique Iglesias classic "Hero". Lil C's breath was pretty much taken away. Mary reminded people how difficult the Rumba was but still thought it was fantastic. Nigel thought the Rumba fit both very well. I gave them an 8 for an average of 8.5.
Katee has the next solo, dancing to "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell from "MTV Unplugged".
The second routine category that Kherington and Mark works with is Jazz. Their song this time is "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai. Lil' C thought this routine was a good one for their flexibility but was iffy on the lifts. Mary thought it was just OK and Nigel compared this routine to a driving test. I gave them a 7 for an average of 6.5.
The next solo comes from Will, and his background song is "Dance With My Father" by the late Luther Vandross.
Comfort & Twitch then attempt a Hip-Hop number to "Forever" by Chris Brown. Lil' C thought they did their physical expressions very well. Mary loved it and did the "We Are Not Worthy" pose. Nigel said the performance didn't look choreographed. I gave this a perfect 10, for an average of 8!
Kherington then does the night's last female solo to Rihanna's "Breaking' Dishes".
Next, Katee & Will did a new dance to "Imagine" by David Archuleta. Lil' C thought they were committed. Mary thought everything was beautiful, as did Nigel. I gave them another 9!
Joshua has the night's solo, dancing to "Jam" by Michael Jackson.
Finally, Chelsie & Gev attempt the Jive while we all hear "The House is Rockin'" by Brian Setzer. Lil C' thought Chelsie was superior to Gev. Mary thought both did a terrific job and agreed with Gev. Nigel agreed with the other 2. My score was 7, meaning the average for them tonight is 7.5.