The second couple are both eight years old. The little boy has a giant head. So do I, so I can relate. They're doing the paso doble, and it's a little weirder to see a little boy pretending to be all macho, especially when he doesn't have any chest muscles to puff out. The judges are nice to them too. Backstage, Samantha chats the kids up and...wait, they're really going to pick one of the kid couples over the other? This is so wrong! I'm boycotting the kiddy competition. Why can't they just perform for the joy of dancing? Bleh.
Sheryl Crow is back to perform her new song. I was going to say something about Sheryl Crow hitting a career low, but then I remembered when she did the private concert for the houseguests of Big Brother back in Season 3. Then I remember that I watched it. Anyway, the 2006 World Cup Professional Latin Champions are there to dance to the song. They couldn't get the 2007 or 2008 champs? What, are they too busy?
Then there's a clip package about how the professionals put together the dances while the singers perform. They usually have about four days, and only about two hours of rehearsal. Last week, when Derek got hurt, Mark had forty-five minutes to learn the new routine. Damn, I'm sorry that I said mean things about that routine. Kylie Minogue and the Jonas Brothers both loved watching the dancers while they sang. Louis concludes that they're proud to show America what they can do.
Let's talk about some more safe couples. The next couple we'll be seeing next week is...Marlee and Fabian. Marlee is psyched -- she clearly thought she might be in trouble.
Backstage, Samantha is talking to Kristi and Jason with their partners. Kristi thinks that Jason has always been a threat to her, and she admires him. Jason compares Kristi to the lead horse in a race, and she's got a big lead, but she's still in sight. Except he talks about her butt, which is kind of weird, but also funny.