Bristol Palin threw her mother into a panic attack over her latest “Dancing With The Stars” routine, causing the untra-conservative mom to nervously fret whether her daughter would do — gasp! –a lap dance.
Bristol warned: “The beginning is kind of scandalous.”
“Is it like lap-dancing scandalous?” god-fearing Sarah replied.
Mom may have had reason to fear. The last time Bristol sprang something on her, she was pregnant, unwed and still a teen.
Despite the hand-wringing, the “scandal” this time was the Tango. And Sarah ultimately acquitted herself well.
“I thought that was the most intensity we’ve ever seen. I was truly, truly impressed,’ said judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
While Bristol had the sensuality down, those pesky flicks did her in. “I want to see more energy in your legs,” Inaba advised. “Sometimes your flicks were lacklustre.”
Even crusty Len Goodman had some uplifting words. “I thought the lifts were good, clean, but lacked a bit of intensity,” he rasped.
Bruno called her “mean and moody,” a compliment for the Tango. But he demanded more.
“When you come out again – fire!”
He was referring to the “instant dance” a new show element in which couples only find out the song they are dancing to just before the show, although they are told the dance style in advance.
Despite Bristol’s brush with “scandal,” the show’s leaderboard changed little.
Jennifer Grey, battled a knee injury to hold onto first place with partner Derek Hough.
Her second dance, a rumba, to Waiting for a Girl Like You by Foreigner, earned 10’s from all three judges.
Brandy and parter Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who share first place, turned in a dazzling waltz won 29 out of 30 points.
Brandy’s “instant dance” was a cha-cha to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” It scored 28 out of 30 points.
Check out Bristol’s dances.