Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy & Gleb Savchenko
- Jacoby and Karina rehearse [Pictures]
- Pickler gets emotional on "DWTS"
- High-flying moves and a killer waltz for Jacoby Jones on 'Dancing with the Stars'
- 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 16 cast photos
- Jacoby Jones and partner in bottom three on 'DWTS' [Video]
- Bachelor Sean gets help on DWTS [Video]
- DWTS elimination round recap [Video]
See more videos »
Zendaya is going to be a princess and Val and Gleb are her security. That’s a great way to deal with the age differences of a 16-year-old woman dancing with two men who are much older than him. Val even scolds Gleb at one point, “That’s too sexy; keep it age appropriate.” Zendaya grabs a camera to make a Val short joke. It’s like those two are becoming siblings.
This is some sort of weird Bollywood influenced salsa. Balsawood? There’s not much of the dance in any kind of hold, but the synchronization of the three of them is impressive.
Len loved it. Bruno loved it, saying that she had the focus even when dancing with “two underwear models.” Carrie loved it.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10, Len: 10, Bruno: 10
Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd & Sharna Burgess
Sean manages to tell Peta, “I’m probably a little bit more man than you can handle by yourself, so it’s only natural that we bring in Sharna.” He keeps a straight face for about ten seconds after saying that. Peta chose Sharna to work with them because she’ll help with the “jazz” choreography.
Sean is trying his hardest to sell this, but it’s not great. And oddly, I’d blame the choreography. If this is Sharna, I’m not sure I’d tout her jazz mastery. It’s a lot of the women dancing around Sean.
Bruno says his feet were a jumble a lot of the time, “Bless you.” Is that the Italian version of “Bless his heart”? Carrie Ann talks about how they got out of sync several times. Len doesn’t say much, probably subscribing to the “If you can’t say something nice ...” philosophy.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 7, Bruno: 7
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff & Cheryl Burke
Jacoby interviews why they chose Cheryl: “I picked her because (1) she’s another gorgeous woman, and (2) she can dance her butt off.” Right on both counts, Mr. Jones.
In rehearsals, Jacoby is struggling a bit with the paso doble, particularly its strong footwork. He says at one point, “I’m no [bleep] tap dancer.” Jacoby then talks about the difficulty of having two partners, doing a good impression of a pinball. His first try at a leap does not go well, but this double death spiral looks intriguing.
Lucky for Jacoby, he gets traditional paso doble music instead of some pop song shoehorned into the style. They walk down the floor with the two women flanking Jacoby and it’s impossible not to see the pigeon toes, but they are some fiercely stomped pigeon toes. At the end of the stage he twirls both women under his arms at the same time. It looks really cool. Then the women are dancing together in frame with Jacoby. This works because Jacoby is so tall he has long arms to work with.
Karina and Cheryl leave Jacoby at the top of the stage and they dance together back to the bottom of the stage and then pose huddled together. Jacoby takes a running start and jumps BOTH of them. He’s the Evel Knievel of the ballroom!
Then he and Karina have a solo, just the two of them. After some impressive coordinated cape work, mostly from the women, the routine ends with Cheryl and Karina standing back to back at the bottom of the stage and Jacoby running at them. Just when you think he’s going to jump them AGAIN, he slides between their legs and ends the routine on his back, shimmying his shoulders.