Monday, November 02, 2009

Dancing With the Stars -- Week Seven... (Already?)

Before teh show starts, I am feeling a bit "eh" to the season so far as a whole. It's sad when I can't dislike people as much as I have in teh past and I am actually rooting for a snotty model (Krupa) and the brother of a woman I despised when she was on the show (Osmond).

The Yankees are on tonight so I will be watching both... and flipping between them. So exciting.

This week they will be doing two dances: an individual and a team dance of Paso Doble vs Tango. So to start the show, the pros show us how to do it right.

The stars come out and we get two quick updates.
1. The stars designed all the costumes this week.
2. Lacey Schwimmer is really sick so Anna Treyumski is filling in for her.

Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova are up first. FOr the individual dance, they are doing the Foxtrot. Anna is trying to get Michael to be full of more energy and the video seems to bore me to death. Anna... let me advise you on something. It is your choreography that is killing this pair. I don't like Michael, but he is better than what you are giving him. The purple pair dances an upbeat Fox Trot that is fine and better than most of his dances, but I highly doubt that it will be as good as the other pairs. Len really liked it. "Brilliant" Bruno thought his musicality has improved, but stop sticking out the "bum." Carrie Ann thought it was gracious and great. Their scores are 8, 8, 7 for a score of 23.

Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson are up second. They are dancing the Quick Step and Donny is nervous about remembering all the steps and choreography. Kym brings out the posture bar and the video ends... huh? Good dance and not perfect for me. He seemed so unsure of himself. Bruno gets booed for pointing out all of his mistakes. Carrie Ann liked the show, but there were mistakes. Len liked it best. Their scores were 8, 8, and 8 for a total of 24.

Mark Dacascos & Anna Trebunskaya (Lacey Schwimmer) are up third and we get a few minutes of video of Mark pushing Lacey out. Tony Dovolani steps in to train Mark on a Friday night. Tony steps in on a Saturday night... Two nights to learn and he is under a lot of pressure. For real too. They are dancing the Samba. I thought it was awesome... but Carrie Ann hated it and called it a "mess." Oof. Len didn't think it was terrible but not his best dance. Bruno spoke something... Their scores were 6, 7, 6 for a total of 19.

Mya & Dmitry Chaplin are the "Hump Dance." We are reminded that they didn't do so well last week. They are dancing the Fox Trot this week. To add some personality to the dancer since Mya is pretty damn boring, they bring in Cloris Leachman in to add some comic relief. They begin the dance and ... as expected... they step up from last week's performance. The one thing I would say is that they don't seem to be dancing together for much of the dance. Len liked the parts in hold and didn't like the gimmicks in the dance. Bruno loved it. Carrie Ann adored it. Their scores were 9, 7, 9 for a total of 25.

Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff are up fifth. He "returned" last week and was proud. They are dancing the Jive this week and he is nervous about hitting all of his steps. They are dancing to a horrible rendition of We're Not Going to Take It. TW and I think he missed a lot of steps, but the audience loved it. Bruno LOVED it. Aaron has a vein in his forehead that is bigger than the Mississippi River. Carrie Ann thought it was "sooo good." Len thought it was decent enough. Their scores were 9, 10, 10 for a score of 29. Ick...

Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel had a "rough" week... *Sigh* again. This is getting ridiculous. She is such an emotional wreck and the "joke" is old. I really can't wait for her to get voted off. Louie and Kelly get into it and Kelly just keeps crying and crying and crying. I want her and Aaron Carter off the show... They are dancing the Samba and Kelly screwed up Louie's pants. Ick. We thought it wasn't good, but I am sure the judges will baby her. Carrie Ann thought it was great. Len liked the performance, but not the dancing so much. Bruno gets up on the table and does a lot of doofy things. He loves the camera and is sort of critical, which is good. Their scores were 8, 8, 8 for a total of 24.

Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough is up last and we are reminded how awesome she was last week. The video is interesting since Derek gets her in a swimsuit and makes it funny. This is perfect for the ladies and now.. maybe they can dance the "sexy" Rumba together. It was a good dance until a small mess up in the end. Len thought it was a wonderful dance and Bruno loved it. Carrie Ann loved it. Their scores were 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27.

Team Dance -- Tonight it is Team Paso Doble versus Team Tango.

Team Paso Doble consists of Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff (Captain), Mya & Dmitry Chaplin, Mark Dacascos & Anna Trebunskaya (Lacey Schwimmer), and Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova and they are up first. The video shows that without a neutral choreographer so many professional dancers are all up in each other's grills. Michael brings everyone back to earth. The dance starts and I am not sure what to say since I don't think anyone really stood out, but I do have one negative thing. Aaron? Really... keep the shirt on please. THe judges were relatively positive positive, but I don't think the group score will be all that high. Their scores were 8, 8, 8 for a total of 24.

Team Tango is made up of Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough (Captains), Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson, and Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel and they are up second. There is FAR less drama in their video. Their dance was very dynamic and just seemed much better to us than the other team... by far. Carrie Ann thought it was perfect even though they had a lift. Len and Bruno thought it was superior to the other team. Their scores were 9, 9, 10 for a total of 28.

Scores... Just a reminder!

Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough -- 27 + 28 = 55
Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff -- 29 + 24 = 53
Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel -- 24 + 28 = 52
Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson -- 24 + 28 = 52
Mya & Dmitry Chaplin -- 25 + 24 = 49
Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova -- 23 + 24 = 47
Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer -- 19 + 24 = 43

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