They start with the girls sitting at school desks, bobbing their heads, and they're out of sync, but that's really the only misstep in the whole routine. They quickly move into Sabrina doing a back walkover and Shawn doing a basket toss. Sabrina and Louis have the first solo and I think it's the best one. Great dancing and a cool walkover lift that fits the theme. Derek and Shawn come out next and there's a great transition where they dance with Louis and Sabrina. I think Shawn is a great hip hop dancer but I was kind of expecting more lifts from them? Maybe they didn't want to outshine their teammates. Tony and Melissa also look great; Melissa's cheerleading experience must have been a big help with the choreography. And then Tony and Louis swing Melissa's body around while Apolo slides under her to begin his solo. It's funny; I think Karina looks the worst in this routine (of the women) because this just isn't her style of dancing. The other three women outshine her a bit. They end with a cheerleader formation and Karina and Apolo are in front with Karina doing a half-assed split. It's not a great cheerleading routine, but it was a great dance routine.
Judges? Len thought it was tight and the transitions between the solos were great and creative. Bruno loved the flow of the choreography and said he could barely distinguish the pros from the stars. Carrie Ann does a cheer and says it was amazing. Backstage, Brooke rushes through her regular questions and doesn't even listen to the answers. Scores: Carrie Ann 9.5, Len 10, and Bruno 10. So a 29.5 will be added to their individual scores tomorrow night.
See you all tomorrow night. No pressure "Gangnam Style" team. Your individual scores so far:
Gilles and Peta: 29.5
Emmitt and Cheryl: 29
Kirstie and Maks: 25.5
Kelly and Val: 24.5