Brandy and Maks stayed at the top of the leaderboard last week. In rehearsals, Brandy explains that she's worried when she sees people with high scores going home. So Brandy figures out that she and Maks have to be more likable in their rehearsal package. I mean, she doesn't say that, but they are totally emphasizing how well they get along now, and that they've figured out how to work together. So will that translate to their waltz?
Brandy starts out in a full velvet cape, which Maks removes to show a flowing white dress. Brandy does a great job getting into the character of the dance. Her facial expressions are amazing, and her dancing is very good also. I'm not a big fan of the choreography; I think it's kind of dull, to be honest. But I think the judges will like it. Bruno does. He says that Brandy was totally immersed in the character, and the routine was like a poem. Carrie Ann thought it was riveting, and advises Brandy to relax and elongate her neck. Len says a nitpicky person might mention the neck, but he won't, because the performance overwhelmed him. Brandy and Maks are both thrilled. I think the positive comments from Len mean more than anything. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 10, and Bruno 10! Maks goes nuts when Len's score comes up. Their song for the Instant Dance is "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry. How can you not know that song? Have you listened to the radio or watched a television show or anything in the past month? It's all over the place. I never listen to the radio and I totally know that song.
Kyle and Lacey are up first for their Instant Dance. They have the jive. So through the week, they work on the steps without music. Steve-O shows up to try to distract Kyle with an air horn, a basketball, bubbles, nudity, and a leaf blower. Kyle vows that he won't be distracted. Heh. That actually cracked me up and I usually hate shtick like that. So how will the dance work out? It actually totally works. Kyle performs the hell out of it. There are a few spots where his technique kind of falls apart, but given the parameters, it was far, far better than I expected. And Lacey's choreography was inventive and it was full of content. Len would have liked a little more finesse, but he enjoyed it overall. Bruno thought it was unbelievable, and Carrie Ann thought it was the most fun she's ever had. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10. Well earned.