On the Dancing With the Stars semifinals (Season 18, Week 9), James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd tried their hands at the Rumba for their second dance.

The dance started with James talking (cute). It's a country themed Rumba. Sure. James looked pretty good. Not as fluid and sensual as the best Rumbas, but he did make some nice shapes. Kind of a boring dance, but good work.

Carrie Ann said she's been waiting for this dance from him, and he did not disappoint. Everything about it was excellent. She thinks he listens every week, and she can see that in his movement. He should work on his hands. Len agrees that his hands need to be more expressive. That said, his legs were stronger and straighter, good hip action, overall it was good. Kenny agrees about the hands, but it was stylish, sexy, the hips were great, the dips were great. Bruno said "it's hot down south, and even hotter in here." It's great to see his determination. But again, the hands. Well, he has another week to perfect it all!

Score: 36/40.


Dancing With the Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.