After the first round, Apolo, Joey, and Laila all have perfect scores, and Ian is right behind them with a 28.
Len goes to visit each finalist to help them get ready. He helps Ian understand how to do sharp kicks, and cuts a rug himself. Len wants to help Apolo learn to turn his toes out and avoid being pigeon-toed, and also to be more playful on the dance floor. Len analyzes the tape and decides that Laila's arm movements need to be sharper. He counsels her to think about placing her hand and her arms will take care of themselves. Len checks out the final tape and decides that Joey's upper body and head go forward, and that's what causing his butt to stick out. Joey deadpans, "I definitely agree with [Len's] advice. He knows what he's talking about. He's been dancing for, what? Ninety-five years?" Joey doesn't usually do it for me, but that cracked me up.
Apolo and Julianne return to do the cha-cha. I always feel like that's the dance's nickname, but its real name is the cha. They're dancing to "Push It," which the band is just murdering. And not in a good way. Apolo is showing some massive hip action, though. Not like he has massive hips. His action is massive. Now that just sounds dirty. Their choreography is just so much faster and more exciting than anyone else's. I see what Len was saying about Apolo's footwork, though. After one move, Apolo and Julianne end up lip to lip, which is not going to put to rest those rumors (or wishful thinking) in the forums about these two dating. The audience goes nuts. Bruno tries to talk, but has to wait a minute to tell them that they are "like a shot of adrenalin." Carrie Ann says that it was the sexiest cha-cha she's ever seen and she felt dirty watching it. Len thought the footwork was improved. Len thinks it was too raunchy, though. Oh, Len. I'm an old prude usually, but I thought it was fine. They can pull it off because they're young and cute. One of those former Playmates couldn't pull it off. But it's looking like they won't get their second perfect scores, which is fine. You have to leave something to shoot for in the finals, right? The judges reveal their scores and they're 10, 9, and 10. Bruno is upset at Len's 9, and so are Apolo and Julianne. You can barely hear Samantha due to the noise from the ballroom -- what's going on out there? Apolo and Julianne's total score is 59 out of 60.