Two dances per team this week, one regular and one “instant dance”. Apparently, this is where they find out their music right before (an hour before, or 20 minutes before in some cases) they dance to it. And we have a giant mirror ball from which the teams draw their song, but it is kind of dumb because their names are printed on the CDs, so it was all pre-determined and there is no need for the mirror ball. They claim this is how the professional dancers do it in competition, which is a bit nuts.
Kyle and Lacey: Regular dance: I missed it. The judges like it and say Kyle is very much improved week to week. Instant Dance: Lacey’s dress is straight up hideous. They are doing the jive. It is pretty good considering they didn’t know about the song. I don’t understand the falling down at the end of the dance that seems to be allowed in jive. The judges really really loved it. Carrie Ann and Bruno were like jumping up and down.
Jennifer and Derek: Blah, blah, blah, Jennifer’s body is literally going to rip itself in two before she stops dancing, blah. This time they bring in an orthopedic surgeon to tell her that this is a hard decision to make. It is really awesome that she is old and kicking it, but I don’t want to hear about her body breaking down anymore. If you can’t do it, just leave! No one will care. Wow…her dad, Joel Grey came to wish her good luck. Cool. Regular Dance: Quickstep. It looks very good to me. And it is about as “pretty” as I have seen in this dance. When Kurt or whoever did it last week it looked like a giant stomping around awkwardly, whereas this is elegant and nice. Instant Dance: Rumba. Yikes, Jennifer is wearing a bra and a small half bedsheet. Girl can do the splits…that impresses me at any age. The dance is great, and the judges love it. Three 10s!