Macy Gray & Jonathan Roberts: Is it too mean to say that Macy resembled a bobblehead doll tonight? We can't help it—her head was rolling all over the place during her Viennese waltz! The "I Try" singer looked as if she had reconciled herself to the idea of having a good time, but who was leading whom out there?
Score: 15. Carrie Ann called her awkwardness a "natural genuineness," while Bruno compared her performance to "a child taking her first steps into a scary new world." So the overall verdict was charming but ragged around all the edges.
Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough: What?! A fashion model who can dance?! The Polish-born poser did her profession proud tonight, not only turning in the most believable salsa of the night, but also handling the consistently challenging Hough stuff with ease and grace.
Score: 24. "At last we've seen a hot, smoking salsa," Len said, sounding relieved. "What a specimen!" marveled Bruno, while Carrie Ann thinks Joanna's confidence is going to take her "all the way!"
Kelly Osbourne & Louis van Amstel: The Prince of Darkness' little girl is all growed up! Kelly was kinda enchanting out there, looking long, lean and graceful as the reliably excellent LVA Viennese-waltzed her around the floor. Not only did Kelly choke up backstage, she left Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne weeping with delight in the audience.
Score: 23. "Oh, mom and dad are going to be very proud," said an admiring Carrie Ann, while Bruno couldn't believe his eyes. "The wild-child rock princess transformed into a vision of grace!" he exclaimed. "It was the best Viennese waltz of the night," Len said simply.
Natalie's fox-trot was a little less posey than before, as she was forced into more fluid movements by the music's slow tempo. Kathy was still on the stiff side. Joanna didn't lose an ounce of salsa heat and Debi also looked a little more in tune with what she was doing.
Scores: Joanna, 10; Natalie, 8; Debi, 6; Kathy, 4
Macy looked as if she had worn herself out dancing at a bunch of other clubs before arriving at this one. Melissa's hips don't swivel, as yet, but still was infectiously enthusiastic at having woken up in her childhood dream. Mya was fantastic, and Kelly was just the cutest thing, ever (despite a little flub right at the end)!
Scores: Mya, 10; Kelly, 8; Melissa, 6; Macy, 4
Let's just say, we were rather impressed—not to mention pleasantly surprised and/or flabbergasted—by a few ladies tonight and after the first couple of eliminations, this season's going to get downright heartbreaking.
And on Wednesday, two contestants will in fact go home. But not before a couple of musical guests have graced the stage and the in-house pros have performed a tribute to Patrick Swayze.
Here's tonight's leaderboard:
• Joanna & Derek: 34
• Kelly & Louie: 31
• Mya & Dmitry: 31
• Natalie & Alec: 27
• Melissa & Mark: 24
• Debi & Maks: 22
• Kathy & Tony: 20
• Macy & Jonathan: 19