DWTS -- Classical Week

Not Another Theme Week

Since The Event wasn't on this week, I was able to watch the whole episode of Dancing With The Stars. Usually, I only watch the first hour until The Event comes on. My first question is how is this week any different from any other? You have dancers dancing to music inappropriate for the dances they're dancing. Actually, the music was better, minus the singing during some of the music. Unfortunately, no one danced to my favorite piece of classical music, Danse Macabre.

Let's start with the weekly Brooke Burke Wardrobe report. The color was pretty and the material was pretty. I liked it minus the black belt around the waist and the black beading on the shoulder. Not sure if both shoulders were the same or if it was another Tarzan-style dress with one shoulder. She had her hair concealing one shoulder. Her hair looked nice. She also had the boys out giving them a good airing. I don't mind cleavage, but when it's cut as low as hers, she's in danger of a wardrobe malfunction ala Janet Jackson. Didn't really pay attention to whatever inane questions she asked the contestants and concentrated on trying to figure if that was a one strap or two strap dress. Still not sure.

Wanting to get the most bang for their buck, we got treated to two of the DWTS dance troupe dancing the pasa doble while the fastest violinist in the world, David Garrett, played the violin. Aren't we lucky. This week we get special music guests on not just the results show. We also have classical singer, Catherine Jenkins.

Romeo and Chelsie dance first. They're doing a pasa doble. Len thinks it's full of passion, attack, and intensity, but it needs more precision. Bruno says it's focused, powerful and action-packed. They also managed to get the music right. Carrie Ann says she saw a lift. Someone smack her. She announces she will be taking a point off their score for that. She add that Romeo has swagger.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 7

Len: 8

Bruno: 8

Kendra and Louis are doing the Viennese Waltz. Miss Kendra isn't happy about that. She doesn't want to do anymore ballroom dances. Then why are you on the show? She also makes a face of distaste at having to dance to classical music. She says the piece their dancing to sounds like mafia music and it makes her happier to think she's actually doing a Mafia Waltz. She and Louis sort of dress in gangster-style clothing at her request. Bruno says she messed it up and needs to become one with the music. Kendra gets lippy with Bruno saying she could have done better if she had more than five days to learn it. Honey, again, why are you on this show? That's part of the show. You have to learn a new dance and do it well in a week or you go home. Carrie Ann says she's trying really hard which seems to soothe Kendra's ruffled feathers. Len takes Bruno to task reminding him these people are just beginners which seems to make Kendra feel vindicated from Bruno's remarks. Len also says it had flow and good movement.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 6

Len: 6

Bruno: 6

If I'd gotten those scores I'd be freaked out, being superstitious. 666 is the sign of the devil or bad luck. Be ironic if she's the one that gets sent home, tonight.

Sugar Ray and Anna are also doing the Viennese Waltz. Anna takes Sugar to a ballet class and has him dress up in ballet tights to help with the dance. Their dancing to the Waltz of the Flowers so Anna gives their dance a ballet-spin to fit with the music. Carrie Ann says Sugar has a sparkle that's unbreakable and fell in love with the dance. Len says Sugar turned into the Sugar Plum Fairy. Dance made him smile and entertained him. Bruno says it had a cartoonish charm.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 7

Len: 7

Bruno: 7

They scored higher than Kendra's Mafia Waltz. Wonder if the judges took a point off for her sour face about dancing to classical music.

Petra and Dmitry are dancing to the Pasa Doble. Their pre-dance segment is about how sweet Kendra is and she has to look mean for the dance, so Dmitry stages a photo shoot so she can get a mean look. Unfortunately, the music and singing to it, was very distracting. It was hard to concentrate on the dance It was the worst piece of the night. At the end of the dance Dmitry ripped off Kendra's skirt to reveal a skimpy outfit underneath. Yes, we know she's a model, and presumably has a good body, but the ripping off of her costume is starting to get old. They did this in a previous week. Len says she needs more authority in her feet and legs, but was more impressed than he was depressed. Bruno acts like he's in desperate need of a tranquilizer. It seems Petra's skirt being pulled off really over-stimulated him. Although, whenever I say he's a lecher, most people tell me that women don't float his boat. Carrie Ann says that Petra is on a roll. I don't know if Bruno got frisky with Len under the table, but Len said he thinks the woman should sit in the middle at the judging table, but Carrie Ann says, "No way!"

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 8

Len: 7

Bruno: 8

Two more of the DWTS dance troupe members come out to waste time. They do a waltz this time to show what it should look like. I didn't even pay attention.

Ralph and Karina are doing the Waltz. They're dancing to the music from Romeo and Juliet and I personally thought it was the best interpretation of the music. The audience gives them a standing O when they're done. It starts with Ralpheo finding Karina dead and then he resurrects her for one last dance before she falls back to the floor dead and him with her. Bruno says it was brilliant. Carrie Ann says it was an honest connection to the emotions of the music. Len says he's back.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 8

Len: 8

Bruno: 9

Chelsea and Mark are doing the Viennese Waltz, or at least that's what they're supposed to be doing. Chelsea tells Mark that she's tired of being number three and wants to be number one. They're dancing to what sounds like the Harry Potter Theme music. It's another of Mark's weird artsy-fartsy dances. Maybe he needs to go over to So You Think You Can Dance and do that there. Len starts out complimenting them before he goes for their throats. Mark is a wonderful teacher and choreographer and Chelsea is a great dancer, but there's something he never likes about their dances. Takes Mark to task for not doing the dance he was assigned to do and just creeping around on the floor. Bruno proclaims it the best dance of the night. Carrie Ann agrees with him. Well, I don't. I was left wondering what the heck they were doing.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 9

Len: 8

Bruno: 9

So Princess Chelsea got what she wanted. The highest dance score. Yippee!

Chris and Cheryl are doing the Pasa Doble. Cheryl said he needs to be arrogant in the dance. I thought it was the best Pasa Doble of the night. Bruno called it majestic and said Chris was the God of Thunder. Carrie Ann says they were connected to the music. Len says the dance wasn't bad, but the music conquered him. Sorry, Lenny, but their dance was perfectly choreographed to the music. They became one with the music.

Scores:

Carrie Ann: 8

Len: 7

Bruno: 8

Last to dance are Maks and Kirstie. They're dancing the Waltz. During rehearsal Kirstie has problems with her hip. Paging Jennifer Grey. Like Jen, she vows to just dance her way through the pain. I saw the dance and didn't notice it, but you just know Carrie Ann had to make a big thing about Kirstie's shoe coming off during the dance. I thought she was just playing with her dress and it was part of the dance when Kirstie was sitting on the floor, but apparently Carrie Ann wanted everyone to know that Kirstie was putting her shoe back on. She labels Kirstie the Queen of Unexpected Mishaps. Carrie Ann doesn't want to know what I'd label her the queen of. Len says it was okay, but everything needs improvement. Bruno thought she did amazingly well.

Scores

Carrie Ann: 7

Len: 7

Bruno: 8

So, who do I think will be going home, tonight? I know who I'd like to go home. Either Crybaby Kendra or I wanna be number one Chelsea. Who I think may go home is Kirstie. For me, the two best dances were: Ralph and Karina's waltz because their dance went perfectly with the piece of music and Chris and Cheryl who timed their dance perfectly with the music.


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