I kind of forgot Steve-O was still on the show. Last week, he got super low scores but didn't even end up in the bottom two. This week, he has the rumba, and Lacey says that they have to create romantic chemistry since they have a brother-sister relationship. During rehearsal, Steve-O picks his nose, itches his butt, and he farts. For some reason, it makes me laugh when she says it smells like mildew. What can I say? I'm easy. Lacey lets Steve-O bring his little dog in, and he has more love for his dog than he ever did for Lacey. So can he pull it off? You know what Steve-O's biggest problem is in this routine? His hand positions. He keeps his hand flat and it contributes to him looking stiff and uncoordinated, when his body movements are actually not that bad. He's got his chest out and he does a decent job acting out the "story" of the dance. I mean, it's not great, but if he could just get those hand positions right, I think it would be a lot better. That said, Steve-O kind of just walked through that routine instead of dancing it.
Carrie Ann thought it was "oddly mesmerizing," and I'm not sure that's a compliment. She likes how he commits to the dance and is honest and vulnerable. Len thinks that this was movement and not dancing, since there was no hip action and no footwork. Bruno says, "Thank God for racy Lacey!" Bruno compares Steve-O to a confused puppy, and people respond to that, but the dancing is bad. I don't get why they are so mean to Steve-O but kind to Ty and LT, who I think are nearly as bad. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 4, and Bruno 5. Whoa. Len, seriously? Damn. It wasn't THAT bad.
Gilles and Cheryl have the penultimate dance this week. Wonder why they're not holding him off for last? Maybe they don't want to make it seem like the winner is a foregone conclusion? Cheryl advises Gilles that he needs to be fun this week, but when he tries, she tells him that he has to try to look cool. I seriously could not deal with Cheryl's teaching style. It seems to work for Gilles, obviously, but she's kind of mean and bitchy. I would need more of a Derek, who seems encouraging and positive. Gilles and Cheryl go play indoor soccer. I guess there's a kick connection? Anyway, their jive is freaking amazing. The one thing that strikes me initially is that, unlike just about all of the other celebrities, Cheryl is comfortable letting Gilles dance alone, and he can pull it off. Usually it's the pro who gets a solo move while the celebrity stands by and snaps his or her fingers or whatever. And this routine is FAST! There's a ton of content and I don't know how Gilles and Cheryl don't have a coronary. There's one tiny moment in the middle where Gilles gets a little off the beat but he fixes it pretty quickly, and I think the intensity didn't quite hold up throughout the whole routine. But other than that, it was really amazing, and probably even better than Kim and Derek due to the increased content.