Rocco and Karina would have been eliminated last week if Misty hadn't dropped out, so now they are motivated to work even harder, since they got a second chance. However, the scores are being carried over so they need to do really well. Karina was worried that Rocco was worried too much about the steps and wasn't having enough fun. His mother came to visit and told him to lighten up and "shake what your mama gave you."
So it's time for their samba! Ooh, they're dancing to "I Go to Rio" which explains Rocco's Peter Allen-style sleeves. Although it's really obvious that the sleeves and the body of the shirt are two different colors and fabrics. Rocco really throws himself into it and seems to have a good time. He even plays bongo on Karina's tummy. His footwork isn't great, but he does some pelvic thrusts and tosses his head around and he's clearly having a lot of fun. I enjoyed it more than almost any other routine tonight, even though it wasn't technically that great. Bruno didn't think that the ruffles disguise that Rocco doesn't have a musical bone in his body. Carrie Ann knows that Rocco is having fun out there, but the dancing is lacking. Len appreciated that Rocco had fun out there. He really did. I mean, contrast him with stupid Kim Kardashian, who barely moved and seemed terrified of looking uncool. Backstage, Rocco and Karina say that they're just trying to make Misty proud of them. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 6, and Bruno 6. Wow. I thought that was underscored compared to Cloris, who had a much easier dance given that she barely had to move. Bah.