So now we start the Latin round. I'm most excited about this because it means no boring clip packages before we get to the dancing. Cody and Edyta are up first with the mambo. They do a lot of the routine up on the platform. Are they going to come down to the floor? Oh, they finally do. Cody gets a little ahead of the routine when he's out of hold. There's also another near lift. Cody does something that's not really dancing for his solo portion. He does a one-armed pushup and then a back somersault and then... some pelvic thrusts? Not really dancing. He finishes by leaping up onto the judges' table. Lame.
Carrie Ann gives him an A for effort but thinks that it felt a bit disjointed. Len thinks Cody did two good dances tonight, even if this one felt a little angular. Bruno thinks it was a bit spasmodic at times and even demonstrates. I want an animated gif of Bruno demonstrating that, please. Bruno appreciates that Cody always gives it his all. Backstage, Samantha forces Cody to brag about his success with the ladies and also discuss his sexual fantasies about half-naked women. GROSS! Cody drops the news that Julianne is coming back next week, and Edyta is gracious enough to say that everyone needs to vote for Cody so Julianne can come back. I know I make fun of her legwarmers, but she seems really sweet. She even says that Cody is her youngest friend! Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8.
Tom reveals that Julianne will be back for tomorrow night's results show. But first we have to see Brooke and Derek's mambo. Derek starts out with his back to the audience and he's totally rubbing his buttocks. What is happening? He does a series of moves and then throws it to Brooke, who's in front of the judges' table. She does some fancy footwork (and hip work), which is great, except that the judges can't see her feet. The best part is watching Bruno's overly dramatic reactions. I guess this is Brooke's solo? Because the rest of the routine is pretty much done in hold. There are some cute moves where they pretend like one or the other of them is tripping and being caught -- at least it differentiates them from the other mambo dancers tonight. I thought Brooke's legs looked extra skinny tonight. I don't know if it was due to her poufy skirt or what, but they were kind of creeping me out.