When we return, the bottom two couples are standing on the dance floor back-to-back. Tom explains that they will each repeat one of their first two routines. The judges will score them, and those scores will be combined with the viewer votes from the last two weeks to determine who stays and who goes.
Belinda and Jonathan go first. They decide to redo their salsa, and Jonathan works with Belinda in the studio to increase her hip action. Their routine begins and I love how Belinda is singing to Jonathan. She just looks like she's having fun out there. I kind of get the vibe that she doesn't really give a shit if she stays or not. She screws up some of the moves and she doesn't really point her toes when she kicks. And I forgot about the weird slow part in the middle. I don't know if she's in bad shape and can't dance any faster or what. Jonathan is used to accommodating for his celebs, since he was wacky Marie Osmond's partner. They still end with that ill-advised handstand and then head over for judging. Len thought there was more hip action than last night, but she made a few mistakes. Bruno knows she must be nervous and she lost her footwork as a result. Carrie Ann thought she had more passion but she lost the plot. Belinda says throughout that she knows she screwed up. Samantha asks some typically dumb questions backstage and then the scores: Carrie Ann 5, Len 6 and Bruno 6 for a total of 17. That's one lower than they got last night.
Woz and Karina are up next, and they're redoing their quickstep. They rehearse some more in the morning while Woz nerdily nitpicks the judges' critique -- that they said he ran out of steam when really he messed up his steps. Seriously? Does it matter? Look, I respect his accomplishments, but his nerdy game-playing annoys me. Now today he was bitching that they don't reveal the actual scores on the show, like it's the Magic: the Gathering tournament at your local gaming store and not a reality show. It's about drama. It's about manufactured drama most of the time, with the dramatic pauses etc. Most of the rest of us mortals realized that somewhere around 2002. Catch up, Woz.