Misty May-Treanor is out. It was announced at the top of the episode, but Misty herself didn’t appear until the end of the show to talk about it. Suffice it to say, she did a number on her Achilles tendon, and she’s going to be out of commission for awhile. Atheletes who are still competing might want to think twice about risking injury on a ballroom dance show. That would be quite the ignoble career ender, don’t you think?
No word yet on whether there will be an elimination this week. I’m guessing not, but the producers will have to figure out a way to make this week count. They’ll probably just combine the votes and scores for two weeks and have them determine next week’s elimination.
Tonight’s top vote getter: Brooke and Derek who look to be running away with this show. They received the first 10 of the season, from Len. Their total score was 28. The lowest vote getters were Cloris and Corky. Cloris was pretty hilarious tonight. She might be able to squeeze out few more weeks in the competition.
Tomorrow: Jennifer Hudson and Kool and the Gang guest star. Because of the debate, the results will begin at 8/7c pm on the east coast and 9 pm mountain and pacific.
Recap and Videos after the Jump…
So Misty May-Treanor is definitely out, and the show opens with a short clip of Misty’s competition ending mishap. And Tom promises we’ll hear all about it from Misty tonight.
Misty and Maks are absent from the floor. Looks like we’ll have to wait until later to hear her talk about what happened.
Susan and Tony – The Jive – Susan finds dancing complicated! Tony says Susan needs to listen to her heart and not her head. Tony takes her to meet the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, who teach her to kick and flick. Not that it helped much, Susan’s dancing still looks stiff, like she’s thinking too hard. Her footwork is so careful, she’s not letting go. The Jive is supposed to be fun and energetic. This ain’t. Len says, “I think you have kept a constant standard, ” and adds that he thinks she’s going in the right direction. So kind, that man. Bruno likes her look, but notes, “You sometimes looked a little unsteady in the steps…but you’re starting to get the heat.” Carrie Ann says, “You seemed a bit timid…I want you to be a little more courageous.” And to pile on to the injury list, Susan is wearing an ace bandage on her ankle after stumbling in rehearsals this morning. – Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 7, Bruno, 7 – 21 – 1-800-868-3411
Susan and Tony
Lance and Lacey – The Viennese Waltz – Lance complains about the fuddy-duddy critiques Len has handed out the past few weeks, but he and Lacey give in and promise to dance a traditional waltz this week. Their routine plays by the rules, but unfortunately, they look like two little kids who want to play so bad, but they can’t, lest they mess up their Sunday clothes. I’m not digging this as much as their prior routines, where they seemed a lot more comfortable. Bruno says, “You tried to do the rise and fall…it looked a little labored…I like to see the sparkle you had last week.” Carrie Ann thought it was fantastic, a great blend of traditional and new. Len says, “It was flatfooted, the posture was poor…but great musicality…the best dance I’ve seen you do.” Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7 Bruno – 7 22 – 1-800-868-3407
Lance and Lacey:
Maurice and Cheryl – The Jive – Cheryl and Maurice go play in the park, somehow this is supposed to help him. OK, this is so much better than last week. His footwork is better, and he’s got a couple of fancy moves worked into the routine. Plus, he looks like he’s having a blast, which is a plus. Carrie Ann says it was full throttle, fantastic. Len says, I thought that was your best dance, well done. Bruno says, “You can rock when you want to…energy…sense of fun…well done.” Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 24 1-800-868-3404
Maurice and Cheryl:
Rocco and Karina – The Viennese Waltz – Karina blindfolds Rocco to help him feel less self-conscious. He swears it’s really working, so maybe he should have left the blindfold on the whole dance. Rocco is trying, but the grace and ease seem to be missing. This dance is deceptively difficult, I think. Len says, “I didn’t mind it…elements were very very good…you lose the time.” Len has pussycat mask on, it’s hard to take him seriously. Bruno says, “You should have kept your blindfold on…you don’t keep the musicality going…you’ve got to break out of the bad habits.” Carrie Ann calls him most improved, “The musicality was there.” she says. Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 7, Bruno – 6 – 20 – 1-800-868-3402
Rocco and Karina:
Warren and Kym – The Viennese Waltz – Kim is hoping he can break out his softer side for the Viennese waltz, and the big guy is doing an admirable job, he manages to be smooth and romantic, but I’m still not loving it. It’s a little clunky in spots. But what do I know? The judges love it. Bruno says, “Big smooth and beautiful…whatever the dance is, you just get it.” Carrie Ann says, “I was blown away…you were sweeping her off her feet…mindblowing.” Len says, “You’re giving those skinny people a real run for their money.” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 8, Bruno – 8, 25 – 1-800-868-3413
Warren and Kym:
Cody and Julieanne – The Jive – Video of Cody at Miley’s Sweet 16? OK, I’m officially sick of hearing about Miley Cyrus’s OTT Sweet 16 party. Cody says he’s going to have to work extra hard to polish up the jive. Cody’s doing great, and I’m not surprised, this is the perfect dance for his unbridled energy. Although the choreography is a little corny, the dance is lots of fun. The most energetic jive yet. Carrie Ann says, “I could see you counting…it was a little awkward for me.” Len says, “The first half was fantastic, then it got repetitious.” Bruno says, “You started like a twinkling twinky…you’ve got the talent, use it.” Did Bruno just call Cody gay? Heh. Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 7, Bruno – 7 – 21 –1-800-868-3401
Cody and Julieanne:
Toni and Alec – The Viennese Waltz – Toni cannot say Viennese, and she claims to be the girl that nobody wanted on their team when they were picking sides at school. Poor Toni. Ah, they’ve got the full on period costumes. Is that really necessary? It seems to be hampering their dancing. Len says, “This I didn’t enjoy very much, don’t need gimmicks and things…just come out and dance.” Bruno says, “It’s very tough, you don’t need to overproduce.” Carrie Ann says, “I liked it…I got it…you went back to the roots.” – Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7 Bruno – 7 – 22 – 1-800-868-3403
Toni and Alec:
Cloris and Corky – The Jive – Corky says that he choreographs, and then “dances around” Cloris. That’s one way of putting it. He asks her if she can do a cartwheel and she laughs. The word here is PERSONALITY. OMG, Cloris’s pink outfit is hilarious, made even more so when her wig falls off. Yes, Corky is doing all of the heavy lifting here. It’s an amusing routine, and really, at this point, Cloris has to abandon trying to dance well, and just ham it up. It’s what the people demand! After wandering around the dance floor, Cloris wanders over to the judges, and tells them that she just wants ones. Bruno says, “To call this wacky would be the understatement of the year…it is beyond comprehension.” Carrie Ann says, “I asked for crazy Cloris, and that’s what I got…what you lack in technique you make up in charisma.” Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 5 Bruno – 5 – 16 – 1-800-868-3408
Brooke and Derek – The Viennese Waltz – Brooke and Derek fight! And it’s probably totally fake, but whatevah. Then they kiss and make up. WHATEVAH. But when they begin dancing, they grab my attention. Finally, a beautiful and graceful Viennese waltz. Just lovely, so light and smooth. The best of the night. Aw, they’re dancing to “Daughters” and after her dance, Brooke gives her daughter, in the audience, a kiss. Carrie Ann says, “You are quickly becoming my favorite dancer of all seasons.” Len says, “Simply the best dance of the season so far.” And Bruno, “Such lyricism, it just come out of your body in a natural way. Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 10, Bruno – 9, 28. WOW. First 10 of the season… 1-800-868-3405
Brooke and Derek:
Finally! Misty May-Traenor is introduced and she hobbles out on crutches. The video runs, and wow, there’s a loud pop, and that’s her ankle. Yikes. She tried to put weight on it, but her ankle was gone. She’s crying in pain while Karina and Rocco comfort her. She ruptured her Achilles tendon. We see the x-ray. She didn’t think she could hurt herself in ballroom. WRONG. She says she’s out, but not out cheering on the competitors. Aw. She looks like she’s about to cry…
Misty May-Treanor Part 1
She was planning on taking off time from volleyball next year, so she doesn’t expect it to impact her career. She’s going into surgery tomorrow, and like a previous injury, she expects to come back even stronger. She realizes that ladies in the audience are going to be a leetle upset with the loss of her incredibly popular partner, Maksim. The show ends, with a little Misty and Maks video package. She was a good dancer, and my pick to win it all. Bye Misty! Get well soon.
Misty May Pt 2