Before the break, we get a preview of all of the couples rehearsing the hip hop routine. I notice that they don't really focus on Cloris dancing. Also, Cody might beatbox. This is going to be a disaster.
Tom reminds us that Cloris got some amusing comments from the judges last week, none of which were all that complimentary. Corky can't believe that they weren't in the bottom two last week. Yeah, you and America, Corky. They prepare their cha cha and Cloris tells him to stop lecturing her and show her the dance. Cloris won't listen and keeps getting distracted. Corky calls on Cloris's (ex?) husband, George, who knows how to get Cloris to shut up and listen for once. Corky says he's never seen her work so hard.
The interesting conceit of the dance is that Corky is some sort of dance master who is teaching a reluctant Cloris to dance. But the problem is that Cloris seems like she doesn't know the routine. I mean, it's horrible. The other dancers must be so pissed off that Cloris is still in the competition. I don't want to be mean, but I think Tucker Carlson might have been a better dancer than her. They do a pretty amazing lift where Corky grabs her arm and leg and swings her around. The thing is, it wouldn't have been impressive if Cloris were anyone else, and I'm just over her getting special treatment because she's old. Even Jerry Springer had the good grace to beg to go home at one point. When they finish, Cloris can't stop laughing and she begs the judges not to say anything to harsh her buzz. Bruno says that Cloris is the only person in the world who can "sell such nonsense as a cha cha cha." Cloris gets the crowd all riled up. Michael tells Cloris she's a legend and an inspiration, and he was told by his father not to say anything bad. He also thinks she's lucky to have Corky. Carrie Ann is upset that they lost Toni Braxton for this. She's totally telling the truth. Good for her! The audience boos, because they are idiots. Scores: Carrie Ann 5, Michael 5, and Bruno 5. Wow. That was even lower than I thought it would be. Backstage, Cloris says that her score is good. Corky says he's proud of his partner.