Last week, Chris Jericho was given the axe on Dancing With The Stars and the show is winding down little by little until we have a Mirrorball trophy winner. This week, the dancers are divided into two separate teams, Pink and Black and are led by dancing champions.
The Black Team is up first, consisting of Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, Romeo and Chelsie Hightower and Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff. They are doing the Cha Cha for their first dance to Born This Way by Lady Gaga. They did pretty nicely and shook what their mothers gave them. Len said they did a terrific job. Bruno said they lost sync so many times. Carrie Anne said they were in sync and they did well. The guest judge, Donnie Burns said they did a great job and even though Ralph flubbed some footwork, it didn’t affect the team formation. Score: 30/40
The Pink Team are dancing next, consisting of Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel and Hines Ward and Kym Johnson. They are doing the Cha Cha to We R Who We R by Kesha. They don’t have it as well put together as the first team, but Maks and Hines are really trying to clean it up for Kirstie and Kendra. Bruno said Kirstie was born to Cha Cha and Kendra was better. Carrie complimented Kirstie and Kendra and said great job. Donnie said the spacing in the formation wasn’t quite right. Len said the girls won the booby prize. He said Kirstie was right on it and Hines kept up with all of them. Score: 30/40
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas are dancing the Paso Doble first in the individual dances. This was a very nicely choreographed dance that Chelsea carried out very well. Good for her, she did a great job. Len said he was confused over the dance and it had too much aggression. Bruno said she danced with almost violent intensity and it showed range. Carrie Ann said it was pushing the boundaries. Donnie said it was very together and he was a little bit confused. Score: 34/40
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel are doing the Tango next. The dance seems a bit disconnected and stiff, like she’s nervous. Bruno said she was sexy, but was hanging onto Louis too much. Carrie Ann loved it, saying it was elegant. Donnie said she did a “bloody good job”. Len agreed, but said it could’ve been more crisp. Score: 31/40
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are up next, doing the Jive. Kirstie really shook a leg tonight in a dance that I thought was going to end up being slow. Good for her, this was super cute. It could’ve been a little faster, but it was still adorable. Carrie Ann said it wasn’t enough of the Jive and they went out of sync. Donnie said he really liked it and she filled it with the spirit of who she is. Len said it was fun and high energy, but as a Jive, it was uneventful. Bruno said it was entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Score: 30/40
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff are up next doing the Quickstep. Wow, Ralph is really pulling out all of the stops tonight and he looks adorable in that hat. Cute! Donnie said his footwork was fabulous and they rocked. Len said he liked the energy and the footwork was clear and crisp. Bruno said it was “how to grab a quick one at a speakeasy”. Carrie Ann said he had fun exuberance after some rough patches. Score: 36/40
Dancing next are Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, doing the Tango. As always, Hines has delivered a nice, well done dance. Len said it was a mixture, full of drama and then it was in “fairy mode” and was too dainty, but overall, he liked it very much. Bruno liked it and said it was a killer Tango. Carrie Ann said he took command of every dance and said he was off balance at points. Donnie said he danced from the heart, but used his head. He said he has charisma and a nice personality, but his arms were wafting like American Airlines. Score: 36/40
Dancing next are Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, doing the Samba. Romeo was having a blast doing this dance, as usual. He did a great job on this one! Bruno said he can get down and shake it. Carrie Ann said they weren’t sending the Samba message, but was “sending another kinda message”. He had the wrong kind of bounce. Donnie said he had an earthquake in his shoes and everything he does is crucial. Len said he didn’t like it and he talked the talk, but didn’t dance the dance. Score: 30/40
Who are you voting for?