Len liked it a lot! He thinks it was by far Chuck's best dance to date. Bruno thought Chuck worked his hips like never before. Carrie Ann gives Chuck a hug and kiss instead of criticism. Well! The judges didn't say much, but they clearly liked it a lot. Backstage, Chuck says that it was so much fun, he wants to do it again right now. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9 and Bruno 9. So Chuck got his nines. This is the first week I actually liked Chuck. So there's that.
Ty's downward spiral with the judges continued last week with his jive, but he vows to stay positive and keep trying. He enjoys the ballroom-style dancing because he gets to hold on to Chelsie, so he doesn't get lost in the steps. Ty has trouble coming up with the romantic attitude for the waltz, his dance this week, and Jewel comes in to advise them. She says they should use their personal connection, even if it's not a romantic one. Ty dedicates his waltz to his wife. Ty and Chelsie start their waltz to a countrified tune -- oh, it's "Strawberry Wine." It's pretty good. Ty's stiffness works well for him in ballroom. He still needs to figure out how to have a genuine smile instead of one that looks like he's gritting his teeth. But his body movements and footwork are far better than they have been in the last few weeks.
Bruno says Ty is having a "bigger comeback than Mickey Rourke." Carrie Ann thinks his posture and hold were beautiful, but he needs to work on not looking terrified at times. Len thinks his waltz had "more rise and fall than a bride's nightie," which gets a big chuckle from Tom. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8 and Bruno 8. I can barely hear Ty when Samantha interviews him backstage. She asks about Ty's costume design, and she admits that he wanted her to wear denim shorts at first, but she pushed for a dress. It's a pretty dress, too.