Scores: Carrie Ann: 9, Len: 10, Bruno: 10
Kellie’s so happy she kisses the camera and apparently getting a 10 means Derek owes her a pair of shoes.
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“I Just Called to Say I Love You”
If you’ve never read or seen "High Fidelity," do. And then you’ll never hear this song the same way again.
Victor says he’s never slow-danced with someone he loves. SAD. And he seems to still be blue about his recent breakup. Poor guy. If he wasn’t young, handsome, rich, and athletically gifted, I’d worry about his chances of ever finding love again.
If you showed me a still picture of Victor & Lindsay, I could’ve told you they were dancing the rumba because of her bedsheet dress and his pajama/suit.
Len congratulates him on making it farther than any other boxer has on the show and congratulates his effort. Bruno jokes that the dance looked like an “airline safety drill” and does the “Exits are this way” motions we all know and love. Bruno says Victor is not the first man to fail at the rumba.
Carrie Ann says there was no hip action, but she liked the sparkle in his eye and his chemistry with Lindsay. He is sweating buckets.
Brooke asks a question so awkward that Peta’s mouth drops open in the background. Then Victor says something that gets interpreted weirdly and the room gets real awkward. As could be expected, Brooke is no help.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6, Len: 6, Bruno: 6
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff
“For Once in My Life”
Jacoby says he’s been trying to point his toes, but he gets in the rhythm of the dance and those suckers just land flat. In rehearsal we see how seriously pigeon-toed he is.
They run the length of the ballroom floor and wind up in an aisle in the audience to do that hop back and forth move of the quickstep. They do it again in the middle of the ballroom floor and Jacoby’s feet are in danger of actually OVERLAPPING he’s so pigeon-toed. His feet may really be physically unable to point. Fun routine, though.
Bruno says his energy is amazing but he could use some work on his frame. He says he can see the work on the footwork even if there’s still room for improvement. Carrie Ann liked it and disagrees with Bruno about the frame.
Len says the dance went from bad to worse and that the quickstep is a dance that “doesn’t 100 percent suit” Jacoby. We hear a muffled shout off-camera and it’s apparently Jacoby’s mom. Len says he doesn’t want to get in a fight with Jacoby’s mom. (She could take Len, no problem.) Len says Jacoby did a good job with a hard dance, but it just wasn’t his night, being a controlled dance rather than a rhythmic dance.
Brooke asks another inane question and Jacoby responds with the non-sequitur, “I like you too, woman.” I wish they all did that to Brooke. I’d pay more attention to these interviews.