Brooke interviews Kelly and Val as well as Maks and Kirstie. Kelly says that it's tough to be up there with Maks and Kirstie, knowing that at least one of them is going home. She's probably right. Let's hope it's Kirstie, who talks about how her fans are the greatest fans. Is anyone ever like, "My fans kind of suck. This other person has really great fans. Mine are so-so."
Time to review last night's performance with Maks and Kirstie. She was sloppy in her trio dance, and tried to make a joke with Tristan about how he was already voted off but it kind of falls flat. Kelly reminded us that this was going to come down to viewer votes. Might have been helpful for some to have that reminder last night.
Time to find out if these two couples are in jeopardy. Ooh, they're not just doing jeopardy. They're telling us who's going home. And it's Kirstie and Maks. Yay! I mean, boo. Just kidding, I totally mean yay. They lasted about two weeks longer than they deserved, and they know it. Kirstie thanks Maks, the fans, and even the judges. They make Maks and Kirstie take center stage but then don't play any music so they're just standing there, which is weird. So wait, are Kelly and Val safe?
Clip package of how this season has been incredibly stressful on the pros too. Cheryl reveals that they've been practicing double time, which I can't even believe because usually at this point, they're already rehearsing all day, every day. Poor Val has never even been close to the finals so he's got to be freaking out.
The couples are going to be choosing a dance and a theme, and Tom warns us that they're crazy and don't make any sense. Kelly and Val are choosing for Melissa and Tony, and they pick "Caveman" Hustle. Tom explains that they'll be assigned a song that might help these themes make sense. Cheryl and Emmitt choose "Knight Rider" Banghra for Shawn and Derek, and Derek doesn't even know what that is. Tom explains that it's an Indian folk dance. Apolo and Karina choose "Mad Monk" Merengue for Gilles and Peta, who return the favor with "Big Top" Jazz for Apolo and Karina. Shawn and Derek choose "Espionage" Lindy Hop for Emmitt and Cheryl, and Kelly and Val are left with "Surfer" Flamenco. I guess as far as filler goes, these segments are fine, but I bet that the producers were hoping for more screwing over, and this group just isn't doing that.