Tonight’s the semi-final!
The video packages are a little trip down memory lane as they review their best dances. In other words, 2 hours = never-ending filler…
Thirty minutes later, and the competition finally begins
- Gilles and Cheryl – 60
- Shawn and Mark –56
- Melissa and Tony –55
- Ty and Chelsie – 48
Gilles and Cheryl got two perfect scores tonight. I think they’re going to take it all. Shawn and Mark’s Argentine Tango impressed the judges enough to give them a 30, but their Jive didn’t sell the judges 100%. Both of Melissa and Tony’s dances fell short for the judges–Len loved their quickstep, but Carrie Ann and Bruno both thought it lacked zip. The judges found their Cha cha cha lackluster and a little clumsy.
I think this is the night when Ty and Chelsie finally go home…
Melissa and Tony – Quickstep – Wow. That was pretty sensational! Nice finish. Len says, “Great musicality, your feet are much improved, just gorgeous.” Bruno says, “For me, it wasn’t as exhilarating and crispy and zingy…it didn’t come carry me away.” Carrie Ann says, “It was very nice and very pretty…it wasn’t connected to your soul..it doesn’t look like fun…there was a little space in your hold.” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 10, Bruno – 9 – 28 – 1-800-868-3413
Gilles and Cheryl – Waltz – Nice. Very romantic… Bruno says, “That is how you start a race for the finals…irresistibly romantic…unbelievably beautiful.” Carrie Ann says, “That was breathtaking…it was gorgeous” Len says, “I’m giving you a sitting down standing O” The judges rave! Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, Bruno – 10 – 30 – 1-800-868-3205
Shawn and Mark – Argentine Tango – Another well-executed routine! This competition is on. Carrie Ann says, “You are our youngest competitor, I worried about you connecting to the emotion…but you delivered. The lifts were incredible..precision is your middle name.” Len says, “A maturity I wasn’t expecting, loved the leg hook…your best performance.” Bruno says made some weird comparison to the Chicago mafia, than said, “That was good.” Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10 Bruno – 10 – 30 – 1-800-868-3409
Ty and Chelsie – Viennese Waltz – Ty’s much better with ballroom than Latin, so this isn’t too bad. Len says, “I don’t think anyone has worked harder…to become a dancer…there was a couple of little issues, overall, I thought it was fabulous.” Bruno says, “I do understand why America loves you…it should be smooth and effortless…look at Gilles and look at this performance!” Carrie ann says, “Tonight you struggled…you wobbled around on your turns…” A fight breaks out between Len and the other judges, before Tom finally breaks it up. Over Ty? Geez. Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 9, Bruno -8 – 25. 1-800-868-3408
Melissa and Tony – Cha cha cha -Bruno says, “I like my cha cha full thrust and full on…at times you don’t sustain that energy…you have to keep at that level.” Carrie Ann says, “Much more attached to the dance…you couldn’t find the size of your steps. Len says, “I liked it, but not as much as I was hoping to…a little lackluster in places.” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno 9 – 27.
Gilles and Cheryl – Salsa – Gilles really shines in the Latin dances. Sexy as always… Carrie Ann -A Big standing O from Carrie Ann, “I want to see you here next week.” Len says, “I’m almost speechless, I wish I had an 11 paddle.” Bruno says, “Little Kim is alive and well and wearing pants…you deserve to be in the finals.” Carrie Ann – 10 Len – 10 Bruno – 10 – 30
Shawn and Mark – Jive – Loads of fun, and they don’t trick it up. Len says “Great music, I thought that was fast…fun…but there was too much messing about…I would have liked to see a little more traditional jive” Bruno says, “I really like you when you go wild…you sold it 100 percent.” Carrie Ann says, “I felt that you lost a little steam…still a really wonderful performance” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 8, Bruno – 9 – 26
Ty and Chelsie – Samba – Ty should never, ever EVER shake his bon bon. That is all. Bruno says, “You threw everything but the kitchen sink in that samba…you lost your footing, but great effort.” Len says, “All too quick, a bit hectic…chelsie you have done a fantastic job Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7, Bruno -8 – 23