Bruno thinks the choreography was difficult, and that she swung her arms around too much. Shannen says that her dad was smiling, and that's all that matters. Her dad is there in the audience. Aw. Carrie Ann is impressed with how Shannen did, given her nerves, and she thinks as Shannen gets out of her head, she'll improve. Len loved the ease and elegance, and has only nice things to say. Backstage, Shannen is crying about her dad, and her dad is crying too. The producers are eating this up. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 6, and Bruno 6. I love the face Anna is making behind them -- a grimace like she's thinking "EEEEE! These scores are so low!"
Erin Andrews (of ESPN fame) is partnered with Maks, and they are up next. You know, I used to hate Maks, and then I grew to love him when he was partnered with Mel B. but then he says, "There's one level I work at -- max!" Ugh. That is lame. And then Erin tells him on their first meeting that she actually asked to work with Tony. Awesome. In rehearsals, they joke around and seem to enjoy each other, which is nice. Maks needs a partner that will stand up to him and won't take his crap, I think. Which is why I liked him with Mel B. so much. They are doing the cha cha. She's good, but she kind of has Joanna Krupa syndrome where she doesn't bend her legs at the knees enough and she ends up looking like a Barbie doll. She puts a lot of personality into it, though, playing to the cameras and such, so it's fun to watch.
Carrie Ann thinks Erin moves well, and they have a good connection. Len calls Erin "a funky monkey" and thought their routine was challenging, although he also noticed her leg problems. Bruno thought it was a wonderful debut and makes some joke about her throwing her legs in the air well. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. I do appreciate that they're not throwing nines around yet.