Couple: Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer
Dance: Cha Cha Cha
Ok, it’s like this: Kyle surprised the hell out of us! His practice footage showed promise, but we didn’t think he’d really command the ballroom the way he did. With his overall comical attitude, it’s just very hard to take him seriously.
Even under the tutelage of one of our favorite female pros, Lacey, we were still a bit skeptical. But she assured viewers,"Kyle’s gonna have the performance down, no problem."
"I may act like a goofball, but when I want something, I go for it," he warned. "I won’t stop until I achieve it. I’m actually a very dedicated person."
We were not prepared. From his steps on the floor, Kyle was the definition of an entertainer. He packed his Cha Cha Cha with so much energy and played to crowd like no one else that night. Of course that’s saying nothing of his technique.
"I think I just fell in love. You are officially my first crush of season 11," Carrie Ann shouted. "You were dynamite out there!"
Len was a little more tame in his critique, simple stating, "Kyle, I liked it."
"You are like an adorable, naughty little puppet," Bruno said, giving us more cause to wonder about him. "I want to take you home. I could watch this over and over again."
When it was all said and done, Kyle scored 23 points for the night, tying him with Brandy.
With the judge’s panel conquered, see if Kyle charmed enough of the audience to survive tonight’s elimination when ABC airs "Dancing With the Stars: the Results" at 8 p.m. EST.
– Sonya Eskridge