Bruno calls it a gem, and tells Jennifer that she's a great dancer. Carrie Ann goes off on some tangent about how dancing reveals our souls and tells Jennifer that she has a beautiful soul or something. And Len says he loved how simple it was. I guess that's where we differ. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. Look, I like Jennifer and probably my favorite routines of the season are hers. I just think she was overscored tonight.
Let's find out more about Bristol! You may have heard of her mom. Her parents think she is strong-minded. So then she got pregnant, right before her mom was tapped to be the VP candidate. And seriously, that must have been incredibly hard. I can't even imagine. Bristol talks about how she knew people were calling her a sleaze and a slut, when she had only slept with one guy in her life. And really, how many people have unprotected sex as a teen? Or use protection that fails? I know adults who have made worse choices than Bristol did. I don't fault her for that. I do have an issue with her becoming an abstinence advocate, but that's more about the message of abstinence and denying healthy sexuality than Bristol herself. I think I'm kind of talking myself into being a Bristol fan. Except that she is not the best dancer this season, and she outlasted better dancers, and that bugs me. Let's just call it a grudging respect.
Their final dance of the night is a waltz. This is the slowest waltz music ever. The music is really making this routine worse because it makes you focus on the technique, which is not great. Bristol has that blank look on her face. She is pretty graceful with her arms, at least, and there is a dramatic moment where she lunges into Mark's arms and he drags her across the floor. It's not exactly dancing, but at least it's entertaining. Overall, I found the routine quite dull, but not a trainwreck.
Carrie Ann thought there were long passages where Bristol drifted out of the emotion of the moment. Len thought it was haunting and beautiful. Bruno liked her lines and he admires her journey. That sounds like he couldn't find anything specific to say that was good. So then they praise the band. They do well with the more classical type music, but the pop songs are awful. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 9, and Bruno 9.