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Dancing with the Stars 2, February 2: Where's the Dog?Page 2
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Anna Trebunskaya and Jerry Rice are ready to perform. Jerry says he had fun doing the foxtrot; he wants to continue doing that. Anna is concerned about him performing a Latin dance. Jerry practices his hip action. He needs a lot of help though, so Anna brings in his daughter Jada. She gives him pointers and claims to be a better dancer than her dad. She’s actually quite good. Jada’s also adorable. We see them share a special moment.
Anna and Jerry are performing to “For Once in My Life.” Jerry’s footwork early on is better than it has been for weeks. The couple moves around a lot on the dance floor. While Jerry is still a bit stiff, he looks more like a dancer tonight than he has since the competition started. He also appears to have fun with some of the moves, especially the pelvic thrusts. I think the samba is his dance.
Bruno calls Jerry Mr. Smooth and says he cracked the Latin world tonight. Len states that he didn’t expect the performance to be very good, but Jerry proved him wrong; he did a great job. Carrie Ann says that Jerry’s self-conscious. While I’m glad that she’s being honest, I have to wonder why she isn’t like this with everyone. If she were, she’d be tougher on George. As always, the judges argue. While they are squawking, Jerry does a few more pelvic thrusts. Whew!
As we prepare for the judges’ scores, Tom mentions Stacy’s perfect score and says the pressure is on for Drew. Why only him? Have we already counted everyone else out of the competition? I think it is unfair to do that because anything can happen at this point. Where’s my dog? The show is trying my patience this evening.
Carrie Ann gives Anna and Jerry a seven while Len and Bruno give them an eight. Their final score tonight is 23 points.
Jerry jokingly says that right now, there are so many women all over him (his wife, Anna, etc.). He then says more seriously that he’s not happy with the score; they deserve higher. Samantha asks about the item around his neck. He says that it is his super bowl MVP charm.
The final couple to dance tonight before the group salsa is Cheryl Burke and Drew. He sarcastically says he’s excited to learn another new dance. The couple takes a night off for fun with family and friends. We see Drew’s wife, who is expecting a baby. Congratulations! He recognizes that it is time to work even harder.
They are dancing to “Dirty.” Right away, I notice that they are doing more with their arms than some of the other dancers did; it adds to the performance. The routine is fun and somewhat energetic, and as always, the couple does a great job; however, Drew seems tired to me. I give him credit though; I couldn’t have lasted this long.
Tom asks them about Stacy and Tony’s perfect score. Again, I’m protesting; there are more than just two couples in the competition. Carrie Ann then tells Drew to watch his shoulders. As soon as she says something negative, Len and Bruno start to protest. She has more to say, so I wish that everyone would be quiet while she finishes (and that all of the judges would be given this courtesy). What she ends up adding to her critique is that Cheryl and Drew are like an explosion of power and passion. Bruno states that the duo never fails to deliver and that Drew is great. Len says that Carrie Ann is correct about Drew’s shoulders; however, he has flair and exuberance.
All three judges give the performance a nine. Cheryl and Drew’s score is 27.
Drew tells Samantha that any pressure he feels is pressure he puts on himself, but that Cheryl knows when to push him to do more. He then sings the praises of his wife. While Samantha interviews him, I spot Louis in the background looking at his chest. I can only imagine that if my editor David Bloomberg is watching this, he’s a little freaked out by Louis.
Before the group salsa, we see footage of the couples training together for it. Some people are having fun like George and Jerry. Of course, George takes it further and turns into the class clown. Cheryl spins and hits Drew in the face; he has a bloody nose. George tries to talk Drew into take a week off because of his injury. Next, we see Anna and Maksim argue. Drew says the dance could either go well or turn into a fiery crash. I’m sure everything will be fine.
The couples dance to “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.” Everyone enters in a fun manner while shaking pretty much everything. The thing I notice though is Lisa’s dress. I love it! The orange color is fabulous and the cut is… sorry, I forgot that this isn’t Project Runway.
As the couples dance, I’m reminded of one of my niece’s dance recitals. Everyone seems to be doing his or her own thing, so it’s hard to focus on the action. I do note a lot of sexy moves though. In fact, Tia hooks her leg around Maksim, and Anna and Jerry press their stomachs together.
After the dance, Len says that in a salsa, the moves should be hot and spicy. He then states that everyone did a great job, but that his favorite couple was Cheryl and Drew. Carrie Ann agrees and then says that she also loved Lisa and Louis. Bruno says that nobody can beat Stacy and Tony. As he speaks, we see Stacy standing next to Louis. Her legs are almost as long as his entire body.
Tom and Samantha run through the scores. My draw drops as I realize that Edyta and George have 24 points while Anna and Jerry have 23. Excuse me while I phone in my vote.
At the conclusion of tonight’s show, Stacy and Tony are in first place, while Tia and Maksim are bringing up the rear. As always, watch the results program to find out which couple is done in by the samba, and stick with RNO for a complete recap that will leave you sin aliento.
Jill is an east coast mama who loves sharks, zombie movies, and reality television. She welcomes your comments about these and other subjects, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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