Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36/40 Charlie dedicated their jive to his parents, his girlfriend Tanith, and everyone else who supported him (hey, what about Meryl?) on his way to ice dancing gold. He did his best to channel ''Happy'' master Pharrell with a terrible hat and soft purple slip-on shoes (no socks, eww -- wait, informal poll, what's worse: shoes with no socks, or bare feet in the ballroom? discuss.) and glided seamlessly through a "party" staging area backstage. So many decoys! The troupe, the production team, the mirror, the works. Mirrors will getcha.
When Charlie finally made it out to Sharna, who was decked in one of her finest jewel-toned wonder-rufflle frocks to date (teal!), they weren't content to dance in one place, eventually making their way onto an elevated platform within the audience. The whole routine was impressively busy -- but did anyone else want to see a regular ol' cohesive jive?
"Originally he wanted to start that dance on Fairfax!" Tom quipped. Out with the commoners waiting in line? Shudder.
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 35/40 Why do I feel like all of Cody's routines have been express-lane vehicles to show off the boy band moves at which he already excels? This jazz would have worked in, like, a So You Think You Can Dance tutorial setting. He has a great energy in general, and Witney looked fabulous in those old-fashioned swimsuit bottoms (or, ugh, what passes these days as "full-blown shorts"). But it wasn't very Dancing With the Stars. It was, however, an excellent chance to plug Cody's music career: They danced to his single, "Surfboard."
"You don't have to listen to that song anymore!" Erin Andrews marveled up in the skybox. Ouch. And yet, spot on. "But I love it! It's catchy…." Witney trailed off.
Aggghhhh. It's Kym Johnson in the audience! Forever Our Pro.
NEXT: Full House reunion!