Dude…WHAT THE HELL?
Anyone watching the weekly results show expected the swift mercy killing of Appl co-founder Steve Wozniak : injury proned genius. Instead, the Third Most Happiest Person In The World To Be There somehow charmed the viewers yet again..and Karina has to postpone the long awaited date with the wedding planner…Maksim Chmerokovskiy, on the other hand.. In the first surprise elimination of the season; possible wildcard Denise Richards failed to progress with her Samba; and while she dominated in the Dance Off; the viewers had obviously made their choice. (16/30; Dance Off: 20/30). Ths show also gave the fans a preview with next week’s inaugural Argentinian Tango and Lindy Hop with everyone’s favorite Crazy Old Bat..Cloris Leachman (take a drink AND a shot!!!)..
Lawrence/Edyta (Samba) : A newly confident celebrity is a good celebrity. Especially one who will never give up his golf game for nothing, not noone, not no how! The Latin dance was worthy of the sacrifice; he was still a bit unsure of himself and he shouldn’t be. He went with it and had fun. A good performance. And he will have to continue that sacrifice for the good if it is a factor. (20/30).
Shawn/Mark (Foxtrot) : For the first time in weeks, Shawn got to be a 17 year old agin..having a video chat with her besties (Alicia Sacramone..not so much). After that..the rehearsals paid off with the gymnast delivering the first of the evening’s triple 9′s. Elegance and fluidity is second nature to her; the beautiful bejeweled hummingbird is making all of us flip for her all over again. (27/30).
Chuck/Julianne (Foxtrot) : The country singer is now a force to reckon with..he’s in it to win it. Taking all the comments to heart..the duo saw this as a strong oppurtunity to balance out the duo. The dance was good, not great. He may slowly, but surely, becoming a contender. (23/30).
David/Kym (Foxtrot): In what had to be the show’s most entertaining performance of the night; David channeled his inner Ben Vereen and Broadway background with an eye-catching fun dance where Kym’s intricate and detailed choereograpy paid off yet again. Len observed it as the funnyman’s best dance to date. The top hat was a ncie touch and Fly Girl Carrie-Ann gave a shout out to their “In Living Color” roots: two snaps. (24/30).
Melissa/Tony (Foxtrot): In this season’s first “going home” segment; Melissa tied up loose ends with her job back in Texas;and taking Tony along to meet everyone and carry the heavy stuff helped as well. Following the visit; the two continued to dominate in a Ballroom dance where Bruno reminded us all she was beautiful to look at and easy to love. Carrie-Ann challenged the reality star to challenge herself for the next week. (27/30).
Gilles/Cheryl (Samba): After pleading with Cheryl to lighten up when his mom arrived to visit; the Hot Foreign Guy kept with the consistency of mastering the steps and exuding sexiness. There’s nothing stopping this duo . Picking up the gauntlet thrown by Shawn and Mark; they are indeed the ones that make this look effortless. (27/30).
Holly/Dmitry (Samba): The Playmate admits it..she’s not coordinated and thinks that Dmitry wishes Jewel was his partner. Her gangliness aside, she was easily frustrated by the lack of action on her end; causing the team to squabble briefly. her first trip to the Dance Off was a smidge better than her original routine. Overall, as hot as she looked, she was still wooden. Len said it best…she looked like a match. (17/30; Dance Off: 18/30).
Steve/Karina (Samba): Not since Master P has a celebrity frustrated judges with his lack of dance skills. But somehow the fans love him..even though it’s another week; another injury. Favoring the pulled hamstring that hit him last Thursday; The Woz had the lowest scores by the judges in recent memory and annoyed both Len and Bruno by pulling out of his bag of tricks the dreaded and unacceptable Worm. Or in his case..The Slug. (10/30).
Steve O/Lacey (Foxtrot): Trying to redeem himself from last week’s injury-riddend Salsa; Steve was all set to go until the middle of his routine. It fell apart and ended with The Jackass slipping and falling into the steps. The dance for the most part was headed toweards what Len called a proper dance; and the O for the night should be for ovation. He should earn that for what he’s trying to accomplish. (15/30).
Lil Kim/Derek (Samba): The pint sized powerhouse stayed on the path to the finals by throwing a Carnivale, gangsta style. The technique may not have been perfect; but she sold it and kudos to Derek for a difficult routine. Kim’s celebrity makeover/mea culpa continues with taking what he dishes out to her and proving she is determined to see everything through no matter what. She even got a shout out from Bruno for her “bionic booty” and gave her a 9 for the dance. (25/30).
Ty/Chelsie (Foxtrot) : The rodeo star is slowly making us forget what a dismal start he had 2 weeks ago; even going as far to rescue Chelsie from a couple slips when her heel caught onto her gown. By miles, he is the Most Improved. His dance was a bit stiff, but he still is pleasing the judges with his transformation. (23/30).