Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dancing With the Stars -- Week 1 Elimination

Hey Kids!!!! We are about to boot our first dancer this seasons... this year... and it is time to woo hooooooo....

Before we begin... there is a new rule this season... it's a "Dance Off." Here are the official rules on the website. **On results night, the two couples with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will compete in a "Dance Off" in the first weeks of competition. Their original set of judges scores will be tossed out and they will perform the same routine again for a new set of judges scores. The new set of scores will be combined with their viewer votes and the couple with the lowest combined total will be eliminated.

It's a neat idea... so let's get to the show!

The show starts off right away with Big Bad VooDoo Daddy performing... fun... but that is what fast forward is for...

It's time to hear from Steve-O to hear about his condition... he gave us an update and he is back and ready to dance. The images of him on the stretcher are common to many of us. Samantha WAS HORRIBLE IN THAT INTERVIEW... Argh...

It's time to save four couples...
1. Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska
2. Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas
3. Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough
4. David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson

Commercial... and then FOUR MORE SAVED!

5. Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy TRIPLE BLECH!!!!
6. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
7. Lil Kim & Derek Hough -- BLECH!
8.Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke

We are treated to a Celebrity Survival Guide from Cameron Matheson... who offers a bunch of advice to the contestants. It is an attempt at humor and makes me cringe slightly.

We come back to the hosts and Samantha sure seems to have enjoyed it... so much so that she can't say the frigging word... CHOREOGRAPHY...

Jewel sings... and dammit... my distaste gets stronger since she butchers Somewhere Over the Rainbow... (No talent hack who only succeeds on other people's writing... You go Steve Poltz!)

Our next video package features the stars talking about their opponents... There are some interesting comments... and then... Lil Kim speaks and I want to gouge out my eyes. I like it when Holly speaks. *swoon*

Let's see who is lastly saved and won't be in the dance off...

9. Holly Madison & Demitri Chaplin
10. Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower
11. Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer

In the dance off, we have... Belinda Carlisle & Jonathan Roberts VS. Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff

Belinda Carlisle & Jonathan Roberts are up first and are going to their Salsa again. We get a cheesy video montage and then their dance starts again. Jonathan Roberts is not a great choreographer... I agree with someone who said that to me recently. There are a number of mess ups in the dance... and we see why they might not be in the top 10. They got an 18 in this the last time. Their scores are 5, 6, 6 for a total of 17.

Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff dance second. They got a 17 on their Quick Step last night. It seems like Karina and Steve are getting along better. He's doing better tonight I think. Soo... I am now qualified to be a judge.... I thought it was actually better than last night. The judges rave about his enthusiasm. Their scores are 6, 5, 6 for a total of 17.

Who will be booted?

Belinda Carlisle & Jonathan Roberts

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