This week on Dancing with the Stars, the contestants were able to pick the dance styles that they wanted to perform. They also had the benefit of a master class with judge Len Goodman during the week. The judges were fairly liberal in handing out tens this week, with Helio Castroneves, Mel B., and Jennie all receiving perfect 30s. Mel and Helio were perfect in both of their routines, giving them both 60 points on the night.
Marie Osmond: (Quick Step) This was a good effort, although it started out without much dancing and too much sitting and walking. Her footwork looked good and, as usual, her personality shown through. Len said that she brings joy and entertainment to this show and she did even better than her last Quick Step. The other judges liked it as well. They gave her and her partner Jonathon Roberts 10/10/9.
(Mambo): I thought that this was a fun dance, but was the song The Chicken Dance? And why did it look like she was doing the twist? Bruno and Carrie Ann pointed out that she lost her foot work a few times, while Len was glad that her hips were working. I think that all the gimmicks (the costume change, the jumping into the crowd) are to distract us from the fact that she is not technically as good as the others. The scores were 9/9/9.
Mel B. (Viennese Waltz): I thought this was a great routine and loved the added elements, like Mel doing a series of moving splits. Very impressive. Bruno said it was the first sexy Viennese Waltz he has ever seen. The judges all loved it and the choreography. The judges gave her and Maksim Chmerkovskiy a score of 10/10/10.
(Paso Doble): I was not as impressed by this one as their last Paso. I also could not stand Mel’s velvet outfit. Now that Len pointed it out in the training piece, I noticed that Mel looked down a lot. The judges all loved it though, so what do I know? The received a score of 10/10/10.
Jennie Garth: (Tango) The singer was awful on the song for this routine and I was distracted by his cracking voice. Other than that, I thought it was a good routine and Jennie looked very confident for a change during the dance. Carrie Ann said that she was powerful, but lacked chemistry. Len thought they did have chemistry and it was “head and shoulders” above her last tango. Bruno said that she did great, despite the difficulty of the steps. Jennie’s scores with partner Derek Hough were 9/10/9.
(Cha Cha Cha) I loved this routine. I thought that Jennie was really sassy in this routine, something lacking in her previous routines, and the energy was great. The judges loved it too. Her scores were 10/10/10.
Helio Castroneves: (Fox Trot) This was another good routine from Helio with a lot of energy and speed with the footwork. The judges all loved it and Bruno said that he will eat his book if Helio is not in the final. The judges gave him and partner Julianne Hough 10/10/10.
(Cha Cha Cha) This routine was great: energetic and full of great moves. The judges loved it. They received 10/10/10.
I hope that Jennie makes it to the finale, but I am afraid that Marie’s fans will put her through.
What do you think? Who should be going home tomorrow?