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It's one of the classic mambo moves. In some variations the male kicks his head over the female's head - as Apolo did to Julianne at 50-53 seconds here: YouTube - Dancing with the Stars - Apolo and Julianne (Mambo)
Russian pro Kristina Rihanoff and her then-husband Brian Jolly did a variation of the move in the finals in Thailand, at 47-49 seconds: YouTube - Kristina Rihanoff & Brian Jolly Mambo
Here is Dutch pro Louis Van Amstel performing the move with Monique Coleman, at 1:02-08, prefaced by a move that is just as sexual, i.e., the female walking over the male's head. YouTube - DWTS: Monique and Louis: Week 2 Mambo
YouTube - Dancing with the stars - Team Mambo - Shawn Johnson and Chuck Wicks
YouTube - Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dance the Mambo
YouTube - Brooke & Derek week 8 part 2
Maks and MelB:
YouTube - Mel B and Maks (Cha-cha, Samba, Mambo)
Lacey modified version: YouTube - Lance & Lacey Mambo (DWTS S7 Week 9)
Laila Ali's private parts come close to Maks' mouth here:
YouTube - Laila Ali & Maks - Mambo (Full Clip)
Obviously the mambo is supposed to be a sexy dance, which is undoubtedly why the producers chose it as the marathon dance.
One thing for sure: I'll bet Conrad Green is absolutely thrilled by the publicity. The show already got a million extra viewers after the Lambada (attributable to other factors) and must be giddy that this takes it up a notch.