Of the three left, Lauren is my favorite, so I hope she wins.
Having said that: while she danced the piece with Twitch just fine, the dance seemed really sloooooow. I thought they spent way too much time behind the podium just doing arm choreography (not that arm choreography is easy, but they should have come out sooner than they did).
Since they moved to the new theater, I think a lot of the dances have suffered from being too small for such a large stage. On top of that, when the choreographers make weird lighting and costuming choices, the dancers bodies/body parts get lost in the background of the stage. I felt this way with Robert and Mark's piece last night. (I think this may be why Napolean and Tabitha use so many props-- they help to focus the audience's/camera's attention to one point of the stage, or help to define the space that the dancers are in better, like the chair and couch in the Alex/Twitch piece.)
I felt for Mandy Moore last night. Poor thing looked like she was going to burst into tears. However, my husband kept saying through that piece, "WE could do *this* dance", and he was right :/
As for Ellen's tweet
SpoilerI read that to mean that Will is going to be the replacement. I don't know if I should be excited by that, though. I don't remember him doing hip hop before... can anyone juggle my memory?