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Dancing with the Stars 5, November 5: The Show Must Go OnPage 3
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It’s time for the super sexy, hot and spicy Latin round, when Tom promises clothes will come off.
Helio & Julianna are up first with the samba. I can tell right away this is going to be one hot dance—Julianne is wearing feathers, and not many of them! Wow. I may need to step out into the rain after that performance! They both had it shaking in all the right places, and Helio’s Brazilian heritage definitely showed through in his performance. Very very well done!
Bruno is beside himself with delight. He proclaims it just what he likes to see. He is thankful Helio is not allergic to feathers and says this is his comfort zone. His smile lights up the room and this is what he does well.
Carrie Ann enjoys watching Helio doing the Latin dances. So do I Carrie Ann, so do I. She tells him to stick with them.
Len says just because Helio comes from Brazil doesn’t mean he is going to be good at the samba, and follows it up with a political joke sure to get his visa taken away. OK, not really, but Bruno seems to be hoping for that outcome, until he realizes he may be kicked out of the country too. Once the laughter dies down, Len simply says Helio was fantastic. Tom says the upside is, Len only annoyed 33% of the people. Ha!
Tom reminds us that there is a results show tomorrow. I still think he gets paid by the number of times he mentions that.
Helio & Julianne get a nine from Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno, for a 27 in the Latin round, and a total score of 52.
Marie & Jonathan dance the cha cha cha as Marie holds a feather boa that makes me sneeze. Fortunately she drops it fairly quickly. Their dance seems very choppy to me and Marie seems somewhat tentative again. Her brothers clap, of course, but I don’t know how I feel about it.
Carrie Ann was worried when she saw Marie with the boa, but once again Marie toned the dance perfectly. But there wasn’t quite enough content for this late in the season.
Len agrees with Carrie Ann but there was too much “messing about” going on. Bruno liked the character but feels Marie may have peaked early on and now she’s having trouble living up to that.
Carrie Ann gives Marie & Jonathan an eight, as do Len and Bruno, for a total of 24 in round two. Their total for the night is also 52.
Mel & Maks are up with their paso doble. Although they are all dressed in black (and Mel not very much of it), their paso is nothing but hot, hot, hot! Wow. Talk about passion! They end with Mel throwing Maks to the floor in a move I suspect many ladies would love to imitate. Sorry, what was I saying?
Len says a lot, but ends by pointing at Mel & Maks and giving them a double OK sign. That about sums it up. Bruno says it was an adrenaline charge. Mel was a dominatrix and Bruno’s jaw was on the desk. He challenges the remaining couples to top that! Carrie Ann tells them they just kicked some serious booty.
And Tom once again plugs tomorrow’s results show. Samantha babbles some nonsense as Mel & Maks show off their cheetah paw tattoos, which are of course a show of support for Sabrina. As Maks shows his again, he demurely covers up his nipple.
Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno all give Mel & Maks a 10, for another perfect score! Their total for the night is 54, moving them into first place. Maks pretends to pass out, and Samantha tells him it’s not even funny.
Jane & Tony are up with their cha cha cha. It may be a technically correct dance, but it doesn’t do much for me. Jane & Tony are smiling, and they may have hit all their marks, but I’m not moved by it.
Bruno says it was very well placed and executed. Carrie Ann agrees but says she wanted to see a bit more. Len says Jane needs to come out and give us a bit of fireworks. So it wasn’t just me.
Carrie Ann gives them an eight, and Len and Bruno each give them a nine, for a score of 26 on their second dance, and a total of 50 for the night.
Jennie & Derek dance the rumba. She’s wearing white lingerie. It’s a sensual performance, and they do a great job with it.
Carrie Ann says the last round was tough and it’s hard to come back from that, but Jennie did. She says it was a beautiful performance. Len says the only person who isn’t convinced that Jennie is a really good dancer is her. Bruno was very satisfied by the dance, the pacing, and the choreography. He thinks it was the best dance they’ve done.
Carrie Ann and Len each give Jennie & Derek a nine, and Bruno gives them a 10. Their second dance scores a 28, for a total of 53 on the night. Very well done for Jennie & Derek!
Last but not least, Cameron & Edyta dance their jive. Edyta has a schoolgirl thing going on. Cameron seems to have toned it down a bit, but still has the appropriate amount of energy for the jive. It’s a lot of fun, and they are both very excited at the end.
Len says normally the jive suits short, compact dancers, but Cameron did a fantastic job. Bruno agrees with Len. He says a lot more but it’s hard to make sense of it. Carrie Ann also liked it, and adds that Cameron has grown into a really fine dancer.
The scores are: Carrie Ann: nine. Len: nine. Bruno: nine. Their total score for the jive is 27, bringing their total for the night to 51.
At the end of our seventh week of performances, the standings are as follows:
It was a fun and demanding week! I still love Helio, but Mel is definitely giving him a run for his money. And Jennie is just a pleasure to watch. I’m afraid the low judges’ scores may spell the end for Jane this week, though if her fans rally behind her we may have seen the last of Marie on our stage.
Jill will be back tomorrow to bring you the results show, and I’ll be back next week to judge our five remaining competitors. I hope you’ll join me!
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