It's time for Jakob's solo, to Mario Spinetti's "When You Say My Name." Leap, kick, turn, turn, kick, kick, turn, leap, roll, reach, kick, kick, turn, flip, wave, walk backwards while clawing at stomach.
So Ashleigh's Mystery Partner was ... Russell. Who gets to dance with a replacement partner again. Man. He's got an uphill battle this season, doesn't he? The routine is a Shane Sparks hip hop thing. Awesome. The video package focuses on Ashleigh's non-street-ness, but that's academic now. Shane vows that the new stage will get ripped in half.
The music is a Bobby J remix of "Too Much Booty 2" by Soundmaster T & Jah-Rista featuring Korveil. The only part of that I recognized was the numeral "2" and the letter "T". The part of Ashleigh will be played by Shane's assistant Rachel. Go! It's kind of refreshing not to have to watch both dancers. I don't care if they're in sync; I just care if Russell is moving quickly and hitting it hard. He is. I wonder if they had to change the camera moves at the last second, because they usually have isolated shots of both dancers, but Rachel isn't getting any isolated screen time. Adam thinks it's a drag to not have the full pairing on stage. He also praises how hard Russell hits. See? It's an important thing, the hardness of your hitting. Mary likes Russell and praises him for giving 100%. Just 100? Kathryn's at 150 already! Just to show that she's not restricted to ballroom lingo, Mar throws out "that King-Tutting section". Nigel uses the word "booty" a lot, which makes everyone feel uncomfortable. He also reminds us that Russell learned about the replacement dancer that morning. And Russell "showed us how to hit hard".