The dancing, it is relentless. Welcome back to the land of shimmy and shake. After last night's performances, Laila and Maksim are the pick of the night for a sassy encore of their samba. This is probably the best choice, but a lot of fans may have preferred to see more of Joey. From this week's poll, most of you feel like Billy Ray should be taking his Achy Breaky off the dance floor. But first ... the long string of filler entertainment. And nothing says filler like this week's headliner, Meat Loaf.
Looking a bit like Fred Flinstone, Mr. Loaf took the stage not once but TWICE to perform with the dance stylings of various members of the DWTS stock. Yes, I know that Meat Loaf is super-duper scary, but surprisingly, I think the drama of his songs actually match quite nicely with the dance interpretations. Or have I totally lost my mind? Jerry Rice from Season 2 makes a special appearance with Kenny Mayne and Len Goodman for a ESPN-style "Dance Center" skit where they all offer their own brand of color commentary. Of all the hokey stuff that makes its way onto this show, this is probably one of the funniest things yet. Other highlights: pint-sized ballroom champs strutting their stuff and this week's installment of Jimmy Kimmel.
After the parade of variety show fun, it's time to get down to business. The red lights and dramatic pauses never fail to add suspense, but a fairly predictable bottom two are left waiting: John & Edyta and Billy Ray & Karina. Sadly, it's John and Edyta who are sent dancing into the sunset. Gracious to the end, John seemed a bit choked up about the whole thing and I'm sure guys everywhere will be mourning the loss of exposed skin now that Edyta's gone. Did the right couple go home this week? Who do you see winning the whole thing? Place your bets here and join us next week for more DWTS fun!