'Dancing With The Stars' recap: Three-way? Three-some? I Give Up

donald-driver-dwts.jpgBrooke's dress is actually not horrible tonight, except that she has a sequined head of broccoli that's been spray-painted silver on her shoulder. So you know, except for that. After the couples are introduced, Brooke explains that there will be a double elimination tomorrow night. Yes! Speed things up! Get rid of the garbage! And that also means no dance duel! And something about a three-person dance that I don't get, but they promise to explain it more later.

Donald and Peta are up first tonight. They have the tango, which I think Donald will do well with, since he has good posture and fast feet. And I was right! His posture looks great and his movements are sharp and in sync with Peta. My only complaint is his face; he needs more dynamics and acting in his facial expressions. He tends to pick a facial expression and stick with it. It doesn't help that they're dancing to "Higher Ground" which is really upbeat and not dramatic enough musically for a tango, if you ask me.

Judges? Len calls it a first-round knockout and says that Donald set the standard for the night. Bruno loved the aggression and disdain and power. Carrie Ann thought it was incredible to watch, but she suggests a little more drama. Bruno sharply disagrees, but Carrie Ann is totally right. Peta had dramatic expressions but Donald didn't. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9 and Bruno 9. See, Len and Bruno should give more criticism if they're not going to give a 10.

Maria and Derek got the first perfect score of the season last week. Rehearsals were rough for both of them because they both got frustrated. This week, they have the Viennese waltz. Okay, so their waltz is really pretty! I think Maria has improved a great deal as a dancer. I'm kind of distracted because Derek's pants are totally going up his butt, though. It's lovely.

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