Ruben will be up first for the second dance. He reminds us that he was fat when he first came on this show. He really was, though -- 314 pounds! And let's not forget that his boyfriend has cancer. He's dancing to "When I Grow Up." The song does not match the dance style at all, but that's not Ruben's fault. He has the angry man-sneer you're supposed to have for the Paso Doble and it looks pretty great to me. Mayte was really impressed with Ruben's "mind-blowing" performance and gives him a 10. I love how happy Hilary is, by the way. Lisa also gives Ruben a 10. Danny is beyond impressed with Ruben's dance, saying he'd give him an 11 for it if he could. But he can't, so he must settle for a 10. That's a perfect score for Ruben and an overall dance average of 9.5.
Shayla goes second. She says that she came on this show after being in a four-year-long funk, and it was really frustrating at first. But then as she lost weight and worked out and was able to do the dance moves she couldn't do before, it got better. And let's not forget that she sprained her ankle. Oh no! She had to hug Dr. H! She should win just for that. She's also proud of losing six cup sizes. Damn. Most of us don't even have six cup sizes to lose. But I wonder if her boyfriend is as happy about the loss as she is. Shayla is dancing to "If I Were A Boy." She has a very pretty dress on. The dance is also beautiful, but it seems so slow after Ruben's. Nice boob-grab for the end pose though, Shayla. Classy. Mayte thought it was "really good" but she wanted to see more. Not sure of what, but it's good enough to give Shayla a 9. Lisa thought that Shayla's rumba was more of her lyrical jazz dancing. So she gives her an 8. But Lisa is also the producer of this show and could make up a reason to give any contestant any score she wanted so he or she would win or lose. I'm just saying. Shayla is freaking furious at the 8, by the way. Danny says he normally doesn't like the rumba, but Shayla actually made him love it. Shayla's knees almost buckle. Then he gives her a 9, which is probably not the 10 she was hoping for. It gives her a second dance average of 8.7 and an overall average of 9.