Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough – (Cha Cha Cha) I thought that she did pretty good and she has long lines, which is good, but she seemed a bit awkward in her movements, and not as graceful as she could be. I wonder if her short skirt will help get her more votes? Scores: 7/7/7
Monica Seles and Jonathon Roberts – (Fox Trot) She looked uncomfortable and not relaxed throughout. Not painful to watch exactly, but not really pleasant either. Scores: 5/5/5
Marisa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani – (Cha Cha Cha) This was a fun routine. Marisa has a lot of energy and she can dance, although the routine seemed a bit repetitive. The judges also thought that it was not very Cha Cha, which reminds me of Sabrina Bryan’s first routine last year that they also criticized for having too much hip-hop. Scores: 6/6/6
Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel – (Fox Trot) I thought this routine was very well choreographed and much more interesting than we typically see on the first night. It seemed like he was dragging her around a bit at times, but overall I thought she did very well. I can’t seem to get past how overly plastic her face is, though. I am sure that is wrong, but it is the truth. Scores: 8/8/8
Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas – (Fox Trot) She was fantastic, just like I knew she would be based on her figure skating background. I found it very enjoyable, as did all three judges. Scores: 9/9/9
Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez – (Cha Cha Cha) This was a good routine and it certainly didn’t seem that her inability to hear was a problem for her at all, like some had predicted. Scores: 7/7/8
Next week everyone will get a chance to perform again, before one man and one woman is eliminated. My money (based on this week only, of course) is on Adam Carolla and Monica Seles.