After their three 9s last week, Tony and Leah seemed ready to challenge themselves. Certainly Tony decided that Leah could contend, so he tasked her with a very hard Jive with lots of difficult lifts.
The result was a fun, shake filled Salsa. Was it sharp? Not always. Were there moments of hesitation? You betcha. Still, overall, we were impressed. The lifts were especially good, and we loved the ending pose.
Did the judges agree? Carrie Ann said Leah was in the zone. Len said it kept his interest, but the lifts weren't entirely clean. However, he slo said it was "well done." Bruno called it "Salsa-lishes." He "loved it" and said Leah was "more carefree than ever."
Score: 9, 8, 9. Pretty good, though not the straight 9s they got last week. Also, it turns out Leah had a rib injury. Go Leah!