Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dancing With the Stars -- SEMINFINAL

We are reminded that Maurice was booted last week and that this is the semi-final! I bet there is a lot left to dance for right? Oh yeah.... they get to learn two dances this week. The drama is never ending....


Samantha finally looks lovely again... and she's wearing green. Brooke is wearing glitter all over her body... Kym Johnson continues to smile at me... and it's great seeing Julianne back... and well... Lacey is... Lacey.

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough are dancing the Jive and the Salsa and Derek says something that drives me nuts and why the show is somewhat predictable... "I want this dance to be the best it can be..." Duh. Derek is beating himself up since he can't get some good choreography down. Brroke also wants to be a great performer. The Jive starts... and you can tell that it's going to be goood... I have never seen Brooke with this much facial reactions.... it's cute... I am betting that she is told to just plain dance instead... Len calls the dance a "disaster" and Bruno said that the "technique went down the toilet." Carrie Ann adds a sigh of drama... and hated the blatant illegal lift...finding it disrespectful (to which I agree actually...) -- (Scores 7, 7, 7 - for a total of 21 -- Lowest score ever.)

Cody Linley & Julianne Hough are up second as we welcome Julianne back. They are dancing the Salsa and Cody can't be good at it because he is stiff a lot. They have to dance the Paso Doble and it is the most "manly dance" so that means 18 year old Cody is nervous that he won't be able to pull it off. They dance the Paso Doble first and it will be done in military outfits. I am not sure how I feel about it... except that Julianne is back... Bruno thought that it was too off... and not traditional enough. "Not good enough." Carrie says that is "10 for determination" and yet... it wasn't the smoothest. Len thinks he will get his "marching orders" and "not good." It was odd, but really? -- (Scores 8, 7, 7 - for a total of 22)

Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson come in third... and the judges liked him last week... remember? Warren is a busy ellow... and he does Inside the NFL. This week he is doing the Mambo and the Jitterbug. Lots of energy is being expended and he gets loud and angry at everything, but he isn't a quitter and there was som more personality in that. They start off with the Mambo with some bastardized version of "Tequilla." There is some weird choreography... but it seems like the best dance so far of the night. Carrie thinks they could do more... Len knows that Warren is a performer while Bruno says that he is flat footed even though he is engaging. -- (Scores 8, 8, 8 - for a total of 24)

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer are up last... Mambo and the Jitterbug.... We meet Lance's dad and grandfather... His grandfather is old and cute and is proud of him... especially doing the "dance of old people... the Jitterbug... Weird and Sweet at the same time. Mambo is up first and Lacey has a horrible outfit on. It starts off as the Lacey show where Lance doesn't have to do anything... and then it kicks in... the music helps out a lot on this one. Now that was the best one of the four... even though Lacey was involved. Len adored it. BRuno thought it was semi-final material. Carrie Ann... agreed... -- (Scores 10, 9, 9 - for a total of 28)

ROUND TWO!!!! -- They were allowed to pick any dance they wanted to from the dances that they introduced this season. We are then subjected to Len's Master Class where he teaches the couples how to dance by isolating their problems... I am not going to write about this sicne they just keep the same themes of always... old grumpy man... and the stars suck up to him.

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough are dancing the Salsa... They start off with a lift and TW yells at the screen. I am there to quickly remind her that it is allowed in these special dances. This dance is a crowd pleaser... and justifyably so with that amazing ending throwing Brooke around moment. Bruno -- "Brooke is back!" Carrie Ann and Len are in agreement. -- (Scores 9, 10, 9 - for a total of 28)

Cody Linley & Julianne Hough dance the Salsa... Julianne's outfit is amazing and probably illegal in a few countries. This is better than their last dance and yet...n ot perfect. Carrie Ann was critical but Len liked it much better. Bruno was somewhere in the middle and flamboyant. Cody sucks up to the audience... and annoys me. -- (Scores 8, 8, 8 - for a total of 24)

Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson chose the Jitterbug. Good times are being had by all and yet... I am nervous throughout the dance as Warren throws Kym all over the place. It was an ambitious dance and not entirely bad. Len avoids talking about the moves and just about his performer side. Bruno thinks he is still flat footed and Carrie Ann loved it. -- (Scores 9, 8, 8 - for a total of 25)

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer are also dancing the Jitterbug -- the last one of the evening. Lance Bass is in a sailor outfit. SHIT! Must keep jokes inside... big time inside... don't let it come out of my mouth... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! It's a great dance... even if it is a bit awkward in the middle... but Lance's shoe comes off and he kicks at it just like you would think he would.... in his sailor's outfit... My face is giggling... and I can't react. The judges loved them. It was magic... and yet... I am giggling... especially when they go to Lance's grandfather... -- (Scores 10, 9, 10 - for a total of 29)

Just to remind you... of tonight's scores...

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer -- 57
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough -- 49
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson -- 49
Cody Linley & Julianne Hough -- 46

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