Monday night saw the couples attempting the dances the judges felt they were least adept and then the must anticipated freestyle round.
Here are the scores:
Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 29 & 26 = 55
Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya - 28 & 24 = 52
Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough - 28 & 27 = 55
Here are my thoughts on the show:
- Overall I thought the performances were a little sloppy. Perhaps everyone was trying a little too hard, but there were errors made by all the couples.
- Can you believe it? Erin and Maks got the highest score of the night with their Samba. Good for them. Their freestyle was just OK, a little heavy on the "messin' around" as Len would say.
- I thought Evan and Anna were a little unlucky to score 28 with their Viennese Waltz, I thought it was pretty flawless. I had to agree with the judges on the freestyle though - the choreography was all over the place. They couldn't agree what to do and they came up with a bit of a mish-mash. They danced with fire though.
- Nicole and Derek did a very nice Rumba - Carrie Ann was saying something about lifts but I wasn't really listening. Their freestyle was perfect - technically and artistically - apart from one error at the end. They would have got 30 if not for that, and that would have been under-scoring it!
Erin has certainly upset the apple cart by scoring so well - she has just as much chance as the other two!