Backstage, Samantha talks to Marie and Jonathan. She points out that the fans saved Marie once again. Marie thinks the Osmond fans are the best fans in the world.
Tom introduces Kenny Mayne's investigation into the ugly side of dancing. There's a fake Extra report about Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin checking into dance rehab, and Kenny is there to investigate. Lisa (still wearing full dance makeup) and Harry and Laila Ali and Tucker Carlson are all there to admit that they are addicted to the show. Laila strokes her dancing dress and says that sometimes she breaks out into the paso doble in the grocery store. Lisa says, really sincerely, "The paso doble is the BEST DANCE!" Tucker Carlson says that he'll never stop dancing, and that if you cut him into pieces, each piece would still dance. Don't tempt me, Mr. Bowtie. Lisa says that she's also addicted to tanning. Kenny concludes that this is a big problem for these former contestants. Tucker asks why Kenny is still wearing his purple spangly dancing shirt. Kenny tells him to mind his beeswax. Funny! Kenny Mayne always brings the funny.
Michael Flatley. Lord of the Dance. Lots of legs flying about. Not really my bag, but clearly lots of people do like it. They always sell a lot of tickets on their tours. At the end, Michael Flatley spends like five minutes walking around and cheering at the crowd. What in the hell was that?
Now there's a segment on the media coverage of the show. Basically, the members of the "media" (I use that term loosely, given that we see people like Nancy O'Dell and Mark McGrath) talk about how great the show is. Stop selling me! I'm already watching it!
Avril Lavigne is back to sing "Complicated" while Sabrina and Mark dance. Damn, Avril's engagement ring is HUGE. Her backup singer is way out of tune. I guess it's great that it's live and not lip-synched. The crowd goes wild when Sabrina and Mark come out. They do a lift spin that they wouldn't be allowed to do in the competition. Sabrina's face looks different somehow, but they aren't showing her close up, so I can't really see it. They do some pretty amazing lifts and stunts. They finish the routine lying on the floor, spooning. Interesting. They aren't even going to interview them? Huh.