Dancing With The Stars
Season 17 Performance 9

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Kim: B | 25 USERS: B-
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Each couples has a few seconds to dance in the opening and we're supposed to tweet which one we think has the best moves, but seriously, they each get only a few seconds, so it's hard to get anything done in that time.

Amber had a tough week last week, so she was really grateful to get to continue on the show. But this week she suffered some injuries again, and didn't get to rehearse as much as Derek was hoping for. So will it show in their quickstep? There's a bit too much faffing about in the beginning (as Len would say) but when they get back into it, the content is fast and furious. Amber's posture could be a little better but the footwork is really amazing and she doesn't miss a step.

Judges? Len thought the choreography was terrific, but he thought Amber was "a little bit loose in her top line." I agree, that's what I meant with her posture. Bruno thought it was wild and exciting, but she made a few mistakes and he also thought Amber was leaning forward a bit. Carrie Ann admits that Amber has set a high standard and this one didn't quite meet it. Derek tosses in that Amber couldn't even walk yesterday, like that matters for scoring. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8.

Leah and Tony have the tango, and Leah struggles with the tango because Tony has given her a challenging routine. Tony explains that he thinks she's a legit contender but they have to show the judges and viewers that too. Wow. Leah's tango was great. Her best dance so far. Her frame is great, her footwork is sharp and on point, and her attitude is fantastic. There might be a little bungle near the end, but they recover well.

Judges? Bruno says that it was badass, and Leah is stunning when she maintains focus. Carrie Ann was impressed, and advises Leah to make sure she finishes her moves. Len thought the choreography was great, and Leah added the flavor. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. Well deserved.

Corbin and Karina have a slow waltz this week, and their worst dance so far was their Viennese waltz, so they're worried. Karina decides to make it very traditional, because she knows this is Len's favorite dance. Well, it was fine. It didn't make me feel anything, but I couldn't see anything wrong with it technically. Once in a while, Corbin seems to totter when he was on his tiptoes.

Judges? Carrie Ann thought it was dreamy, although she saw a flaw where Corbin wasn't on his center. I don't know what that means other than maybe he was a little off-balance, and that was the wobbling I saw? Len loved it when he was in hold, but has a few pieces of technical advise. Bruno thought it had flawless musicality and breathtaking. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 10.

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