Dancing with the Stars and Stripes
|Written by Lauren Cheal|
|Monday, 18 April 2011 23:39|
Last week, Sugar Ray Leonard got sent home—kind of a surprise because Kendra did so poorly, but not a shocker because he wasn’t a super strong dancer. This week, it is all about America!
Ralph Macchio and Karina: These two have a samba this week, and are doing a cowboy theme. The music is “Sweet Home Alabama” and the dance really looks like a two-step. It is a weird style choice for a samba, and I don’t think it worked well at all. Fun two step, lame samba. Len says Ralph doesn’t have great rhythm. Bruno completely agrees with me. Carrie Ann thinks it was pretty good for a weird fusion. They receive 7s from Len and Bruno and an 8 from Carrie Ann.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl: During the clip package, Chris does a hilarious impression of Len. Good times. He is out to prove to Len that he is 8-worthy. They are doing the Viennese waltz to “America the Beautiful”, and it is pretty good. Chris isn’t as naturally graceful as some people, but he does pretty well with this dance. It is smooth and flowing. They receive 9s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and an 8 from Len. Chris is so excited…it is adorable.
Petra Nemcova and Dimitry: They are dancing a quickstep to “Viva Las Vegas”. The dance seems a bit slow to me, and there are some awkward transitions. The judges generally agree with me. They get two 7s and an 8, which is not too bad at all.
Romeo and Chelsie: They are dancing the foxtrot to Sinatra’s classic “New York, New York”. Romeo impressed me in this dance. He looks like he is having a great time and his technique looks decent too. He managed to keep his personality and channel the dance well. The audience goes nuts for it. The judges give them two 9s and an 8.
Hines Ward and Kym: Hines is wearing a military uniform (very An Officer and a Gentleman). It works. They are dancing the rumba, and it is pretty good. It is smooth and Hines holds his character throughout. The judges really like it, and Hines is told that his dances look effortless. They are awarded with three 9s for their efforts.
Kirstie Alley and Maks: Kirstie fancies herself a frontrunner, and is trying to prove it to the world this week. During the clips, Kirstie Alley brings in John Travolta to act as their “dance doctor”. I guess Look Who’s Talking 2 bonds run deep. They are dancing a foxtrot to “American Woman”. Kirstie’s outfit it so, so, so unflattering. It has a sheer middle and it is a short pants that just make her look enormous. I was so distracted by the outfit that I barely noticed the dance. Len didn’t love it, but the other judges did. They give them two 8s and one 7.
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis: Kendra continues her campaign to make me loathe her by talking shit about the judges (specifically Carrie Ann). She is so rude to everyone—I just want her gone. She claims to be embracing this week’s dance, but I could care less. They are doing a foxtrot to “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and it is mostly awkward. It is very stompy (as dictated by the march music). Their costumes are also weird…both of them are wearing Uncle Sam get-ups. The judges like the dance, but she has really been so off-putting that I disagree. They get two 7s and one 8.
Chelsea Kane and Mark: Last week, Mark danced an impressive waltz, while Chelsea watched. Let’s hope he does more for her this week. They are dancing the samba to Miley Cyrus. Ick. The dance is quite good…nothing too crazy, and the technique looks really strong. The judges really liked it, although Len points out a flub at the end (as he is wont to do). They get two 9s and an 8 from the judges for their efforts.
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