Yay! The tango is done! I’m really happy with my performance last night. The tango was very difficult to learn and I was having trouble all week remembering the sequence of the steps and getting it down so I’m thrilled to get the steps right! I felt the performance is better than I’ve done all week, but we still have ways to go.
All week long Mark was telling me to enjoy the dance but also trigger the emotion of seductive passion, anger, love. The performance coach helped a little bit, but I don’t know — I’m just used to being happy and excited and showing that so we’re working on it still.
I take Carrie Ann [Inaba]’s criticism about not showing enough emotion to heart. I think that’s something we’re definitely going to think about and work on if we’re coming back next week and try to bring it to another level — try to express a little bit more in future dances. I can see how the tango was just a little bit one-dimensional. I would like to bring out a more passionate and seductive side of myself. I can see what the judges are talking about. Bruno [Tonioli] was asking for a little bit more dirtiness and naughtiness so I had to flash him a little big of leg! Just to let him know, “It’s in me. If you’re asking for it, I’m going to do my best to make it come out!”
I loved my dress! I thought it had the classic tango lines and was very pretty. My hair on the other hand is crazy! It’s like Medusa! I was scared of it! I looked in the mirror and was like, “Whoa! Who is that?” It’s an art piece. I think for the tango, I imagined waves and scrolls on the face, so I think the hairstylist did an amazing job. It’s a very stand-out hairdo.
Tonight’s elimination night again! No matter what you think or feel, you really don’t know what will happen, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
See you tonight!