Carrie Ann says he has an impressive presence on the floor, but that he tossed Cheryl after her drag and then later tossed his cape on her, leading to her getting her foot tangled in it. Carrie Ann admonishes Jacoby, “A man is supposed to take care of his women on the dance floor.” Jacoby pleads, “But they TOLD me to toss them.” I wonder if that face of innocence worked on his mom when he was a kid.
Len stands up to give his praise and is suddenly almost Bruno-like with his expressiveness. Len loved his hands. Bruno liked the passion of the dance, but then critiques Jacoby’s posture and his “Spanish lines,” demonstrating what it should look like.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 9, Bruno: 8
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Apparently Twitter is choosing disco for Jacoby at the moment. Karina says she’ll put him in an Afro wig. There is no way America doesn’t vote to see that. I’ve got three twitter accounts and I’ll use all of them to get my votes in.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9, Len: 9, Bruno: 9
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson & Lindsay Arnold
The routine starts with Lindsay and Kym dancing and Ingo sitting on a chair watching. Well, that’s one way to choreograph to a celebrity’s strengths. During their triple synchro jive moves Ingo isn’t dancing great, but he looks like he’s having so much fun. Good for him. It wasn’t a bad routine, but it is utterly forgettable, even with Ingo’s retina-searing checked pants.
Len says it could’ve been sharper in the feet, but the jive is about effervescence and Ingo certainly had that. Bruno points out the kicks and flicks could’ve been sharper. Carrie Ann says it had heart and fun.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 8, Bruno: 8
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough & Tristan McManus
In rehearsals, Kellie is having a tough time mastering the “fierce” attitude Derek wants her to have for the dance.
Kellie starts the routine in front of a mirror, wearing a white dress. The mirror shatters to reveal Tristan and Kellie steps through and then sheds the white dress to reveal a black one underneath. It’s all powerful posture and fierce poses.
Bruno is out of his seat and calling it “masterpiece theater.” He calls it “engrossing and entertaining.” Carrie Ann comes out from behind the desk to hug Kellie. Then Bruno mocks the gesture by coming down for a group hug with Tom, Derek, and Tristan. Hee hee hee.
Len starts to talk, but is interrupted by another “Woo!” from Carrie Ann, at which he lets out an exasperated sigh. Len says he was expecting more than “flashing lights and crashing music.” Len is annoyed at the lack of paso doble content. The crowd is booing heartily, while Derek throws his head back and laughs. Len’s out of his chair and pointing out Derek accusingly. This seems like some sort of long-running beef for Len and Derek, going back at least to all his rule-breaking with Shawn during the All-Star season last fall.
Carrie Ann is standing up now and shouting that Len is wrong. Bruno is standing up because he’s Bruno. Kellie looks mortified during all of this, like when your redneck cousins get into a fight at the Red Lobster when you’ve brought your fiancee to meet the family.
Bruno makes a comment to Len that we don’t hear about the fact that Len was standing up and Len says Bruno can’t talk without standing up, then says something I can’t make out, then says, “stuck up your arse” (or a--, it’s hard to tell.) At that point the camera cuts away to Tom, which it should’ve done at the point Len was yelling at Derek and the other judges started yelling at Len.
Tom encourages the dancers to go up to the skybox, ”where it’s safer.” Len and Bruno look like they’re still bickering, and then as they cut back to the judges, they’re all three turned around talking to the audience. Tom quips, “Somebody just hose him down.” After promo’ing tomorrow night’s show, Tom is having a hard time not cracking up, saying, “It’s like a bad daycare over there.”
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10, Len: 7, Bruno: 10