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Dancing with the Stars 3, October 3: An Emotional NightPage 2
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Kym Johnson and Jerry Springer are now set. We’re reminded that Jerry wants to learn how to do the waltz so that he can dance with his daughter Katie at her wedding. He’s taking this dance more seriously than he has taken some of the others. He gets emotional as he thinks about Katie. He then very sweetly thanks Kym for teaching him the waltz. What is this… a very special episode of Dancing with the Stars?
They are dancing to “Tennessee Waltz.” Jerry is a bit stiff, but I have to admit that I’m moved. I don’t know if it is the music or what, but there is a tear in my eye. At the end of the dance, he goes to Katie and hugs her. I haven’t been this emotional since Lisa Rinna and Louis were eliminated last season.
Bruno says this was Jerry’s best dance so far. Carrie Ann tells Jerry that he showed us that it is possible to touch people through dancing. Len gives Jerry a “well done.”
Carrie Ann and Len give the performance a seven; Bruno gives it an eight. Kym and Jerry have 22 points. Backstage, Jerry becomes funny Jerry again. Everything is right with the world now.
Performing next are Vivica A. Fox and Nick Kosovich. Vivica is in Las Vegas to be a celebrity showgirl. Fun. The couple practices there, then goes to Chicago (for breast cancer awareness work), and eventually moves on to Los Angeles. This is one busy couple, but Vivica and Nick are dedicated to practicing and doing well.
They are dancing the paso doble to “It’s My Life.” This is probably my least favorite performance from them. I don’t know what it is tonight, but the music is either entertaining me or distracting me; this is certainly disturbing. The couple’s movements are sharp, though, and quick. Vivica displays the right attitude for the paso doble, but I’m not feeling it.
Len notes the attack and aggression of the performance. Bruno says that she sometimes lost her lines, but the performance was 100%. Carrie Ann says it was hot, but that Vivica needs to bring back some of her femininity.
The judges each give the performance an eight; Vivica and Nick have 24 points.
Up now are Edyta Sliwinska and Joey Lawrence. Edyta tells us that Joey needs to slow down in order to succeed at the waltz. She spends some time with him and his family so that he can relax. Mom jokes that Joey’s infant son is telling him to stick to the rules this week. Ha.
They’re entertaining us by performing to “Take It to the Limit.” Some of Joey’s movements aren’t gentle, but overall he and Edyta perform a romantic waltz. It’s also very sexy and sensual. The routine just flows and is enjoyable. I have a feeling that Joey’s wife is going to make him waltz with her in the near future.
Carrie Ann says that she is having an emotional evening; Edyta and Joey moved her. Len explains that the waltz doesn’t have the “wow” factor, but this performance was “a wow of a waltz.” Bruno says Edyta and Joey were skillful, and the dance was great.
All three judges give the couple a nine; they have 27 points. Joey is in a happy place.
The final couple of the evening is Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez. Karina says that they won’t break the rules this week. He introduces her to his family; it is large, loud, and fun. He tells us that he wants to impress the judges this week. Given last week’s debacle, I think that is a great idea.
They are ending the performances by doing the dance to “Aye Aye Aye.” (I think.) The routine is very fast-paced and contains a lot of sharp, quick moves. The flamenco footwork is also fantastic. Mario basically sits on Karina’s head at the end of the routine. Huh? In any case, the crowd goes wild.
Bruno says that Mario was superb. Carrie Ann thanks the couple for following the rules. She then tells Karina and Mario that they are too hot to handle. Len refers to Mario as a precocious child and threatens to slap his bottom if he misbehaves. He also tells Mario that he lost his posture and the dance was a little too wild. Bruno and Len begin to fight over these remarks.
Len gives the routine a nine. Carrie and Bruno give it a goober. Karina and Mario have 29 points.
The final standings for the evening have been determined:
Wednesday night, another pair will be eliminated. I incorrectly predicted who would go home last week, but that’s not going to stop me from making another inaccurate guess: Sara and Tony have danced their last official dance of the competition. Tune in to see if I’m right and be sure to read RNO for a complete recap of Dancing with the Stars.
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