LT and Edyta got praise from the judges and their highest score to date. LT is happy for once. Bruno liked the naughty-but-nice nature of Shawn's rumba, and afterwards, Mark tells her it was all about the eyes. Gilles didn't score as high as he has previously, but still did really well. Gilles had a lot of fun with that routine. Melissa's rumba was scored to a horrible version of Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy," but she got told that she's a great dancer. After screwing up last week, Melissa is happy that she performed so well and didn't mess up the steps. And finally, Lil Kim's jive fired up the ballroom and made Carrie Ann's bracelet go flying into the audience. And apparently Kim had a near wardrobe malfunction that got edited out for the West Coast feed, and I totally missed it. I need to start looking at boobs more closely.
I'm actually really excited for this next performance, which features the cast of the revival of West Side Story doing "America." This is one of my favorite songs from my favorite musical, so I hope they don't screw it up. I had to do some research because I'm more familiar with the movie than the stage production, and it looks like this version (with just Anita and the other Shark women, and no male parts) is the stage version. Well, I miss Jerome Robbins' choreography and Rita Moreno. I do like the costuming and there are parts of the choreography that are really good. It just feels kind of small. But I would still totally go see this show!
Samantha is backstage with Kim, Melissa, Ty, and Steve-O. That's an interesting group. Sam's satin purple dress is much less prom-y than usual. Samantha points out that Kim is the first to knock Gilles off the top of the scoreboard, and Kim says she's not taking anything for granted. Samantha asks Melissa about next week's group dance, and Melissa says she would love to dance and not worry about being scored. Samantha asks Ty about his lower scores, and Ty feels that they were deserved, but he hopes to come back and prove himself again. Samantha asks Steve-O about his fan support, and Steve-O gives a (somewhat scripted sounding) response that he's "eternally grateful" for the support.