Dancing with the Stars – Second Dance

Surprise! Surprise! What was once smooth is now rhythm, and who was once good, now is not!

Let’s go straight to the surprise of the night – Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burkes’ Quickstep was amazing! Contrasting his awkward Cha Cha, he looked so much more natural and kept up with a rather difficult routine. Not to mention, he received the high score of 23, along with Romeo and Hines Ward. Romeo had great footwork and posture, and really stepped it up compared to last week.  Hines Ward and Kym Johnsons’ routine had great movement around the floor. These men are the one’s to watch for sure!

Speaking of men to watch, Ralph Macchio was again incredible!  Score 21 – Really?  I don’t think it’s fair to give him and Karina Smirnoffs’ Jive a tough score just because he did well the the first week.  He is such a performer and fun to watch!  

The Judges continue to have a problem with scoring each week for what it is.  Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmers’ Jive score of 17 was better than their dismal 13 from last week, but WOW is he pigeon toed and bow-legged.  I hate to say it but it has to be ‘adios’ to “Psycho Mike”.  Ladies?  What happened this week?  

My second favorite from last week, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiys’ Quickstep was a bit messy. Carrie Ann, you definitely over sold this one!  Kirstie did a pretty good job of keeping up with the fast footwork of the Quickstep, but her frame needs to be much improved.  It’s early, but I still think she’s a front runner!  

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel are in trouble of going home, not because her routines have been terrible, but unfortunately they haven’t been very memorable.  The same goes for Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplan.  Petra however , did use her long legs well in her Jive but her body is very disconnected from her movement.  I don’t think their middle of the road performances are going to be good enough.  

Wendy Williams and Toni Dovolanis’ Quickstep was improved,  yes.  Moving on, probably no.  Mark Ballas and Chelsea Kanes’ performance was together, creative, and fun!  Unfortunately, it was a bit too creative for this early in the show and they payed for it with a score of 18…Ouch!  Next week she’ll be back out there and towards the top of the leader board.  

As for tonight’s elimination, it’s going to be a nail biter.  Who’s going to be the first to go?  Chris may have saved himself last night with his Quickstep.  My prediction is Mike.    Also in the bottom, Wendy, Petra, and possibly Kendra.  

Tell me your thoughts….and look for my blog on the dreaded 1st elimination!

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