Carrie Ann gives her a hug first, and says that Bristol nailed it, and was sharp with her movements. Len points out that Bristol has been in the bottom two six times, and come back amazingly, and this was her best dance. Bruno never thought he was going to see this, and compliments her Spanish lines. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. I have to laugh when Mark says he's really proud that he's taken Bristol from "a real non-dancer" to the semifinals. So he's proud of...himself? For being an awesome teacher?
The first round of dances ends with Kyle and Lacey. Kyle explains that he may joke around and laugh a lot, but he knows that this competition is no joke. He hopes that he's peaking at the right time and wants to go to the finals. Blah blah blah. Boring.
They have the samba first. As always, Kyle performs the hell out of it, even if his technique isn't the best. His technique actually seems a bit sloppier than usual this week, although he's absolutely committed to the routine. And his hip action is on point. He kind of looks like Rerun though.
Len tells Kyle that he has "more bounce to the ounce" and, while there were a few wobbly points, Kyle attacked it. Bruno loves Kyle's bounce too. Are they calling him fat? Carrie Ann compliments Kyle's pelvic action, and likes his blend of entertainment and technique. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10. I guess.
We've reached the point of the competition where we get each contestant's backstory. Brandy started singing at a young age, and has always been a perfectionist. She became a popular singer as a teen, but eventually her popularity waned and it hurt her confidence. Then she was involved in a fatal car accident, and although she was eventually cleared of any fault or wrong-doing, people called her a murderer. I can vouch for that; people were doing that on the forums earlier this season. So, I feel like she should now dance to "Survivor" by Destiny's Child.