Len has some criticisms but says it was his best dance so far. Bruno wants Sean to fix his shelves. Excuse me, "Fix his shelves." Up close, you can see that Sean's hard hat has a string holding it on under his chin. Necessary, but dorky. Carrie Ann liked it overall but says it was missing one thing... Bruno! Bruno's out of his seat and trying to get on the floor. Tom steps in to keep things under control.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7; Len: 7; Bruno: 7
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Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy
Zendaya's never been to prom, because she's too young. Somehow this doesn't make me feel as old as Sean having gone to prom in 2002. Because Zendaya's grandmother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Zendaya decides to incorporate elements from the time her grandmother would've gone to prom, which was 1957. They're dancing to "Que Sera, Sera," which also with its meaning of "What will be, will be" describes an attitude to her grandmother's treatment and health.
It's a beautiful routine. Graceful and old-fashioned without feeling stuffy or too mature for Zendaya. And she's got the "lean your head way back" posture of one of the female pros. Their death spiral twirl at the end is amazing with her long legs and it's especially notable for how she pops back up out of it to finish in a standing-up pose. Most of the female celebrities tend to end that move on the ground.
As the dance ends, Zendaya looks overwhelmed with emotion. Considering that she was tossing her head back and laughing, well, "gaily" ( It needs an old-fashioned word because it was an old-fashioned gesture), it shows what a performer she is. I mean, the emotion after the dance looks genuine and the emotion during the dance was perfectly in character.
Bruno calls it enchanting and charming and does point out a couple of stumbles. I thought she passed off the stumbles well, almost making them seem like part of the shy, young, nervous girl persona. Len doesn't love the way Viennese waltz is danced on this show and would like to see more of it performed in hold.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 8; Bruno: 8
Kellie & Derek: 25