Len thought it was sophisticated and sassy, and he thought it was "a revelation." Len! He loved it! Bruno calls it "a strawberry milkshake" because she's wearing pink. Carrie Ann tries to pretend she's calling them on a lift and then admits that they didn't do one, but it falls flat, so she goes on to tell Niecy that because things are so competitive this week, she might need to go bigger next week. Niecy assures her, "I can go big!" She sure can. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7.
Jake and Chelsie have the jive this week and he is totally flummoxed by the complicated footwork. They get to one particularly difficult part that Jake doesn't think he can do, and he wants to take it out of the routine, but Chelsie refuses. That seems to be the theme this week. I don't know what it is with the dudes doing the jive having short pants. Is that a requirement? They open with Jake pretending to be a singer and rocking a mic stand, and that's pretty much the only impressive thing he does for the whole routine as far as I'm concerned. He gets the steps down for the most part but there's no musicality to them and his "kicks and flicks" as Len would say are not good. And his posture is horrible. Bless him, he's trying really hard though. I'll give him that.
Bruno knows that Jake is trying really hard, but he needs to work on precision and technique. Carrie Ann calls them on a lift, but she loved the energy. Len thinks Jake "coped very well" which doesn't sound good, but he thinks Jake has potential. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 7, and Bruno 7. Wow, I feel like he was wildly overscored. That was not that good. There's yet another awkward pause when Chelsie is done talking and Brooke just stands there and stares at her before chiming in with her patter. Is she on downers this week? She's like a half a beat behind everyone else.
Oof. I am not looking forward to seeing Buzz Aldrin "dance" again. Can't we, as a nation, salute his service to the country but also kick him off the show? This week, they have the foxtrot, and Buzz has Ashly draw out the steps in a map, which is actually really smart because I'm sure that's how he thinks and learns. And then his wife shows up and she might want to lay off the plastic surgery, because she kind of looks like that Cat Woman. Jocelyn Wildenstein or whatever her name is? But with white hair. Before they start their foxtrot, Buzz salutes the American flag, like we get it that he's a hero but that kind of comes off as trolling for votes. Plus, they are dancing to "Fly Me to the Moon." Gross. Their dance is about the same as last week. He does a few steps but mostly lurches around the dance floor and it just looks like the father/daughter dance at a wedding. At least with Cloris, there was a sense that she was performing. Buzz kind of looks like he forgot there was an audience. I don't know why the show casts people like that. I don't mean older people; I mean people who can't perform.