Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel
Oh yay. It's a rumba. A rumba to country music. I'm not sure you could design a dance I'm less likely to enjoy. Sabrina talks about a relationship that damaged her in the interview.
Sabrina's wearing the requisite rumba bedsheet. I'm only surprised it's not gingham. Ooh, there's a move where Sabrina's supposed to come through Louis' legs from the back and she comes perilously close to getting stuck.
Bruno says the figures she did were absolutely stunning. Sabrina and Louis are both holding back tears because of the emotion of the dance. Carrie Ann has her come over for a hug and then she praises her for showing such vulnerability. Len liked the content of her solo.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10; Len: 10; Bruno: 10
So they didn't see the awkward through the legs move that I did. I guess their vision was clouded by tears. But, dear reader, I have a cold, black heart and I saw clearly.
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy
Kelly is hitting what Linda Holmes called "killer fatigue" -- she's just so worn out things aren't making sense anymore.
I tend to like a little more smoothness in my foxtrots -- this feels a little herky-jerky. But it matches the song, so ... The routine ends with a big dip and a loooong smooch.
Carrie Ann says it was a big comeback from last week and calls her the most exciting contestant. Len says it was hectic, but they kept it under control. Bruno says a lot of things that basically mean he likes it and then tells her to watch her "top line."
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9; Len: 9; Bruno: 9
Those were good scores, but with her low total from last week, I'm worried.
Brooke says something about them maybe earning more points later in the group dance. More points?!! This is way too much math for a liberal arts major.
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
Melissa has limited mobility this week because of the injury to her neck less than two weeks ago. But Tony reckons the Viennese waltz will be good for them because it will be fairly gentle on her neck.
It's a graceful, fluid dance, but the lighting is so dark I have a hard time seeing everything. Maybe it's supposed to be like that?
Len stands and applauds them, which makes them giddy. Bruno calls her solo "exquisite" and compares Melissa to Cyd Charisse, which, come on now. Carrie Ann compliments her beautiful lines and says Melissa isn't "dancing out enough," a point with which Len and Bruno both vehemently disagree. By the end of it, Bruno and Carrie Ann are both standing to argue their point. Don't make Tom pull this ballroom over.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9.5; Len: 10; Bruno: 10
Tony tells his wife and kids, back in New York, to stay safe and to evacuate if they're told to do so. Preach it, Dovolani.
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough