I don't think Johnny's quickstep should have gotten a perfect 30 though I'm happy for him but Justina did not deserve a high score for that rumba. I was questioning where the content was. And she didn't finish all of her arm movements which is surprising because she's so good at that. It just felt too small and careful like she's trying not to make a mistake instead of dancing with the wild abandon she had at the beginning of the season. I miss that Justina but she brought it back in her cha cha relay. That was her best dance of the night.
I think you actually make a really good point about her being nervous that I never thought about. The last two challenge dances (the relay waltz and then the cha cha dance off) she's expressed her nervousness and compared herself to the other dancer. I hope she can find her mojo again because that's what made her dances so electric even if she didn't nail the technique perfectly.I have to agree that she was a lot more fun to watch earlier in the season, before the judges' comments started to mess with her head and she lost that carefree abandon. Also, IMO, she's starting to realize she might actually win this thing (i.e., never in the bottom 2) and it's making her more nervous.
I think Nelly will do better on his paso but I'm not sure how he'll handle all the flicks and kicks the jive requires. I can't wait for Justina's tango! That could be a really good dance for her especially to that song. I hope Sasha really brings it with the choreography. I had to think back for Skai because I thought she already did a waltz but that was a foxtrot. I think she'll get high scores for this one too. Keeping her arms in frame will help with the stiffness she's got going on. I am so nervous for Johnny with the salsa. He really struggled with the technique the first time around. I hope this one is a lot better for him. I think he's going to kill the jazz. I can't wait to see what Britt comes up with. Nev seems to have the best out of all of the couples for both of his dances and that doesn't seem quite fair to me. Then again, I can't really remember any of his dances off the top of my head so maybe this was his poorest performance. I don't know about Kaitlyn with the paso but I think she'll do really well with the contemporary. It should be a fun night as long as Johnny isn't in the bottom again. I'm praying so hard for him!Looks like it's 2 full dances this week. Round one is a 'redemption' round, hoping to improve on a style they danced previously. Round 2 is a new dance. According to Pure DWTS, the dances are:
Nelly & Daniella
Redemption dance: Paso Doble to “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid
New dance: Jive to “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Justina & Sasha
Redemption dance: Tango to “El Tango de Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge”
New dance: Contemporary to “Holding Out for a Hero” by Ella Mae Bowen and Bonnie Tyler
Skai & Alan
Redemption dance: Cha Cha to “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior
New dance: Viennese Waltz to “Lonely” by Noah Cyrus
Johnny & Britt
Redemption dance: Salsa to “X” by Jonas Brothers featuring Karol G
New dance: Jazz to “I Lived” by One Republic
Nev & Jenna
Redemption dance: Foxtrot to “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
New dance: Contemporary to “If the World Was Ending” by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels
Kaitlyn & Artem
Redemption dance: Paso Doble to “Hanuman” by Rodrigo Y Gabriela
New dance: Contemporary to “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks
Tyra's dress last night wasn't as bad as the others, but the others have been truly awful!It's completely fan-based, DWTS. No wonder why ratings have slipped (and Tyra is a producer so I don't think she's leaving anytime soon). Someone really needs to dress Tyra as she has horrible taste though!