Neil Patrick Harris gets a huge round of aplause when he's introduced as the guest judge.
Marko and All-Star Chelsea Hightower are first with a Jason Gilkison samba to "Cinema Italiano" (The Ron Fair Remix) by Kate Hudson. Neil says the performance is amazing and dirty. He says Marko is unbelievable. He says he is the guy to beat. Mary says Marko is the "real deal." She says she won't be surprised if he's in the finale. Nigel says he's tremendous.
Sasha dances to "Syrup & Honey" by Duffy. She has a lot of power and energy.
Jordan is paired with All-Star Brandon Bryant for a contemporary routine choreographed by Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden. They dance to "Who You Are" by Jessie J. Jordan does fantastic. She keeps up with Brandon on this super difficult routine. Mary says Jordan is fantastic and fierce. Nigel says Jordan doesn't have many weaknesses. He says his eyes keep returning to Jordan. He then tells the voters to wake up and not put her in the bottom. Neil says she's beautiful and that she should be very pleased.
Jess dances a solo to "Come By Me" by Harry Connick Jr. It's playful and fun.
Tad was joined by All-Star Comfort for a Chuck Maldonado hip hop routine. They dance to "Look At Me" by Chris Brown. I can barely catch my breath. It's a very difficult routine. Nigel says the routine was very fast. He says he outdanced Comfort. Neil says Tad is super likeable. Mary says he is special. "You hit this right out of the ball park," she screamed.
Melanie dances her solo to "You're The One That I Want" by Angus and Julia Stone. She's her typical fantastic self.
Mitchel teamed up with All Star Melody Lacayanga for a Tyce Diorio Broadway routine to "Take Off With Us" from All That Jazz. Neil says he doesn't get an airplane theme from the routine. "That was not my favorite," Neil says. Mary says it was over done. Nigel says he "over egged the pudding." (Mitchell is in trouble.)
Ricky is next will a solo to "Daybreak Lights" by Cassidy Haley. He's unworldly good.
Clarice is next with a spicy solo to "Royal T" by Crookers featuring Roisin Murphy. She's having a fantastic night as well.
Caitlynn and All Star Pasha Kovalev are next with a Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo choreographed Argentine Tango routine to "Malajunta" by Orquestra Color Tango. Mary gives it a standing ovation. She says she took her dancing to another level. Nigel says she kept the intensity. Neil says it felt like great theater.
Mitchell is next with his solo. He dances to "This Time" by John Legend.
Sasha dances with All-Star Stephen "Twitch" Boss to "Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore. The Christopher Scott choreographed hip hop routine is my favorite of the night. I love how the routine uses contemporary dancing with such a old-time feeling song. Nigel is basically speechless. He compares this routine to Twitch's routine with Alex last season. (That's a huge compliment. He says that this is the first time he's seen her have chemistry. Neil says it's the best routine of the night. Mary says the number is "sexy." She says the routine has it all. Mary says that Sasha is an "All-Star."
Jordan's solo is next. She dances to "Tonight" by Lyjje Li. Jordan really appears to have stepped up her game. She has definitely limited the stripper dancing.
Jess and Kathryn are next with a Stacey Tookey contemporary routine. They dance to "The Lonley" by Christina Perri. The judges gush over Jess. Nigel says the routine has more lifts than Joan Rivers' face. Ouch!
Melanie and Pasha are next with a Viennese waltz. They dance a Jason Gilkison routine to "Everybody Hurts" by Tina Arena. It is magical. Mary says it looks like Melanie floated across the stage. She says she's at the top of the leader board. Neil says that Melanie is a super hero. "You're easily my favorite dancer on the show," he says.
Caitlynn is next with a solo. She dances to "Cosmic Love" by Florence and the Machine.
Ricky and All-Star Allison Holker is next to a Tyce Diorio routine to "Precious Things" by Tori Amos. Mary says Ricky "brought it." She says it was raw and reckless.
Marko is next with his solo to "More Than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw.
Clarice and All-Star Robert are next with a Bollywood routine choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan. They dance to "Aila Re Aila" from Khatta Meetha. That routine is smoking. It is so fast and difficult. The judges give it a standing ovation. Neil says the routine helped her. Mary says the routine was fast, furious and fun. Nigel says it was a great end to the show.
Nigel also announces that there will be a new group of All Stars next week.