Lance and Lacey are last with their jitterbug. It's very USO flavored, as Lance is wearing a sailor outfit and Lacey has on a red white and blue dress. A minute into their routine, Lance accidentally kicks off one shoe, and it seems to distract him for the rest of the routine. They do okay, but not as stellar as I think they could. There was a lot of weirdness in the choreography, including a lot of jazz fingers. I would have loved a traditional high-energy jitterbug from these two, and I think they could have pulled it off. The crowd liked it, though, as Tom can't even get them to settle down so he can compliment Lance dancing with only one shoe. Bruno thought it was brilliant, and loved the reference to Gene Kelley and Ann Miller in On The Town. Carrie Ann thought it was magic on the dance floor. Len salutes them for dancing two fabulous routines tonight. I swear, there must be something about seeing these routines in person that makes a difference, because I feel like I don't get some of the enthusiasm at times. Backstage, Lance sheds a few tears over how much that was dedicated to his grandfather. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10. Lance and Lacey are thrilled with their scores. I hope they're not peaking too early.
So here are the standings at the end of the night:
Lance and Lacey: 28 + 29 = 57
Warren and Kym: 24 + 25 = 49
Brooke and Derek: 21 + 28 = 49
Cody and Julianne: 22 + 24 = 46
I think Cody is the one that shouldn't go to the finals, although he did well tonight. He might be Warren's equal in technique, but he doesn't have Warren's charisma. He does have a huge squealing girl fanbase though, so it's really anyone's game at this point. We'll find out tomorrow night!
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