Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Who Will Go and Who Will Stay?

Monday Night was "Movie Night" on DWTS.    First  up was Niecy and Louis.  Their movie was La Bamba and their dance was The Jive.  Niecey was very excited to shake it loose!  I thought it was a nice come back, but the jive needs to be more lively.  Yes, she shook it all right, but I thought it was a "safe" jive. At the end of the dance,  Niecey kissed Len right on the forhead.  Nice lip print!  Len told her she put her personality in the dance and that was nice to see, but that the jive needs to be very sharp, and hers was soft.  Bruno also pointed out that the dance needed to be accurate and somewhere it went wrong.  Louis spoke up and said it was him who went wrong, and not her.  Carrie Ann dubbed Niecy as the "Shimey Queen!" But again the dance overall was a little bit small.  And so were the score.  Sixes across the board for a total of 18.

Chad and Cheryl: 
Movie:  The Jungle Book  Dance:  Quick Step

I think Chad improves a tiny bit each week.  And I think he gives an honest effort.  He really likes I mean...he. really. likes. Cheryl.  And because he likes her he wants to make her proud.  Cherly's dress was tiger striped what fun!  The song was, "The Bear Necessities." and I think that is what Chad gave in his dance.  He has improved a little each week.  I will give him that.  Bruno wasn't impressed, calling it, "jungle fever."  He told Chad, his holds were terrible and so was his frame.  Carrie Ann noted how at times she saw improvement, and other times she wasn't sure what she saw.  Len making a full 180, said the dance was bright and lively.  Noting Chad's posture as being good.  The only nitpick was in the quickstep the torso must be still while the legs are always in motion, and that is a hard balance.

Another round of sixes.  Maybe that's the only paddles they have.  Either that, or the judges have not been fed properly.

Erin and Maks:  Movie: Pulp Fiction: Dance: The Jive

I like Erin and Maks together.  They are like that couple that hate each other, and then at the end they get together.  They are fighting all through this rehearsal.  I would love to write a book based on them!  Despite their bickering, they always come out smiling and shinning.  Their jive was fun and bouncy.  I really liked it.  Carrie Ann liked it to and praised them for delivering the story.  She said Erin was a little ahead of Maks and her black shoes were the focal point.  Yeah, I guess they were.  Len did not like the beginning which had them in a cafe, with Maks looking at a menu.  He said it started out slow, but then it kicked off.  He pointed out her being a little ahead too, but otherwise said good job.  Bruno said she had the Uma Magic! That it was her best dance ever and she did nothing wrong!!

Bruno 8

Jake and Chelsie:  Movie:  Risky Business  Dance:  The Cha Cha Cha.  Okay so rumor has it that Jake looks like Tom Cruise.


 Well, I guess if you close one eye, squint the other and turn your head a little then yeah.  Jake said, he thinks of it as a compliment.  He has grown on me.  Every week, he gives it all he's got and every week he improves.  I would love to see him go far.  This week, he not only gave all he had, but he also...hmmmm....well their movie was RISKY BUSINESS.  Now, he didn't do the whole dance with the shirt, and "tightie whities" but yeah, he did that.  And he did a great cha cha cha.  I was once again impressed with him.  Len was very pleased with their dance and called it a "full on cha cha cha"  Bruno called him a "cheeky bugger" and asked him why he put his pants back on.  I am thinking most of the ladies had the same question. Bruno added to his point by tossing Jake some cash, and told him it was one of his best performances.  "No guts, no glory!"  Carrie Ann said, and then added that he had a lot of guts so he better enjoy the glory. 

Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 7
Bruno: 8
Total 23

 Pamela and Damian:  Movie:  9 to 5 Dance:  QuickStep  Hmmmm....Pamela Anderson portraying Dolly Parton.  That's odd.  Say what you want about Pamela Anderson, I truly had my doubts, but she actually can dance.  I think the song, "9to 5" was kind of hard to dance too.  But they pulled it off.  The opening of the dance had her sitting at a table, and "getting ready" for work.  Len hated this.  They also did a tricky maneuver over chairs and a table.  Len hated that too.  I thought they were trying to ride on Jake and Chelsie's coattails from last week.  But whatever.  Bruno called Pamela, "Dolly" and told her she was spot on and in character.  And her dancing was good too.  The nit pick:  more movement.  Carrie Ann gave Pamela the compliment of the night, when she told her she would love to see her on Broadway.  The nit pick:  holds are loose.  Aside from all that he disliked, Len said the dance was good overall.

CarrieAnn:  7
LEn: 6
Total 21
Yikes...somebody feed Len and give him a strong drink! STAT!

Kate and Tony:  Movie: The Breakfast Club  Dance:  Fox Trot.  I finally figured out what it is about Kate that I simply can't stand.  She reminds me of one those girls back in high school who stand around acting superior to everyone else.  Tony was showing her a dance move he wanted her to do--the siwm, and she stared a minute and then said, " What is up with that?  Are we swimming or are we dancing?  I mean we're in a blue room and everything but...."  I mean honestly, what a snot.  She actually yawned at one point.  I feel sorry for Tony.  Okay so the "dance" is supposed to be the fox trot.  All she is doing is walking.  Oh please send her packing.  Carrie Ann tries to be encouraging when she says there were little itty bitty bits of improvements, but there were also moments of Charlie Brown, "Wah, wah, wah, wah."I think she just liked making that sound.  Len was not amused.  "It wasn't a dance, it was a 'stroll'" And Bruno, said Tony could have had more life from a coat rack.  He urged her to capitalize on what they say to do.  I am thinking it went in one ear and out the other.  Tom chimed in with, "Don't hold back Bruno, tell us how you really feel."

Carrie Ann:  5
Len: 5
BRuno: 5
Come one voters...HINT HINT!  there IS a reason why she is getting such low scores!

Nicole and Derek: Movie:  Pretty Woman Dance: Tango

Derek and Nicole are the judges favorite and mine to win.  And their Tango proved the point.  It was sharp, precise, and entertaining.  Len gushed that it was the best dance of the season so far!  Bruno went on and on about them being two players being on top of their game all the while keeping the fine line between the dance and sexual tension.  All Carrie could muster was bows and waves of "Supah Stah's!"  

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 9
Bruno 10
Total: 29
Well they fed Len, but they forgot the drink!

Evan and Ana:  The Movie:  Armageddon  The Dance: The Rumba.  Evan and Ana will definitely give Nicole and Derek a run for their money.  This week--and my understanding--the remainder of the season has Evan on tour with the ice skaters.  We got to see him skate.  It was nice seeing him in his element.  Even out of his element, he has really grown and improved.  He is pointing his toes more.  (I've been watching) Their Rumba was sultry and romantic.  Nicely done.  Bruno told Evan that he moves like a ballet dancer, and his hips are getting better.    Carrie Ann said their movement generated beauty.  Nit pick:  a little break between the top half of his body and the bottom.  Len finally got his drink apparently as he raved about the musicality of their dance.

Carrie Ann:  9
Bruno: 9

In top two:  Derek and Nicole and Evan and Anna.  In the bottom:  Pam and Damian and Kate and Tony.  And finally we are relieved of our suffering it was Kate's turn to be eliminated.   Darn.

Next week they are doing two dances:  The Argentine Tango and a Swing Marathon.  Also the couples get to design each others costumes!  That is always fun.


Emmy said...

Yeah! Glad she was finally eliminated!!! About time... though I still don't know if I am going to watch, we are so behind on our shows :)

See Mom Smile said...

So I am not really into it this year so I love your updates. I have heard enough however to know that it is a good thing Kate is gone.

Richard said...

Hmmm, maybe I will start watching the show more often since Kate is finally gone. I have seen more movement watching grass grow or paint dry.

Christina Lee said...

BYE BYE Kate-- I wonder where she'll end up next, ya know?