This dance was inspired by Mario’s dance from season three. If Emmitt rally does run and slide through Cheryl’s legs, he could kill her. I’m scared! This was stomptastic! Not that I would ever doubt Emmitt’s strength, but he was on it! AND he managed to slide through Cheryl’s legs without taking her down!
Bruno said, “The raging bull is back!” He said Emmitt had the flavor of the fighter. He said at times, Emmitt’s shoulders went up. Carrie Ann said Emmitt is the human torpedo. She said Emmitt’s posture and stomping was good. Len said Emmitt has presence – he dominated the floor and attacked the dance. He wanted a little finesse at times.
COUPLE: Helio & Chelsie
DANCE: Quick Step
This dance was inspired by Apolo’s dance from season four. Apolo showed up to let Helio know that it has to be better than his to stick around in the competition. This started really fast. Chelsie’s dress scares me! Oh no! There it goes – Helio stepped on the dress and Cheslie almost didn’t get back up! It was good, but not great.
Carrie Ann said it was good. She said Helio is the quick step king because of his authentic joy. She said Helio got caught in the dress and it went downhill. Len said the dance deserves to be back next week. He said it was good. Bruno said it started with a blast, but after the slip with the dress, it lost timing. He wants to see it again.
BOMBSHELL #2: The all stars will pick the dance styles for each other next week. They’ll do that Tuesday.
COUPLE: Bristol & Mark
DANCE: Paso Doble
This dance was inspired by – well, they didn’t say. Bristol told Mark she thought he would rather be with Sabrina or Shawn. There were tears. She said Mark didn’t show up for rehearsal. She said Mark wants to go home. They were supposed to be on a chessboard. Bristol & Mark were chess pieces. Maybe they should throw down each week. This might be Bristol’s best dance yet. It’s not the best paso of the night, but she was actually doing a pretty good job.
Len said thought Bristol had plenty of attack and the dance had the most content she’s done. He said it was her best dance to date. Bruno said her lines were better than ever. He liked the concept. He agreed it was her best dance to date. Carrie Ann said Bristol is proving herself a worthy competitor.
This dance was originally performed by Joanna during season nine.
COUPLE: Shawn & Derek
DANCE: Quick Step
This dance was inspired by Helio’s dance from season five. Shawn wanted to bring in trampolines. And they had them! I’m not sure, but I think they have springs in their shoes! There were flips and splits! Oh my! They fell off the stairs – ON PURPOSE! That was exhausting! Now THAT’S how you close the show! Carrie Ann and Bruno were standing for them.
Bruno said they were incredible, spectacular, unforgettable. He said it’s one of the best dances he’s seen in 15 seasons. Carrie Ann said it gave her happy feet. She said it was one of the best performances, but she slammed them for breaking the rules. Len said he appreciates how fantastic the dance was, but he has to drop a point because they broke the rules. Len said he’s never enjoyed a routine more.
SCORE: 26.5 (Bruno gave them a 9.5)
Tuesday, two couples will go home. The remaining nine couples will pick dances for each other – that includes dances never done before.