Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Carrie Ann tells her that she tells the story "with her full body." She wants Kirstie to "lift her carriage" just a little bit more. Len says he was going to say a lot of nice things, but since they're short on time he's going straight to the bad stuff. He wants her to lift her rib cage more, "lift it to shift it," refine the quality of movement more. Bruno loves her emotive qualities, but agrees with Len about some of the technical aspects.
Personally, I wish they'd put more of an actual color on her lips. But Tom's probably happy they didn't because she draws him into a loooooong smooch. As Maks drags her away, she calls, "That's for your Emmy" while Tom mimes smoking a cigarette. Again, love him. He's trying to save time, and literally promos tomorrow night's results show with "lots of good stuff, blah blah blah."
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6.5; Len: 6; Bruno: 6.5
Kirstie responds to the scores with, "Well, I just need to improve." Right attitude.
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke
Emmitt cracks me up when he says, "My wife loves seeing me do the cha-cha because of the 'hip action,'" and then gives a little bit of a dirty chuckle. I may also be rooting for him as a dancer who doesn't have the classical dancer shape. Built like a brick wall, is Emmitt. I also love him for wearing green dancing shoes with heels. I hope he gets to keep those. Ol' Twinkletoes still has it, if this routine is anything to go by! He's going to be a hard one to beat -- good technique, loads of charm. He's still my odds on favorite for the mirrorball. The judges all loved it.
Seriously, if we're running short on time, let's cut short the Brooke moments. She's so worthless. If they need to stretch to give the graphics guy time to get the score screen ready, let Tom vamp for a bit. You know, let the EMMY WINNING MUCH LOVED HOST talk more.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 8.5; Bruno: 8
So, your scoreboard looks like this:
Emmitt & Cheryl: 24.5
Gilles & Peta: 24
Sabrina & Louis: 22.5
Shawn & Derek and Apolo & Karina: 22
Drew & Anna and Kelly & Val and Helio & Chelsie: 21.5
Melissa & Tony: 21
Joey & Kym: 20.5
Bristol & Mark: 19.5
Kirstie & Maks: 19
Pamela & Tristan: 17
My prediction: Pamela's the first one out tomorrow. Her prior season gave no indication that she has the fanbase to overcome being not just last, but two points behind next-to-last.