Dancing with the Stars: Tell me a story, Maks.
|Written by Lauren Cheal|
|Tuesday, 05 April 2011 00:13|
Last week, the right person went home, and that guy was Mike something…a person no one knew and who was by far the worst dancer. He did seem to have fun in his two weeks and he knew that he wasn't going to get anywhere, so props to him for that. This week we have a bit of a theme where the stars have to pick a song that is emotional for them, and then work with their pros to create a story in their dances.
There is a segment at the beginning of the show where some unknown pros (the new “dance troupe” for the show) demonstrate what a good version of each of the dances featured tonight should look like. It is nice to see…I finally understand some differences between the rumba and the samba (basically, the samba is faster and more spicy, and the rumba is slower and more romantic).
Wendy Williams and Tony: Wendy is up first and this week she has a way nicer dress on today. It is very flattering. Wendy is dancing about a time in her life where she was sleeping in her car to achieve her dreams in radio. The dance is the foxtrot. Good lord she has some enormous cans. Work it, lady. The dance seems really slowed down…I don’t know if the foxtrot is always this slow? They are just basically walking around together. They are dancing to “Last night a DJ saved my life” which seems like a dumb song for this emotionally-driven week. The judges aren’t all about the dance. They think it wasn’t fluid enough, and that she got a little lost. Her scores are pretty low, 5s across the board.
Chelsea and Mark: Chelsea is dancing to a song that someone wrote for her, a song called “Chelsea”. They are dancing the cha cha cha. I can’t believe there is a dance with such a goofy name. The dance is pretty good. Chelsea has a lot of energy, and she is selling the dance. The song kind of sucks—sorry Chelsea’s first love! Bruno almost has an O while describing the dance, which means he liked it. Len and Carrie Ann also like it, but do not climax.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl: Chris did very well last week and he is going to be dancing a rumba for his (now deceased) mother. He is dancing to “Let it Be”. The dance is pretty good…there is a lot of Cheryl turning and twisting around, while Chris stands there with strong posture. The camera pans to an awkward framed picture of Chris’ mother at the end of the dance, which is a tad too cheeseball. The judges loved the emotion of the dance, although some of his technique needed a lot of work.
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis: Her story is about the early days of her relationship with her husband (an NFLer, apparently). People didn’t like that he was dating a Bunny. Kendra has some problems when Louis tries to get all sexy up on her—she just cracks up every time. Her husband and cute kid come to see her at rehearsal, and perhaps it helps...we don’t really know. The rumba is pretty good…although sometimes I think Kendra slips out of the character in her dance. Len didn’t like the technique, but Bruno compares her to Dita Von Teese with her sultriness. Carrie Ann also thought it was sexy. She does a bit of an Oprah yodel (a yoprodel, if you will), which is fun.
Romeo and Chelsie: Romeo is dancing for two people he lost when he was young (a cousin and a friend, I think). He is dancing the rumba to “I’ll be There”. The rumba isn’t really a dance that communicates loss, as it is meant to be romantic. Romeo looks like he wants to get in Chelsie’s pants during the dance, which is good for a rumba, but not great for his story. The judges have some technical issues with his footwork, but overall they think he had a good emotional connection to the dance. Len didn’t like it, but he hasn’t liked much tonight. They give him two 7s and a 6.
Hines Ward and Kym: I think I spelled Kym’s name wrong last week. My bad! Hines is dancing to a song by Earth, Wind and Fire and is dancing for his mom, who supported him throughout his life. They are dancing the samba. The dance is ok. Hines’ hips are not very good, and I don’t think he sells the performance side of it all that well. His face just has a plastered smile on it, but I don’t buy it. The audience goes nuts for it, so maybe I am wrong. Ok, I am wrong. Carrie Ann loved it. As did Len and Bruno. Hines’ mom is adorable. The dance pulls a 9 from Carrie Ann…so I must be out to lunch.
Petra Nemcova and Dimitri: They are dancing to Josh Grobin’s “Raise me Up” which is about as cheesy as they come. I missed the intro where they talked about who or what the dance was for, but I will guess it had something to do with Petra surviving that tsunami. The dance is the foxtrot (I am guessing), and it is very good. Graceful, pretty and strong. The song is so corny, though, it is tough for me. I once saw a hokey Shamuu show at Sea World where they played that song as the whales raised their trainers out of the water. It was as ridiculous as it sounds. The judges love the cornballing, and they get high scores.
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna: Sugar Ray’s story is about beating the odds. He gets to dance the paso doble, which seems like it might play to his strengths. It is a very physical and allows for rigid movement. There is a ridiculous intro thing where the announcer introduces him like a boxer and then he starts the dance wearing boxing gloves. Their paso is pretty bad. The audience seems to love it, but it is too slow and I don’t think he has the right strength for this dance. He doesn’t really hold his frame correctly. The judges like the passion he brought to the dance, but he still needs to work on some of his technique. I think Len agrees with me, because while he said nice things, he gave the dance a 6.
Kirstie Alley and Maks: Kirstie is dancing to “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and is using the memory of losing her mother and getting her first acting job (on Star Trek II, apparently) in the same week. Oh my lord. They start dancing and Maks is sort of dragging Kirstie across the floor in a pose. They fall down at the end of it and Maks can hardly stand up (it seemed like Kirstie fell on his foot or something). He manages to keep going, though he is grimacing through a lot of it. The dance is very pretty, and I like the song too. After the dance, they show us a slo-mo replay of the incident, and it does look like his leg gave out (as he claims). He is quick to say that it wasn’t anything to do with Kirstie (he was sort of holding her up at the time), which makes me think it very much was to do with that. The judges liked the dance, especially given how they came back after the fall. The scores are decent…7s from all three.
Ralph Macchio and Karina: Ralph is dancing to “Stay Gold” from the movie The Outsiders and from his wedding. He is dedicating his rumba it to his wife of 24 years. I still can’t believe he is so old. Fun. The rumba is good…perhaps a little stiff and choppy in some parts, but I think he is doing well with the dance. The judges think it needed some refinement, and his hands need work. Carrie Ann thinks that it was sweet and that he didn’t need to be all over Karina because the dance was for his wife. For all of the judges’ arguing, they all ended up giving him a 7.
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