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Dancing with the Stars 14, April 9: Rock ‘n Roll All Night and Ballroom Every Dayby Sandy Lamparello -- 04/10/2011
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Welcome to Week 4 of Dancing with the Stars 14! Despite a very touching story about reuniting with his daughter Kerry, Jack & Anna were eliminated last week. Parting is such sweet sorrow but the show must go on for our 10 remaining couples.
Oh look, KISS is here! They need no introduction, so they start singing right away. Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno dance along at the Judges’ Table as our troupe takes the dance floor in tight black attire. The guys don KISS-style face makeup as they twirl around the floor. It’s Rock Week! And there is a lot of faux leather in the house.
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet welcome us and introduce KISS and our stars. Tom reminds us it’s Rock Week. Brooke is in a black dress so tight I fear for us all if she takes a deep breath… The costumes tonight frighten me.
The announcer welcomes the band, singers, and Musical Director Harold Wheeler. Rock on, band! You’re awesome beyond words. Harold is also sporting face paint tonight.
Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy are tangoing this week. After last week, Sherri is tired of crying. Val is tough on her as they rehearse for their tango but he also has his sweet moments. Sherri hopes to throw her love/hate passion for Val into their tango.
Sherri & Val tango to Quiet Riot’s “Come On Feel the Noise.” (Or “Cum On Feel the Noize,” if you prefer.) It’s fierce from the start. Sherri attacks the dance and it’s a good performance. Not great, but good.
Len says “Be still my beating heart.” He thought she coped very well with a dance that didn’t fit her bubbly personality.
Bruno loved it. He then asks her to sleep with him, in French.
Carrie Ann says her exuberance was missing.
Tom reminds us that viewers can ask questions or make comments and have them featured on the show! Use hashtag #DWTS to see your best 140 characters or less on the screen.
Brooke asks how Sherri is coping with flying back to New York for The View during the week. Sherri says moms are used to multitasking so it’s nothing new for her.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7; Len: 7; Bruno: 7. Total: 21.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas are dancing the paso doble tonight. They earned the highest scores of the season last week—including two perfect 10s—for their waltz. Mark tells Katherine she has to be the “Welsh Warrior” for the paso and she has trouble getting into the mindset, so he brings in a boxing trainer.
Katherine & Mark are all heat and aggression for their paso. She has some strange facial expressions during the dance but I think she’s just trying to look tough. There are some footwork issues. This wasn’t as great as their waltz last week but still very good.
Bruno says Katherine unleashed a whirlwind of fury but she forgot to finish the moves. It wasn’t as clean and precise and defined as a paso doble should be.
Carrie Ann says Katherine gave a lot of intensity to the dance but it threw off her footing.
Len says it had promise but it didn’t quite deliver.
Tom plugs tomorrow’s results show, where KISS will once again perform. Be there at 9/8 Central!
Brooke asks Katherine what she thought of her performance. Katherine says she had fun with it and that’s what’s important.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 8; Bruno: 8. Total: 24.
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson employ a scarf during rehearsal for their tango. It apparently gives them a great deal of inspiration. Jaleel hopes Kym doesn’t kill him, and Kym wishes it was Rock Week every week.
Jaleel & Kym tango to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” For someone who grew up with no rock on the radio in the house, Jaleel does well with the theme. Their tango is dramatic and a real pleasure to watch. And it’s nice to see something other than faux black leather! It’s not a crisp as a tango should be, but not bad at all.
Carrie Ann loved it! She says there was something funky about it. But she tells him not to be so smooth.
Len liked the humor they put into it but it needed more attack.
Bruno loved the performance but missed the drive and aggression.
Brooke asks if we should call Jaleel “Jagger” from now on. He says Mick Jagger and George Jefferson walk the same so we should call him George Jefferson from now on. OK, then…
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8; Len: 7; Bruno: 7. Total: 22.
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy have the paso doble tonight. Maks tells Melissa the dance and their song are “everything she is not.” So he tries to get her annoyed and pissed during rehearsal. Melissa wants to take all her anger and throw it into the dance. She feels killing Maks at the end of the dance is appropriate.
Melissa & Maks are all heat and aggression for their paso. Melissa gives her all to it and she does a really good job. Small slip by Maks but overall it’s a great performance!
Len liked it. He was concerned but she came out with confidence and attacked it.
Bruno liked it but the ending was messed up. Maks says it was his fault.
Carrie Ann says it was Melissa’s best performance by far. But she needs to consider herself Maks’s equal when they are in hold.
Brooke asks Melissa whose idea it was to kill Maks at the end and she says she did it in honor of the 12 who came before her.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7; Len: 8; Bruno: 7. Total: 22.1 2 3 Next-->
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