Judges? Len says he was caught up in the dance. Bruno thought it was impeccably tailored and utterly fabulous. Plus he molests Len while talking. Carrie Ann says she remembered when Maria first started, and it's been quite a transformation. And Carrie Ann has many words of praise for the routine. Maria looks like she can't quite believe it. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. Derek and Maria can't believe it. Brooke tries to get them to list all their respective injuries, but Derek demurs, because he knows that no one wants to hear it. I admire that a lot. Maria FREAKS OUT at her scores.
Time for sob stories! William grew up really poor and they never had enough food. He was always driven to be better. He left Cuba because his stepfather was a political prisoner and his family was granted asylum. He started out in this country as a model before transitioning to acting, and now he's a huge star in Latin America. And ladies really, really like him. Anyway, they're dancing the samba. Cheryl's no dummy; she put William in white pants so you can see every bounce to the ounce. And he's naturally good at the samba. My only issue with it is there isn't a ton of the samba bounce, and when he does it, it's all in the shoulders instead of at the knees. But he sure looked good doing it.
Judges? Bruno rolls his r's a lot and talks about the flavor of sexy Brazil. Carrie Ann is too overcome to even talk but she says his bounce was more like a thrust. That's what I noticed. Len thought the junk in his trunk was great, and he did a ton of basic samba steps while also having great rhythm. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. As long as the thrusting was an acceptable replacement for the bouncing, I guess that makes sense. It just didn't look much like a samba to me.
What's Katherine's story? She grew up in small-town Wales. She studied at a prestigious music university, and then got a recording deal, becoming a sensation in Britain. She was engaged to a real hottie, but they broke up at the end of last year, right before she started rehearsals for this show. She and Mark are doing the salsa, with a Far East flair. Um, didn't Derek try this last week and failed miserably? Also, this style of dance is not Katherine's forte. She looks awkward most of the time. And then they screw up the final move and Katherine nearly falls down. She's really, really upset and I can't tell if she's injured or just sad that she messed up. Neither can Tom, and he tries to make sure Katherine is okay.