Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold: 18/30 rumba (40/60 total) Well, this was poor timing, to have to dance the rumba a week after Victor had his heart broken. He couldn't get into the character at all and came across as stiff, uncertain, and unable. Carrie Ann's comments about his and Lindsay's "real wonderful chemistry" seemed absurd to me -- I never get the sense during rehearsal footage that the pair have any common ground. But Victor claimed to "actually loooooove Lindsay" up on Brookebot Mountain, so what do I know?
In lieu of a full Hidden Gems heap this week, here's a small collection of Profoundly Obvious Gems.
I love how crazy the props peeps are getting with various ways to highlight variously scaled models of Planet Mirrorballus. "What haven't we stuck a disco ball in yet?" "Nothing.... wait! How 'bout a JELL-O mold?"
Ballroom priorities, to scale.
These "Dating With the Stars" profiles were a hit, but check out Karina's feathered bracelet.
Whatever the HELL was happening here is just bafflingly fantastic.
(Why can't this fake TV be my real TV?)
Oh and if y'all don't mind, I'm just gonna keep putting this at the end of every recap:
Okay, DANCMSTRs -- who goes home tonight? Discuss!
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