Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DWTS Season 12?

All day long I watched the clock with great anticipation.  I was like a kid waiting for dark to come so I could finally see the fireworks.  Is it 8 o'clock yet!?  I made sure dishes were done and Ryan was in bed in a timely manner.  I had time to spare.  Come on 8 o'clock!  And finally the hour arrives.  I get my list out with all their names and partners since I don't know what their number will be.  I quickly write them down as they descend the stairs.   The dances tonight are: The Foxtrot and The Cha Cha Cha.

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas 1-800-868-3401
 "Yes, I kissed Joe Jonas.  And it didn't suck."

Chelsea Kane is adorable.  She fell a couple of times in rehearsal--most of them do. She and Mark danced the Foxtrot. She did a  good job and I do see potential with her.  She will also most definitely have the younger (male) votes.

Len said they were a young fresh couple and that they started out like Peter, Paul and Mary turned Blacked Eyed Peas.  There was a little funk in their dance.  Len doesn't like funk.  Even so he still gave them a,  "well done."

"You started and finished on your backs and in between it was one and a half minutes of after glow."Bruno told them.  He told Chelsea she hit the moves very well but that she needs to follow through with her lines.

Carrie Ann told her she has lots of potential. and that she likes the flare. She warned her to watch her shoulders and holds. And then concurred with Bruno telling her to connect it all.


Carrie Ann:  7
Len:  7
Bruno:  7
Total:  21
 It is scary to say the least to be the first on the dance floor, but now she has set the bar.

Wendy Williams/Tony Dovolani1-800-868-3402
"I cry a lot.  It is how I deal with stress"

I do not know anything about Wendy Williams other than she is an Amazon.  An Amazon with a huge chest.  She makes me look flat.  She is known for being outrageous, outspoken, and eccentric.  So how will she fare on the dance floor?  After her seeing her timid attempt of the Cha-Cha-Cha, I hope for her sake and Tony's that she can get the votes and the gusto to really bring it next week.

Bruno said, "You are a sultry luscious woman so why are you marching???  I know you've got fire!  Show it to me!!"  He went on to tell her that her technique can improve.

Carrie Ann told her she saw real fear.  But that it was the good thing about this show.  "People get out there."  She went on to say that she is a "bigger than life spirit" and that next week she wants her to "unleash the beast."

Len told her she has got to bring her personality out. And that she didn't.  She was introverted.  Timid. "Show us YOU!"


Carrie Ann:  5
Len: 4 (ouch that one hurt!)
Bruno: 5
Total:  14

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson 1-800-868-3403

Hines likes to horse around, but he also wants to win.  They all do.  I don't know what the celebs and athletes think before they take it on, but I think realities hits on that first lesson when they feel like fish out of water.

The athletes almost always prove to be light on their feet and have smooth moves.  Hines did not disappoint.  Plus he has lots of charisma. 

Carrie Ann said that it was the sparkliest Cha cha she ever saw.  "Your smiles lights up the whole stage.  Good job."

Len told him that he continues the tradition of footballers being able to dance. Then he made remarks about watching his bum and told him to work on his posture and cleaner footwork, but "good job."

Bruno told him he was nimble and had good timing. He counseled him to work on the footwork,and do the hip action, "Like a piston, you have to keep it moving." Which of course he has to demonstrate to make his point. 


Carrie Ann:  7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin 1-800-868-3404
After the news of the Japan earthquake and tsunami Petra dedicates her dance to all who have been affected by this tragedy.

Petra Nemcova survived the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004.  She also suffered a broken pelvis, which may or may not cause her problems on the dance floor.  Whether it will or not, I am not sure, but their Foxtrot was beautiful.

Len said it had charm, grace and elegance.  He told her to work on her posture and holds.

Bruno said that there were moments of extreme beauty. He wants her to sustain the beauty.

Carrie Ann told her she is stunning and brings a natural grace to the stage.  BUT "there was a long drag that turned into a little lift." {dun dun dun!}  LIFT NAZI returns!  She promises not to penalize tonight.

Carrie Ann:  6
Len: 6
Bruno:  6
Total: 18
I expected higher.

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower 1-800-868-3405
Probably the only star to be on the show twice...sort of.  He hurt his ankle before season 2 began so his father Master P filled in.  It is up to Romeo to clear the family's ...errr feet.

Their first dance, the Cha cha cha.  I was pleasantly surprised with his performance.  More practice and polish and he will do quite well.

Bruno said it was energetic, but messy and flat footed.  But a good performance.
Carrie Ann: (does some gushing about his sexuality--sigh) Then tells him he needs to work on his posture, and that he has tons of potential.

Len told him he has plenty of energy, but he was casual.  "You can't dance as you like it." As a   performance he nailed it but Len wants to work on technique.

Carrie Ann:  7
Len:  6
Bruno: 6
Total: 19

Sugar Ray Leonard /Anna Trebunskya1-800-868-3406
In the boxing ring he says he can move, but on the dance floor he isn't so sure.

Their dance was the Foxtrot, and he can do it.  He just needs to work on his posture.  He also was making me laugh with with the faces he was making as he concentrated very hard on each step and move.

Carrie Ann had three words:  POSTURE! POSTURE! POSTURE!

Len said how it was lovely to be in the company of a fellow athlete.  However, a Foxtrot is supposed to be "wine and caviar." He described Sugar Ray's as "beer and pizza."

Bruno asked him if could call him Sugar. He then said,  "Out of holds it's sugar and spice everything nice, but in holds it more like teenage mutant ninja turtle." And proceeds to hunch over.

Carrie Ann:  6
Len: 5
Bruno: 6
Total: 17

Kendra Wilkinson/Louis Van Amstel 1-800-868-3407
She said she knows how to work it, "I'm not a stripper....well I was...."

Len told her she definitely held his interest. One word Len:  DUH. He told her the content was great but that she needed to work on her legs.

Bruno told her she can definitely strut her stuff.  You can work it.  He told her the performance wasn't clean and also told her to work on her legs.

Carrie Ann praised her for attacking every move and even went on to say she didn't miss a step.  Umm excuse me Carrie Ann, but which dance did you watch? She missed several and even stumbled.  Maybe she was doodling hearts on her paper.  She did tell her to work on her legs.

CarrieAnn:  6
Bruno: 6
Total: 18

Ralph Macchio/Karina Smirnoff 1-800-868-3408
"Don't let the face fool ya, the working parts are a lot older!"

Well despite his working parts being 49, he certainly worked it.  He did a fabulous job.  He was smooth and energetic.  And he got the first standing ovation. 

Bruno said," I get the feeling that you're a hit!"  He went on to say that the routine was fantastic, but warned him to watch his hands.

Carrie Ann told him he was an amazing surprise and that the dance was truly gorgeous.  But she agreed with Bruno on the hands.

Len told him he can definitely dance, and that he has great potential. "A little rough around the egdes, but by far the best foxtrot tonight."


CArriAnn; 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 24

Chris Jericho/Cheryl Burke 1-800-868-3409
Before the rehearsals began he said dancing was a lot like wrestling.  It is all about performance.  Well he was half right, after rehearsals he said that dancing was a lot more difficult than he expected.

It was fun and as they like to say, "cheeky."  He has a way to go, but I think he will shine later.

Carrie Ann said he had  power when he  dances and that he didn't miss anything. She must have been doodling again. She did tell him he needed a little more content.

Len told him he thought his hips were allergic to music. He said he liked the fun and energy that he gave.

Bruno called him The Dancing Beast. "I haven't had this much fun with leather since the village people."  He called the dance unsteady and messy but always entertaining.

Carrie Ann:  7
Len: 6
Bruno: 6
Total: 19

Mike "Psycho Mike" Catherwood/Lacey Schwimmer 1-800-868-3410
"Our first dance is the foxtrot.  Which is fine because I have never danced before so it is the same as any other."

Considering the fact, that he does his work on radio, I think he did the performance quite well.  Dance however.....we shall see.

Len told him he needed to connect his movemnt to the music.  " You did move and there was music, but there was very little dance."

Bruno told him the Foxtrot is a smooth dance and that his was a little bit gangly. He told him he needed to keep the movement flowing.

Carrie Ann told him his moves were jerky but that he put forth a good effort. 

Carrie Ann:  5
Len: 4
Bruno: 4
Total: 13(ouch again)

Kirstie Alley/Maks Chmerkoskiy  1-800-868-3411
"He calls me 'G' for 'Grandma'  I call him 'M' for 'MEAN'" Maks you have met your match!

Kirstie Alley is 60 years old and she knocked my socks off.  She danced amazingly.  And what made it even better is she was having a blast.  Go Kirstie go! And she received standing ovation #2.

"Kirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrstie"Bruno rolled that r for as long as he could. Then he told her likes what he sees.  "Looks who's dancing! I think we are just scratching at the surface of what you can do."  He called it the best cha cha cha of the night.

Carrie Ann asked her, "Are you over 40?" To which Kirstie replied, "Way!" Carrie Ann told her,  "You were working it!  Way to go!"

Len told her it was fun and cheeky and it looked as though she was having fun doing it.

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

Next Monday they all get to dance one more time before the first elimination. So you have a chance to vote for the one you love!!  I think they should always do it this way.

Photos from ABC


Emmy said...

I have not even heard of have of those stars. Sounds like Kristie Alley would be a lot of fun to watch. I can't believe she is 60!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm so glad DWTS is back on. I like to read your commentary before watching the show on DVR. I'm kind of pulling for Hines b/c he played at UGA. But I'm glad Kirstie rocked it!

Nicole said...

I so glad you posted Ralph's score... when I was watching it cut off his scores and we never heard them.

Anonymous said...

I think it's going to be a good season! Loved Kirstie and Ralph the most but there were others that surprised me, too.

mormonhermitmom said...

Yay Kirstie and Ralph

MiMi said...

I will always love Karate Kid so I'm definitely rooting for him! And it was hilarious how he said that about the working parts...except it really ages him! lol

Linda said...

I tend to agree with you. Kirstie Alley blew me away. I really thought she would be somewhat of a flop only because she is such a kidder all of the time and I didn't think she would take is seriously enough. Of course I have to also root for Sugar Ray only because my husband, John, loves boxing so much and he is definitely from his era. I think Ralph is a natural even though he doesn't seem like it in practice. Looking forward to your next blog. Linda

Mamarazzi said...

in honor of my boyfriend Ralph i have vowed to stand respectfully in the crane position the whole time he is on the dance floor.

i figure it will either bring him luck or strengthen my core.


Nikki said...

I didn't get to see it but I'm taping them for next week now just because of your recaps and that Ralph Maccio the Karate kid is on!!!! I need to see him dance!!! and to see Kendra and Kristie Alley, I can't believe she's 60, she doesn't look at a day over 40. I'm glad they all did well, can't wait to watch it. ps you're recaps of the show are awesome!

Lene said...

Loved. Loved. Loved Kristie.

I was surprised the Sugar Ray wasn't better. I thought he would blow everyone away. I was wrong.

Jenny said...

I am not allowing myself to get sucked into this but your post made me want to start DVR'ing the series...


Blogging Loulasway said...

This is my first season to really tune in ....I have watched a few episodes in the past with my mom....
I am really EXCITED and looking forward to reading your weekly recaps ya gal..
Gooooo Ralph and Kristie!!!!