It's the night before "dreaded double elimination" on DWTS and the first night that both groups of male and female celebs will be taking to the stage. Who will dance their way to become mambo kings and quickstep queens? We'll find out soon enough.
Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya are first to do the mambo. Successfully? Not really. Steve is obviously having fun, but Len thinks he is just "trying too hard," Bruno thinks all of Steve's energy is going to his facial expressions rather than his body, and Carrie Ann think the musicality is just off. Aww, poor Sgt. Mahoney.
Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke do the quickstep and it's obvious that the judges' comments from last week resonated with the Chilean heartthrob. His posture is much improved. But the judges think he had a few missteps, the dance too "wild to be a classic quickstep" and the footwork is not muy bueno. Phew, the judges are tough tonight.
Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts were next to take on the mambo, and oy, it's just too painful to watch. Monica is adorable, and she clearly took last week's bad scores to heart, but the dance was too awkward. Bruno tells her she just needs to connect with the music. I don't think there's a DWTS trophy in her future, she looks to be the weakest among the female celebs.
Magician Penn Jillette and partner Kym Johnson did their thing with the quickstep, and although it was quite entertaining (I dig that magic trick with the tie in the beginning), the judges thought the footwork was still bad. Or as Len puts it, "really really really bad." I don't know, Penn doesn't seem to be the type to take criticism well, he keeps talking over the judges, and that just makes me cringe.
It's Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel's turn to do the mambo, and meow, Priscilla is really rocking the leopard print. The judges think the pair's technical work was good, but Bruno thinks Priscilla should do more with her sensuality and take it up a notch. She slithered on the floor, purred like a lioness in heat while decked out in a not-so-subtle leopard print dress Bruno, what more do you want?
It's time for the first dynamic dance of the night... and it's brought to you by Shannon Elizabeth and partner Derek Hough. Although she could be more graceful, Shannon is really working their quickstep with great footwork and great energy. Bruno calls their performance "exciting, a shot of adrenaline" and Carrie Ann praises Shannon's improved posture.