Ah, I remember this tango. I wouldn't have redone this one. First, Lacey had that wacky dress with the garters. It does have the strong pass down the floor where the fire went off, but the rest of it is kind of weak, and Kyle doesn't get to show off his personality. And they totally screw up the ending. What do the judges think? Len loves how Kyle attacks the routines full-on. Note he didn't say anything about the technique. Bruno praises Kyle's abilities as a performer and his desire to improve. Carrie Ann liked that they did the tango, because it showed all of Kyle's shades of personality, and she thinks they are a breath of fresh air.
So no scores yet, thankfully. Mark and Bristol discuss which routine to do, and decide upon their tango from rock week. They argue (mildly) over whether to break hold and do air guitar again, since they were docked points last time. Mark says no, but Bristol says yes, because she's an idiot. Do they get that they are relying only on judges' scores at this point? And while their little trick may have energized the fans at home, those people have no say anymore? Anyway, this tango is just as bad as it was last time, in my opinion. Bristol is totally blank. Where is her personality? The only time she has a facial expression is during her air guitar. She's a brat. Seriously. If she wins this thing, I might throw up. I think they did change the choreography near the end and make it faster, which was a nice change-up and did look good. But otherwise, yuck.
Bruno says this dance showed Bristol as a fighter and she's now more sure of her footing. He calls her "a clean dancer." Are we watching the same thing? Carrie Ann says that this is her favorite dance and Birstol showed command. Really? Command of blank-facedness? Len again talks about clean dancing again. Is that just a nice way of saying that she's boring but she mostly gets the steps right? I am seriously mystified by the ways that the judges have handled her this season. I mean, I get that they didn't want to attack her since she didn't have a performing background. But they continually praised her dancing, and it was horrible for the most part. And now they've created a monster.