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Jack and Cheryl have the Viennese waltz this week. Jack has done well with ballroom, so Cheryl is really trying to make it perfect since the judges will expect more. Wow, this is a fast waltz. Also Jack has somehow sweated through his shirt AND suit jacket because he has pit stains. Someone needs to introduce him to dress shields. But aesthetics aside, it's beautifully done. Jack is weirdly very graceful. Sometimes his movements are a bit too choppy, and there could be more connection between them during the dance, but overall I liked it.
Judges? Len calls it crackerjack, and says that the hold was fantastic. He loved the turns and how great Jack's technique was. Bruno is so impressed with Jack's ballroom technique. Carrie Ann thinks Jack has built a great foundation of technique and now he's able to add style and flourish. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 9. Wow, I do not think Jack was expecting such high scores.
Bill can't believe he's still in this thing, and I kind of agree. I like him as a person but his dancing is…not great. Anyway, they have the Charleston and Emma knows that Bill does better when he has a character to play or a goofy routine to enact, so she gives him exactly that. I don't know if Bill's knees are hurting him more than usual but he's barely bending them throughout this routine. There's not much dancing; it's more walking around, and there's a huge lack of musicality. Bill's heart doesn't even seem to be in it this week. I don't know if he's just hurting and done or what.
Judges? Bruno thought the timing was all off. Carrie Ann enjoys watching Bill dance, but it's the quarterfinals so she has to point out his lack of musicality and technique. Len advises him to do better on his next dance, because this had no swivel and it was wooden. The crowd boos, but the judges are right. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. That's fair. It was not good.
This week in rehearsals, Elizabeth vowed to just listen to Val instead of questioning him all the time as they learned their Viennese waltz. The storyline seems to be the fears and worries behind the people on top of a wedding cake, I guess? Anyway, they got some contemporary in their waltz, and I'm not sure how Len will feel about that. It was interesting to watch, and the spins and twirls were very beautiful, but there wasn't much waltz in that waltz.