David and Kym 1-800-868-3406
Len said it had lots of tricks and treats and that David turned himself into a dancer!
Bruno told him he has got the prestige, and that he was a natural at turning tricks.
Carrie Ann said his improvement was phenomenal. She said he was polished and finessed, but that he needed to work on his holds.
Carrie Ann: 8
JR and Karina 1-800-868-3410
JR and Karina are dancing the Tango to Ghostbusters. Why do they give such challenges?? It was really hard for them to mesh the two styles together. And wow, get a load of Karina's costume!
Bruno said they bewitched, conquered and swept him away buy the ghost of beauty. But he also said it was not a solid performance.
Carrie Ann said they were a little out of sync, but that they captured the tone perfectly.
Len started his critique with his famous, "Well for me..." and that can only mean one thing: he didn't like it. And he didn't. He said it was sub standard from what he has come to expect from him. Ouch.
Nancy and Tristan 1-800-868-3405
Nancy and Tristan have the Jive this week. I wouldn't call it great, nor would I call it bad. I think it was good. It was danced well. But not fabulous.
Carrie Ann said that there are good days and not so good days and that today was a not so good day. She said that Nancy lost the chorography a lot. Which, she did.
Len said that certain dances suit you and some don't. "This was not a good dance for you."
Bruno agreed that the steps were in and out of sync but that she was truly devilish.
Carrie Ann: 7
Total: 21 Still nice scores.
Rob and Cheryl 1-800-868-3402
Rob and Cheryl have The Tango this week and Rob is pranking Cheryl all through out rehearsal so she is working him extra hard. I hate to admit it but he has improved and grown from week one. This is probably his best dance.
Len tells him, "Well done! Terrific job!"
Bruno claims he has never been so manly and in control. But warned him to keep his butt under him--as opposed to sticking it out.
Carrie Ann simply said it was his best dance so far!
Carrie Ann: 9
Rikki and Derek 1-800-868-3411
Rikki and Derek are dancing The Paso Doble and Rikki is working with an injury to her ribs. Despite the injury, they pull off an amazing Paso.
Bruno described it as a blizard of passion and fear. He noted her shoulders were tense at times likely due to her injury, but otherwise thought it was "incredible."
Carrie Ann said that the shapings were gorgeous, but also made note of her shoulders.
Len was very excited with their performance overall. He liked it.
Hope and Maks 1-800-868-3408
Hope and Maks are dancing The Samba. Maks brought in another dancer to help him teach Hope the dance due an injury Maks sustained. This was another careful dance, but it was danced well.
Carrie Ann like it though. She even compared it to their Toy Story dance and said it was better than that.
Len said that she coped well with a difficult dance, and that it was well done.
Bruno said she was running away from big bad wolf and that she was dancing as if her life depended on it!
Carrie Ann: 8
Team Tango: JR& Karina, Nancy& Tristan, and David& Kym
Len said the group performance was great, but that the individual dances were a disaster.
Bruno said it had a sexy raunchy beginning, but that he agreed with Len. Everyone made mistakes.
Carrie Ann said that it was in and out of sync but over all very nice.
Team Paso: Derek&Rikki, Hope&Maks, and Rob& Cheryl.
Team Paso Maks is rough...like really rough with Hope during rehearsal. He's lucky it wasn't me. I would have rammed my elbow into his side. He better watch it. Hope could totally take him. Derek took over in teaching after Maks left the room. It was a good dance, all around.
Start watching at about 1:00 in to see what I mean about rehearsal.
Bruno said it was powerful, moving, dramtraic, building to a fantastic ending. "Well done!"
Carrie Ann said it was amazing, dramatic and that they were in sync with everything!
Len said that the individual performances were fantastic and added that Rob did great keeping up with the pros.
Carrie Ann: 9
Going home: David an Kym. Sadly, it should not have been them. This season has been like that almost from the start. Almost.