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Dancing with the Stars 3, October 24: Double-Danceby Jill Jones -- 10/25/2006
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Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris welcome us to the program and introduce the couples. I’m going to miss typing that when the season ends.
The first couple up is Kym Johnson and Jerry Springer. Jerry explains that he is going to be serious. He also tells us that he wants to respect dancing this week.
They are doing the foxtrot to “My Way.” Jerry makes a few small mistakes with his footwork, but his posture isn’t bad at all. He doesn’t execute a lot of complicated moves during the routine, but overall, the dance is beautiful. The music and gentleness of the couple’s movements are calming, yet entertaining.
Len Goodman tells Jerry that he did a great job. Bruno Tonioli says that the performance was a miracle. Carrie Ann Inaba explains that she appreciates Jerry’s approach this week; however, she could tell he was lacking in confidence. She wants him to be more secure during his next performance.
All three judges give the dance an eight; Kym and Jerry have 24 points. Jerry jokingly mumbles about having to dance again.
Monique Coleman and Louis Van Amstel are now ready. Before practice, Louis invites Monique’s friend Ashley Tisdale from High School Musical over for a girls’ day. Louis follows along as they shop.
They’re performing the quickstep to “Luck be a Lady.” Monique and Louis look the part as they take to the dance floor. Anyone who has read my articles in the past knows that the camera work normally annoys me; this season is no different. When Monique and Louis do their first quick run, the camera shot is blocked by the audience. They certainly cover the dance floor though. At the end of the routine, they move to the top of the stage and dance. Louis has trouble holding Monique on their last pose; he is probably thinking of me and became distracted.
Bruno says that the wild child turned into a lady tonight and listened to the judges’ previous critiques. Carrie Ann tells Monique that the dance was her best; if it weren’t for a small stumble, Monique would get a goober. Len makes a rhyme and says that the performance was dynamite.
Each judge gives Monique and Louis a nine for a total of 27 points. When asked about her age, Monique says that it won’t help her in the competition now that everyone is doing two dances per evening; others have experience.
Up now are Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith. Cheryl states that Emmitt is a man. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The two of them share some spa time together. Emmitt declares that the waltz is boring.
The couple is doing the waltz to “Hushabye Mountain.” Emmitt looks incredibly light on his feet for being a big guy… a big, handsome, strapping guy. He is also very in-sync with Cheryl’s moves. As always, she does a fantastic job with her choreography. Emmitt ends the dance by kissing Cheryl’s hand. All I got tonight from my boyfriend was a Swedish fish. That’s OK though; he’s a great guy!
Carrie Ann tells Emmitt that he nailed the waltz; she was mesmerized by it. Len states that Emmitt amazed him with his softness. Bruno describes the dance as smooth and romantic.
Carrie Ann gives the performance a goober, while Len and Bruno give it a nine. Cheryl and Emmitt have 28 points. Emmitt says, “Wow!” Cheryl expresses her happiness in Emmitt’s efforts.
Our next performers are Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez. Karina tries to teach Mario both dances for this week at the same time. Mario has a small meltdown. Mario introduces us to his niece who was born about the same time that Dancing with the Stars started this season. Awwwwww!
They are dancing the foxtrot to “I Want to be Loved by You.” Again, the couple looks the part; Karina is even sporting a blonde wig. The routine is playful; Karina even makes her way to the judges’ table to blow them a kiss. Mario walks his fingers down her arm. Hey, she’s not the Yellow Pages. Mario also ends the dance by kissing Karina’s hand. The performance is solid and elegant; I think I like Mario’s Latin dances better though.
Bruno says that the dance was delicious. Carrie Ann tells Mario that he made his niece proud. Len says that he loved the performance, but wonders why there was a basic element missing from it. I failed to catch what it was, so whatever it is, it is certainly being neglected tonight.
Len gives the dance a nine, and Carrie Ann and Bruno give it a goober. Mario says he can’t believe he and Karina received 29 points; he has trouble with some of the dances because he is so hyper.
Edyta Sliwinska and Joey Lawrence are ready to perform. Joey states that he’s glad he wasn’t eliminated last week; he wants to dance another week. Edyta arranges for them to practice where the movie Singin' in the Rain was filmed. Joey appears to have a great time during rehearsals.
They are doing the foxtrot to “Singin' in the Rain.” The routine starts off slowly, but then picks up energy. Joey even gets a chance to show off his tap dancing skills. He and Edyta make their way to the steps on the stage and perform there as well. The dance ends with the couple sitting on the steps with an umbrella.
Len informs Joey that he did a great job. He then mentions something about balls. Oh, he’s talking about the balls of his feet. Whew! Bruno says the dance was beautifully performed. Carrie Ann, who is full of love tonight, tells Joey that the dance was flawless.
Once again, Len gives the dance a nine; Carrie Ann and Bruno give it a goober. Edyta and Joey have 29 points. Joey is thrilled and appreciative. I’m stuffed from all of the goobers that have been given out.
Kym and Jerry are ready with their second dance of the evening. They are now doing the mambo to “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy.” Jerry does a lot of shimmying and butt shaking. He also looks like he is dressed for a cruise; the outfit is quite charming and cute on him though. Basically, the routine isn’t executed perfectly, but Jerry is trying his best tonight. He’s really into the moves and gives the dance his all.1 2 Next-->
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