Len starts out with a pointer on technique and keeping your legs straight, but then says that he thinks Donny did a great job. Bruno thought it looked pretty, but a little too balletic. Donny gives Bruno a big kiss and then dips him and roars. I don't know what in the hell is going on there. Donny just lost his damn mind. He jokes that they're not going to let him back in Utah, and Bruno yells, "Let's all go to Bora Bora." Carrie Ann tries to gather her thoughts, and says she gives Donny credit for doing a solo, even though he lost his musicality partway through. And she liked his vulnerability. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. Samantha says that Donny should have given Bruno tongue for a higher score. Oh, dear.
Tom goes over and interviews Paula Abdul, who's sitting in the audience next to Lance Bass. She babbles all Paula-like about how Len is like Simon and she wants to make out with Carrie Ann. I'm so glad she's not a judge on this show. I can't take her nonsense. We already have Bruno, who's goofy but at least makes sense once in a while.
Michael and Anna work on their samba in rehearsals, and Michael gets all fired up. He doesn't want to work on new steps until he has the old ones down, but Anna thinks they have to keep moving. Anna decides that they need to write out their goals and check them off as he learns them so they are both on the same page. It seems to work. Before the season, I kind of thought Michael would be more interesting. He's disappointing me. Their samba is entertaining, if not great technically. Michael has a ton of personality on the dance floor, anyway. His biggest samba problem is lack of hip action. I think he's confused shaking his butt with hip action, and they're not the same. Anna is getting better at the Julianne school of choreography where she dances around a stationary partner, but we're getting to the point in the competition where that's not going to fly anymore, I think.
Bruno thinks they're going backwards, because Michael has charm and personality, but he was always on the wrong foot and messed up the steps. Carrie Ann thinks Michael has plenty of rhythm, but he's dancing too small. Len knows the samba is difficult, but this was a bit disappointing for him. Scores: Carrie Ann 5, Len 4, and Bruno 5. Wow. The judges are really holding back the high scores, unless your name is Mya. That's surprising. I didn't think it was THAT bad.