Carrie Ann calls it "fascinating," which is a good word. Carrie Ann can't say much about the technique, but she thinks Macy is genuine and pure, which is bizarre. Len also liked her vulnerability and charm, and thinks Macy will do well with home viewers. Bruno thinks she's endearing, like a child, and he imitates a little kid being confused, but advises her to work on her technique. They were actually quite kind, but maybe they were as baffled as I was. It's like, you know it wasn't good, but it was eminently watchable. Backstage, Macy says something about how she busted her cherry, which gets bleeped out and everyone out front is dying laughing. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 4, and Bruno 5 for a total of 15.
Joanna Krupa and Derek are up next. Did you guys watch Superstars? Sadly, I did, because it was summer and I am a sucker for any show with an obstacle course. I can't help it. It's my childhood spent watching Battle of the Network Stars. Anyway, she was paired with Terrell Owens, and came off as a stone cold bitch. I get that he's difficult, but man, was she awful. So let's see how she does with Derek. They seem to get along just fine, with lots of laughs during rehearsals. Derek makes a lot of jokes about how hot she is, and how he's going to give her massages. Hmm, he did just break up with Shannon Elizabeth. This is how rumors get started.
So she wasn't horrible in the clip package, but how will she do in her salsa? Well, she's wearing fringed pants like Karina wore on the Emmys, which do well to emphasize her hip action. She definitely looks like she's having fun out there. The one thing that's missing is much salsa in hold; they don't cover any of the dance floor. They start out in the center of the floor and by the end, they've moved maybe a few feet to the side. That makes me wonder what Derek is covering up with his choreography. Is her footwork really bad? She didn't do much footwork; there was a lot more standing still with hip shaking and then a turn and dip. So I don't know how to judge her, because she didn't actually move all that much.