“If you are in the bottom two, I will show my bum in the super market” Dance Week 6

It’s that time in the season when each couple will be performing two dances per show. The pressure is on now more than ever because they will not only have to take on a dance style that they have yet to try, they will also take the floor for the first group number of the season. Though the judges will not be judging the group numbers, it still takes valuable time and brain power away from the judged individual dances.


Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska are going to take on the spirited cha cha (cha).  Jason is not going to be able to rely on Edyta as much in this dance as he done in the past. Oh no, and Edyta forgot her pants! The dance was energetic and full of spins and body rolls.  Jason did not look as light on his feet as in weeks past the performance was good. The judges said that he did a good job but got a little off on his timing.  Score 24/30


Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough will take the rumba. The dance was mostly smooth, flowing, and romantic.  Perhaps they really are a couple now.  Shannon definitely rebounded from last week. The judges said that she had no hip action but had great chemistry.  Score 24/30


Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez have to reach for a big comeback after the footwork issues of last week.  The mambo should be a good one for the couple because Fabian is a former mambo champ. After a Henry Winkler pep talk the couple took the floor and delivered a spirited dance but a few of the same problems of last week.  There were a few timing issues and some foot missteps.  But they did do a better job than last week. The judges thought that she had many of the timing issues of last week and that they dance was disjointed.  Score 21/30


Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke are going to perform the fox trot. After last weeks bottom two performance they really need to impress the judges. The performance was leaps and bounds above last weeks.  They had chemistry and flowed, at times, effortlessly across the floor. The judges thought that it was his best dance so far and had excellent footwork. Score 27/30


Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani perform the very refined Viennese waltz to a very of song choice in Tom Jones’ Delilah. The dance was one of her best. It flowed well, she didn’t show any signs of being nervous, and moved easily across the floor. The judges loved said that she did her turns well and fixed all the issues she had in weeks past.  Score 26/30 (their best score yet)


Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Balias take on the jive sigh such enthusiasm that the judges should never again fault her for having no emotion. The dance was fun, quirky, and extremely fast paced. If that wasn’t a 30 I’m not sure what is.  Carrie Ann said that it was her favorite dance yet this season, Len said that the dance was a tasty morsel, they all agreed it was best hey have ever done.   Score 30/30 (woo hoo it is about time!!!)


Mario and Karina Smirnoff are going to end the individual numbers with a rumba to the tune of Let’s Get it On. The dance was hot and excited the audience who gave them a standing ovation.  The judges were split in their reviews.  Len thought that the dance was too raunchy but Bruno thought that it was fabulous (and some of what he said was blanked out).  They also performed an illegal lift.  Score 28/30 (their best score of the competition)



The group dance was built up all night long.  A country themed dances involving cowboy sheriffs and outlaws is sure to be entertaining… I hope. Even in rehearsals Mario seems to find a reason to keep his shirt unbuttoned and Edyta still refuses to wear pants; I just don’t get it, lol.  But that dance itself was fun and full of lifts and flips. Marissa was off beat for a lot of the dance and so was Marlee but oh well. The cast looked like they had a lot of fun but there were many mistakes.  The judges seemed entertained but pointed out craziness and missteps.


So tonight we got to see the first 30 of the season and Kristi more than deserved it this week. She really is soooo far ahead of the other celebs in skill level.  It is basically a race to see who can make it into the other two final three spots along side her.  Cristian is really making a move toward the front along with Mario and Jason is really going to have to fight to stay in the top.  Today’s weakest dancers were Marlee and Shannon.  One of them is going home tomorrow.  I am also concerned about Marissa.  She is really improving but I just hope that she has a big enough fan base to keep her around as long as she deserves.


April 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . dance, dancing with the stars, reality tv.

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