Now that Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods has been narrowed down, it's time for the top 10 girls to move into their New York City digs. Arriving at their all-pink loft in the Hotel Empire, the wannabe Elles immediately pop...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The judges throw the girls a curveball in their auditions by having scene partner Nikki Snelson purposefully drop a line.
Now that Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods has been narrowed down, it's time for the top 10 girls to move into their New York City digs. Arriving at their all-pink loft in the Hotel Empire, the wannabe Elles immediately pop some sparkling cider for a celebratory toast. Everyone seems to be getting along great ... for now. But when they wake up in the morning, they'll be put through the ringer.
When the girls get their call sheet the next day, they're told to wear something casual and comfortable when they head to the rehearsal studio for acting lessons. When they arrive, they're greeted by Haylie Duff, who introduces them to Legally Blonde: The Musical's associate director, Mark Bruni. Right off the bat, he calls out Bailey for wearing high heels when the call sheet specifically instructed them to dress comfortably. Fortunately, the southern belle brought a backup pair of flats!
After nixing the fashion faux pas, the girls warm up with a tongue twister, repeating variations of the phrase "mother pheasant plucker." After a few laughs, each girl reads a scene with the actor who plays Emmett, Elle Woods' love interest. With little time to examine the script, some of the girls struggle through the reading. Once again, Bailey is picked on -- this time because her South Carolina accent is a tad too thick.
As the day comes to close, Haylie Duff announces that Mark Bruni will choose a stand-out performer who will get a leg up on the competition -- spending some quality time with current Legally Blonde: The Musical star Nikki Snelson, who plays Brooke Wyndham. Mark chooses Bailey, whose vocal transformation and ability to listen to constructive criticism impressed him. Bailey gets to choose one other girl to join her, and she quickly picks Lindsey.
Haylie then informs all the girls that they'll be performing the "Delta Nu Nu Nu" scene with Nikki for the judges. It's a tricky song that includes a lot of finger snaps, hand signals and quick movements.
When Bailey and Lindsey meet Nikki Snelson they immediately ask her to teach them how to do the hand gestures for the scene they'll be performing. Nikki is happy to oblige and points out that they can share her tips with the other hopefuls -- or not. When their time is up, Bailey and Lindsey are convinced they'll nail the scene during the audition.
Back at the loft, the other girls crowd around the piano attempting to learn the "Delta Nu Nu Nu" song on their own. When Autumn tries to offer some advice, the rest of the girls start voicing their opinions and drown each other out. Looks like there might be too many cooks in the kitchen!
When Bailey and Lindsey return, the Legally Blonde ladies gather for dinner -- and they realize that this is the last time they'll all be together. From here on out, someone will be eliminated each week. Who will be the first to go home?
When the first Legally Blonde: The Musical audition arrives, judges Bernie Telsey, Heather Hach and Paul Canaan have a little surprise planned -- they've instructed Nikki Snelson to "forget" one of her lines to test each girl's ability to think on her feet.
First up is Lindsey, who fails the test by letting the pause go on and on until Nikki finally "remembers" her line. As the other Elle Woods wannabes step onstage one by one, Nikki drops the same line. Although they're all caught off guard, some girls, like Bailey, don't miss a beat while others, like Celina, totally blow it.
When everyone is done, the judges deliberate. While the girls wait to see who will be in the bottom three, they obsess over how the curveball threw them off their game.
In a display of unity, the 10 Elle Woods hopefuls walk onstage holding hands to learn who will be facing elimination. Just as Elle finds her name on the internship list in Legally Blonde: The Musical, the girls will learn their fate from a casting list. If their name is on the list, they are guaranteed a spot in the next round. If it's not, they'll be facing elimination.
Bailey, Lauren, Emma, Natalie, Rhiannon, Autumn and Celina learn they are safe and head to the dressing room. Cassie O., Cassie S. and Lindsey are left onstage knowing that one of them will be going home. They head to the casting office where the judges are waiting to tell them who didn't make the cut.
Although Lindsey looks like Elle Woods, the judges don't think she delivered during the audition. While Cassie S. has the tools to succeed, they don't think she's bringing enough humility to the role. As for Cassie O., the judges believe that she has one of the best voices in the group but fear she doesn't have the acting chops to back it up.
When all is said and done, Lindsey and Cassie S. still have a shot at becoming the next Elle Woods. After learning she's been cut, Cassie O. breaks down in tears.