Last week, Marissa finally got the judges on her side, so this week she's going to attempt the Viennese waltz. During rehearsals, Marissa gets really dizzy during the spins. How could she possibly be on Broadway and not know how to spot a turn? That's like the first thing we learned in dance class when I was ten years old. Okay, the second thing, after step ball change. And then my dance teacher told me to drink grapefruit juice to melt the fat off my thighs. I was ten. Anyway, enough about my damage. Marissa actually does a great job extending her legs and arms on the turns; she's no Shannon Elizabeth, but she does look fairly graceful. She kind of screws up the slide at the end, but it's a minor detail.
Bruno thought it was "light and frothy" and he liked the technical aspects. Carrie Ann is on Marissa's side too. Len enjoys seeing Marissa's confidence grow from week to week. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 8, and Bruno 9. Marissa is SCREAMING backstage. She can't believe she got two nines. She can barely get a hold of herself to answer Samantha's questions, but then again, Samantha's questions usually suck, so who cares?
Kristi and Mark did a sultry rumba last week, and earned a nearly perfect score. This week, Kristi and Mark performed at Tiger Woods' charity benefit, but then got straight to rehearsal. While learning the jive, Kristi reveals that she was born with club feet, so he feet tend to turn in.
Their routine is technically very impressive, but it's just not exciting to me. I can appreciate how difficult the choreography is, but it just leaves me cold. Carrie Ann thinks it was the best routine of the season. Len loved it too. Bruno loved the performance aspect, not to mention the technical proficiency. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. The first perfect score of the season. Mark lifts Kristi into the air and nearly exposes her business to the audience.
Hey, Paula Abdul is in the audience! If she were to be on the show next season, as has been rumored, I would hate to hear the cries of "ringer". Although it would be entertaining to see her stumble and slur her way through the routines.