Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dancing With the Stars -- Week 2

Last week we saw Belinda Carlisle "go go " out of the ball room... REALLY TOM?... REALLY?


They all walk down the stairs... and "ALL" is the operative word since no one is too injured... GIlles fell a bit down the stairs... sucker...

Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy dance first and I can get my anomosity out of my system pretty early since I still can't stand her or him (sorry Megan *tag* and Lori). Maksim also wears a funny pink dress... uhh... Looks like you will never get him.... Lori... Megan..... :-P. They are dancing the Samba and I know I don't like her, but I am not impressed wit it at all... and the singing from the band... is just bad. Len liked it? GO BRUNO!!!! He hated it...and so did Carrie. The scores are 5, 6, 5 for a total of 16.

Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough dance second. We are reminded that he is a "potato farmer" and I am reminded that I don't like him because he is dating my girlfriend. TW is totally not jealous of this at all... Julianne speaks so nice of him... and is mean to him. They dance the Foxtrot and the music drives me nuts tonight. It's just bad! The dance ... to me was a big improvement for him. The judges felt that it was an improvement but still not great. The scores are 8, 7, 8 for a total of 23.

Holly Madison & Demitri Chaplin dance third... and she looks fabulous. Of course she does... She is learning the Samba and we see lots of footage of her and Charlie Chaplin argue. It's somewhat entertaining... She has trouble being jiggly... really???? Her dance starts and she shakes her tassled boobies all around and the crowd goes nuts... (Yeah... it's the crowd...) Seriously... the crowd really does seem to like her and that is interesting to me. Carrie Ann didn't like it. Neither did Len or Bruno. The scores are 5, 6, 6 for a total of 17.

Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer decide to actually dance in the show! Steve-O has the most forced comment of the night... "I don't want to rest... I want to dance!!!!" Wow... that didn't sound forced or odd or anything... They are dancing the Foxtrot... yum yum... You can tell half way through the dance that he is in an incredible amount of pain and sort of pulls up. The judges think he started off so well... and then lost it. Backstage, we learn that he tried "too hard" and blanked during the dance. The scores are 5, 5, 5 for a total of 15.

Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska dance next and I still think that Edyta is the best... She is teaching LT the Samba... and he is stressing out big time. He seems to like it and wants to do it right. So he even gives up his golf game... and it makes me actually laugh out loud... :) and I never laugh at a New York Giant... :-P The judges like him for the most part... giving him some criticism, but it is something he will listen to anyway. The scores are 7, 6, 7 for a total of 20.

Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas is just toooo cute. We see her talk to her friends online and she is then stuck in a prom dress to dance the Foxtrot for a national audience. It's elegant, but I must really criticize the producers for dressing her in that dress. It's a bit too much adult for a 17 year old. Regardless... it was a super nice dance... and the judges agree... The scores are 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27.

Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke dance next and must I remember you all that Gilles is not a star? I didn't think so. We meet Gilles French mother... and she watches him dance. He dedicates the dance to his mom. It's a bit early for the Mom.... Gilles. Time to dance the Samba... and he looks hot doing it and the ladies all show their excitement. Great dance and the judges like it a lot. The scores are 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27.

David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson dance next and they are going to try really really really hard and impress the judges. They are dancing hte Foxtrot... (Editor's note -- they got uber hosed last week with the judges and this week beter be better!) I liked it. Bruno liked it too. Carrie Ann gave him two snaps up. (Get it? They were both on In Livin' Colour)... The scores are 8, 8, 8 for a total of 24.

Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff were in the dance off last week. He is having such a nice time doing this and it's somewhat infectious. During the video... we see him get ambulanced out. He pulled his hamstring.... and likes it so much that he dances through the pain. Here comes his live Samba. It's just not good, but damn... he enjoys himself. The end was a train wreck... with Wozniak doing the WORM. You read that right. He did the Worm. The judges are just horrible. The scores are 4, 3, 3 for a total of 10.

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani are third to last and she is NOT a star... but I suppose she will get tons of votes from the chicks that feel spurned... it's an audience I suppose. We get to see her actually say goodbye to her work and more. They are dancing the Foxtrot... and I am reminded again that she is not a star... Of course it is a good dance... of course. Judges like it and Carrie Ann brings her down to Earth a little bit. Good for her. The scores are 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27.

Lil Kim & Derek Hough are up second to last. I dislike her more than Denise. *SIGH* She is dancing the Samba. The judges liked her. *SIGH* The scores are 8, 8, 9 for a total of 25.

Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower dance last. Alright... he's got such a simplistic charm that you have to like him. I just wish the cowboy hat wouldn't look so big on his head.They are dancing the Foxtrot tonight... and Chelsea looks nice... that's weird... Low middle of the pack and he's got maybe three to four weeks left... Carrie Ann thinks he is the most improved. The scores are 8, 8, 7 for a total of 23.

Scores... Just a reminder!

Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas -- 27
Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke -- 27
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani -- 27
Lil Kim & Derek Hough -- 25
David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson -- 24
Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough -- 23
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower -- 23
Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska -- 20
Holly Madison & Demitri Chaplin -- 17
Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- 16
Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer -- 15
Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff -- 10


Anonymous said...

The music really was markedly worse last night than usual. I wonder what was up with that? Also, it seems like the dancers this season are so much worse than in seasons past. I'm not really feeling it this season.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Edyta is probably the best. Why do you hate Lil Kim so much? I HEART MAKS!!

Here are my other thoughts:
Denise - awkward and no rhythm!
Chuck - hate to say it since he's not a celeb, but he seemed very elegant
Holly - love the girl, but same as Denise
Steve-O - love him too. did he suck cause he was in pain or cause he blanked out?
LT - sub-par. stick to football. oh wait, you're retired.
Shawn - SO adorable. Love this girl!!! A little gymnastics-y stiffness, but I think she'll improve
Gilles - see "Chuck"
David AG - much improved, although i still think the judges have been way too harsh on him
Steve - the judges were soooo mean!! but he sucks royally. at least it seems like karina is being somewhat nice to him.
Melissa - Man - Carrie Ann really put her in her place, didn't she? Still, she was excellent
Lil Kim - I like her! She's got spunk!
Ty - Meh.


Smelmooo said...

You guys are funny.