Hey, y'all! I took a week off and now I feel totally out of touch with this show. I did tune in last week but watching as a random viewer versus watching as a recapper is so very different. But now I'm back! And it's Latin Night!
Oh, Carlos Santana. Don't you have more to do than play on this show? You are a legend. Then again, you did make that song with Rob Thomas like ten years ago so maybe you have IRS issues or something. Well, they have to have a reason for the troupe to exist and apparently that reason is to dance while Carlos Santana plays. I feel like the DWTS audience doesn't really appreciate Santana's amazing guitar work, I have to say. Santana is also wearing baggy leather pants, which I didn't even know were a thing that existed.
Brooke and Tom welcome us and I'm fairly sure I can see Brooke's areola, so that happened. Can you guys believe that Gavin is still on this show? Who would have thought he would make it this far? I am really happy that Sherri got eliminated though. It makes me feel better about America.
Jaleel and Kym are up first. In rehearsals, they discuss how shocking Sherri's elimination was, and how it means that anyone can go home at any time. Then Kym coaches Jaleel on how to shake his booty. And he definitely shakes it. They also talk about how there will be a dance duel this week, so they have to rehearse a second routine just in case they are in the bottom two. I forgot about the dance duel. I am against it, but trying to keep an open mind.
So let's see their samba. Well, the bouncing is good and the performance aspect is good also. But Jaleel's footwork gets screwed up near the beginning and I'm not sure he really recovers. His technique and his form aren't as good as in previous weeks. It's a good dance, but I don't know if it's a good dance for HIM. Judges? Len thought he had great hip action and it was a great start to the show. Bruno thinks Jaleel's wiggle was unstoppable. Carrie Ann loved how Jaleel attacked the dance, and she advises him to watch his arm when he's out of hold because it goes dead sometimes. Jaleel looks abashed, like he knew that was an issue. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8.
Melissa and Maks are having a grand old time on the dance floor, waiting for their turn to dance. But they have to sit through the clip package first. Last week, Melissa hit Maks's leg with her head while doing a spin and got a concussion and whiplash. So this week, she has to be careful during rehearsals. Maks tries to get her to be sexy and keeps calling her "Grandma." That would just piss me off, but it seems to work on Melissa.