Dancing with The Stars – Season 8 Week 1 – VIDEO

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UPDATE:   I had total EPIC FAIL with the video tonight. Sound problems! Sorry.   I’ll have some video later, hopefully….

Top vote getter tonight: Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke with 24 points.   The lowest: Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff with 13 points. Ouch!

Tonight’s scores and next Monday’s scores will be combined–the first couple will be eliminated next Tuesday. After a brand new crazy twist–the Bottom 2 dancers will dance off to increase their scores from the judges.   Also, Jewel performs on next week’s results show.

Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris are back!

Jewel and Nancy O’Dell had to withdraw.   The replacements will be revealed later in the show.

Live Blog after the JUMP…

Lil Kim and Derek Hough – Cha Cha Cha – She watched DWTS for the first time in prison.   Eep!   She’s dedicating her first dance to all her “girls” Shake that badonkadonk baby. Len says overall it was first class, but needs some refining. Bruno says “Nasty but tasy, can’t wait to see you next week.”   Carrie Ann thinks she has great potential. Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 7 Bruno – 7 – 21. 1-800-868-3401 – VIDEO

Belinda Carlisle and the Jonathan Roberts – Waltz – Go Go Belinda gets dizzy when she spins. A little clunky but not bad. Bruno says she looked like Julie Andrews at first, and then turned into Cloris Leachman “Heavy, heavy heavy.” Carrie Ann says she needs to work on trusting Jonathan. Len says there were moments of grace and elegance, overall good job on a difficult dance. Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 6Â   Bruno – 5 – 17Â   1-800-868-3402

Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska -   Cha Cha Cha – Lawrence feels uncoordinated and is afraid to look foolish on the dance floor.   He’s OK, but Lawrence needs to loosen up. Carrie Ann says he needs to get down and dirty. Len said it wasn’t crisp or sharp.   Bruno says it was too laid back–the rhythm is there and he’s got to use it. Carrie Ann – 6 – Len 5 -Bruno – 5 16 1-800-868-3403

Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer – Waltz – Steve-O is clean and sober and ready to dance! Pretty dorky, but it could have been worse. Len likes that he came out fully commited, even if it wasn’t great. He expected worse. Bruno calls it a big pile of slapstick, “Work on the technique, ” he says. Carrie Ann said he was oddly mesmerising, and admires his determination. “I want to put my foot in the waltz’s butt, ” says Steve-O, so eloquently. Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 5 Bruno – 6 – 17 1-800-868-3404

Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha Cha – Cheryl says he doesn’t have a built in fan base, but he’ll have one soon. His cute son is watching from the audience. He’s pretty sexy. Carrie Ann says “Fantastic” Bruno says “You sure no how to strut your stuff.” Len says, “I thought you pulled it off…fabulous.” Carrie Ann – 8Â   Len – 8 Bruno 8 – 24 – 1-800-868-3405

Chuck Wickes and Julianne Hough – Waltz – Chuck and Julianne are a real-life couple. It’s hard to believe she’s never tried to teach him dance steps before. And of course they dance really well together. Duh. Seems a little unfair. Len tells him to take it easy.   Len thought it was a bit hectic, but they had moments.   Carrie Ann thinks he’s graceful and has potential, and caught his foot coming off the ground. Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 7 Bruno – 7 – 20 1-800-868-3406.

Jewel and Nancy O’Dell chat with Tom from the audience.   Nancy is going into surgery next week.   Jewel will be performing next week.

Holly Madison and Dmitry – Cha Cha Cha – They only had one week to prepare. Brooke Burke is in the audience.   Probably unfair to dis her horrible dancing, since she had little time to practice. Her giggle bugs. Len says, “It wasn’t bad.”   Carrie Ann says, “You have charisma, work on that balance.” Bruno says “You’re easy on the eyes…you lost timing quite a few times…keep working hard.” Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 6 Bruno – 6 18 1-800-868-3407.

Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower – Cha Cha Cha – He’s a rodeo champion, and also married to Jewel.   Chelsie is fresh off of So You Think You Can Dance.   OMG, he’s terrible. He moves like a clod.   He’s going to be joining his wife Jewel in the audience soon. Bruno says it looks more like an army drill.   Len gives him props for trying.   Carrie Ann calls him cute, and likes that he let go and had fun. Carrie Ann – 5 Len – 4 Bruno – 5 – 14 1-800-868-3408

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas -   Waltz – She’s an Olympic gold medalist and OMG Only 17!!!. He’s Joanna Pacitti’s boyfriend.   Does she have skills that will translaate to dancing? Carrie Ann was moved, nice footwork. Bruno says it was surprisingly refined, but needs to be a little more fluid. Len found the whole thing really appealing…fantastic. Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 8 Bruno – 7 –23 – 1-800-868-3409.

Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff – Cha Cha Cha – He’s co-founder of Apple Computers No, Geeks can’t dance.   Well, this one can’t. If he gets enough of Sillicon Valley voting for him, maybe he’ll stick around for awhile.   Otherwise, See ya! Len says “It held my attention…but overall it was a disaster.” Bruno says, “It was like watching a teletubby go mad.” Carrie Ann says, “You’re doing something new…going out on a limb.” Carrie Ann – 5 Len – 4 Bruno – 4 – 13 – 1-800-868-3410. Woz sucks, but he’s totally glad to be here!

David Allen Grier and Kim Johnson – Waltz – David isn’t into hugging. Kim is very confused by his “humor.” Not bad for a comic. Bruno gives him some technical pointers, then calls him schizophrenic. Carrie Ann says to be careful not to pull faces.   She likes his lines. She worked with him on “In Living Color”.   Len says, “Well done…far more good than bad…very commendable.” Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 7 Bruno – 6 – 19 -   1-800-868-3411

Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha Cha – Denise introduces herself as a Bond girl, rather than annoying ex-wife of   Charlie Sheen.   She’s already crying in her package.   She’s not very graceful out there. Carrie Ann said she looked terrified, but was proud of her. Len said, you’ve got to tone up a little more. Bruno says, “You’ve got it all, but you don’t know what to do with it.” Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 6 Bruno – 6 18 – 1-800-868-3412

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – Waltz – She was fake-rejected on the Bachelor only 1 week ago, and here she is, already on another reality show! What a trouper!   She’s taking Nancy O’Dell’s place and had only 2 days to practice.   Len liked her footwork.   Bruno says “You are a revelation…like a beautiful bird about to take flight. Carrie Ann says she has beautiful lines. She was a sports cheerleader and studied ballet. Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 7   Bruno -   8 – 23 – 1-800-868-3413

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