They worked hard this week and had a bit of a breakthrough. They both realized that the past 7 weeks have been intense. They have agreed to try a softer approach and it seemed to work. They really had fun!
Len: He agrees that this is her best dance so far. He felt she had a nice blend of speed and control and she kept up with Maks. "You lived up to your potential."
Ricki & Derek
Song: "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural woman"
Carrie Ann: She pointed out that she saw a little stumble at the end, but their movements were exquisite. "Your movement is strong and you lose yourself in dance." She felt it was beautiful to watch.
Len: He thought it was "beautifully executed" but she needs to nail her footwork before he can give her a "10."
Bruno: He thought it was "deliciously dreamy." She had so much artistic detail.
SereneLdy: It was beautiful to watch and I did notice the stumble, but I enjoyed it very much.
Song: "Land of a Thousand Dances"
Carrie Ann: She thought the energy was great but felt she got lot a few times.
Len: He thought there were a few stops but she got back to it quickly.
Bruno: He felt some sections of the dance did not flow together as well as they could have.
SereneLdy: I enjoyed the dance but it was not up to par. Anyone can have an off evening and she has done
so well. I am sure her injury is not helping.
Total Score: 52
Nancy & Tristan
Nancy mentioned that she knows she is the underdog but she is not going to give up. She is going to come out fighting.
Song: "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane."
Len: He feels that after being on a plateau for many weeks, and this dance was not for her.
Carrie Ann: She loves her spirit but she had some minor faults.
Bruno: He loved Nancy's attitude.
SereneLdy: It is time for her to go. She has given her best but at this point, everyone else is so much better than she is.
Song: "Upside Down"
Len: Said that her "Cinderella Story" should come to an end after this dance.
Bruno: He thought the dance was "a little too laid back."
Carrie Ann: Thought she lost it too often, but she loves the way Nancy trust Tristan to lead her.
SereneLdy: At this time I see her only embarrassing herself. I respect her very much but as a dancer, it's time to go.
J.R. & Karina
Song: "What the World Needs Now is Love"
After falling down from the leader board last week, he surely redeemed himself. He and Karina wowed the crowd with a beautiful routine.
Bruno: He thought it was a, "Musical Valentine's Day Card." He felt the two dancers were so in tune with one another.
Carrie Ann: She was choked up as she stated that she felt the whole room was "Caught up in the Magic of the Dance." "You brought us all into the dance."
Len: "You came back this week with guns blazing."
SereneLdy: His lines and frame were so beautiful and he and Karina just look so wonderful together.
Song: "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard
The crowd went wild after this dance.
Bruno: He felt is was sensational and his timing was impeccable. "You've got it man!"
Carrie Ann: "You are in a class of your own tonight."
Len: "You combined the X Factor and the feel good factor to come up with a brilliant dance."
SereneLdy: Fantastic. Len was not happy with their first Jive and felt it was more of a Lindy Hop. So, he and Karina were determined to deliver a real jive. And boy, did they ever! I loved it.
Total Score: 60