After another recap, Tristan and Nancy return to reprise their Spamalot routine, which was definitely her best and most charming of the season. Still is. I wish they would let Tristan talk more. I like how he talks.
Chaz and Lacey and Lacey's dad dance to a song about, "I like them chunky!" It's cute, and Chaz looks happier than he did on the show pretty much ever. But it's a little too much Rerun from What's Happening for me. Afterwards, Chaz reveals that he's been there every week since he was eliminated to support the remaining stars.
What about David Arquette? He's doing a routine with the whole troupe and Kym. He puts it really well when he says that it will be great to do it without worrying about scores or votes. They're reprising their Grease routine, which really is a lot better with a whole gang of people dancing. It's a lot of fun and high energy and I wish David had made it further than Hope on the show, because he certainly brought a better attitude. While Tom and Brooke are trying to throw to commercial, David steals the Mirrorball trophy. Brooke, of course, doesn't notice but Tom does and ad-libs something. Because he's awesome.
How sick do you think Lady Antebellum is of singing "I Need You Now." I liked the song once, but I'm pretty sick of it at this point and I don't have to sing it every day. Or hear it every day. Anyway, they perform that song while some pros dance.
The recap of the last few weeks was very, very kind to Hope. It didn't make her look like a brat, and she was one. She and Maks are doing their quickstep. Huh. I've had Amy Winehouse's version of "Valerie" stuck in my head for the last few weeks and couldn't figure out why. Turns out they did their dance to it (much sped up). That explains so much. Anyway, the routine is very Hope-y. Almost good but not great. I notice they don't get an interview.
Before we see the instant dances, I've got a complaint to register about this season. The camerawork, or rather the shots that the producers choose. More than I've ever noticed before, the producer chooses to vary the shots a lot during the routines. The problem is that the person choosing the shots doesn't seem to know much about dancing, so they will cut away from their feet right at an important footwork part or cut away from a full body shot during a part where a full body shot is important. I've never noticed it before this season so I have to assume there's a new producer or something. It sucks. Stop doing that. I'll be watching a routine and just about to figure out why, for example, Rob's steps look weird and they'll cut to a shot of just his face. STOP THAT! Thank you.