Judges? Len thought it was fun, fast, and flirty. Bruno loved the sequencing when Kelly was leading, and she held the routine together. Carrie Ann couldn't believe how well Kelly transitioned between Val and Louis, though she could have pointed her toe a little more. Scores: Carrie Ann 9.5, Len 9.5, and Bruno 9.5. That's about right. It wasn't perfect but it was good.
Gilles and Peta will be working with Chelsie to dance a salsa. Gilles notes that they are all entangled all of the time, so if he misses on step, they will all fall down. I've been trying to figure out for the last few weeks why I don't love Gilles this season. I mean, I looooooooooved him on his original season, and I just don't anymore. And I think it's because he started to believe his own press, and he's just not as good of a dancer as he thinks he is. Like he opens this samba with an extended solo and it's...not that good. And no other male star would attempt it, because it requires a certain level of skill, but Gilles thinks he's a pro. Anyway, his samba is not for me. I love the samba, but this seems all about Gilles and his skills just aren't there for whatever reason.
Judges? Bruno says that it was hot and sexy, but Gilles was so busy taking care of his ladies (gross) that he lost timing a few times. Carrie Ann loved it, and Len thought it was great that Gilles was out there, exposed, and didn't hide behind the women. Yeah, that was the problem. He was exposed, and his dancing wasn't that good. Scores: Carrie Ann 9.5, Len 10, and Bruno 9.5.
Emmitt and Cheryl will be dancing with Kym and doing the salsa. Emmitt learns in rehearsals that it's complicated to dance with two women because he's got to keep everything straight and not basically throw them into one another. Hmm. This is one of those routines that is probably really, really difficult to do but it doesn't look that hard. It looks like Emmitt is just standing there while the two women dance around him. But he's concentrating really hard, and that means we miss out on some of Emmitt's trademark sparkle.