I don't know what it is about this season, but I find my interest really waning. I think it's the contestants; I don't find any of them truly engaging, and while a few are some what likable, I don't find myself actively rooting for them.
I don't know what it is about the race car driver, to me he comes across as smarmy and a bit creepy. I haven't enjoyed any of his dances nor do I like the person that is presented in the pre-dance packages.
Most of the dances were extremely underwhelming; also I think we can see who the powers that be want in the show based on who "won" the immunity (the exception being Maureen who I thought was vastly stronger (both in content and technique) than Amber Rose (which is a shame because she is such a lovely person). And as an aside, how adorable was her outfit; sassy, lots of movement, and a gorgeous color.; I thought Maureen looked stunning last night and the most relaxed and comfortable since the competition began.
I 'm glad that Amber Rose finally appeared to enjoy herself in a routine; too bad the routine was not very good (I blame Maks).
I loved Emma's dress - hated her routine. I don't remember either of the Paso Doble routines.
I think Allison and Gleb let their celebrity partner down with terrible choreography; and what the heck was Jana wearing on her feet? Those shoes made her look downright clunky (the rest of the outfit was adorable).
Did either male perform any Cha Cha Cha? It looked like a lot of twirling, posing, and hip shaking by Sharna and Cheryl and very little actual dance by the men. Color me surprised that race car drive beat swimmer. NOT!!
I thought Terra's waltz was lovely; I especially thought the parts where Sasha leaned town so their foreheads were touching was especially effective. Calvin's dance appeared to be a bit more dramatic and flashy and I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Terra's (which I thought had a nice blend of content, flow, and just a little vulnerability).
The two tangos were the strongest dances of an overall weak night. I'm glad that Lori was able to channel her "serious" side and thought she did well enough. I really liked Derek's choreography more than I did Val's. And holy cow, that opening move by Marilu!