The ladies fighting for the lead role in Legally Blonde: The Musical takes a dramatic cut, from 50 to 10 hopefuls! The girls practice the song "So Much Better" from the musical, practice some choreography and meet the judges.
Now that the contestants have been cut down to only 10 girls, things get heated. The girls move into their New York City hotel loft just in time for another audition. This time, the girls have to perform "Delta Nu Nu Nu" with guest star Nikki Snelson. Meanwhile, it's a tough day for auditioner Bailey, who gets yelled at twice in less than half a day. For the first time she's scorned for wearing heels when she was specifically told to dress comfortably. The second time was for letting her thick southern accent interfere with the song. After all the singing, one girl will be sent home. Meanwhile, the other nine still have a shot at becoming the next Elle Woods on Broadway.
Final 9 practice by working out on spinbikes as they sing "Omigod You Guys."
The ladies perform with a canine costar: Bruiser, the dog from the musical. Later, they sing "Serious" for actor Richard Blake, and two contestants are eliminated.
With only six girls left, the competition begins heating up when Denis Jones and Nick Kenkel guest star to help the contestants with their dance moves. Things wind down with a yoga session with Kate Shindle before another Elle Woods hopeful is sent packing.
The five remaining girls are called to the John Barret Salon at Bergdorf Goodman's to dye the non-blonde-haired girls blonde to capture the true Elle Woods character. Later, the ladies go over to SoHo Studies, where they're greeted by Laura Bell Bundy to help the contestants get in touch with the inner Elle. Later, the girls sing and rehearse "Legally Blonde" before another blonde-haired female is informed she will not be the new Elle Woods on Broadway.
Four finalists audition with a challenging number that tests singing, acting and dance. Their costume change skills were also tested, as was their stamina. The song featured was "What You Want". All the girls won dinner at the loft and Legally Blonde-style Tiffany necklaces.
Autumn and Bailey performed three Legally Blonde numbers live at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, and Bailey was declared the winner. The three songs were "Omigod You Guys", "Positive" and "So Much Better". In addition to winning a contract to perform the role of Elle Woods on Broadway for at least three months, Hanks was given the opportunity to record her own single of the musical's first-act closer, "So Much Better". Hurlbert, as the runner up, will act as Hanks' understudy and perform in the ensemble of the show. Zakrin, the third runner up, will understudy the tour's Elle Woods, Becky Gulsvig, and will also be a member of the ensemble. And, Hansen , the second runner up, will play the role of Margot, Elle's best friend, on tour, as well as understudying Elle.