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A couple received the first perfect score of the season last night... while that same couple got into an insult match during training. Here's a full recap from the evening:
Susan Lucci & Tony Dovolani (Jive) Len said this is the toughest test in television, to come out week after week, and perform a different dance. He thinks Susan has kept a constant standard throughout. Bruno said Susan really got the look right tonight, commenting on her boobs outfit. He went on, that this dance requires precision, and she looked unsteady in the steps, but she's starting to get the heat coming out. Carrie Ann disagreed with Bruno, commending Susan because she didn't notice the injury. She also added that she thought Susan looked a little timid. She wants Susan to look a little more courageous and confident when she dances. Score: 21 (7,7,7)
Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer (Viennese Waltz) Bruno said they had turned prim and proper. He went on to call Lance a little heavy trying to reach the rise and fall. Carrie on thought it was fantastic. She highlighted that Lance was dancing as much as Lacey. Len joked that he stays at that retirement home when he is in LA. Then, in a very odd critique, he called the dance flatfooted, and said he didn't like the frame, but added that it was Lance's best dance so far. Score: 22 (8,7,7)
Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke (Jive) Bruno told Maurice that he can rock when he wants to. Good pace, sense of energy, and fun. He also liked the attention to detail Maurice showed. Score: 24 (8,8,8)
Rocco Dispirito & Karina Smirnoff (Viennese Waltz) Len said there were elements that were very good. He liked the reversed turns, but he pointed out that Rocco does lose the timing when he gets overexcited. Bruno joked that Rocco should have kept the blindfold on. The waltz is like a light mousse, but this was like a lump of mashed potatoes. Carrie Ann disagreed, saying Rocco is the most improved of all the dancers. She likes his puppy dog quality. Score: 20 (7,7,6)
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson (Viennese Waltz) Bruno called it big, smooth, and beautiful. He liked how Warren captured the character of the dance. Carrie Ann said she might have a crush on Warren. The performance was like a dream come true. She called it gorgeous, and agreed that he embodies the character of each dance. Len though this would be Warren's stumbling block, but he was very impressed with the performance. He added that Warren is giving those skinny people a run for their money. Well done. Score: 25 (9,8,8)
Cody Linley & Julianne Hough (Jive) Carrie Ann said it was good, with high energy, but he was counting the whole time, and that's one of her pet peeves. It made it awkward. Len told Cody that he understands that it's a nerve wracking job. The first half he thought was fantastic, but then it got repetitious. Bruno agreed with Len. It started out great, but they lost it as they went along. He finished saying Cody has the talent, he has to use it. Score: 21 (7,7,7)
Toni Braxton & Alec Mazo (Viennese Waltz) Len's advice was if it ain't broke, don't fix it. This, he didn't enjoy very much. He told Toni that she doesn't need gimmicks and things. The last refuge of bad dancers is gimmicks and props. Bruno called it a huge risk, adding that with her talent, Toni doesn' t need to overproduce. Carrie Ann liked it. She said she got it. They went way over the edge. She called it a good job all around. Score: 22 (8,7,7)
Cloris Leachman & Corky Ballas (Jive) Bruno said to call it wacky would be the understatement of the year. The performance was beyond comprehension. Carrie Ann agreed, saying they definitely got Crazy Cloris this week. She added that what Cloris lacked in technique, she made up for in charisma. Len was cut off before he could say much. Score: 16 (6,5,5)
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough (Viennese Waltz) In training, Hough criticized Burke for having a “lazy mind” after she forgot some dance steps. She, in turn, accused him of making her feel like an “idiot.” But they must have made up.
Carrie Ann said Brooke is quickly becoming her favorite dancer. Her inner beauty comes out when she dances. Len called it the best dance of the season. Bruno said it was dazzlingly beautiful, and called it great choreography. Score: 28 (9,10,9)