‘Dancing With The Stars’: The Half Way Point

Everyone still can’t get over the Christina Milian shocker from last week. She received the highest score of the night, but still went home. It just proves that anything can happen on Dancing with the Stars. Even though one of the best dancer on the show didn’t make it to the half way point, the remaining dancers are that much closer to winning the mirror ball trophy. So how did they do last night?

Bill  Engvall did a tango to Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Putting these two odd elements together seemed to make a nice combination. He lost the smoothness in his footwork. I think he was more fixated on wanting that cheeseburger. Len liked how the routine was sharp and had tanginess to it. Carrie Ann and Len gave Bill 8s whereas Bruno gave him a 7, totaling a 23 out of 30.

Elizabeth Berkley’s cha cha was very entertaining to watch. She was nailing every dance pose. Not only did she bring the class, but she brought the sass. Carrie Ann noticed how hungry Elizabeth is for that mirror ball trophy. She even called her a “white panther.” Her dance certainly didn’t disappoint the judges.  She received three 10s across the board. It was the perfect score of the season, 30 out of 30.

Leah Remini was very excited about doing the quickstep, because it was fast. She seemed to feel more in her element. This dance was fun, sexy and quirky. It was very Ginger Rogers as Bruno pointed out.  The judges praise her for the tremendous turnaround. Last week as Len pointed out “she shot down, but now she shot back up.” The judges all agreed that this was Leah’s best dance to date. They gave her 9s across the board for a total of  27 out of 30.

Brant Daughtery’s tango certainly brought out another character in him. Not only was he taking charge of the dance, but his framework was in place. Len enjoyed that there was no gimmicks; it was a true tango. Bruno said “the prince charming is turning into the prince of darkness.”Carrie Ann and Bruno gave Brant a 9, but Len “can’t help himself giving 10s” Goodman gave a 10, totaling a 28 out of 30.

Amber Riley mentions that the “samba is one of the more difficult dances to learn.” Her fears certainly didn’t get in the way because she brought a lot of energy and personality to the dance. Bruno really wanted to find something wrong, but he couldn’t. Carrie Ann felt that her dance was even a turn on since all the elements were there. Len was not too happy with the performancebecause “he found it a tad repetitive.” Carrie Ann and Bruno gave Amber 10s and Len gave her an 8 for a total of 28 out of 30.

Jack Osbourne wants to be known for “taking Latin back.” Even though he was able to understand the paso doble dance steps quickly, he needs to learn how to stay in character. Jack was certainly trying to be a true matador, but the judges thought that his timing wasn’t good. Carrie Ann even felt that the dance was one-dimensional. Carrie Ann and Bruno gave Jack 8s, whereas Len gave a 9. His score was a 25 out of 30.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s foxtrot  to “Build Me Up Buttercup” was very classy. She certainly brings out a certain elegance to her which the judges enjoy watching from week to week. Len called her dance “happy hour,” since everyone was happy with her performance. Bruno even praised her by saying that she graduated from charm school. The judges decided to give her 9s across the board, totaling 27 out of 30.

Corbin Bleu was very excited to be performing the Viennese Waltz because he would be performing to the Game of Thrones theme song and that it’s his favorite show. Corbin embodies the character and the power between him and Karina was amazing to watch. Carrie Ann was happy that “the passion sold the story.” Len didn’t find Corbin’s performance to be a Viennese Waltz because there was nothing in the ballroom hold. Carrie Ann and Bruno gave 8s whereas Len gave a 7 for a total of 23 out of 30.

Tom and Brooke announced that the contestants would be competing in a switch up challenge. They will be improvising dances on live TV, no music given ahead of time. Dancing with the Stars has never been done before. Four couples will be dancing at a time and they will be switching up the music. If you freeze, you will get tapped out. The winner of each round gets a bonus of four points added to their total score. The two winners received four extra points on their total scores. Corbin and Karina won round one. Amber and Derek won the second switch up challenge.

Then the eliminations were about to begin. Bill thought he would be the eliminated one since no one called his name. However, the show decided not to eliminate anyone this week. Due to technical difficulties last week with the voting, Dancing with the Stars felt it was best for everyone to stay another week.

Posted on October 22, 2013, in ABC, Network Television, Primetime, Reality TV and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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