Ballroom guru Mary Murphy was quick to point out Brooklyn's lack of confidence in the performance, likely due to a combination of the vast age difference between her and her much older partner and his complete confidence being in his own category.
Fortunate to be working with Emmy nominated Travis Wall in the first week, Emily and Casey showed great chemistry that his stunning choreography always seems to bring out in his dancers, and it doesn't hurt to dance to have perfect music.
Even Jason tried to show a lot of enthusiasm for a dance style that is not only difficult to perform, but also to watch.
Bonnie Story returns for some incredible choreography as she sends Stanley to tremendous heights and utilizes Bridget's long extensions to showcase the individual strengths of this pairing.
In a season chocked full of ballerinas, this was a magical idea to bring in the incomparable Marat Daukayev to guide these two virtuoso's to a first-ever delightful experience.
Not sure which was more distracting, Malene's hips or Marcquet's hair, but you can decide for yourself which one was more favorable in this hot routine.
Stacey constructed an incredible number for these two and they pulled it off without a hitch. As a dancer, Rudy is flawless and full of character, on microphone he is witless and annoying. He may want to stop talking and laughing to remain a fan favorite.
This was a cute number for a masculine guy-guy routine. Did Emilio really try to give out his phone number on camera before he began dancing with another man? ...jussayin.
Nigel Lythgoe hit the nail on the head when he said it was a good thing that Jessica and Ricky could not be partners again next week or they would run away with this competition, because they are clear front runners that may both end up in the finale regardless.
Tanisha running a close second in the ladies category closed the show with a delicious performance while stealing a kiss midway through. She does seem to be heavily favored by the judges, so let's hope she doesn't end up with back-to-back-to-back weeks of ballroom styles.