Melissa and Tony were criticized for having something missing last week. In rehearsal, they have a great time. I've never seen Tony laugh so much, ever. He must be so happy to finally have a decent partner. At one point, they are practicing a flip where Melissa dives onto Tony's back face-down, and then flips over and comes back up through his legs. She cuts it a bit short and ends up with her face in his balls, like he's totally teabagging her. This is the family hour! Filthy! Also, probably sweaty. I'm just saying. You know you were thinking it. They work on some more tricks, some of which are working and some of which are not. Melissa hopes that they can stay on top with this routine. So can they? Well, their routine is great. Melissa has great rhythm and the tricks go really smoothly. The one thing that bugs me throughout is that she doesn't flick her foot on her kicks. They worked on it in rehearsal; Tony put a piece of toilet paper on her shoe and told her to flick her foot like she was trying to get it off. And then in the routine, she doesn't do it. And not just in one part -- throughout the whole routine. Once you notice it, it's really annoying. I wonder if any of the judges will mention it. Other than that, the routine is kind of flawless. Maybe some of the tricks could be more smoothly, but for an amateur, it's great.
Len thinks Melissa has the potential to go all the way, and points out that their last lift could have been smoother. Bruno thought it was "bursting with excitement" and she showed the full range of steps. Carrie Ann gives Melissa and Tony both a high five, and says that was Tony's best choreography ever. So no one but me noticed the lack of flicking on the kicks? Tony gooses Tom before they go backstage. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 10. Wow. Guess I'm wrong on the flicking the foot thing. I still think Kim and Derek's routine was better, though. (Me too. -- AC)