Monday, October 5, 2009

DWTS 9 Week 3

Kathy Ireland went home last week. Dances this week are the Latin dances. Len is back, so we'll see what kind of mood he's in tonight. Scores are listed in this order: Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno.

Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer

Dance: Rumba
Score: 6, 6, 6 = 18
Apparently the Iron Chef dancer is hyper since Lacey kept telling him to slow down. I've said that to some men myself. I'm not sure about Lacey's choreography on this or if I don't know much about rumbas. Ah, the judges agree that there's no chemistry between them. So mostly they criticized Mark for not connecting with his partner and being too mechanical. Yeah, I know what they mean.

Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough

Dance: Samba
Score: 7, 8, 8 = 23
Joanna had moments of hip action but more of stiffness and not moving. The judges liked it more than I did.

Mya & Dmitry Chaplin

Dance: Rumba
Score: 10, 7, 10 = 27
The rumba is supposed to be sensual and passionate. This one was! They had chemistry and danced really well. There have been hotter rumbas, like Cheryl and Gilles and Maks and Mel B, but this had passion. Len was the 7 of course. He thought too much was going on, and last time he thought they didn't have enough content.

Melissa Joan Hart & Mark Ballas

Dance: Samba
Score: 6, 6, 7 = 19
After watching rehearsal, I didn't think she would do this well. She still looks as if she's trying to remember the steps and isn't letting go enough but is farther along that she's been.

Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower

Dance: Rumba
Score: 8, 5, 7 = 21
Wow! I don't know how his technique was because of the chemistry!! That was hot! He said in rehearsal that he was looking forward to this dance and loved rehearsing it. Len put a damper on the whole thing saying it was hectic and frantic. The rest of us loved it. The audience booed Len. Tom said Len was going to read from his essay, "Beethoven Was A Hack."

Debi Mazar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dance: Samba
Score: 6, 5, 6 = 17
Mel B came to rehearsal to talk to Debi because she was upset about being in the bottom two. I'm afraid this dance showed that. She seemed nervous and unsure of herself. With her personality and how she looked during rehearsal, I thought she would have more hip action and fire. Not so much.

Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson

Dance: Rumba
Score: 7, 7, 7 = 21
I wonder if Mr. Wholesome Donny Osmond can perform a rumba with passion and sexiness. I know he can do the moves. Kym got him to do it! He stayed serious, and it was pretty and romantic until he rushed over to Bruno and carried on giving him a dipping hug and acting like they were making out.

Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova

Dance: Samba
Score: 5, 4, 5 = 14
He was having fun and moved, but his footwork was off. The judges didn't like it, but it was better than some of the others tonight. I think the judges' scores were too low. They do this sometimes to the black athletes. Emmit Smith almost won, but they scored Jerry Rice and some others lower than they should have at times.

Natalie Coughlin & Alec Mazo

Dance: Rumba
Score: 9, 8, 9 = 26
Natalie had trouble in rehearsal with the romantic part, so Alec had his wife Edyta come in and show her how to keep eye contact and put herself into the dance. It's easier for actors since they are used to getting into character and playing a part, but the athletes have so much control of their bodies and rise to the competition. She had good lines and maintained the intensity.

Chuck Liddell & Anna Trebunskaya

Dance: Samba
Score: 6, 5, 6 = 17
It was entertaining but rough and like a zombie according to the judges. Was that Mickey Rourke in the front row of the audience last week showing support of Chuck? It definitely looked like him, and he would have friends in Ultimate Fighting.

Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff

Dance: Rumba
Score: 8, 6, 7 = 21
He was nervous about this dance, and it showed. Karina said they both were since Len's been giving out all those 5's. His moves were good, and he was able to focus and be romantic. Some of his arm movements were choppy, but he did well.

Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke

Dance: Samba
Score: 6, 4, 5 = 15
Tom DeLay has stress fractures in both feet, so they don't know if he'll get to dance or not since his doctor and the producers told him to withdraw from the competition. Maybe Cheryl will get a break herself if he can't. He will get no sympathy vote from me - all my sympathy goes to Cheryl for having to dance with him. I think I'll gag if he does the rumba. Thank goodness, it's the samba, a party dance, which Cheryl told him he danced like a robot. He said his father drilled into him never to ever give up, so, "What's a little pain when you can party?" he said when Tom asked him why he's staying. Do you think he'll be saying this in prison? I hate to say this but he danced like his feet weren't hurting and had rhythm. They danced to "Why Can't We Be Friends" with a sequined elephant on his costume and a donkey on Cheryl's. Not bad actually.

Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel

Dance: Samba
Score: 7, 6, 7 = 20
Who is this blonde boy who sits next to Sharon in the audience? He's been there every time. OK, I googled. He's her boyfriend Luke Worrall. What a fun samba she danced! The judges told her she needed confidence because she dances well. Her smile is just like Ozzy's, so I can't look at her without thinking about him when she smiles.

Who do you think will go home this week? I think it might be Debi or Chuck. Tom will probably stay another week anyway because of the fan base.


Howard said...

I am constantly amazed that Louie is much cuter than I remember. LOL

#Debi said...

"They do this sometimes to the black athletes."

Amazing. You're actually injecting racism into a simple celebrity dance show?