The couples dance two dances, individual and team. There’s another double elimination this week.
The pros are performing a group number, to show the “stars’ how it’s done. The team dance will be Paso vs Tango.
The stars designed their partner’s costumes. And they are fugly. Oh, Lacey Schwimmer is OUT with the dreaded flu!
Joanna and Derek earned the highest scores this week, with 55 points. The lowest points go to Mark and Anna, with 43. Ouch. Poor Mark lost his partner when Lacey came down with the flu. I thought his Samba, while frenetic, was entertaining.
Team Tango were definitely the winners, but they probably did benefit from having a small group comprised of competent dancers.
I think Mark and Michael will be going home tonight. Or maybe Mark and Kelly. I wouldn’t be surprised if Micheal hung on for another week…
Recap after the JUMP…
The Pros perform the Paso and the Tango – VIDEO
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova ‘ Foxtrot – What the hell is this guy still doing in the competition? He’s a dull, clumsy dancer. Dancing the foxtrot to a snarky Kinks song about the taxman taking all your money. Mkay! Len says, “I’m so glad you hung around…again tonight, this foxtrot…brilliant.” Bruno says, “Your musicality has improved, way to go” Carrie Ann says, “Tonight’s performance was gracious…very well done.” Damning with faint praise? Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 7 – 23 – 47 – 1-800-868-3407 – VIDEO
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson – Quickstep – Donny needs to work on his posture. Donny’s tackling the difficult quickstep pretty well! I didn’t notice the mistakes. Donny’s getting a standing ovation. Bruno says, “As a performer you are solid as a rock…you covered your mistakes. You still sold the performance.” Carri Ann said, “You were pretty good…but you went wrong 5 times.” Len appreciated Donny’s pluck. – Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno 8 – 24 – 52 – 1-800-868-3405 – VIDEO
Mark Decascos and Lacey Schwimmer and Anna Trebunskaya – Samba – Lacey got the flu. Tony stepped in to help Mark with rehearsal, until Anna could step in. Mark has found his confidence. His dancing has improved a lot–his performance is fun to watch. Carrie Ann says, “That was a mess, it was completely disjointed.” Len says, “I didn’t find it terrible, I thought under the circumstances you coped very well.” Bruno says, “It was a little like watching Kung fu Panda dancing the Samba on Planet of the Apes.” Aw, I didn’t think it was that bad. – Carrie Ann – 6, Len – 7, Len – 6 – 19 – 43 – 1-800-868-3403 – VIDEO
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin – Foxtrot – Cloris Leachman drops by to help Mya with her Foxtrot. Alrighty then! This is beautiful. I wonder if Len is going to trash it. Len says, “I liked the parts that were in hold. But again, too many gimmicks” Yep. He trashed her again. Bruno says, “This foxtrot perfectly captured Hollywood of the Golden Age…you danced like an angel.” Carrie Ann says, “Len is officially smoking crack. I loved it, it was dynamic, fluid, graceful.” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 7, Bruno – 9 – 25 – 49 – 1-800-868-3411 – VIDEO
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff – Jive – Ugh, he’s trying too hard. Aaron just screams D-BAG! to me. Is he throwing pelvic thrusts into the jive? Skeevy! He ends with Rawk hands. What a tool. The judges love it. Bruno loved it. Called it Aaron’s best performance. Carrie Ann said, “It was so good…high energy.” Len says, “that had enough energy to light up Hollywood.” Len was tempted to dust off his 10 paddle. Seriously? Carrie Ann – 9 – Len – 10 – Bruno – 10 – 29 – 53 – He went there! – 1-800’868-3401 – VIDEO
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel – Salsa – I didn’t like this as much as the judges did. It still feels like Kelly is having an out-of-body experience when she dances. Carrie Ann says, “That was brilliant, your posture was up, you were unafraid of the dance.” Len says, “The first time you’ve really controlled your nerves, but all aspects of your dance have to come up a notch.” Bruno starts dancing on the desk, “Still a bit of a stumble, but you played the character.” Kelly thanks him for calling her beige last week. Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 – 24 – 52 – 1-800-868-3416 – VIDEO
Joanna Kupra and Derek Hough – Rumba – I had a hard time focusing on this routine….until Joanna stumbled and knocked me out of my reverie. A little dull for me. Len says, “I think that more or less ticked all of our boxes.” Len says, “So sexy I could taste it.” Carrie Ann says “You dance at your edge…tonight I loved watching you.” – Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 – 27 – 55 –1-800-868-3415 – VIDEO
Team Paso – Mark and Anna, Aaron and Karina, Mya and Dmitry and Michael and Anna – Bruno says, “At times you lost a bit of sync…You Mya and Dmitry stood out.” Carrie Ann says, “Your choreography was out of sync, and a little basic. ” Len says, “As it went on, the routine got better and better.” Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 – 24 – Rehearsal – Dance
Team Tango – Donny and Kym, Joanna and Derek and Joanna and Derek – That was good. Carrie Ann is so excited she ran out to high five…but she chastised them for incorporating a lift. Len says the routine was superior. Bruno is super-excited too. I think we’ll be seeing some good scores. Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 10 – 28 – Rehearsal – Dance