My apologies for the lack of recap last week; I got caught up in the Canadian Election results. Apparently last week, Kendra was sent packing. Thank goodness. The gimmick this week is the “instant dance”, where the couples learn what music they will get for one dance as the show is airing….Liiiiive! I saw this episode last season, and all of the couples turned in really good dances. Let’s hope this year’s group doesn’t disappoint.
Chelsea and Mark: Apparently Mark was a power tool to Len and the judges last week and he threw some sort of fit about their mediocre scores. So sorry to have missed that. Chelsea earns even more of my respect by telling Mark that it isn’t cool for him to be a little bitch (I’m paraphrasing) to the judges because it makes her look bad. They are doing an emotionally-charged waltz and Chelsea has something to prove. The dance is smooth, graceful and classic. The judges should like this one. Len does like it, though he finds something to complain about (too much story that distracted from the dance). Scores are two 10s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and a 9 from Len.
Instant Dance: Chelsea is instant dancing a salsa. There is a miscue between the announcers and whoever started this music, so the dance is off to a weird start (not their fault, though). Mark is back to out-dancing Chelsea, but the dance is fun and high-energy. The male judges loved it, but Carrie Ann thought they weren’t connected to the music. I really couldn’t tell. They receive two 9s and an 8 for the dance.