As for the routine, well you just watch all the Bollywood knowledge I'm gonna drop on you. ...Did you see it? Yeah. Nathan's a warrior in this piece, while Mollee is his lady. I can tell you there is a ridiculous amount of spinning going on, and Nathan is really performing with a lot of strength. Mollee's face looks weirdly lost whenever I see it, maybe because she's wearing eight pounds of makeup, but other than that, she's keeping up nicely. Adam compliments Mollee's progress on the show thus far, while Mary screams. She thinks their energy together is astounding, yes she does! Nigel likes how Dev has brought some western movements into his choreography, and has nothing but praise for the kids. And seriously, look at them. They are children. Children of the dance.
Channing and Phillip. Who I HATED last week and should have been eliminated. NOW DANCE! (tm LaurieAnn Gibson) They'll be doing the samba, as choreographed by Tony and Melanie. They look to be struggling in rehearsal, not that I blame them, because samba looks insanely hard. On stage it looks... okay. Channing looks amazing, and she seems credibly Latin-ballroom in her carriage (while Phillip seems more hunchy). The dancing itself feels labored, especially on the lifts, and overall it seemed slow, much like that jive did. I liked this better, mostly for Channing, but not by much. Oh, and the ending featured Phillip essentially jumping on top of Channing while she was bridging backwards, and I'm like 90% sure she smacked her head on the stage.
Adam praises Channing for her hip action (yes), and liked their interaction, but overall he thought it wasn't working. Mary also says they struggled (she says "labored" but I said it first) and places the majority of the blame on Phillip. Nigel, as opposed to Adam, didn't like the chemistry, and ends up comparing Channing to a "beautiful sack of potatoes." There's a gorgeous little Irish song that goes by that title, I truly believe it. Nigel also compliments the shade of blue Channing's wearing, which delights Cat for some reason.
Karen and Kevin. Who are both very good dancers. And I can't for the life of me bring myself to care about them. What's up with that? Kevin notes that the "worst thing" about Karen is that "every time we get up there" in front of the judges (you know, that... one time), he just fades into the background. Yes, I can see where that would be Karen's problem. They get hip-hop with Tabitha and Napoleon. Kevin seems way to happy to have Karen out of their element. I'm sensing a "competitors" vibe here rather than partners. That could hurt them.