Dancing with the Stars 6, April 21: Let’s Get It Onby Jill Jones -- 04/22/2008
Last week on Dancing with the Stars, Priscilla & My Louis were eliminated from the competition. The fun doesn’t end there, though. This week, the couples perform a solo dance in addition to a group dance. Which stars will overcome the challenge of learning two routines and which ones will falter? Yoko and I are ready to find out!
Tom and Samantha open the show and introduce the couples. The list is getting shorter and shorter.
The first couple to perform this fine evening is Edyta & Jason. Jason promises to dance more this week; Len requested it last week. Edyta needs for Jason to feel comfortable on his own. To help him out, she takes him to a free-style class.
They’re doing the cha cha cha to “You Got the Best of My Love.” The first thing I notice is the crotch of Jason’s pants; it seems to be a bit baggy. The dance is sexy and steamy, but Jason pays too much attention to Edyta. He also appears to be consciously counting. At this point in the competition, those habits should be broken.
Len says the dance contained a lot of content. Bruno tells Jason he made several mistakes that were obvious. Carrie Ann calls Jason out on the awkwardness of his arms.
All of the judges give the dance an eight. Edyta & Jason have 24 points.
The next couple is Shannon & Derek. Derek gives Shannon flowers during practice. She’s tense during practice, so Derek has her hula-hoop on the beach. The romance of the beach helps Shannon get into the feel of the rumba.
They are dancing to “True Colors.” The dance is romantic, but there are several movements that aren’t soft enough. The couple also makes a few mistakes, but overall, the performance is enjoyable. Shannon seems to enjoy herself and she’s not out of breath this week.
Bruno tells Shannon that she didn’t have enough hip action; Shannon’s face falls. Carrie Ann wants Shannon to sustain the great shapes she makes. Len enjoyed the chemistry of the pair.
Backstage, Samantha talks to Shannon & Derek about their closeness. Whoa, baby.
Once again, the judges give the dance an eight for a total of 24 points. Shannon & Derek and Edyta & Jason are tied at this point.
Up now are Marlee & Fabian. Fabian reminds Marlee that he is a mambo champion. During practice, Henry Winkler visits Marlee; apparently, they are friends, so she asked him to help her believe in herself. Is Fabian growing on everyone else the way he’s growing on me?
They are performing the mambo to a song I don’t catch. During the routine, Marlee makes several mistakes. I think that as the competition goes on, the dances become harder for her. The dance also seems a bit slow in places.
Carrie Ann says that the mambo is about the connection with the music; since Marlee is deaf, she couldn’t make that connection. Len calls Marlee an inspiration. Bruno points out some of Marlee’s errors, but says that she is achieving a lot.
Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno all give the couple a seven. Marlee & Fabian have 21 points.
The next couple to dance is Cheryl & Cristián. Cheryl appears to be getting frustrated with Cristián during practice. Cristián wants to make Len happy this week. He also practices in a swimming pool and pulls Cheryl in. Like we didn’t see that coming.
They’re doing the foxtrot to “Come Fly With Me.” Cristián’s movements are smoother this week, but he still seems a bit unsure of what he’s doing. Cheryl molts and loses a few feathers from her costume. The foxtrot usually bores me, so I’m not really feeling this routine.
Len tells Cristián he will show his bum in a supermarket if Cheryl & Cristián are in the bottom two again. [Assistant Editor’s note: Next week, Len gives his scores from the local jail!] Bruno says this was Cristián at his best. Carrie Ann calls Cristián refined.
Each of the judges gives the routine a nine. The couple has 27 points. What?
Up next are Marissa & Tony. Marissa gets dizzy during practice due to the spins she has to do. She tells us that tonight is her night to be a princess.
They are dancing the Viennese waltz to “Delilah.” The routine is great; Tony outdid himself. Marissa looks elegant… until Tony spins her. I really dig this dance.
Bruno describes some of the moves the couple performed. He finally says he liked the dance. Carrie Ann is in agreement. Len calls Marissa a princess.
Carrie Ann and Bruno award the dance a nine. Marissa & Tony go crazy. Oh, and Len gives it an eight. The couple has 26 points.
The next dance is performed by Kristi and Mark. The couple performs for Tiger Woods. Nice. Kristi tells us that she was born with clubfeet. She talks about the issues she’s had to overcome.
They’re doing the jive to “Rip It Up.” Mark is sporting nerd glasses. Kristi is as cute as ever. The dance is energetic and fun. While watching Kristi, I sometimes forget that she isn’t a professional dancer. She looks that poised and precise tonight.
Carrie Ann says, “Hell, yeah!” Len says, “Yum, yum.” Bruno doesn’t say anything funny, but he does love the dance.
The judges all give the dance a goober; it’s the first triple goober of the season and is well deserved.
Paula Abdul is in the audience. OK, then.
The last couple to perform a solo dance this evening is Karina & Mario. Mario tells Kristi to watch out; he’s catching up to her. Mario promises to bring sexy back. I’m currently bringing chubby back. Mario talks to his brother on the telephone. The little guy is simply adorable.
They are doing the rumba to “Let’s Get It On.” The dance begins with Mario unbuttoning his shirt. It only gets hotter from there. I think Karina could scramble eggs and it would be hot! While the dance is passionate, I feel that there isn’t enough substance to it. But then again, what do I know; I’m now thinking about scrambling up a couple of eggs.
Len says he doesn’t want anyone to get it on in the ballroom. Bruno tells Len he’s getting crusty and stiff again. He also says something that gets bleeped. Let’s just say he talks about needing an ice bucket. Carrie Ann says the dance was better than good sex. She also says she’s docking the couple for a lift.
Do I smell a “too hot for TV” version of Dancing with the Stars?
Carrie Ann and Len give the dance a nine. Bruno gives it a smoking ten. Karina & Mario have 28 points. Mario says he won’t cry!
We see clips of the couples practicing for their group dance. Some of the performers will be sheriffs and some will be outlaws. I played that game once in college, but we won’t share that here.
The couples dance to “Cotton-Eyed Joe.” Everyone performs a serious of lifts and crazy moves. The dance is, um, interesting. The judges voice their opinions on the routine, but don’t score it.
Tom and Samantha review the dances and standings.
Come back tomorrow as we see more dancing from the junior couples and learn the fate of the remaining couples. Ashlee Simpson is going to be here for our amusement. I hope you’ll join me!
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Jill is an east coast mama who loves Michael Kors, Bea Arthur, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. If she were in a room with the three of them, she might explode. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these individuals and other topics.
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