Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 7.5; Bruno: 7.5
Apolo didn't like fourth place, because, in Olympic terms, it's "off the podium." He was surprised by how good the competition was last week. Apolo asks Siri for help with his quickstep. Good luck with that, Ohno. Karina says that the judges are going to be looking for the male celebrities to lead more this season.
Hot diggity! The camera guys have heard my pleas and give us some good, long looks at their legs and feet during this routine. And it's good they did because that was some FANCY footwork. Very impressive.
"Gold medal," Len says. He said it combined speed and control. Bruno says it proves that determination and hard work paid off and adds that in the "variations at the corner" Apolo's footwork was "incredible." Carrie Ann says "Someone put on his 'competition pants' tonight," and from the look on her face, I think she'd like to help him take them off. Cold shower, Miss Inaba!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8.5; Len: 8; Bruno: 8
High score of the night now -- half a point ahead of Melissa & Tony.
Sabrina Bryan & Louis van Amstel -- Quickstep
In rehearsal footage, we see that Sabrina still wears Uggs. So there's that. They're practicing a move going up and then back down the stairs and Louis drops her and it hurts her arm. Will they leave the move in or take it out? DO THE PAMCHENKO!
And now they're doing the quickstep to "Black Betty" or as you probably think of it "The Bam a Lam song." It kind of works, in a weird way. They appear to finish the routine with the controversial move and it looks like Louis almost drops her again. Personally, I'm a little worried her bosoms are going to fall out of the top of her dress.
Bruno compares her to "Ginger Rogers" at her best -- which, ok. But then he says something about a triple kick that does sound impressive. Carrie Ann goes nuts for her "top line" and is overall pretty excited. Len says this season "the hits just keep on coming." Sabrina starts jumping up and down so hard her mic gets static-y. Careful, girl.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9; Len: 8.5; Bruno: 8.5
High score of the night and of the season so far. Somebody really, really wants to make sure Sabrina doesn't go home early again.
Kirstie talks about how she was getting her knees up high, more like a hoedown. So Maks brings in some latex gloves and ties them together to make a band to keep her knees together. Oh, you sweet Ukrainian -- I'm pretty sure Kirstie would be the first to tell you that that's too little, too late. Kirstie talks about how hard it is to keep up with the younger dancers and says she's "Three lifetimes of Shawn." Ha!
Oh dear. Someone's plopped some roadkill on Kirstie's head. It's a black bobbed wig and it's not good. The dance is about as good as the wig, unfortunately.
Carrie Ann is encouraging, but unspecific. Len got "palpitations" from Kirstie coming over. He says it was "neat" and "precise" and had a lot of "recognizable jive movement." Bruno speaks Bruno and Maks tries to goose Tom before they head up the stairs.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7; Len: 7; Bruno: 7
Which puts her a whole point ahead of Bristol. But I'm thinking Bristol has a huge voting base.
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke -- Quickstep