Tonight's results show was preceded by an hour long repeat of last night's show, which was really just an excuse to build an hour of programming around a preview for High School Musical 3 (zomg out on Friday eeee!). Then the actual results show got underway with the judges having a casual post-show drink of water and debrief. Len had too much H2O and announced the reason Brooke and Cody didnt get their deserved 10s is because he could never award such a high score to a jitterbug. Um, Len, if I may:
- If you can't judge this competition fairly, then don't judge. You can't take off points because you don't like the style.
- Your show is on ABC. Let's have a little respect for the name of the parent company's most famous icon.
- Walt Disney won an Academy Award in 1932 for the creation of Mickey Mouse. I think you can award a 10 for a jitterbug.
Moving on, Cody and Julianne got the encore this week, which was totally deserved. Upon playback (and I do play them back), their jitterbug was definitely better than Brooke and Derek's, despite the judges' scores. Call it the cuteness, call it the comedy, call it the Julianne factor - they're contenders now.
Then the biggest shock of the night - Cloris and Corky are not in the bottom two! America, do you realize what you've done?! Now Clorky has to do the group hip hop. Actually, that could be kind of awesome.
Yay ballroom kids! The first couple thinks that big sunglasses, small dogs, and living in LA makes you cool. The second couple is more normal, experienced, and contains a a mini-mullet - and will be moving on in the competition. Good call, judges.
DWTS continued to toot its own horn with a whole segment dedicated to how fabulous the Macy's Stars of Dance performance was going to be. They rebuilt the set! They have 26 dancers! They are showcasing multiple styles of dance! Get excited and recognize, dammit! And whatever, it was cool, although not worth the ridiculous amount of money Macy's probably paid to put that on (although I loooove that new "Macy Through the Years" commercial). I still prefer the Wade Robson and Michael Flatley "Stars of Dance" performances from past seasons. But that's just me.
Moment of truth: Toni and Susan are in the bottom two. Lacey has probably never breathed a bigger sigh of relief in her life. I was really surprised that Toni was sent home - she was a decent dancer, and there are worse dancers than her left standing, but she did kind of fade into the background over the past few weeks. Next week: Michael Flatley replaces Len and we are left to wonder how an Irish step dancer can approriately judge ballroom! Plus, everyone has two dances!