'Dancing With the Stars' recap, Jacoby and Karina rock the place

Bruno says “hips don’t lie,” but in Ingo’s case he wishes they could. The tension was good, but the hips need a lot more work. Carrie Ann says he lost his timing and in losing his technique, lost the tension some times. Len gets a dig in at the Lakers as he criticizes Ingo, but he liked the content and says it was good, but not great.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 8, Bruno: 7

Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough


Kellie did three concerts in three states last week and it really cut into their training time. Derek’s adding what looks like a lot of advanced content to their routine.

Derek’s shirtless. Are we going to have to institute a dress code for this show: “No shirt, no shoes, no scores”? Kellies got on a long wig this week.

There’s an odd part in the middle where they slow down their moves, not matching the tempo of the song at all. And then they finish with the complicated under the arm turn that Kellie was having trouble with in rehearsal.

Carrie Ann says when she watches Kellie all she can see is “perfection,” but that she doesn’t “feel” her when they dance. She’s focusing so much and so well on technique that she’s losing the character of the dance. Len says she had both the “how of the technique and the wow of the performance.”  Bruno says something incomprehensible about “bon bons” (they danced to the Ricky Martin song).

Derek throws on a tank top during the interview with Brooke portion, which is actually kind of classy of him. He explains after their scores that he didn’t really want to go shirtless tonight, because his grandparents are there. Awwww.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9, Len: 10, Bruno: 10

Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess


I kind of hoped we’d lose Andy before he had to do a rumba. I’m not sure how this is going to go well. Andy says he and Sharna are part of the “pack of scraggly coyotes” who are hanging in there at the bottom. In rehearsal, Sharna says she’s going to keep it basic and work on technique.  Andy tells Sharna, “Don’t get mad at me if you fall in love with me.”

Y’all, the faces he’s making are ridiculous. I think they’re trying to add a bit of a comic vibe to this, but they should have added a lot more. That being said, it’s not all bad – they’re hitting some decent poses every now and then. It wasn’t nearly as cringe-worthy as I’d feared, so that’s something.

Len liked the fun of it and the entertainment value and loved Andy’s enthusiasm, but then calls it “more erratic than erotic.” Not enough hip action or musicality. Bruno points out that they were mimicking the Cyd Charisse/Gene Kelly scene in “Singin’ in the Rain” (I hadn’t picked up on that, because Sharna’s wearing wearing purple and Cyd wore green) and that it was near sacrilege. Carrie Ann tells him that he needs to work on his arms. She’s the only one to give him constructive criticism. Nicely done, Carrie Ann.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 5, Len: 6, Bruno: 6

Whoa. Carrie Ann was saving her hit for the scoreboard.

Alexandra Reisman & Mark Ballas


Mark is wearing those stupid dropped crotch pants again and I hate them so much. He goes to the doctor and in the doctor’s office he is wearing a hospital gown over his clothes BUT HE STILL HAS ON HIS FEDORA. Maybe while he’s there, he could have it SURGICALLY REMOVED?