Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dancing With the Stars -- Week 8

There's plenty of drama tonight as our stars have... uhh... drama... and a Team Dance to contend with. Yeah...


We are immediately told that Melissa suffered an injury and will NOT be with us!

Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke is up third and we were reminded that he still finished in third and he has no idea where he stands in the votes... so ... he has pressure. Gilles' shoulder hurts and will take cortizone shots so that he can continue to compete. I am tempted to think that the injury isn't real.. but faked just so he can take his shirt off. Rehearsal looks a bit rough, but he is ready to dance the Lindy Hop. Wow... what a start to the dance! His hair is a cartoon and his outfit is too, but it's funny. Who knew running in place could be so much fun? As the dance goes along, his stes seem good but the tosses and twists with Cheryl seem awkward. Still a fun dance though and it's good to see him so energetic. Len loved it. Bruno and Carrie Ann liked it too. The scores are 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27.

Lil Kim & Derek Hough are up second and I want to add something about Lil Kim. I watched "Notorious" a movie about the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil Kim was a featured part of his life... basically a dirty mouthed bitch whore in his life. I am seriously understating it. Screw you Lil Kim. May you fall down on your face. They are dancing the Paso Doble this week and the video was... a lot of her screwaming and being loud. It's a rather rigid interpretation. The crowd loved it and I feel as though Bruno is prone to liking her more than he/she should. All the judges liked it. Lil Kim goes up and kisses all the judges... much like a whore would. The scores are 9, 9, 10 for a total of 28.

Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough did well last week. Remember? Way to settle Chuck! The video montage is an interesting one and Chuck actually has some personality. They are dancing the Cha Cha Cha this week. This is one reason I like Julianne. She choreographed a Cha Cha Cha that wasn't spectacular, but really showed off Chuck a lot. Carrie Ann thought it was fanastic. Bruno and Len gave some criticism. The scores are 9, 9, 8 for a total of 26.

Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas were second last week. They are going to dance the Samba. You gotta love how careful with Shawn's videos ABC is... Mark's mother is a three time Latin World Champion... so she comes onto the stage to teach her the girlie parts. End of video... boring. The dance was.... nice. That's all I got. Len didn't like it that much. Bruno was more infatuated with it. Carrie Ann thought it was really good. The scores are 10, 8, 9 for a total of 27.

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani are up next and they evoke sympathy from us by playing up her painful rib injury. Let's get the video montage for this week... Melissa is feeling pressure and they are going to dance the Jive. Tom tells us that after talking to the doctor, Melissa will probably be back to dance next week. Melissa is hurt... in the ribs. She's got a hairline fracture in her ribs. They are going to use her rehearsal... just as they did with Steve-O earlier. With this footage... a pretty naked Melissa dances. We also get to see her Tramp Stamp without a cover or sequins over it. It was a bit awkward... the judges are kind, but give her decent enough scores... even though she was going through the motions. The scores are 7, 7, 7 for a total of 21. Heh heh... sucker. :)

Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower dance the last single dance and we are reminded that the Waltz last week was great. They are dancing the Salsa... Ty tells us that he doesn't like the sun since he was burnt really badly as a kid... so... it's spray tan time! He's "way outside of (his) comfort zone" for the Salsa... and I laugh. The CROWD is going batshit for him. It's amazing..... Young men have a whole new appreciation for Chelsea too. When did she grow up? Carrie Ann loved it so much that she screams for 15 seconds straight. It was a great dance. Len gave it a mean review after raving about him for a bit. The scores are 9, 7, 8 for a total of 24.

The team dance is coming up and Team Tango (Lil Kim & Derek Hough, Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke, and Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower) is dancing against Team Mambo (Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas, Melissa Rycroft -- Lacey filling in & Tony Dovolani, and Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough). They are going to get judge's scores to be added to their other scores.

Team Mambo (Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas, Melissa Rycroft -- Lacey filling in & Tony Dovolani, and Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough) is up first. Their video montage was a bunch of silly dancing... and mistakes.. uh oh... PRESSURE!... Better step it up. They are dancing to a Beyonce song. I gotta admit that I really liked the whole piece... especially the little head kick of Chuck's... and the ending was phenomenal... as a tribute to the Beyonce video. That was just plain fun. Len loved it. 8, 8, 9 for a total of 25 to be added to their other scores.

Team Tango (Lil Kim & Derek Hough, Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke, and Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower) dance second. THe video montage bores me a bit... so let's get to the dance. They are dancing to a Britney Spears song. ... Womanizer... and the band is stinkin' it up out there. The judges liked it much better than the last group. The scores are 9, 9, 10 for a total of 28 to be added to their other scores.

Scores... Just a reminder!

Lil Kim & Derek Hough -- 28 + 28 = 56
Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke -- 27 + 28 = 55
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower -- 24 + 28 = 52
Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas -- 27 + 25 = 52
Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough -- 26 + 25 = 51
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani -- 21 + 25 = 46

1 comment:

tangentwoman said...

The Beyonce and the Britney songs are both sort of guilty pleasure songs for me (did you know that? I think you might have learned something new!), but the band massacred both of them, especially the Britney. It literally hurt my ears.