Last night, Len came back and wasn't willing to inflate his scores. I think if I were a judge, I'd want to be the Len/Simon Cowell version. It seems a lot more fun. Anyway, tonight we will find out who goes home, and if Tom DeLay is going to keep competing, or maybe he got eliminated anyway, or who knows? But it will all happen LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!
Tom voiceovers a recap of last night's dances. Joanna, Kelly, and Donny are singled out as getting praise from the judges. The rest didn't get praise at all, really. Tom was surprised to find out that the adrenaline surge helped cover the pain. And the top three were Louie, Mya, and Natalie, and Mya even got two 10s! But someone has to go home.
Who's going to get the encore? Len thinks we'll be surprised to hear who will be dancing tonight, because even though it didn't get high scores, it was entertaining. And the winner is... Chuck and Anna! Wow, really? Is this like when Adam Carolla got to do his unicycle paso again and then he went home? I doubt it; I think Chuck has a bigger fanbase than that, and his attitude is so great that I bet people voted for him anyway. Chuck is not at all a good dancer, but he's so game and he's kind of adorable in a "he could rip my throat out" kind of way.
After the break, Queen Latifah is there to perform her new single. She has had a really interesting career, from rapper to actor to jazz singer to now apparently pop singer. Cheryl and Maks dance to her song, and while the song isn't my cup of tea, their dance is great as always. Since Maks and Cheryl both got dud partners this season, at least from what we've seen so far, it must be nice for them to get to go out and dance to the limits of their abilities instead of having to hold back. And they do look like they're having a great time.
After reviewing the rankings, it's time to find out who is safe. The lowest scoring men (Tom, Chuck, and Michael) are on stage to find out if they are safe or in jeopardy. Tom and Chuck are safe, and Michael (and Anna) are in jeopardy. Tom Bergeron says that we'll find out soon if Tom DeLay can even continue in the competition. I would be pissed if I were voted out and then Tom quits. That's kind of bullshit.
Backstage, Samantha talks to some people, uselessly. Aaron says that he was upset after his dance because he felt like he let Karina and Len down. Debi says that she was frustrated because she screwed up her ending, and she had done it perfectly in rehearsals. Michael admits that his scores hurt him, but he did have fun out there. Tom tries to get Len to admit that he feels guilty, but hey, he's just doing his job.