Carlos Santana guests on DWTS Latin night.
Salsa, Samba, Tango
Looks like somebody at ABC wants to keep William in the competition: it's Latin week on Dancing with the Stars, which means a night of celebrity salsas, sambas and tangos. Carlos Santana is on hand to plug his new album and play a few tunes with the house bands.
Putting on the Salsa
Jaleel is up first, busting open his vest early on for a slinky Samba. The routine is tight and lively, his best in weeks: his aggressive wiggle draws praise from the judges, and he earns straight eights.
Recent concussion victim Melissa is up next, reunited with spray-tanned trash-talking Macksim. It's a great performance considering that it comes off of injury and shortened rehearsal time, but she still draws criticism for her inability to keep up with Macks. They net straight sevens.
Yes, They Did
Maria and Derek follow, and it would appear that they're more than willing to play up that whole do they will they won't they thing they've got going on: the centerpiece of the dance is a straight two second segment of unambiguous lip-locking. Whatever the tabloids might make of that, the judges are more interested in her talent--they're duly impressed on that front and she earns straight nines.
Staying the Course
After that comes Katherine: she's consistently been at the top of the leader board so far, but she and Mark dipped a little bit last week. Fortunately, they're back at the top of their game: the routine is artful as it is professional, and they're decidedly in another league. They earn two tens and a nine, tying this season's high score.