Judges? Bruno loved the tour through all the ages of swing, and thinks it had a ton of content all the way through, and Katherine was on the money. Carrie Ann thought it showcased Katherine's range, and that it was the dance of a champion. Len thought it was a dream. Ugh. I thought it was too frenetic even as I could admire the effort that went into it. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. That's bullshit.
And finally, Donald and Peta have their freestyle. Peta's never done a freestyle, right? Donald thinks that William will do Latin and Katherine will do ballroom so they should do something unexpected and dance country. He references the gold standard of freestyles, Drew and Cheryl's "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy." That's actually not my favorite freestyle of all time, but it was good and I'm just happy to see something different. So they are dancing to a song by Cowboy Troy, who is singing it. And I am LOVING seeing Donald do a different style of dance. He is more into this routine than he has any other this season and it shows. I think the first half of the routine is way better than the second half, but both halves are fantastic and I'm sad we didn't get to see more of that type of dancing from Donald this season. The lifts were insane.
Judges? Carrie Ann says it's her favorite finals and that was her favorite dance of the night. Len thought they took an enormous chance and it was fantastic. Bruno thought it was a wild ride and "a country-inspired triumph." Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. I'm so happy that Donald finally got his 10 from Len, especially one that was so well-deserved.
So now it's up to the viewers, and then they have one more dance tomorrow night for the judges. I'm really rooting for Donald. I still think he has untapped potential whereas I feel like we've seen everything the other two have to offer. Man, during the recap, they show one of Katherine and Mark's lifts again and it's SO awkward. I can't believe they got a perfect score for that. Anyway, here are your scores. See you tomorrow night!
Katherine and Mark: 30 + 30 = 60
William and Cheryl: 30 + 29 = 59
Donald and Peta: 29 + 30 = 59