Tom reminds us that there are three women (Marie, the showbiz legend; Jennie, the "yummy mummy"; and Mel, the popstar diva) and one man (Helio, "Mr. Charisma") left, and they can't afford to make any mistakes. Especially when the performances are LIIIIIIIIIIIVE!
Tonight, the couples get to choose their favorite ballroom dance and Latin dance to perform. They also got a master class this week from Len Goodman.
Marie and Jonathan: Last week, the judges didn't love Marie's routines, but she was saved by the fan votes. Jonathan says that, this week, he's emphasizing technique. Marie thinks her advantage lies in her age and wisdom, and that she has experience in performing. Jonathan tries to up the ante in the moves to dazzle the fans, and Marie is willing to do whatever it takes. Marie hopes to, as the saying goes, leave it all on the floor and walk away knowing that she gave it everything she could.
The Dance: The Quickstep, done to one of my favorite movie musical numbers, "Good Morning" from Singin' In The Rain. I think my second favorite might be "Make 'Em Laugh" from the same musical. Hmm. I think I need to ask for that movie as a stocking stuffer! There's not a lot of quick in this quickstep, or a lot of steps, but I think Marie has proven that you don't need perfect technique if you have charisma.
The Judges: Len thinks that Marie is the best entertainer and performer out of the remaining contestants. Notice that he didn't say she was the best dancer. But he did think her routine was perfect. Bruno appreciated the additional content this week. Carrie Ann thought Marie pulled it off. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 9. Wow, I am way off tonight. The audience boos Bruno's score, but Marie is just thrilled with a 29 out of 30.
Mel and Maks: Last week, Mel was the one to catch. This week, she explains that they're doing the paso doble, which was their one perfect score in the past. They're also doing the Viennese waltz, because Mel thinks she could have done it better. Now that Cameron's gone, Mel gets to complain about her busy schedule. The Spice Girls show up and give Maks some shit, which I enjoy. Except Posh, who kind of just stands there. Is there something wrong with her?