Segment where Len talks about what it takes to earn a 10 from him. He gives out one point for showing up. Three points for moving both feet. Four points for finishing the routine. He uses Billy Ray Cyrus as an example of a four. Five points requires musicality like the Hoff. Len reveals that he considers a six to be average. A seven requires chemistry, and it means that there was more good than bad in the routine. Len doesn't hand out eights, and he especially hates messing about. Me too! Len, me too. For a nine, you really have to be cooking, and he admits that the other judges would probably give the same routine a ten. So what does it take to get a ten? Great technique, great chemistry, and that certain something that lights up the ballroom. Hey, his tens mean something. I appreciate that.
For some reason, Tom is backstage during the throw to the Macy's Stars of Dance routine. No one expected him to be back there and so everyone looks confused. All of the couples are awkwardly huddled behind Tom and Brooke as they recite their lines and then Tom breaks in, "Stop squeezing my ass!" Everyone breaks up. And now, for a lovely tango done by some people. It's, you know, nice. I like dancing okay. I don't think I could write about this show if I didn't. But I like it better when it's people I know, in a competition, not just random strangers dancing for my entertainment. In conclusion, semi-yawn.
Florence And the Machine are here to sing "Dog Days Are Over." While Florence sings, there are all these smaller platforms around the room with dancers on them. No one from this show, though. She sounds like Tori Amos. And Kate Bush. And a little Sinead O'Connor thrown in for good measure. Not really my bag, though. I liked Janelle Monae better.
Brooke is backstage with Karina and The Situation, along with Florence and Corky. Florence says that people have told her that her dance last night was sexy. Blind people? The Situation knows better than to bitch about the judges, but he admits that he didn't think his score was fair. Last night, Florence was talking about how hot Corky was, and gross. The Situation got pissed off that the judges didn't even acknowledge how difficult the lifts in his routine were, and that they were entirely negative. Well, it's because he was dancing the tango, not the lift-go. It's about the dancing, dummy. Anyway, boo because Florence and Corky are safe. Karina and the Situation are in jeopardy.