I had to pause the recording to describe it, and it's paused just as Wayne and Cheryl approach the judges, and Carrie Ann has her head in her hand. That says it all. Bruno tells Wayne very seriously to work on his technique, and speed it up. Someone is booing. Did they even watch this? Carrie Ann compliments how he brought Vegas to the ballroom, but says he needed less hip action, since it was ballroom. Len doesn't think Wayne improved from last week, but acknowledges that it was a more difficult dance. Time for the scores: 5, 5, and 5. Wow. The judges are not cutting any slack tonight. Good for them! Drew tries to cheer them up by saying three 5s makes a nice poker hand. He wonders where Wayne gets so much energy, and Wayne says, "It's fear." I feel like he's this season's Jerry Springer, who people will keep voting for even when he's ready to go.
Marie and Jonathan next. Marie says that the judges made her realize that she can't coast. As they rehearse, Marie says that learning the mambo made her realize how out-of-shape she is. They practice a fancy move where Jonathan dips Marie while only holding the back of her head, and then he passes his leg over her while switching hands. He drops her every time. They start dancing, and I don't know what's up with Marie's hair. She looks like Amy Winehouse or something. Other than that, her dancing is decent, and they manage to pull off the fancy dip move, which is called "the death drop." Her brother Donny in the audience cheers and whistles. Hey, Jimmy is there too! He used to be my favorite Osmond back in the day.
Judges? Len thought it was great, and advises her to work to her strengths, which lie in her ability as a performer. Bruno calls her "a real hot Latina mama" and compares her to Rita Moreno in West Side Story. Carrie Ann calls her "one hot cougar," which is kind of calling her old, right? Carrie Ann compliments Marie's trust in Jonathan, adding that she went all-out in her dangerous moves. Backstage, Marie is still out of breath. Jonathan admits that he's pulling out all the moves to prove they are contenders. The scores: 8, 8, and 8. Marie and Jonathan are thrilled. The other contestants sitting around cheer too, which is nice to see.