Aw, man. I LOVE this song and Mark got it. Boo.
Mark lays it out on the line in rehearsal: "The cha cha requires sexy hip moves and if you're not willing to do that, you're not going to get good scores."
I would, no joke, wear Candace's dress to a real function in my real life. If I didn't have such a function to go to, I would create one.
OK, I give Mark a lot of crap over his shoes, but I covet these shiny silver lace-ups he's wearing. They need to get into my wardrobe.
HA! When they show NeNe after the dance, she's giving the tiniest, most polite of little golf claps for Mark & Candace. I LOVE IT.
Bruno says Candace's foot placement is much better and there are moments of brilliance, but then he can see a switch go on and off and she's stopping herself. Redfoo loves her outfit too. Maybe I should rethink my style aesthetic.
Len says Candace must've worked a lot on her leg action because it was clean. Now he wants her to be more rhythmic with her arms.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Redfoo: 8; Len: 8; Bruno: 8
James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd, Quickstep
"You're the One that I Want," from "Grease"
More backup dancers. My feelings about this are well-documented. Aw, Peta's skirt has her initials on it. Also, this may be the most fabric we've ever seen Peta wear. There's a crinoline!
Carrie Ann Inaba says James could be a little more precise with his footwork. Redfoo compares them to crabs. In a good way. Len doesn't like the technique, says James's knees were flexing too much and claims there was a rule infraction when they went into "shadow position." I don't know what that is, but it sounds like a hanging offense. "Speed came in and style went out."
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9; Redfoo: 9; Len: 8; Bruno: 9
One thing about using the regular pro dancers for these "Macy's Stars of Dance" performances is that it probably saves the show money. Which they then spend on giant dry-ice-shooting Lego-like robots.
Meryl & Maks are safe. Duh. Danica and Val are in jeopardy and I call some BULL---- if Danica goes home before Candace. THEY'RE SECOND PLACE ON THE LEADERBOARD.
Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovski, Cha Cha Cha
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody," from Whitney Houston
Yikes! Danica just put her heel up near Val's ear. Holy flexibility, Batman. Danica's foot flicks are so precise.
Forgive me for not recapping what Redfoo is saying, but most of it is inconsequential. Len says this was the best dance of the night so far. Bruno says it was a very difficult cha cha cha. You can see Val whisper "I'm sorry" in Danica's ear.
They cut to NeNe clapping again and she's slightly more enthusiastic, but it still looks like it's only obligatory. Maybe stop showing her, directors?