Couple: Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
If you know anything about the Rumba, it’s a slow, sultry dance that’s all about the smolder. As we’ve seen, Brandy can do sassy and Brandy can do elegant. Being sexy, however? Not so much. When a man has to show you how to put a little wiggle in your walk…that’s a problem, Brandy.
“I don’t feel sexy unless I’m in love,” Brandy explained. “Since I haven’t been with anyone in six years, I don’t feel so sexy.”
Overshare aside, Maks took it upon himself to wine and dine Brandy to inspire her passion—purely for the benefit of their routine, we’re sure!
If their performance last night was any indication, Maks’ dinner date idea paid off big time because Brandy brought her sexy to the spotlight and owned it—despite the fact the dance floor had been reduced to a circle.
For the most part, judge Bruno Tonioli thought Brandy did a beautiful job, but the lack of control with her hands “spoiled it a little.”
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba felt Brandy came alive with the Rumba, saying, “I was just lost in your eyes, the way you two were dancing with each other.”
Judge Len Goodman wanted to see a little more strength in Brandy’s legs. Although, in his opinion, she was a little too sexy. “It was a little bit hot and spicy for my taste, but I still appreciated,” he said.
Last night Brandy and Maks, as well as all the other couples, had the chance to earn up to 60 points as they were being critiqued separately for technique and performance. The singer and her coach sashayed away with 48 points.