Ugh, Kirstie and Maks are still here. This is ridiculous. Kirstie thinks she can win, and God I hope not. That's not possible, right? Anyway, she and Maks are doing the Viennese waltz to "Hallelujah." I'll say this: the waltz might be Kirstie's dance. It's slow, so her lack of stamina and fitness doesn't show, and it allows her grace to show through. And Maks looks great in uniform.
Judges? Carrie Ann says that Kirstie's lines were beautiful, but she'd like to see more difficulty in her next routine. Kirstie pouts, "No!" Len thinks it was her best dance, and Bruno thinks it was stylish and elegant. And kind of boring, right? Like it was good for Kirstie but if anyone else tried to come out with that, they'd be laughed off the dance floor. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. That's fair. It's just not difficult enough to earn higher scores.
Kelly and Val are the third couple to have the Viennese waltz so far this week. This is the week of the waltz. Kelly gets frustrated that she isn't doing better in rehearsals and Val understands how she's feeling, and appreciates that she's not giving up. Was all the frustration worth it? Their dance is really pretty, but it feels a little choppy and honestly, the storytelling aspect isn't up to par with some of the others. I appreciate that, unlike the others, they didn't dress up in uniform. They wore yellow and called it a day. I mean, Kelly is a pretty dancer but it wasn't as good as Shawn's dance from a number of perspectives.
Judges? Len thought it was sharp on occasion. I agree, Len. Carrie Ann disagrees, but Len says that he'd like it more flowing. Bruno calls Kelly "a twinkling twirler" and he's right that her spins are great. Carrie Ann loved everything about it, and thinks Len is all wrong. Scores: Carrie Ann 9.5, Len 9, and Bruno 9.5.
Gilles has been falling down the leaderboard in the last two weeks, so he's hoping his quickstep can save him. Peta really puts Gilles through his paces in rehearsals, which is funny, because it seems like he is usually harder on himself. But he really wants to nail this dance. Did he? Not really. The opening is kind of a mess and looks nothing like a quickstep. I can't pinpoint what's wrong with it, but it's not good. The middle section is much better, with Gilles and Peta in perfect sync. The ending is fine, but it's basically just a run up the stairs and then a slide down the floor, which is more gymnastics than dancing. I'm disappointed.