Guilty pleasures week and 7 couples remain. This week’s theme is dancing to the music you love, but hate to admit it!
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerskovky opened the show with a pretty good Samba and scored a 26. She had tons of personality and a great Brazilian shake.
Delivering a clean Tango was Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke. Though I thought he did a great job, he needs to work on not looking at Cheryl in closed hold. Carrie Ann and Bruno were a bit harsh and got this one wrong with a score 22.
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower danced a Waltz from “Titanic”. The judges were mesmerized by his performance, but I wasn’t. Romeo was ahead of the music and his frame was inconsistent. He received a 10 by Carrie Ann, and a total score of 28. What!?! Not even close. This is the first routine of the season that I think the judges were way off!
Len said “full on and great fun” for Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas’ Quickstep, and I agree. This was very quick and creative for the Disney star. She was “Walking on Sunshine” and received a score of 28 like Romeo, but Chelsea earned it!
The biggest guilty pleasure of the night was Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel doing a Samba. Shimmy and a shake she did! Kendra needs to learn how to spot her turns so that her neck doesn’t look so stiff. For the past two weeks, Kendra and Louis were at the bottom of the leader board, but not this week. A fair 25.
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson danced a beautiful Viennese Waltz! Kym doesn’t hold back with the choreography, and Hines had great movement, arms, and timing (which isn’t easy for a fast Waltz). Overall, his routine was very fluid, and their score of 27 puts him at a tie for 1st with Chelsea.
There have been many spills and slips this season, and yet again… Karina Smirnoff fell over Ralph’s coat in the Paso Doble! The routine went on and they turned out a sharp Paso. Ralph is always very committed to his movement, sometimes to a default because it can look a bit stiff. Last week he was at the bottom with Kendra, this week, again, tied with Kendra at 25.
One week someone is up and the next they’re down, which has made for an interesting season of Dancing with the Stars! This is probably the hardest week for me to predict who’s going to go home. I would say Romeo, but with a score of 28, I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Bottom 3 – Chris, Kendra, or unfortunately, Ralph. Bottom 1 – Chris.
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