Monday, November 17, 2008

DWTS - Week Nine - The Semi-Finals!

I had much more than this, but it didn't make it. I added the scores and some information but didn't recreate everything I wrote before. There was some funny stuff in there, too. :-(

We're down to four couples. Now they'll perform a dance they haven't done this season and one of the new dances. Here are the semi-finalists!

Brooke Burke and Derek Hough
Dance: Jive / Salsa
Score: 21 + 28 = 49

The only woman in the competition, Brooke has consistently been the best dancer. Derek worked on Brooke's performan as well as the choreography. Their jive was sort of frenetic. Brooke seemed a little bit stiff or something I can't quite put my finger on. Len pointed them out for me. He said it was a disaster with many mistakes. Bruno said it had wow but no how. Carrie Ann was upset about the lift. Brooke said she missed the first step and couldn't get on track after that. Ooo, all 7's - their worst score of the whole season.

Their salsa redeemed them. Good job!

Cody Linley and Julianne Hough
Dance: Paso Doble / Salsa
Score: 22 + 24 = 46

Julianne is back, and Cody was glad. He went to Nashville to see her at the CMA's. Julianne said the main difference she saw in Cody in the two weeks she was gone is his determination. Their Paso Doble was different. It looked 40's with Army uniforms (or parts of them) Cody was intense and focused. Bruno not so much, nor Carrie Ann, and Len not at all.

Cody has improved so much and did a good salsa. Len said he didn't realize he was such a strong lad, and Bruno said he came out like a little cheeky devil.

Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson
Dance: Mambo / Jitterbug
Score: 24 + 25 = 49

Warren flies to Philadelphia to do Inside the NFL after the results show and then back and forth again. Kym went with him for them to rehearse again. He's so tired but won't quit he said. The judges praised Warren's performance ability but said he needed more content and more difficult moves. All 8's - best score tonight so far. I think the competition is taking its toll on the celebrities because they all seem determined to make it to the finals and are nervous.

Warren is a competitive performer. He really moves well and is fun to watch.

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer
Dance: Mambo / Jitterbug
Score: 28 + 29 = 57

Lance flew his father and grandfather from Mississippi to watch him dance. He said his grandfather was his inspiration since he used to do the jitterbug. Their mambo was really good, and they got the best score of the night so far.

Very good jitterbug and high score! Two tens!

Cody will probably go home tomorrow night based on how things went tonight.


Berry Blog said...

I'm still glad you posted. I watched for the first round of dances and just couldn't put myself through more. Been sleeping a lot the last few days and finding it hard to focus or get interested in anything. I'm sure this too will pass. Highs and lows in cycles are running a little more extreme than usual. The judges on this show are starting to get on my nerves as well. I suppose at this level they have to be criticial, but they could be a little circumspect in their communiciation. Again, they have seconds to pull together their comments.

Joy said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes they do that.