Tristan thinks it's great that it's his first instant dance too, but Nancy isn't comforted by that. Nancy had the jive last week, and she reminds Tristan that she has twins and a full time job on top of being in this competition. Oh, poor you. I'm a little worried about this jive, though. Here's the biggest problem I have with Nancy's jive: she's barely lifting her feet off the floor. That's even before you get to the part where she screws up most of the steps and Tristan has to push her into position.
Judges? Len says he commends Nancy for making it this far, but he thinks it's time for her to go home. Everyone boos. Ooh, Nancy is holding back her sharp remarks, and you can almost see her biting her tongue. Bruno tries to be nicer, and Carrie Ann compliments her chemistry and trust with Tristan. But I don't think these are going to be good scores. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 6 and Bruno 7. Ouch. But deserved.
JR and Karina are the final couple to dance. Last time they did the jive, they got penalized for a lift and Len said they did too much Lindy Hop and not enough jive. So they're trying for redemption. And I think they did it. JR's kicks and flicks are PERFECT. That is how you do it. And he's got so much charisma and confidence out there. It was amazing. Hard to believe it was an instant dance.
Judges? Bruno screams that JR's flicks were sensational and his timing was impeccable. Carrie Ann says that they're in a class of their own and no one else is coming close tonight. Len thinks that JR mixes the X factor and the feel good factor, and on top of that, he did a fantastic jive. I think these scores will be high, and they should be. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10 and Bruno 10. Wow. That was deserved, but that's crazy. And how can you not be happy for JR?
And here are your final scores:
JR and Karina: 30 + 30 = 60
Ricki and Derek: 28 + 24 = 52
Hope and Maks: 27 + 25 = 52
Rob and Cheryl: 27 + 24 = 51
Nancy and Tristan: 24 + 20 = 44