Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer stole the show on Monday night. Bravo to Lacey for bringing that extra shove of creativity by pushing the boundaries of the Paso Doble. I don't think adding some contemporary elements is about "being who we are," as Lacey put it, it's more about moving dance forward. Len Goodman has been labeled as the "traditional" judge for years, so he has to maintain that image for the branding of the show and disagree with what they did. I wouldn't expect him to change his mind any time soon.
Although Julianne Hough moved Cody Linley around the floor, instead of the other way around, he did a great job with performance quality and some of those moves. Yes, the polish isn't there, but thank goodness he's trying harder than some of the adults.
Karina Smirnoff and Derek Hough decided to dance around their partners this week instead of with them. Brooke Burke pranced around Derek like a three-year-old in ballet class as he swung his cape. Then, Rocco DiSpirito stood like a stick stuck in the mud swaying back and forth as Karina danced around him during the Rumba. Rather disappointing from those pairs.
And nope, Kim Kardashian going home doesn't surprise me, I just wish Mark Ballas could stick around...he's rather nice to look at.