Just two weeks left, folks! Tonight, the trios return, with an eliminated pro or troupe member joining each couple. Tom confirms there was a technical glitch in the opening with this: “that was the most amazing open we’ve ever had…when the space shuttle landed, right here!” You’ve gotta love Tom and his vamping. Tonight featured a first round which was all tributes to our veterans. JR Martinez was in the house! Brooke’s gunmetal grey dress was exquisite. Since there were so many scores flying around, I’m just ranking the couples by their total for both weeks.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni (30)–Their quickstep to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” was a joy. The matching sailor suits and great music were more fun and less intense than Gilles’ take on the same dance style. Len called it “the bees knees”. Bruno compared them to Ann Miller and Gene Kelly. Carrie Ann actually saluted them.