Samantha asks Joey if he's ready to go home. He's not, but he is. That's basically what he said. She asks Apolo if it was sad to just miss the perfect score. Apolo says the roar of the crowd was reward enough, and he's made amazing friends among his fellow contestants.
What did the studio audience think? Jane Seymour thought Joey was great. Some woman thinks Len was crazy on the raunchiness, and another guy thinks Len needs to eat some bran. They show various people making their picks, and not surprisingly, each picks one of the remaining contestants so as to avoid making it look like the show is favoring anyone.
And now we'll find out one couple that will definitely be moving on. And it's...Joey and Kym. Aw. Joey looks so happy. I think last week was what he needed to get rid of some of the smug and cocky attitude that turned people off. I'm happy for them.
The greatest flamenco dancer in the world, Joaquin Cortez, will now perform for us. I get that this is a celebrity dancing show, but for me the draw is the celebrity more than the dancing; I would rather see lots more Dance Center and lots less random people dancing, even though he is obviously very talented. I am an ugly American with no culture, I guess.
Samantha goes backstage again. She points out that Ian had low judges' scores last week but escaped the bottom two, so she wonders if he's confident about his fan support. Ian says you never know. Laila says she's still confident, but she agrees with Ian, and she would both love and hate to go up against Joey in the finals. Apolo says the whole experience has been great. He just seems like such a positive little guy. I want to carry him around in my pocket.
Kimmel. The gist this week is that all of the Kimmel show's employees have gotten into the swing of things and are now dancing around at work. It's cute. At least there are no gay panic jokes. I applaud that.
God, this show should be thirty minutes, but I guess it's a bit late for that. Enrique Iglesias is back to sing a more uptempo number. I am a hundred years old. I just said, "uptempo number." The only interesting thing that happens in this segment is that, at one point when I was fast forwarding through it, I thought Enrique tried to moonwalk. I was wrong, but at least that would explain the sneakers.
Len explains that we have two athletes (Laila and Apolo) and two entertainers (Ian and Joey) left. Len decides that the athletes have a physical advantage. The other judges chime in that the athletes are used to training and have stamina. Len thinks they also have better coordination. But the entertainers are better at giving a show and engaging the audience. The athletes don't let negative thoughts into their heads, and are able to take criticism because they're used to being coached. The entertainers have more confidence because they're used to being in makeup, in front of bright lights, and on a set. Len thinks that the entertainers want to be liked, but the athletes just want to win. Carrie Ann points out that entertainers have to compete all of the time for roles and attention. Len ultimately decides that the champion will be the person who can fuse the best qualities of athlete and entertainer. That was actually a pretty interesting analysis, even if athlete vs. entertainer is kind of a false dichotomy. I mean, I've seen Steve Sanders play beach volleyball. While wearing high-tops. I think he's both athlete and entertainer.