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Dancing with the Stars 5, November 5: The Show Must Go OnPage 2
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Jane & Tony are up next, and thankfully Jane is over her food poisoning. Having just come off of a bout of food poisoning myself, I feel for you Jane! She’s back and ready to dance the quickstep and the cha cha cha, though she declares having to learn two dances “insane!” She’s excited to dance the quickstep, because she was good friends with Johnny and June Carter Cash, and one of her sons was named after Johnny. Awwww.
Jane & Tony dance their quickstep to “Walk the Line.” It’s a beautiful and elegant dance, though it’s not very quick. It’s fun though, and afterwards Jane runs over and kisses her husband before joining Tony in front of the judges. Tom tells her Johnny would be proud. But what will the judges think?
Len says we’re getting down to nitty gritty time and as always she’s got that lovely grace and elegance, but they had a problem with a lack of body contact throughout the dance, and occasional poor footwork.
Bruno says Jane has natural class. Then he says it’s a shame her dress was run through a shredder tonight (it does look like that!) and it was a bit distracting. He also says we’re at the stage where they are looking at detail and it needs to work. It’s tough and the judges are going to be tougher.
Carrie Ann says her technique is fine, but she has to excite them and be outstanding to be a contender to win this competition.
Tom plugs tomorrow’s results show. Samantha asks Jane & Tony about the harsh criticism from the judges, and then says they have something very close to their hearts tonight. Jane is wearing June’s necklace, and Tony is wearing Johnny’s watch. They did this dance for Johnny and June. Jane is surprised and thankful to the fans that she is still in the competition.
Carrie Ann gives them an eight, as do Len and Bruno. They’re now tied with Mel & Maks with 24.
It’s time for Jennie & Derek! They’ll be dancing the Viennese waltz and the rumba. Derek tells Jennie they will have to convince the judges they’re in love. She seems somewhat uncertain about this, so Derek adds, “in the dance.” Jennie laughs.
She says dancing the rumba with Derek was a little weird, but he told her he could dance the rumba with his sister—which is a little more weird. He tries to tell her to think of the dance as a love scene, but that doesn’t seem to be working for her either. Derek asks her for more passion and she smacks him in the face with a cabinet door. Nonetheless, their rehearsals continue.
Jennie & Derek’s waltz is elegant, breathtaking, and classy. It literally gives me chills. They move so well together and Jennie looks gorgeous. Whatever Derek did to convince her to sell the romance part of the dance worked. Very well done!
Bruno says sometimes Jennie is so fluid she is like a water nymph in a magic lake. When she gets it right, she is absolutely great, and now she has to work at sustaining that level throughout the dance.
Carrie Ann feels like Jennie took two steps back from last week. She saw a lot of broken lines and she needs a little more strength in her core.
Len says there was not enough Viennese waltz—in other words, not enough holds. He continues that he is a fan of Derek’s choreography, but Bruno interrupts to say it was beautiful and the audience applauds. Len finishes by repeating that there were not enough Viennese waltz moves.
Samantha babbles some nonsense about Jennie being frazzled, and says everyone backstage was cheering for them against the judges’ comments. Derek says he choreographed an American Viennese waltz as opposed to an international Viennese waltz.
It’s time for the scores. Carrie Ann gives them an eight. Len gives an eight. Bruno gives a nine. Jennie & Derek have a total of 25.
Finally, it’s time for Cameron & Edyta to perform their ballroom dance! Cameron says they need to find more time to rehearse but he doesn’t know when they’ll be able to. They fly back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, somehow managing to fit everything in. This is his most important week ever. They’ll be dancing the quickstep and the jive.
Cameron & Edyta dance the quickstep and it sure starts off quick! Edyta looks beautiful in a red backless dress. Actually it’s almost frontless too. There are a lot of fun moves and it ends with a flair. I liked it!
Carrie Ann asks if Cameron drank a Red Bull before he came out to dance, she loves his exuberance but she felt it was a little wild. He was a bit out of step and out of sync but it was still really great.
Len tells Superman to calm down, and says he will put a bit of kryptonite down Cameron’s trousers. Admit it; you’d pay to see that. I know I would! He didn’t like the start, the finish, or the middle. When they were in hold he thought they danced great. He advises them to concentrate on the dance itself and add the flash later.
As far as I can tell, Bruno pretty much agrees with Len. He says something about Mr. Flash in a mad dash, and he forgot the steps.
Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno all give Cameron & Edyta an eight, for a total of 24. Samantha babbles something about being in the bottom two being good for a couple, because it mobilizes their fans to vote. Whatever.
At the end of the ballroom round, the standings are as follows:
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