Judges? Carrie Ann thought Kirstie was the "queen of sexy" and she got lost in the dance. Len thought it was clean, clear, and classy, but he would have wanted more hip action. Carrie Ann disagrees and Kirstie demonstrates. So, Len demonstrates and Tom makes fun of him and Len goes grumpy Gus. Bruno thought that demonstrated a real woman's beauty, and it was classy and elegant. Scores: Carrie Ann 9.5, Len 8.5, and Bruno 9.5. It's super cute how all of the other couples are so excited for them, but I don't know if they deserved it.
Apolo admits that he and Karina had a fight before their dance last week, and it affected their dancing. This week, they are telling a story about a woman who's dying of cancer and only feels safe in her lover's arms. Well, that's uplifting. Anyway, Apolo worries about his ability to show his emotions during the dance. You know, I probably don't give Apolo enough credit for being a great dancer. He's really good and makes it look effortless, and this was a beautiful dance.
Judges? Len thought it was light and had great musicality, and he LOVED it. Bruno thought Apolo led Karina around the floor with ease, and his movements were excellent. Carrie Ann thought it was poetry in motion. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. That's their first perfect score.
Emmitt and Cheryl are the last to perform before the group dance, and they have the foxtrot to "Islands in the Stream," one of my favorite songs. Emmitt is freaked out about having a solo, especially in a slow song, and especially to country. I can't believe no one's called Emmitt out on his pancake hands. He looks stiff for most of the routine, but his solo is great and the crowd goes wild.
Judges? Bruno loves that Emmitt has fun with it and gets the crowd to join in, even if he lost time here and there. Carrie Ann thought they seemed a little out-of-sync at the beginning, but he redeemed himself with the solo. Len thought it lacked finesse but it was great entertainment. Scores: Carrie Ann 8.5, Len 8.5, and Bruno 9.5.