Carrie Ann has advice for Chaz. She points out that he came out of the gate strong, but has faltered since he's been injured. She wants him to do more movement and less walking. I want that too, Carrie Ann! Lacey and Chaz have the samba this week, and Chaz feels very self-conscious about shaking his butt in the samba. Lacey brings her dad in, and he's kind of built like Chaz, so he can actually help him out. Will there be any hip action? Well, not really. But Chaz's attitude is back to week one; he looks really joyful and uninhibited and happy to be out there. That makes a world of difference. He's not all up in his head, and he doesn't seem to be in pain. I'd say his technique is at least equal to Carson's. It's still not good, but he actually does some steps instead of just walking around.
Do the judges agree? Carrie Ann thought that was the most dancing Chaz has done so far. Len thought Chaz had the feel of the dance, and while the technique was hit or miss, he definitely gave it a big effort. Bruno compares Chaz to "a bouncing basketball" which is a little mean, and says that it's too bad JR was the other one to samba this week. Chaz says he knows he's not JR, but Bruno says that Chaz did very well. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7 and Bruno 7. Chaz seems disappointed, but seriously, did he expect higher?
Carrie Ann thinks that David needs more confidence, because he's strong but timid and vulnerable. Carrie Ann also needs him to stop thinking and letting it show on his face. Agreed. They have the tango this week. Kym is happy with how they are doing, but she wants to break hold in the dance, and David is worried that Len won't like it. He does a pretty good Len imitation.
The dancing and technique is so much better than we've seen from David. He seems completely in character, and he moves very gracefully. The weird thing is that the studio audience is completely silent. Like not one "woo" and no clapping. What is up with that? Part of it may be that the choreography isn't super flashy, but the dancing is good. They do give him a standing ovation at the end. I thought it was really good but the audience reaction is confusing me.