What do the judges think about Instant Dance? Len thinks it makes this into a proper dance competition because the couples know what type of dance they will do, but not the song. Bruno thinks it's important to trust your partner, and Len tells them to just go for it. Mark and Chelsea pick their song, and they have "Get Busy" by Sean Paul. What is Brooke wearing? It's this neon pink satin number with a giant loop hanging off her shoulder. It looks like my cousin's prom dress from 1990, and I know that's not back in style.
Hines learned in rehearsal that he would be proposing to Kym during their foxtrot. They had a good laugh about that one. And then Hines had to watch Ralph's foxtrot, since he got great scores. Kym pointed out Ralph's facial expressions, and that was the last time that Ralph didn't have crazy face, so it's a good point. Hines figured he had to up the cheesiness quotient and he was willing to do that, but Kym reminded him not to forget about technique.
So their actual routine is not the greatest I've seen from Hines. He doesn't make any out-and-out glitches, but he looks stiff and uncomfortable, and his trademark lightness is missing. He pastes a smile on his face, and Kym is trying like hell, but he doesn't seem connected to the dance. I think that's Hines's weak spot -- if he doesn't LIKE the dance, or it doesn't feel natural, he can't do it well. That's why he did well with the party dances, but let's face it: the foxtrot is a dance that white people do. Hines's moves are not going to make an appearance. And the whole proposal thing was unnecessary and just distracted Hines because he had trouble getting the ring box into and out of his pocket.
Bruno thought it was beaming and happy, and he got the reference to Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Carrie Ann thinks Hines is more like Gene Kelly. I think Kym's nipple is falling out of her dress. Look, I just report these things. Len thinks that Hines's personality radiates. I think they were all watching a different routine than I was. Len at least points out that Hines's feet weren't quite right. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 10. Hmm. Hines has to pick his music. He gets "Chantilly Lace" by Jerry Lee Lewis. Um, why not the original by the Big Bopper. Hello?