The Bangles are back to sing "Manic Monday" while the troupe dances again. Did you know that Prince wrote this song for them? Just a little '80s trivia for you.
Bruno has some advice for JR to make it to the next level, and it has to do with the extra details, and finishing each move. Bruno thinks that JR could nail his samba this week and get back on top. Or the judges could quit underscoring him. You know, either way.
JR hopes that his Latin background (and the fact that his mother always made him dance with her) will help him with the samba. Karina admits that she's going to kick his ass this week, and they go to a Latin club to help him get into the groove. Will it work? They are dancing to "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine and it is SO FAST. Like the singers can't even get all the words into each of the lines. This is the fastest samba I've ever seen. There is a lot of content, including samba rolls. I don't know if I've ever seen a couple do samba rolls when it was a male star with a female pro. JR does a fantastic job with the hip action, but I see some problems with his feet and hands. I don't think it's a 10, but the studio audience does. And frankly, even if he does get a 10, I won't complain because he's been underscored before.
Judges? Len says that male stars have trouble with the samba, but JR set a new standard. Bruno says that JR was a sex machine, and it was brilliant. Carrie Ann thought it was amazing, and she's all flustered. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9 and then Bruno milks the applause and gives him a 10.
Len thinks that Rob and Cheryl have great chemistry, which is a key to their rumba this week. Len wants Rob to take command of the dance this week, and stay on task all the way through. In rehearsals, Cheryl says that they have to step it up and Rob needs to be sexy. Rob wants to be like the male pros, but Cheryl doesn't think he can do THAT. Well, way to kill his confidence. Rob has a hard time treating Cheryl like a sex object. Romeo comes by to help him out. Okay, then.
Okay, if he was trying to make us think he wants to fuck Cheryl, mission accomplished. He definitely was grabbing her ass all over the place. And his dancing wasn't too bad. The turns were great. The other moves, less so. But creating a tone for the routine? He did that in spades. Good job, Rob! He could be a contender. Judges? Bruno thought he didn't hide behind Cheryl and was very sexy. Carrie Ann thinks Rob is improving by increments each week, and this was strong and sexy. Len thinks he pulled off giving the masculine energy, and Len could tell that he wasn't letting Cheryl pull him around the floor, but was leading. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 8 and Bruno 8.