Judges? Bruno loves Donald's showman persona, and his performances get better and better. Carrie Ann loves how they blended Motown and the formal hold. Len says that he thought Donald was going to come out and show some fireworks, but he didn't. Pause. He EXPLODED! Donald falls on the floor with joy. Len instructs Peta to work Donald harder because he's got great talent, and this routine didn't show it off. I agree. I think if Donald were partnered with Cheryl or Anna, he'd be scoring higher. No offense to Peta but she's still new to the show and doesn't have it down yet. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. For a dance with a major screw-up, that's pretty good.
Melissa is still on this show? I kind of forgot about her. This week, they have the Viennese waltz and Maks gets really frustrated with her in rehearsals. We don't really see enough footage to tell if Maks is being an asshole or Melissa isn't working hard enough. But Melissa says that Maks is pushing her to do more and he isn't being mean. I guess that's what some people need and respond well to. It wouldn't work for me because I would just get pissed and shut down. Anyway, they are dancing to "Ooh Baby Baby." Man, Smokey's voice isn't the same, but it's still really great. I can't get over Melissa's facial expression while she's dancing. She's kind of making that Miley Cyrus duck face from Facebook photos. It looks like she's in pain. Shouldn't she be smiling? And look like she's in love with her partner? Isn't she an actress, ostensibly? Her technique is just okay; I think she's just not that graceful. She goes through the motions but it's just that, going through the motions.
Judges? Carrie Ann says that her hard work is paying off, and she just needs to watch her shoulder. Len saw romance and control, although she lost a bit of energy near the end. Bruno loved her extended lines and her connection with Maks, but she lost it a bit at the end. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8. Melissa looks pleased, and she should be.