To the scores:
Donald and Peta - Tango - 27 - very professional as always from Donald. "Ding Dong Donald" said Len. Apparently that was good. Bruno liked it too. Carrie Ann said he was focused, but needed more drama.
Maria and Derek - Viennese Waltz - 28 - very polished and technically excellent but it was, and I know it sounds silly, boring. Bruno said it was amazing. Len thought they could have done more dancing in hold (I agree). Len gave an 8, the others 10.
Melissa and Maks - Foxtrot - 24 - very nice. They may not be as good as the other couples but I really enjoy their performances! Lots of emotion after the dance - even though he's a bad boy she really does like Maks.
Katherine and Mark - Viennese Waltz - 26 - lovely dance, very strange spin at the end - he seemed to throw her a bit hard. Len liked it apart from the spin - just like me! Bruno loves her technique. Carrie Ann got booed (not sure why, the audience doesn't seem to like anything negative!)
Roshon and Chelsie - Foxtrot - 29 - a jaunty little foxtrot. Bruno was very pleased "a young Mickey Rooney". "Two little dancing munchkins" said Len. Carrie Ann liked it too. The score was a little high I felt but only by one or two points.
William and Cheryl - Foxtrot - 30 - an even better foxtrot! And to "Stray Cat Strut"! (One of my faves!) The judges liked it too!
And now to the Trio round!
Donald, Peta and Karina Smirnoff - Jive - 28 - the audience loved it. The judges loved it. I thought it was a little awkward, but good nevertheless.
Maria, Derek and Henry V - Samba - 25 - Bollywood-style! Derek does like to experiment! Enjoyable, a little awkward again. (They had an abs contest and Maria seemed to win btw). Bruno was impressed by the number. Len didn't think it was a samba - he gave it a seven.
Melissa, Maks and Val - Samba - 27 - four Chmerkovskiy buttocks! A little hesitant to start but it was very enjoyable. The judges said it was her best performance.
Katherine, Mark and Tristan - Cha Cha Cha - 29 - Katherine got her pants leg stuck around her ankle, she dealt with it well. A good performance.
Roshon, Chelsie and Sasha Farbar. Paso Doble - 27 - great performance, although Sasha didn't seem to be in it much. The judges felt he made a couple of mistakes but Len enjoyed the buttocks. Seriously.
William, Cheryl and Tony Dovolani - Paso Doble - 27 - ooh, William in a mask. He was the Zorro to Tony's bad guy. The audience loved it. The judges liked it too.
So here are the overall scores:
- William/Cheryl - 30 & 27 = 57
- Roshon/Chelsie - 29 & 27 = 56
- Katherine/Mark - 26 & 29 = 55
- Donald/Peta - 27 & 28 = 55
- Maria/Derek - 28 & 25 = 53
- Melissa/Maks - 24 & 27 = 51