Cat Deeley is looking cute as a freakin' button with her sideswept and sleek hair and her interpretation of a tuxedo in dress form. She intros the guys and girls, explains that it is a packed show because the seven remaining pairs will be doing two dances (two!) and with a little nod to our judges (including guests Tabitha and Napoleon) away we go.
No time for long rehearsals or stupid secrets this week. Just a brief little bit of Will and Jessica trying to learn the jive choreographed by Tony and Melanie and we're seeing the dancing. Only a little bit of Jessica's insanely annoying laugh and we're on to the dancing. I think I'm gonna like this double week!!!
Or not. I love me some Will, and he looks fine and dandy in a vest, and he's so smooth as they dance to the "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie." But I'm so distracted by him that I barely even notice Jessica, who just seems to be there. They dance okay, but it's nothing special, very traditional. I feel it's fair at this point to admit that I am more than a little bit biased. I really, really want her to go home. Maybe it's just me...
Or not. Tabitha says she "felt the fight." Napoleon tells Jessica that it took her a bit to get going, but then she grabbed him after a through-the-legs trick. Mary says that they missed a lot of the moves and energy. She calls Jessica out for being "not quite there" and says that she's not on the hot tamale train. Nigel credits Will with a good bounce and style, but says Jessica had her weight in the wrong place. Too much junk in the trunk? No, she was "too upright," and she wasn't balanced. He then tells her that her retractions are a little bit lazy. And the booing ensues. Oh, and it gets hella worse when he basically says that when the partners get moved around Jessica's going to be in deep shit. Amen, Nigel. I've been saying that all season. For his part, Will doesn't stand and smirk. He actually gives his partner a sweaty hug.
Newly formed couple Comfort and Thayne are doing a Broadway routine choreographed by new guy Andy Blankenbuehler. What, was Tyce Diorio too busy judging the craptastic Master of Dance? Anyway, there's a whole lot of newness here and that makes me nervous, but Thayne and Comfort say they have a goal to get out of the bottom three.
Um... or not. They dance to "Cool" from West Side Story. It's not the finest performance that either of them has turned in. Comfort looks hot, though, in her red dress. For his part Thayne is trying to sell it but comes across more chorus boy than anything with his little leaps. I wish they hadn't given him a dirty shirt though. It is distracting.