Yesterday, I posted a clip featuring the first great performance of Season 3. Today's clip was probably the last great routine of Season 3. It also features probably my least favorite dancer of last season's top finishers. That would be Danny. He teams up with Neil here in the rare boy-boy routine (though Mia Michaels and the boys take great pains to make it as "masculine" as possible, lest Nigel pass out from the vapors), and what results is improbably awesome and weird and theatrical. They're dance-fighting!
The behind-the-scenes ramp-up is worth watching, too, both for Neil's characteristic goofiness as well as Danny's bizarre decision to channel Maya Rudolph as Whitney Houston. The routine represents what The Tudors looks like in my head, minus all the hardcore screwing (which, granted, is like 80% of what The Tudors looks like in my head). It shows Neil at his most athletic and Danny at his most pompous, which is just about right for both.