The crowd gives them a standing ovation but it doesn't seem as enthusiastic as Warren's was. Len thought it was ambitious, but he couldn't see Brooke's feet in the beginning. Overall, he thought it was fantastic. Bruno thought it was exuberant and then pretends like he's into chicks for a while. Didn't we establish last week that he loves feather boas? Carrie Ann loved it, but thought Brooke's posture wasn't great at times. Hey! Dr. Drew's going to be on tomorrow night. I freaking love Dr. Drew. Both for his mind and his silver fox body. Anyway, scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9.
Maurice and Cheryl's paso doble is up next. Maurice's posture starts out great, although it's sort of disconcerting to see him so serious instead of smiling big. He and Cheryl do some work with a cape and then Cheryl retreats so that Maurice can do some twirling of the cape for his solo bit. Again, not dancing. It looks cool, but it's not dancing. Also, Maurice's solo turns are really stiff. When he and Cheryl finally get back in hold, he does really well, but he seems to confuse straight posture with stiff posture. The audience loved it though, so what do I know?
Bruno loved the cape twirling, and thought Maurice was strong, imposing, and powerful. Carrie Ann loved his focus and intensity, and offers some challenges for next week. Len doesn't always love the cape work, but he thought it was a good use of the fifteen seconds, and Maurice really attacked it. Backstage, Samantha asks if Maurice's success in the group dance last week helped him out, and Maurice agrees that it did. Samantha asks the most leading questions ever: "Cheryl, do you feel that his champion's mentality..." Like she's going to say no. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8. I thought that was a few points underscored, actually.
Lance and Lacey will be doing the samba for their Latin round. Lance does the solo work in the beginning, and while it's not fantastic or anything, at least he's actually dancing. Lacey's skirt is basically about ten ostrich feathers gathered around her waist and it's supremely unflattering to her body type. It makes her look like Petunia Pig. I can't really comment on the dancing because it's just...there.
Carrie Ann thinks that the samba is really difficult to master, and they did well. She wondered why Lance was looking up all the time, which I actually wondered too. Bruno thinks he was looking at the balcony. Len saw some nice elements in the routine, but he wanted the solo to have more of a samba flavor. I agree. He wants Lance to work on his footwork and finally mentions that Lance is severely pigeon-toed. Thank you! Bruno loved the solo, and praises their samba rolls, which was more content than a lot of others put into their routines. Backstage, Samantha asks if Lance's background helped his solo, and Lance says it did because he's not used to partnering. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7, and Bruno 9. Bruno snarls as he gives his score.