Albert and Anna review how much they stunned the judges last week, but this week, it's all about ballroom. Albert says that he decided to do the show as a tribute to his grandfather, who loved ballroom dancing. Anna arranged for Albert's grandmother to send him a video pep talk, and I actually had tears in my eyes when she said that he reminded her of his grandfather. I'm such a sap. Let's see how the dance works out. They're dancing to "99 Red Balloons," but their footwork doesn't seem fast enough to match the song. It's kind of...pedestrian. It certainly doesn't have the energy of last week's dance, which is the problem with coming out strong the first week.
Carrie Ann encourages Albert to keep up the exuberance and energy throughout the dance. Len thinks he is the dark horse, and advises him to live up to his potential. Bruno thinks Albert's energy flagged in the middle and compares his movements to "a space hopper," which he bounces in his seat to demonstrate. What in the hell is a space hopper? Time for scores: 7, 7, and 7. I think that's fair. As Albert talks about his late grandfather, you can see Cheryl talking to someone (Floyd?) in the background. Have some respect, Cheryl and Floyd! Anna admits that she didn't expect much from Albert, but he's great.
Helio feels more pressure to be good on the mambo because he's Brazilian, but as a race car driver, he doesn't know how to move his hips. As they rehearse, he and Julianne knock heads more than once. Ouch. Julianne thinks Helio's charm will pull him through. They start dancing and I just stop typing and watch, because it's amazing. I see what the Eagle-Eyed Forum Posters pointed out this week, which is that Helio is actually leading, something that few male celebrities do. Carrie Ann points this out as well, and compliments Julianne's choreography. Len didn't think that Helio could top last week, but it was better, especially for the second week. Helio and Julianne are thrilled with the judges' remarks.