Apolo and Julianne are dancing the mambo. Apolo looks very joyful while dancing. He really is a tiny little number, isn't he? They do a lot of complicated moves, which come off as a bit sloppy. One of the moves doesn't quite work for me -- Apolo lifts his leg up and Julianne twirls under it three times. She's not quite fast enough, or his leg isn't quite high enough, or something. Len doesn't think it was great. Bruno disagrees (surprise!) since Apolo is new to dancing and is doing quite difficult choreography. Carrie Ann thought it was great, if a bit off in spots. Bruno vehemently disagrees. Wow, Samantha is showing off the pregnancy boobs this week. I don't know why it took me so long to notice that. Apolo wishes for more consistency in the judging. Is it a good idea to taunt the judges? Apolo talks about how difficult it is to learn two dances in four days, which can become three days if you have to travel. The judges give them a 9, 9, and 10 for a total of 28. I feel like the scores are not matching up with what the judges are saying this week. Their total for both dances is 54 out of 60.
Ian and Cheryl are dancing the mambo. Oh. I think now we are seeing why Ian was so rigid in previous weeks â when he loosens up, he's not a very good dancer. There's a lot of shoulder shaking and hip thrusting and it's not pretty. And they also screw up the final pose. Hey, Jennie Garth is in the audience too. And was that Tori Spelling? Why didn't they show them earlier? Bruno really liked the dance. Carrie Ann thought it was better, but Ian's posture still needs a little work. Len enjoyed the hip action. Of course he did. I don't know if I'm just cranky tonight or what, but I'm not seeing what the judges are seeing. The judges give them a 9, 9, and 9 for a total of 27 out of 30. Cheryl says they're very happy with those scores. Their total is 54 out of 60 for the night.
Billy Ray and Karina are back to do the samba. Billy Ray is wearing a boxing robe. Why? I guess because they are dancing to "Living in America," but it didn't really add anything to the routine, so why bother? Oh, this is just terrible. I don't think Billy Ray even knows the steps, and there aren't that many of them. I always feel bad for the professional dancers when the celebrities suck. They are usually out there, dancing their little hearts out, trying so hard to distract from the mess. Carrie Ann says that she always thinks Billy Ray is going to go terribly wrong, and somehow it doesn't. Is that a compliment? "Wow, that didn't TOTALLY suck." Len thought this dance was better than the waltz. Bruno is surprised that he enjoyed it. I think the judges are just flummoxed, and they know Billy Ray can't actually improve any more, so they just pay him half-assed compliments and hope he goes home soon. The judges give them a 7, 7, and 7 for a total of 21 out of 30. Samantha wonders about Billy Ray's input into the routines. Karina tries to be diplomatic but basically says that Billy Ray needs to shut his achy breaky. Their overall total is 38 out of 60.