Rascal Flatts return to sing "Life is a Highway" while Mel and Maks dance. Yay! This song just makes me think of the movie Cars because I have nephews and thus I have seen that movie more times than is healthy. I miss when they were younger and we got to watch Mary Poppins. There's a lot of song before Mel and Maks come out; I wonder if that was a contractual thing, like the record label said that the band needs to have so much time just singing before everyone is distracted by the dancing. And Mel and Maks are awesome. One thing I love is that they incorporate some of the most popular bits from their routines last season, like the splits from the Viennese waltz. And they just look like they are having so much fun. I seriously can't believe they didn't win last season.
Backstage, Samantha asks former winners who they think should win. Kelly wants Kristi, because she wants another female winner. Apolo says he roots for athletes, so he's thinking Jason and Kristi. Drew says that after last night, he wants Cristian. Samantha points out that it's probably not coincidence that Cristian is partnered with Cheryl. In the bumper to commercial, Drew reminds us of the most dramatic moment from the show -- when Marie fainted.
Now we get to see a clip package of what the current contestants have learned from past contestants. Kristi thinks she can learn the most from Joey Fatone, because he's "a master showman." Marissa wants to learn how to bring it like Mel B. Oh, Marissa. You couldn't carry Mel's jock. Mario thinks he could learn from Mario Lopez. Yeah, learn how to bed Karina, from what the gossip pages say. My theory is not helped by Mario saying that he wants to take it to the next level like Mario Lopez did. Jason says that he can learn a lot from Emmitt Smith, because he made it cool to dance with style. Cristian relates to Helio, because they are both Latin American. Well, that seems obvious.