Judges? Len thought it was beautiful but also sharp and menacing and he loved it. Bruno loved the technique, but he thought the acting and storytelling was amazing. Carrie Ann calls it "poetry in motion" and says that Katherine has the best legs of any contestant on the show, ever. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10. I would agree with those scores.
Karina and Gavin are still in it, and I'm not sure why. Gavin is really uncomfortable rehearsing all the hip movements. Before I get to the dance, I have to discuss Gavin's outfit. He has on white pants, a dirty white shirt, and a white tank top. I guess he's supposed to be shipwrecked? But the stains on his tank top just make it look like he's a messy eater. Anyway, his dancing is terrible. But he's game. He's out there trying. But he really is way worse than anyone remaining.
Judges? Bruno thought it was delirious but he loved how Gavin let himself go and it was enjoyable. Carrie Ann loves how Gavin goes for it, but he lacked form. Len says it was more of a sham-ba than a samba, but he adds that it's a hard dance and Gavin made a gallant effort. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 6, and Bruno 7.
Another performance by Carlos Santana. Instead of the troupe, we get Louis and Anna dancing, which is great. I love both of them.
William and Cheryl didn't do well last week, but Cheryl advises William to put it behind him and get into Latin week. Wait, didn't William get hurt in rehearsals? Didn't they tease that earlier in the episode? And they're not going to mention it in the roll-in package? Anyway, they have the Argentine tango. William does great when it's a part where he stands still but his movements are off a little bit. They aren't as sharp as the rest of the dance. It's intense but not passionate, if that makes sense.
Judges? Carrie Ann takes a while to gather herself and then calls William "the Latin dancing James Bond." Len saw mood, passion, sensuality, and color. Bruno goes overboard as usual talking about how sexy William was. He just does not do it for me, and I feel like it's coloring my opinion of his dancing. Backstage, William says that he tore a ligament in his ankle and he's supposed to be resting it. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10.
Gladys says that she isn't bothered by the judges' critiques because she just sees them as challenges to overcome. She is awesome. Tristan tells Gladys that she gets to shake it this week, and she won't have to hold back and can show off her party attitude. I love her.