Dancing With The Stars

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Never Can Say Goodbye

Tom reminds us of all the craziness that happened last night, and announces that tonight, the first celebrity will be sent home while the rest perform again. And it's all happening LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Oh, some of the outfits tonight are already killing me. The celebs and their partners are lined up in elimination formation on the stage. Samantha's hair has a lot of secrets tonight. The first couple safe is -- no surprise -- Lance and Lacey. We get to see some rehearsal footage where Lacey teaches the moves by telling Lance to act like a gingerbread man or pretend he's a dog peeing on a hydrant. And while that sound dumb, I think that method would actually work with a lot of people who don't know the dance terminology, which can be intimidating. Lance says it works for him anyway. They begin their quickstep to the Cure of all things and something about it is just off for me. I don't know if it's not quick enough or what. The beginning is kind of like the tango where they aren't looking at each other. It's technically good, though. Maybe the judges can help me out. Len says he didn't like their posture or hold, and I agree with him. Bruno liked their freshness and timing, and thought they performed well. Carrie Ann was entertained, but she wasn't impressed. She also sort of tells Lacey she needs to step up her ballroom skills, but not in so many words. Good. I'm a purist when it comes to my television fake ballroom dancing. Backstage, Lance tries to say something about peeing like a dog, but he accidentally says peeing on a dog. Oops. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 6, and Bruno 8. Tom cracks that Lance will soon be hearing from PETA after the dog mixup.

And we're back to hear more results from last night. The next safe couple, who will be dancing right now, is Misty and Maks. And now they have to do the mambo. In rehearsals, Maks tries to teach Misty about hip action, but she has a lot of trouble, because it feels so unnatural. Ooh, Misty's outfit is very... colorful. Misty really reminds me of someone and I can't quite put my finger on it. Laura Prepon, maybe? She does a decent job with the hip action, but it's a little more hip hop video than Latin. To his credit, Maks really lets Misty take the spotlight for much of the dance -- she's on the floor alone quite a lot, and Maks hardly ever lets his partner do that. Carrie Ann loved it, and advises her to work on her arms. Len liked the solo work and the hip action, but agrees on working on her arms. Bruno likes the power and attack, but it creates a little too much intensity and tenseness in her shoulders. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. I just realized that they make everyone go out on stage for the announcement of which couple is safe, and then herd them all into the back room while the performance happens. They must be exhausted. Poor Cloris.

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