The Dance: The Viennese waltz. Of course, it starts out with them walking around, before meeting up on the platform. They do one extended spin in the middle, and then they do this amazing move where Mel goes down into a split, slides back up, back down, back up, all the way down the floor. It's like she's walking in split form. During the sequence, Maks even looks at the judges like, "Can you believe this shit?" At the end, Mel goes to kiss Maks on the lips (choreographed-style), and at the very end, he turns his cheek and she kind of smacks him. I do enjoy their chemistry.
The Judges: Bruno thought it was incredible, and sexy, especially for a waltz. Carrie Ann has the chills, and loves how they keep surprising her. Len thought it was absolutely fabulous. Mel goes for her customary Bergeron tush grab before heading backstage, and he avoids her. The scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10, for the first perfect score of the night.
Jennie and Derek: Last week, the judges gave Jennie a hard time, and (allegedly, according to her storyline this week) caused her to rethink the competition and realize she wanted to spend more time with her family. So it was off to Disneyland! While there, Jennie danced with Mickey Mouse and got to meet her fans, which she found inspirational. Derek recognized the difference in Jennie's attitude when she returned.
The Dance: The tango. Wouldn't it be awesome if Jennie did a routine to a Jeremy Jordan song? Or Color Me Badd? Anyway, their routine is not my favorite. It's too stiff (on purpose) and angry. Which I guess the tango is supposed to be.
The Judges: Carrie Ann enjoys Jennie's determination, but wants more chemistry. Len disagrees, and says he thought the dance had passion and energy. He thought it was way better than Jennie and Derek's last tango. Bruno thought she was "like a fury," and also compliments Derek's steps, which were complicated. The scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 10, Bruno 9. Any other week, that would be great, but a 28 out of 30 might not be this week. Derek reveals that he did half the dance with his shoe falling off.