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Dancing with the Stars 4, April 9 – Doble WaltzingPage 2
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Elena Grinenko and Clyde Drexler are up now. Clyde says that last week’s negative comments from the judges didn’t bother him; he’s just happy that he didn’t fall down. Elena yells at Clyde for being late… again. She doesn’t want to be eliminated.
They are dancing the waltz to another song that I can’t identify. It’s going to be one of those nights. Clyde is smoother tonight, but he’s just so gangly! He has a hard time extending his arms. Also, the dance is basic and lacks romance and charm.
Carrie Ann says that every dance that Clyde does looks the same. Len says that he can forgive bad footwork, etc., but he can’t forgive it if someone isn’t trying; he obviously feels that Clyde is slacking. Bruno says there is more romance between Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell than there is between Elena and Clyde. Ha. He also feels that there is no commitment from Clyde.
Backstage, Clyde says that the judges’ comments sounded rehearsed. This is getting interesting!
Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno give Clyde a six, four, and five respectively. He and Elena have 15 points out of 30 for the evening.
Dancing next are Karina Smirnoff and Billy Ray Cyrus. Karina says that she’s trying to find a way to bring out the best in Billy Ray. She instructs him to bend his knees, and he has trouble with the simple move. She becomes upset and cries in the bathroom. Again, why are we stressing over a disco ball trophy? I know that this reflects on her profession, but come on; she’s trying to turn someone into a dancer in a short period of time and is doing a great job at it. That says a lot about her abilities, even if she and Billy Ray don’t end up in first place!
They’re performing the paso doble to “Black Betty.” The dance is electrifying and entertaining. Billy Ray performs some nice steps, but I feel like Karina is dancing more than he is. He is obviously still counting the dance steps, but it only adds to his likeability.
Len tells Karina that the bear is turning into a lion. He then explains that he’s not calling Billy Ray a great dancer yet. Bruno tells Billy Ray that he went for it; Bruno appreciates the effort. Carrie Ann calls the dance strange, awkward, and sexy. I think that sums it up nicely.
All three of the judges give the dance a seven for a total of 21 points. That’s a very respectable score; Karina and Billy Ray should be proud.
Dancing now are Heather Mills and Jonathan Roberts. Heather says that she thought the waltz would be easy to do, but it isn’t. Jonathan explains that balancing is a problem. She says that being romantic is difficult as well.
They’re entertaining us by performing to “Sandy’s Song.” The dance is romantic and Heather looks great; however, their breaks don’t appear to be smooth. Heather also stumbles a bit, but the performance is still solid.
Bruno gives Jonathan credit for his choreography and says that Heather is doing a great job. Carrie Ann disagrees and comments on Heather’s body language. Len says that Jonathan is a caring professional and that Heather did well. Carrie Ann jumps back into the conversation and says that she’s just trying to help Heather with her comments.
Carrie Ann awards the dance with a seven; Len and Bruno give it an eight. Heather and Jonathan have 23 points.
Dancing last this evening are Kym Johnson and Joey Fatone. Joey’s daughter helps him at practice with his butt; he was told last week to suck it in. Kym says that we’re going to see a difference in Joey tonight.
They’re doing the paso doble to a song that Samantha eventually refers to as the theme from Zorro. Joey’s moves are sharp and crisp; this is definitely my favorite paso doble of the night. The routine is intense and performed beautifully. Joey even drags Kym across the floor by her hair. When he finishes, he points to his butt to show the judges that it isn’t sticking out.
Carrie Ann tells Joey he was on fire. Len says that Joey captured the flavor of the paso doble. Bruno says that Joey did a great job.
Carrie Ann gives the dance a goober. Sigh. Len and Bruno give it a nine. Kym and Joey have 28 points.
At the end of the show, the scores are as follows:
Tomorrow night, we'll find out which of the couples has been eliminated from the competition. I'm betting it is Leeza and Tony, but I'm always wrong! What do you think about my prediction? Who should stay and who should go? Tune in to find out and in the meantime, drop me a line!
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