Season 7 auditions continue in Los Angeles at the Orpheum theater, with Nigel Lythgoe, Hi-Hat and Adam Shankman critiquing, and then on to Chicago. Stacey Tookey joins Nigel and Shankman in Chicago. Some contestants share their stories.
The top 10 contestants dance a group performance choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. Debi Nova performs with six of the All-Stars dancing backup. Bryan Gaynor and his crew "RemoteKontrol" also perform. One dancer is eliminated.
The top 9 contestants dance a contemporary group performance choreographed by Jamel Gaines. Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis perform, as well as Ne-Yo. The dancers with the least viewer votes perform solos.
Seven of the contestants, with AllStar Ade Obayomi, perform a Mia Michaels' contemporary piece. The original cast of "In The Heights" and Natasha Bedingfield perform. All Stars Pasha Kovalev & Anya Garnis dance the cha-cha. Alex Wong leaves due to injury.
A group performance choreographed by Tyce Diorio, 2 young dancers from Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom Academy and 2 dancers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform. Musical guest is Christina Perri. Comfort and tWitch perform.
A group performance, of contestants and all-stars, choreographed by Mia Michaels, as well as "Step Up 3D" dancers perform. Musical guests are Allison Iraheta, with Orianthi, and Christian TV. 2 dancers are eliminated from the competition.
All-stars perform a Dee Caspary routine. Musical guests are Janelle Monae and Flo Rida. Desmond Richardson performs a solo. The top 4 dance solos. Clips of the contestants at the premiere and after-party of "Step Up 3D" and at the Gatorade Performance Lab.
It's the finals for the remaining 3 contestants. The 3 finalists dance 4 times: with an all-star, with each of their fellow contestants, and a solo. The 1st Malevos fight routine is performed by Kent and Robert.
The finale show opens with a hip-hop group performance. Encore performances of the judges' favorite routines. Musical guest: Black Gold. Guest performers: Manzari Brothers, Quest Crew, Charlie Bruce, and Lil' C with Russell Ferguson (season 6 winner). Winner announced.