Judges? Carrie Ann thinks Kirstie is working it, and age doesn't matter. Carrie Ann advices them to match their movement style as partners; in other words, don't have Maks flying all over the place while Kirstie stands still. Len thought it was neat and precise while there was "recognizable jive." That doesn't sound like a compliment. Bruno thought Kirstie played the character beautifully, but he doesn't say anything about the dancing. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. Overscored.
Emmitt and Cheryl were on top of the leaderboard last week. Emmitt interviews that he's not intimidated by his competition and denigrates their livelihoods, which I don't think will go over well and came off as kind of nasty. In rehearsals, Cheryl and Emmitt have a lot of fun with the fact that Emmitt's head is crooked. Ha? Anyway, they have the quickstep. I don't know, it doesn't impress me. It feels like Cheryl is leading, and Emmitt doesn't have the energy and charisma that are his trademark.
Judges? Len loved his cool attitude, but Emmitt was lacking the proper upper body lines. Bruno thinks the energy is great even if the frame wasn't perfect, and he lost timing at the end. Carrie Ann says that Emmitt might want to watch out for his non-intimidating competition because Helio and Apolo did better than him this week. Agreed. Scores: Carrie Ann 7.5, Len 7.5, and Bruno 7.5. I think that's about right.
Drew was in the bottom two last week. Drew vows to loosen up this week. Anna choreographs a slap into the routine, and she makes sure to practice it was much as possible. They do their jive, and I think it's really good! It's got kind of a punk vibe but the integrity of the jive is still there and I'm more impressed with Drew's dancing than I've been in a long time. His footwork is great, his lines are great. Good job, Drew!
Judges? Bruno loved the energy and attack, but thought Drew went flat-footed at times. Carrie Ann says, "Welcome home, Drew." She loved that Drew surprised them, and agrees that he needs to watch his feet. Len agrees also but doesn't think Drew will be in the bottom two this week. Scores: Carrie Ann 7.5, Len 7.5, and Bruno 7.5. I thought that was fair; I didn't see the flat feet, so I guess that counts for a half point off per judge.