It's Broadway week on "Dancing with the Stars," ad the night starts with a performance from the cast of "Sister Act."
Rob & Cheryl: Rob is coming off of a second-place finish for the first time all season. He's getting the cha-cha to a song from "Jersey Boys." His mom, Kris Jenner, shows up in rehearsal and tells him he's gone "from a boy to a man" on the show and says the family is proud of him. The crowd loves it. Head judge Len Goodman says it was clean, precise and had good timing. He said, though, that "there was no rhythm," adding that "it wasn't oily." Bruno Tonioli says it has to be more intense and "you have to be in charge." He says it didn't have the power it should have at this stage. Carrie Ann Inaba says it wasn't "as great" as last week, but that there was more charisma than she's seen from him. Scores: 8, 7, 7. Total: 22
Nancy & Tristan: Nancy's rumba fell a little flat last week and on Broadway week Tristan says they want to go big. They're going to dance a foxtrot to "Always Look on the Bright Side of life" from the musical, "Spamalot." Nancy becomes convinced that Tristan is trying to make the choreography so difficult that she'll definitely screw it up. He doesn't understand why she would think that. Bruno is impressed that they did a foxtrot and kept the spirit of the musical. Carrie Ann says Nancy upped the ante and pulled it off, calling it "a showstopper." Len is all smiles and says "much more personality" came out from Nancy, but the parts of the dance in hold weren't so good. Scores: 9, 7, 8. Total: 24
David & Kym: A week after rocking the judges with his tango -- even getting a 9 from Len -- David wants to keep the momentum going with a quickstep to "We Go Together" from "Grease." He's going to have to find the balance between his high energy level and getting the technique down. The crowd goes nuts. Carrie Ann says the performance "completely lived up" to any expectation she had. She says they seemed a bit out of sync, though. Len says it was "a bit rough around the edges," and his enthusiasm got the better of him, "but it was fun." Bruno says David was so charged up that he got off on the wrong foot a bit. Scores: 8, 7, 8. Total: 23
Ricki & Derek: After tumbling a bit on the leader board, Ricki wants to get back to the top. She gets a quickstep that exhausts her in rehearsals. Derek is being tough on her because he knows she does best when he pushes her. They do their quickstep to "Luck Be a Lady." Len tells Ricki, "You don't need luck if you've got talent." He says he loved it. Bruno calls it "impeccable style" and says it was "outstanding." He says her interpretation of the music "was just beyond belief." Carrie Ann says "it's beautiful to see such poetry in motion," saying it was so quick, sharp and sophisticated. Scores: 10, 9, 10. Total: 29
Chaz & Lacey: Chaz is happy to still be in the competition and is excited to get "The Phantom of the Opera" because he's seen it at least three times because his mom was such a big fan of the musical. Lacey pushes Chaz in rehearsal, saying she can't keep making basic steps and she tells him she can't make him memorize his steps. She says they have to "up the game" and she can't keep talking him through everything. Bruno says the tango has to be menacing, dark and hypnotic. He says some roles fits different characters and some don't, and this one didn't fit. Carrie Ann says she agrees, to a point, but that there was some of the attitude she was looking for. She also agrees that there needs to be more content in the dances. Len says Chaz got through the dance, it's a tough dance "but well done." Scores: 7, 6. 6. Total: 19
Hope & Maks: Hope is still reeling from her statement that she didn't think she wanted to do the competition anymore. Maks brings the female dancers from the troupe to show Hope how to be sexy in her rumba. Maks hurts Hope's feelings in rehearsal by telling her that everyone has lost faith in her become an amazing dancer, and he's close to joining them. Carrie Ann says she sees the effort Hope is putting in and says that she saw, for the first time, Hope trusting her natural sexiness. She adds that sometimes Hope forces the move a little too much. Len says he's "at a loss," and says that he's "never lost faith" in her. He says this was her worst dance of the season, and he tells Maks half the fault is his. Len fires back that he's "been in this business for over 50 years," and Maks snaps, "Maybe it's time to get out." Carrie Ann and Bruno both jump to Len's defense, with Carrie Ann telling Maks, "Don't be disrespectful like that!" Maks then goes into a speech about how everybody on the balcony (pointing to the other stars and pros) is putting in effort "only to hear your guys' little judgmental comments." Bruno jumps in to give his critique, saying it's a difficult performance to pull off. He says it didn't quite jell as well as it could have. Scores: 7, 6, 7. Total: 20
After getting their scores, Maks says, "With all due respect, this is my show -- I helped make it what it is -- I love every aspect of it, I love every professional that's ever been here, and I love every celebrity that puts effort into every week. Having said that, I'm a little tired that we're being judged -- some on effort, and some on heel leads. That's all I'm saying."
J.R. & Karina: Coming off of a week when he landed at the top of the leader board and earned his first 10, J.R. isn't looking to slow down. He's got the quickstep and is motivated by the fact that he's got Ricki & Derek chasing him. Karina says she wants to prove, beyond a doubt, that J.R. isn't a fluke. She tells him she's giving him what's probably her most ambitious routine on "Dancing with the Stars." Len says J.R. is "truly relentless," then points out Helio Castroneves, who he says did a quickstep he thought no one would ever come close to, and J.R. has "really come up a notch." Bruno says J.R. delivered "a hit." Carrie Ann says that Bob Fosse would have been proud. Scores: 10, 9, 10. Total: 29
After a quick performance from Kristin Chenowith, we get to see the rehearsals for the Broadway group routine. Carson Daly is brought in as the "creative director."
The judges aren't giving scores, but offering some comments. Len calls out Ricki and Rob, and Bruno echos Len's support for Rob. Carrie Ann loved it and calls out Nancy's handstand and flip as a highlight.
Ricki & Derek: 29
J.R. & Karina: 29
Nancy & Tristan: 24
David & Kym: 23
Rob & Cheryl: 22
Hope & Maks: 20
Chaz & Lacey: 19