They’re dancing a rumba to a Tim McGraw song about a soldier who doesn’t make it home, and usually those kinds of songs gross me out a little. I hate when musicians sing about military heroism in first person, thus inflating themselves. You didn’t do any of that, McGraw, stop singing like you did! And Lee Greenwood, you have a chance to stand up and defend her still today – nobody’s stopping you! Sorry for that digression.
This is a weird criticism, but I don’t think Karina is as good at finding the story in a dance as some of the other pros. This could be really powerful, but she’s grinding him. That said, he’s really doing a good job here – the man glides! His footwork is really nice, and it’s very emotional. But if he’d been partnered with Cheryl or Kym, it would have been one for the books.