This week on Dancing with the Stars, all the couples danced two couples dances for the first time this season, one ballroom and one Latin. Mel B. managed to get another perfect 30 this week on her Paso Doble and a total of 54. There were only four points separating first from last, as Jane Seymour ended up with 50 points.
One thing that I thought was sweet was that the contestants wore paw tattoos to show solidarity in their support of former contestant and Cheetah girl Sabrina Bryan.
Helio Castroneves: (Tango) It was just alright for me. I liked Julianne Hough’s dress with the pink underneath it. The song was so not tango music. The judges said that technically it was not polished, although Carrie Ann Inaba liked it. The judges gave 9/8/8.
(Samba) Julianne looked like she had a dead animal glued to her dress. I thought the routine was alright. Parts of it were entertaining, but parts just were not working for me. I also am reminded by this dance how the female professionals really carry the men. The judges liked it and his partner Julianne Hough received 9/9/9. Len made a joke, saying that just because you are from Brazil (like Helio) does not mean that you can Samba, just like being from Texas does not mean you will be a good president. Two things about that. 1) It doesn’t really make sense, because no one would ever say that Bush is a good president because he is from Texas; 2) Bush has such low approval rating, that I don’t think it was as big of a deal as the audience made it with their reaction.
Marie Osmond: (Quick Step) I am sure that her fan base will love the military/USO theme, but it looked like Marie messed up quite a bit with her feet. She took a page from Mel B. last week and kissed Len Goodman at the end of routine. The judges loved it though, so what do I know. They gave her and her partner Jonathon Roberts 10/9/9.
(Cha Cha Cha): I actually liked this routine better than her first one, at least performance-wise. Carrie Ann said that there was not enough content (which was a good point, because there was a bit too much walking around) and Len agreed (maybe that is why she performed it better?) The scores were 8/8/8.
Mel B. (FoxTrot): I thought the choreography was a bit too simplistic. Carrie Ann said that they were out of sync a bit and Len said that the footwork was out. The judges gave her and Maksim Chmerkovskiy a score of 8/8/8.
(Paso Doble): Mel forgot to put pants or a skirt on and just wore panties with a coat-like thing. I thought her second routine was much better too and was much more entertaining. Bruno called it “dominatrix” like performance. The other judges like it as well as gave them a score of 10/10/10. (Do you think Cameron would get 3 tens if he came out wearing only tighty-whiteys?)
Jane Seymour: (Quick Step): It looks like Jane got her house t-p’d for Halloween and then she cleaned it up and made a dress. I thought that her footwork was okay, although they the choreography was odd in that it had them stopping too many times. The two male judges found technical problems with it, while Carrie Ann thinks that Jane needs to add excitement to the routine. I have to agree with that. Jane is just dull. Jane and partner Tony Dovolani received 8/8/8.
(I think that Jane overdid the “I am doing this for Johnny and June Cash” thing (she danced to “Walk the Line.”) It seemed to me like she is just trying to get votes. Maybe I am just cynical.
(Cha Cha Cha) This routine had a lot of stopping in it too. Is it an endurance thing like she needs a break? Unsure. Kinda bored. The judges thought that she did well, but Len said that she needs to wow us. Her scores were 8/9/9.
Jennie Garth: (Viennese Waltz) I thought this was a very pretty routine, although she seemed a bit stilted at times. Bruno said, again, that she did not sustain the level throughout the dance. Carrie Ann said that she had a lot of broken lines. Len thought there was not enough in hold. Jennie’s scores with partner Derek Hough were 8/8/9.
(Rumba) I really liked this routine. I really bought into the sensuality/romance of it and thought it was very pretty. Len said that the only person not convinced that Jennie is a good dancer is Jennie. Bruno said that housewives are sexy and it was her best dance. Her scores were 9/9/10.
Cameron Mathison: (Quick Step) I still don’t like him. He had an annoying look on his face and then he would suddenly remember to smile. Their feet were off a few times. Carrie Ann liked the exuberance, but said that it was out of control. Len agreed that he needed to calm down. Cameron and his partner, Edyta Sliwinski received 8/8/8 from the judges.
(Jive) It is too much for the camera people to focus in on the contestants’ feet when doing an intricate footwork move, but they sure as hell did not have any trouble zooming in on Cameron and Edyta’s crotch regions during a particular move. I liked how he jumped over Edyta. The judges thought he did great. Their scores were 9/9/9.
I really don’t understand the judges. They nitpick certain routines and praise others that I feel had problems. I really feel like they are basing their scores more on the people than on the routines sometimes, which is unfair to everyone.
Also, does the audience have to boo every negative thing and cheer every positive thing? Do they really have no opinions of their own? Once I would love to hear the audience cheer when a judge something true (like Jane is boring). I hate all the phoniness.
I am also really tired of all of the celebs complaining about their busy schedules, trying to garner more votes. That and trying to get sympathy votes. All very annoying. I miss Sabrina.
What do you think? Who should be going home tomorrow?