Well, not totally perfect as their tango is super boring. Maybe there is a lot of technical stuff going on that I don't understand. I do know that most of the dance needs to be in hold, and that's going to limit what Karina can do with the choreography, but I've seen a lot more interesting tangos on the show. The music doesn't help. The whole thing is just oddly flat. Not to mention that the stupid Ghostbusters jumpsuit makes JR look dumpy, and he is not dumpy.
Judges? Bruno thought it was "a very solid performance" but JR lost the timing a few times, mostly due to the stupid song. Carrie Ann thought they got out of sync, but they were precise and sharp and captured the tone. Len is, as usual, the only one not taking crazy pills, as he notes that it was a substandard performance for JR, but then adds that it's only because JR has set the bar so high lately. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 8 and Bruno 8. What is Carrie Ann smoking? That was so not a 9 dance.
Nancy Grace has the jive this week. This could be scary. She is not a jive sort of gal. It's going to require a lot more stamina than I think she has. Tristan emphasizes that Nancy needs to make everyone in the room have fun, and she even interrupts his interview to say that she's really fun. Let the man SPEAK, Nancy.
So they are dancing to "Devil Went Down to Georgia" and it is the WORST choice for a jive of all time. No one could make this jive look good, least of all Nancy. But she doesn't help matters by getting off beat in the first part and never really getting back into it. I don't know if she got thrown off mentally or what, but the whole routine is kind of a disaster. I'll say this: she keeps a smile on her face. And you can see Tristan trying to get her back into the rhythm by stomping his feet on the ground, but there are only a few short sequences where she seems to get it. And then, her footwork is so slow that it doesn't even resemble a jive at all. I don't know what that was. I hated it. Why does everyone suck tonight?
Judges? Carrie Ann says it was "not so good" and she knows Nancy is having fun, but she lost the steps a few times. Len thinks the jive doesn't suit Nancy, and she was flat-footed. Bruno thinks the spirit was right, but her footing was off. To her credit, Nancy just smiles and doesn't give them shit or look devastated or whatever. She scares me, though, because I wonder what's going on in her head. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7 and Bruno 7. Generous. Earlier in the season, that would have gotten a 6.