And finally, we have Alicia. Or, as MJW occasionally calls her, "Alisha." Learn the contestants' names, MJW, or I'll start calling you Melissa Janet Winocar. Alicia is getting into the Flashdance spirit by wearing dark green eyeshadow for rehearsals and her interviews this week. She isn't so sure that the jive and "Maniac" will work well together, but she doesn't cry! Yet! Then she meets with the personal trainer, who did not get as much camera time as the nutritionist, to work on her core strength as the judges ordered last week. It involves the dreaded BOSU. "It burns the whole time and it sucks," Alicia says. I can't argue with her there. MJW tells Alicia to dance her ass off, and then you can see the fake smile she plasters on her face completely disappear into a frown just before she's off-camera. It was kind of awesome.
Anyway, we get the rapid leg movements we all expected out of a dance for this song and then there's some jiving. Alicia's footwork is sloppy at times, but the other moves look good and she doesn't look too uncomfortable with it. Mayte says she saw the improvement in Alicia's core strength, but now Alicia needs to do a better job staying in rhythm. Lisa acknowledges that Alicia was doing something very different for her, but she still saw Alicia's joy. She dings Alicia on her lindy hop (I think that was the part where I thought Alicia's footwork was sloppy), to which Alicia says it's hard to do when you weigh 230 pounds. Yes, Alicia, and everyone else on this show is also overweight so no free rides! Lisa tries to claim that she knows what it's like to be a fat dancer, but please. Danny asks Alicia what she thought of this routine compared to her others. Alicia says the jive was hard for her, but she loves Flashdance, being from Pennsylvania and all. Danny says that's exactly his point -- the dance was too much Flashdance and not enough jive. That's not Alicia's fault, though. Alicia tries not to cry at the crappy score she's going to get from Danny and heads over to the scale. Before we find out her weight, MJW has some time to fill, so she asks Alicia if she has any regrets this week. Alicia says she has none and she wakes up really early and works really hard and eats really well. And she doesn't even cry when she says all this stuff, so I might just like Alicia after all, especially when she gets all impatient when it takes the show five minutes to reveal how much weight she lost this week. Finally, she lost 4.2 pounds, which is good but this was a big loss week for everyone. That's 1.76 percent and some dubbed lines from MJW.