Bindi & Derek – Salsa

Bindi’s mom and brother discuss Bindi’s work at home at the zoo and what her life is like. A family friend mentions how Bindi and her father are so similar. After Steve passed, Bindi wanted to go right back to filming because that was her normal. Bindi’s brother is adorable. Bindi and Derek have a portion of the dance floor to themselves in a circle as they do this salsa. Lots of high energy here. We have the typical salsa moves, lots of hip movement, lots of great partnering. Crazy lift. If you love happy go lucky Bindi having a ball, this is definitely going to please you. Good stuff here though I will admit I am a small bit underwhelmed. There’s nothing technically wrong with this from what I can see but it just feels like another salsa routine I have seen many times before. Perhaps since it is the semi-final, I am expecting the usual + a little something extra.

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Julianne thought the song was perfect. She wanted to see a bit more down and dirty because that’s what salsa is all about. But the music called for more light and happy. Bruno feels the holiday celebrations have started. He thinks the side by side hip action was a bit lacking. Carrie Ann thought it was a great way to start the show. She agrees that she would like to see some more edge.
Carrie Ann- 9
Julianne- 9
Bruno- 9
Total: 27/30
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