Argentine Tango to instrumental version of "Bad Romance," heavy on the string section
Leah grew up impoverished and then didn't have instant success as an actress.
It's not as fast as we've seen Argentine Tangos be in the past. I think the judges are going to ding her again for being "too careful."
Bruno thought it was pretty, but it had some slip-ups. Carrie Ann wants to talk about how far Leah has come and encourages Leah to have more confidence. Then she says, "Balls to the wall," which I didn't know you could say on prime-time TV. FAMILY HOUR, Carrie Ann. Maks wants to see her go into "the next gear."
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 8; Maks: 8; Bruno: 9
That was better than just one point more than Bill & Emma - Carrie Ann, Len, & Maks got it wrong. Bruno at least seems to understand that.
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff
Rumba, with someone named Kerli doing the singing, apparently.
Corbin has always been cute and entertaining. He's also been in the business since he was a kid. He got booked for "High School Musical" at the same time he got into Stanford. Oh, to have such problems.
Bruno says the quality of movement was unbelievable. Carrie Ann is so impressed by the movement of his body -- his shirtlessness was nice eye candy, but also afforded the opportunity to see that movement. Maks says something sweet to Karina and then there's a cut to Brookebot with her batteries out, a black screen, and then Karina kisses Maks. Weird.
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 10; Len: 10; Maks: 10; Bruno: 10
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke
Argentine Tango, with a really cool reworking of "Roxanne" as some sort of three-penny-opera melodrama
Jack's move to L.A. and subsequent reality TV experience gave him an extra-weird adolescence that led to drinking, drugs, and rehab at age 17. He got his life together, got into nature and TV production, met his wife, had a daughter, then got diagnosed with MS.
Jack shines in ballroom dances and Argentine Tango is no exception. Despite occasional pigeon-toes, his foot flicks are good. There are even a couple of lifts that they execute really, really well.
Carrie Ann says he's an inspiration because of his MS. She says unfortunately she has to judge on the dancing -- unfortunate for everyone else because he was in the zone! Maks says he has a best friend going through MS and appreciates Jack showing that you can still have a full life with the condition. Len says that Jack really sold the dance despite a few "scruffy" moments. Bruno calls him a panther.
Judges' Scores: Carrie Ann: 10; Len: 9; Maks: 9; Bruno: 10
Bill Engvall & Emma Slater
Argentine Tango -- Noah Guthrie is doing an acoustic guitar version of this song and it's so, so weird to hear the lyrics like this.
Bill had a normal childhood, then went to college. Gail met him at fraternity party when he was on roller skates. She thought he was an idiot. When he first went on the stand-up circuit, he was starting to have a problem with alcohol, so he got that under control. Of all people, Darius Rucker (AKA Hootie of Hootie & the Blowfish) shows up in the clip package to say nice things about Bill. Gail chokes up while talking about Bill's success on the show, explaining, "He's my husband -- I love that people love him." Aw.