It's "Hollywood Night" which of course means an opening number to a Bjork song. Bill Nye has a "badly torn tendon" in his leg. I bet that's him out.
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
"Skyfall," from the James Bond film of the same name, originally sung by Adele
Len loved the chemistry but would've liked to see more fluidity in her arms. Bruno likes that she left her comfort zone but agrees with Len's critique of her arms. Carrie Ann disagrees about the arms but points out a particular move that didn't go as it should.
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 8; Bruno: 8
Brant has hurt his foot and has had to wear a boot for it, but he'll be dancing tonight sans boot. Bill Nye tore 80% of his quadricep, which sounds terrible. He's shown backstage with crutches and his partner clarifies that he was told not to dance on it.
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff
The routine starts with a sepia filter over the lens, but luckily it doesn't last long. The footwork in this is SO incredible, especially with Corbin wearing knee-high riding boots. I'm impressed.
Bruno says maintaining synchronicity at the speed they were attempting is almost impossible but they did it. Carrie Ann compliments his sharp footwork. Carrie Ann talks about how his hip hop background sometimes sneaks in. Len says it was a bit hectic at times, with speed replacing style. He admired the speed but thought it was overbalanced toward speed instead of style.
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 9; Len: 8; Bruno: 9
My German guest informs me that the music playing behind the announcement of the scores is the same in Germany as it is here.
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren & Val Chmerkovskiy
"Come Fly with Me"
Val is dressed as a pilot and Elizabeth in a suggestion of a stewardess uniform. It's graceful, but I didn't find it engaging.
Carrie Ann goes for the pun with a "taking to new heights" comment, but points out a "boo boo" in the middle of the program. Len loved the routine. Bruno mentions the "turbulence," but loved it anyway. Carrie Ann talks over Bruno and I can't understand either of them.
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 9; Bruno: 8
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
"Crazy in Love" as a jazzbaby jam