Last night was Len's "Side-by-Side" challenge, which ended with the two comedians on the bottom of the scoreboard and Zendaya and Val on top. Also: Jacoby Jones got some air, and had some fun with an air horn.
They're getting the most out of that corridor thing from last night, as the group number opens in it. And, hey! They got the Stig from Top Gear to come dance. Oh, wait, this is some weird futuristic space thing, with all sorts of weird projections on the dance floor, resembling either the lunar surface or a grid of laser beams and everybody is stomping around very purposefully in space suits.
I mean, it's an impressive routine but I watch this show for ballroom dancing. Leave the other stuff to "So You Think You Can Dance." Oh, apparently that was coordinated by Mark and Derek. We should just be thankful it wasn't "Spats in Space."
Brooke is sporting bangs tonight. She shouldn't.
All the couples are on stage waiting for results and we find out the first couple who is safe is Kellie & Derek. Those two are slowly approaching having the same haircut.
The first couple in jeopardy is Ingo & Kym. Booooo. I like Ingo, even if he's not a great dancer.
Surprise! Celebrities who signed up to be on a dancing show like to talk on camera. Sean makes a rose joke, Andy goofs around with a cape, Jacoby is a menace with an air horn.
And now for the encore dance, Len announces that they're making Jacoby's dream come true. Yay! I loved this routine last night and am more than happy to watch it again. Jacoby does the leap over Karina again and this time with even less of a running start. Impressive!
They show footage of Bruno and Carrie Ann teasing Len last night during the in-ballroom playback of him explaining the "side-by-side challenge" gimmick. It's funny to see them be goofy like that.
Tom brings out Zendaya & Val and Victor & Lindsay and then has Maks come out as well. With Zendaya flanked by Chermkovskiys (Chmerkovskies? I'm not sure how you're supposed to pluralize that. I just know it involves a lot of hot wax and spray tan). We find out she's safe.
Victor is feeling good tonight, but last night he really wanted to visit the little boys' room before their routine. And we find out he can indeed pee in under three minutes. And they're in jeopardy.
The Band Perry performs. Tristan and Witney dance. Witney doesn't wear shoes. I want to give haircuts to the Perry men.
"Pep talk" segment from Len. He wears a cardigan, but is no Mr. Rogers. We see a moment of Len dancing down a hallway and I'll reiterate my desire to see Len on the ballroom floor before this show eventually goes off the air.
Jacoby & Karina are safe. Duh. Aly & Mark are safe. Mark does dumb victory poses.
Next week will be the first team dances and they let us know Zendaya and Kellie will be team captains. Team Paso will dance to "Higher Ground," and Team Salsa will dance to "Superstition." When Zendaya is asked which one she wants to dance to, she says either will be great. I wonder if she's covering for not knowing either of them because she's so young. I hope not.
Andy & Sharna are in the skybox and Brooke asks Andy whose team he hopes to end up on. He says that while both dancers are amazing, he hopes Kellie chooses him so they can be "Team Pickler Dick." Now, I'm not the professional comedian, but I think "Dick Pickler" is funnier. Brooke freaks out that he can't say that while Kellie thinks it's hilarious and hugs him. When Brooke gives up and pitches it to Tom, he says, "For the first time in 16 seasons, I got nothing." Love you anyway, Tom.
A gelfling by the name of Kerli is performing her song while two barefoot people dance a routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey. There's emotion everywhere.
Selena Gomez goes quasi-Bollywood for "Come and Get It" and it's cute how she's wearing a mike when I'm pretty sure not a single syllable of this song is being sung live.
Sean & Peta are safe. Andy & Sharna are safe which means the dream of #DickPickler lives on. D. L. & Cheryl are in jeopardy.
With the three "in jeopardy" couples on stage, Ingo & Kym are revealed to be safe. Wonder how low they really were in scoring if they weren't bottom two. Did they just want to put the fear into Ingo's voting base?
D.L. is going home. Can't say I'm that upset. Victor's kind of growing on me and I'm glad to see him sticking around.
D. L. says jokingly the only thing he's going to miss is Cheryl.
See you next week for Stevie Wonder week. Tell me in the comments which of his songs you're hoping to hear next week - myself, I've got my fingers crossed for "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)".Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun