We were so extremely delighted to hear the strains of the “Downton Abbey” theme song for Jaleel White and Kym Johnson‘s Viennese waltz on “Dancing With the Stars” that we actually clapped our hands together and squealed. Unfortunately, the dancing wasn’t quite as up to snuff as we were hoping.

The judges were right – it wasn’t terrible by any means, but it wasn’t in the same league as William or Donald’s waltzes from earlier. Len, a notorious stickler on this particular dance, says, “I thought it had a lovely floaty, airy-fairy feel to it … but there was no footwork in there” and Bruno adds, “Content-wise, I couldn’t ask for more. You really tried and attempted everything … not executed at all times as good as it could be.”

Carrie Ann tried to be upbeat and told Jaleel, “Don’t lose your confidence because you’re definitely back in the game … the storytelling was excellent.”

What did you think, “DWTS” fans? Is Jaleel back to the bottom of the leaderboard? Perhaps the team dance will save him this week.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."