Dancing With the Stars – Top 11 Pairs Part 1 – Recap

Nicole and Derek had the high scores of the night, with a combined score (last week and this week) of 53Buzz and Ashly had the lowest with 26.

I’d say Nicole is the front-runner at this point. With her dance experience (dancing with the Pussycat Dolls) it’s really not a surprise that’s she’s good. I don’t understand allowing professional dancers to compete with amateurs, but whatevs.

Kate Gosselin was really really terrible tonight, her low score (15), craptastic dancing, and the fact the people generally HATE her, she might be going home tomorrow night.

One goes home tomorrow night, the first results show of the season.

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Live Blog and Videos after the JUMP…

Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas – Jive – Mark won’t let Shannen dumb down the jive… Well, that was a lot of fun! Lots of energy. Len says, “Amongst all that energy there has to be control…work on the finesse great start.” Bruno says, “I’m liking the mean girl who does a mean jive…kicks and flicks could have been sharper…you really engaged the audience.” Carrie Ann says, “Mark was right to boisterous, energetic…a little more musicality.” Carrie Ann – 7, Len -6, Bruno -7 – 20 – Total – 381-800-868-3402. – VIDEO

Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska – Foxtrot – Aiden sucked last week, he and Edyta feel the heat. Well, he’s a little better this week, but still kind of stiff. Bruno says, “I can see a glimmer of hope for Aiden…paid attention to your footwork…keep focused.” Carrie Ann says, “Nice job…last week you were trying to hard…solid.” Len says, “It was a little economic in the movement, your footwork was very good. There is an improvement.” – Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 6 Bruno – 6 – 20 – Total – 351-800-868-3409VIDEO

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya – Jive – Ok, this is pretty awesome. Tons of energy, Evan is a ball of gangly fun. Good stuff. Audience loves it. Carrie Ann says, “Such great energy…it was totally in control. Connection was completely there.” Len says, “I was happy. Tall guys struggle with it, but you overcame. There was some really good Jive there. Work on those feet. Well done.” Bruno says, “Your greased lightning, partner work was spot on…point the feet.” Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 – 24 – Total – 471-800-868-3406VIDEO

Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel – Foxtrot – She’s a bit clunky out there, but she’s playing the part nicely. A downtown Ginger Rogers. Heh. She said she wasn’t graceful. She wasnt – “A little sassy twist, compared to last week, you are a revelation” “Nicely done, you were light and frothy, ” Carrie Ann, “Your feet were on the ground the whole time, you are spectacular, you understand why you are moving, just do it a little bit bigger next week.” – Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 7, Bruno – 7 – 21 – Total – 391-800-868-3405VIDEO

Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower – Jive – Jake is all fiftied out in hounds-tooth. Why am I getting a douchbag vibe off him? He’s a pretty good dancer. Bruno says, “You want this really badly, your energy and determination are great, you really have to work on technique” Carrie Ann said, “I think you did a lift, great start, love the energy, you are a joy to watch.” Len says, “I think overall you coped very well, you needed to be light on your feet, I hope you aren’t the one to go next week.” Carrie Ann – 6, Len – 7, Bruno – 7 – 20 – Total – 40 – Same score as last week-they were hoping to improve, but they’ll take it – 1-800-868-3404. – VIDEO

Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa – Foxtrot – Buzz’s wife comes to visit. Her face is very very frozen. – Well, yeah. He still sucks. But he’s in his 80’s and never danced before, so what do you expect? Ashly does all the dancing while Buzz totters around. Carrie Ann says, “Very tender, charming, tugged at everyone’s heartstrings, but the dancing was a little trepedatios” Len says, “I think you inspire people, anyone can dance.” Bruno says, “you looked like you were booting craters, but…nice to have you.” Jeez, they shouldn’t be afraid to criticize him. I don’t care who he is. Carrie Ann – 4, Len – 4, Bruno – 4 – 12 – Total – 26 – (EEP!) But they aren’t afraid to give him crappy scores! – 1-800-868-3407VIDEO

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough – Jive – After the producers gave them a contemporary song, they had to change their routine. Ha ha…Derek flirting with Pamela, before he runs on to the dance floor. Nicole is such a ringer! She’s been dancing all of her life, of course, she’s really good. Lenn says, “I’m ambivalent, parts of it were good, the traditional part was really good, I think you are a talented dancer.” Bruno says, “It was phenomenal…I have never seen a jive that good on week 2, reinvented for the 21st century.” Carrie says, “Perfection…ridiculous, I loved it.” Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 8, Bruno 10 – 28 – Total – 531-800-868-3408 VIDEO

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Foxtrot – Erin is a tomboy, but she’s so excited to be Maksim’s princess. – Erin begins the routine with a pretty solo. she’s got some nice, fluid movements. She’s either had dance lessons, or lots of athletic experience. She is a natural. Bruno says, “Erin you’re a natural, such ease of movement, arms are stunning, finish all the movements.” Carrie Ann says, “You are a beautiful lyrical dancer, great flexibility, death grip on the hold.” Len says, “The moment was good, the footwork wasn’t good, get on with the dancing, trust in your pro.” Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7, Bruno – 8 – 23 – Total – 44. Erin says Len is right. She needs to start trusting her partner. – 1-800-868-3403VIDEO

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood – Pamela is doing a Marilyn Monroe thing. How original! But charming. Not bad. Carrie Ann says, “What you do so well, you go from character to character. Bring your shoulder down.” Len says, “You’ve been titty??? (what?) It had a an elegance about it, it had cheeky charm, you have to work on her center now, not on your bust.” Bruno says, “Delicious tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and the dancing was good too.” Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 7, Bruno – 8 – 22 – Total – 43. I think Bruno is in love. – 1-800-868-3411VIDEO

Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke – Fox Trot – Chad says being elegant and graceful isn’t his thing. Chad is a great big flirt! When Chad does good, Cheryl gives him a kiss! Wow. That was awkward! Very clunky. Len says, “It was terrible posture, clumsy, like the snow, glad when it’s over.” Bruno says, “You looked uncomfortable, going backwards, ungainly, no musicality.” Carrie Ann says, “You have great potential, but you have got to start understanding your movement, you’ve got to be in the moment.” Chad didn’t look like he was having much fun. Carrie Ann – 6, Len – 5, Bruno – 5 – 15 – Total – 331-800-868-3401VIDEO

Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani – Jive – Kate is dissing his teaching methods and Tony is insulted and (fake) quits…oh we find out what happens after the break! And of course, Tony takes a walk and comes back! Kate says, “I wouldn’t want to teach me.” She’s looking at Tony like she’s waiting for her next step. She’s stiff and awkward. Fail! Easily the worst of the night, except for Buzz, maybe. But, he’s got an excuse. Bruno says, “You’ve turned it into a nightmare! You go through the motions, like a stepford wife.” Carrie said, “You made it through the whole routine, your feet came off the floor a couple of times.” Len said, “Nerves are breaking you at the moment, come out and really go for it.” Carrie Ann – 5, Len – 5, Bruno – 5 – 15 – Total – 311-800-868-3410VIDEO

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