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Seven pairs remain. The first safe couple is: Erin and Maks.
It's recap time. Len thought there were great performances and great technique, but nothing that combined both. He particularly thought Nicole was disappointing, with all shimmy and no dance. And then there was Evan, who got dinged for being too "lyrical" for the samba.
Jake, Niecy and Pam are at the bottom. Len likes Jake's commitment and will forgive him kicking the stairs. Len thought Pam's tango had passion but imprecise footwork.
Len didn't mind Niecy's funny tango. He says Chad and Erin were the breakthroughs of the night. Chad, especially, he says, had the best dance of the night. Chad says he's trying to be more of the showman people in the world of football are used to.
Len calls Erin a fantastic dancer but says that Maks and his shirt-ripping routine were a distraction.
It's time for the repeat dance: Chad and Cheryl, who are also safe.
They do their routine again.
Melissa Etheridge is the guest of the night. She's there ...