This new season promises to be an exciting and downright nail-biting! Why? Because this season they brought back past champions and runners-up! Now, why didn't they bring Donny & Marie on! What a smack down that would have been!!! But alas, they did not.
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
Joey Fatone danced in Season 4 and was one away from the Mirror Ball trophy. During practice, Kym kicked him in the face. Ouch! Despite that little accident...or was it...? They wowed the crowd and me! He came off the dance floor huffing and puffing. "I can't breathe!" He yelled.
Len started by explaining that judgung is going to be tougher, and that they will be putting in a 1/2 point. He then said Joey was like a boomerang. "Throw him out and back he comes!" He advised him to check the footwork, but otherwise it was spectacular!
Bruno told him he could bring it on and give it large! He warned him about his posture.
Carrie Ann said that Joey one of her favorite show men.
Carrie Ann: 6.5
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough (she had Mark last) and says she feels like she is cheating on Mark. Derek told her he was the new husband. haha. They danced the Foxtrot. I could tell right away that Len would not like it. It was a little too modern and not enough ballroom. It was fun though.
Bruno called it fully loaded! Two dances for the price of one, but that stylistically it has to be more defined.
Carrie Ann said that is what the all star season is all about. "Perfect posture, package. Loved it."
Len told them they did well BUT (here it comes) he said his famous line, "For me..." it didn't feel like a "true" foxtrot and that it disappointed him. He got boos for that, but I knew he wouldn't like it. I wonder if the audience is told to boo him. haha.
Sabrina and Louis
Sabrina Bryan is a Disney Alum. She was on season 5 and was robbed of her chance to win when she was sent home at week six. Even the judges were dismayed. Len was reading the riot act to the voters (us!) that we have got to vote. And so she is back! And she is as good as I remember!
Carrie Ann told her that she was on fire! But warned her to be careful, because she over dances.
Len called it clean and precise with a lot of impact, and then added so does a hammer. Yeah, he got boos for that. Meanie Len. Go eat some fruit.
Bruno said she was a fury on the dance floor and pointed out that she missed a few passes. Then he added he was happy she was back. Maybe I am tired, maybe Bruno is...but come on man...wake up! Rev it up!
Helio and Chelsie
Len said it was a joy to watch... mostly; that there were some "incidents" throughout. Was he really watching???
Bruno agreed tho, saying that people look at his face, and forget about his feet. Seriously Bruno, did someone give you Nyquil? Where's the passion?
Carrie Ann wants to see a tiny bit more body contact to help with the leading.
Pamela and Tristan
Pamela does not excite me. Maybe if I were a male she would. Hmmm...perhaps I should ask my husband about this. She circled around Tristan, sizing him up like a prize. Of course he enjoyed it. He's a pill. He also added that after years of abuse for taking dance, it has finally paid off. I digress. They danced the cha-cha, and sure she can shake it, but that was about it. Not overly impressed here.
Bruno kind of smirked and said, "You look like a girl who could go all the way." There you are! Where have you been, darling! *ahem* He added that she needs to work harder.
Carrie Ann said when she is dancing she is living the drama. She is? And that she has a booming body. Okay fine...she can have that one. She told to get the technical side of it.
Len said it was little bit like a kid on a bike when you take the training wheels off. "A bit shakey but you didn't fall over." Ouch! Did someone bring him the fruit?
Melissa & Tony
Melissa was a last minute replacement in her first season on DWTS and I believe she won. She was a break out favorite. Now paired with Tony, (I am pretty sure she had Derek before) their foxtrot was great. but....
Carrie Ann liked it too saying that she had gorgeous lines, but they needed more body contact!
Len is such a fuddy duddy, maybe he needs some happy juice because he thought the dance was a little bit theatrical for him. Psssh!
Bruno: Bruno agreed with Carrie Ann on the body contact, but said overall it was excellent. Somebody shake him...he's falling back asleep!
Apolo and Karina
Apolo is another former mirror ball trophy holder and claims to be rusty. Karina is a new partner for him so her style is different. They did a cha cha. I liked it.
Len called it a bronze not a gold, but said that he came out and he sold it.
Bruno called him the "Eager beaver." and that the extension of the arms were exquisite .
Carrie Ann asked, "Is it just me, or did you get 3 thousand times more sexy since the last time!" Okay quit trying to be Bruno...it doesn't look good on you. She said he had good hip action and leg work.
Giles and Peta
Ahhh Gilles....swooon. And he has charm. What if he is a total clod? I hope not. He seems very gracious in the interviews on the news tho. I digress. What a beautiful foxtrot. Yep, he's still got it, ladies!
Bruno said he's got style and panache, and the technical is so good.Then he grinned and said, "Can I see it again?"
Carrie Ann simply said, "I miss you!" And then called their dance, "Poetic and gorgeous."
Len said there is a sophistication about him.
Bristol and Mark
Remember when Bristol was on? It was such a big deal too. She looks great. I mean wow. And she has this confidence about her. I don't know if she will go all the way, but she is different this time. She and Mark danced the cha cha and it was pretty good.
Carrie Ann told her she was the most improved and added the she was confident and sassy.
Len seconded that she was far more confident.
Bruno told her she was giving it. And that she had power and focus.
Total: 19.5 Why such low scores then?
Drew and Anna
Len said it was too hard and hectic, but still a nice dance. He said to soften up the arms.
Bruno called him Dynamic Drew! He said that sometimes he stiffens up. But for the first time out, he loved it.
Carrie Ann said his posture was fabulous, but sometimes rigid. She wants his frame to be firm, not rigid.
Kelly and Val
Bruno said she was hotter than ever. He called her a stunner.
Carrie Ann said that Apolo wasn't the only one who got a whole bunch sexier! But she tell her to straighten her legs more.
Len told her she was good in season one, but she needed to lower her shoulders. He added that he loved it.
Stuart and Maks
Carrie Ann tells her she has the most beautiful sensual quality when she dances, but she that she didn't turn it all the way on tonight.
Len wants her to lift up her rib cage, and says it needs refining.
Bruno says he loves the way they blend. Then advises her to mind her shoulders, frame and footwork.
Total: 19 As Kirstie put it, "We really like you, but we're breaking up with you."
Emmitt "Twinkle Toes" & Cheryl
Emmitt is our last mirror ball champ. He was dubbed "Twinkle Toes" in his season. And he has not lost his touch. Still very light on his feet, his cha cha was a rockin' finish to the night.
Len: last dance and the best
Bruno finally got a little revved up here, and said that this was the essence of dance. But come on Bruno...bring the good stuff!
Carrie Ann loves the athletes...and she only had this to say, "Yabba dabba do, Twinkle Toes is back!"
First week had an elimination. And it was Pamela Anderson. The right person went home this week. However, each week it is going to get harder and harder.
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