After the ballroom round ends, Laila and Maksim are tied with Joey and Kym for the top slot, while Billy Ray and Karina are way, way at the bottom. Now let's move on to the Latin round!
Laila and Maksim return to dance the samba while wearing neon green outfits. I don't like how Maksim dances the samba. It's like a parody of sexiness with the pumping hips and the thrusting and the jutting. It's just not for me. I think I like ballroom better. Bruno thinks they were "giving fire." Carrie Ann thought it was amazing and sensual. Len hopes Laila's father is proud, which is kind of a weird thing to say after such a sexy dance. Maksim can't stand the attention being on his partner for five seconds, so he fake-collapses to the ground. Samantha points out that Maksim has never reached the point in the show where he had to do two dances in one week. Maksim agrees that it's almost impossible. The judges give them a 10, 10, and a 10 for a perfect score of 30. Laila thinks it was totally unexpected. Their overall score is 59 out of 60, which is pretty amazing.
John and Edyta will be dancing the rumba to "Under Pressure." Interesting song choice. John looks much more nervous and unsure than usual. They do one move where Edyta stands in front of him, facing away, and bends over while putting her leg behind her and then straight up in the air. I'm amazed by the strength and flexibility of these dancers. They end with a stylized dip. Carrie Ann thinks there wasn't enough passion, but she thinks John has a grace that none of the older gentlemen they've had on the show possessed. Len points out that John's footwork has improved greatly. Bruno agrees, and says while John was no Mario Lopez with the hip action, it was still pretty good. The judges give them a 7, 8 and a 7 for a total of 22. John has finally caught his breath. I was getting a little worried there for a while. John jokes that the judges think he's geriatric. Samantha asks Edyta to compare John to her former partners (Evander Holyfield, George Hamilton, and Joey Lawrence). Edyta says that John brings a great attitude and a willingness to work. Samantha announces that their total score is 45 out of 60.