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Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 Results

by Michael Pascua, posted Mar 18th 2009 1:19AM
Lacey and Steve-O(S08E03) With the results of week one, it could go either way. Either a non-contender bites the dust, or someone just doesn't have the fanbase. You can't say that Gilles has no fanbase after two really strong performances.

The recap show somehow managed to squeeze 26 performances in an hour. I now realize how much time I've wasted having to sit through Samantha Harris. Along with the results, and 30 minutes of other filler, Jewel performed. I'm sure someone out there was giving her the evil glare. The results after the jump.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Samantha Harris, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance - one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Samantha Harris, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Tom Bergeron, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

    ABC


The show basically had a lot of fluffer until the dance-off. The first professional dance was with the help of the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, which helped show Lacey in her West Coast Swing style. I wonder if Benji will return later this season. The second professional dance had Chelsie & Dmitry dancing to Jewel singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." It was like So You Think You Can Dance? all over again. Dmitry had his trademark unbuttoned shirt and that same hip movement/smile-to-audience technique. Chelsie was all legs and managed to keep her feet pointed while barefoot the whole time. She also was lifted and flipped with ease. It was beautiful and moving.

The Macy's Stars of Dance performance was apparently dedicated to musicals of the golden age, but I couldn't stop gawking at the fact that Michael Rooney looked just like Mickey Rooney, except a normal height version. Actually, even taller than average. The dance seemed like a fun time and an interesting use of the stairs and widescreen high definition.

For the weird fluffer, Cameron Matheson gave us tips on how to survive the show. He suggested things like not tripping, crying, kissing up to judges, and making friends with the spray tan girl. How about this: stop using the spray tan girl. Especially Tony & Melissa; the two of them must radiate orange when the lights turn off. There's a Bruno/Thong joke during the piece, but I won't touch that one.

The stars then analyze each other. I'm almost floored that the contestants fall under four categories: Actors (Denise, Gilles, David), Athletes (Shawn, Lawrence, Ty), Musicians (Lil Kim, Belinda, Chuck), and Reality Stars (Melissa, Holly, Steve-O). That leaves the Woz, but he was on My Life on the D-List for a short while, so I guess you could put him under Reality Stars.

Our bottom two turned out to be Belinda and Steve. I guess either Steve-O or Lacey got some sympathy votes. Tom and Samantha explained that the contestants have the chance to redo one dance and the judges will re-score the performance. The score overrides the previous score.

Belinda & Jonathan (Salsa) – Belinda's salsa lacked in a lot of places, but the biggest flaw was the fact that she didn't have much hip in a Latin dance. The two decide to focus on the hips during practice. I don't understand why she didn't improve on the fact that her legs were spread wide. When they dance, I realize she not only doesn't have hip action, she lacks in the breast wiggling department, as well. Her feet didn't improve.

Len thought there were a little more hip, but not by much. Bruno felt the nervousness and pointed out that she lost her foot work. Carrie Ann pointed out that she messed up the underarm pass, and it wasn't an improvement from last night. Score: 17 (5, 6, 6) Previously: 18

Steve & Karina (Quickstep) – Steve didn't lose his steam, he lost his step. They practiced both endurance and sharp leg work. When they started their dance, the opening flip was messy. He continued to look like he was being dragged around, but a little better this time. The audience gave him a standing ovation.

Bruno admired his spirit and determination. He loved watching him. Carrie Ann thought he was smoother and in sync, but he still messed up in the middle. Len thought that he worked hard overcoming the bad foot. Score: 17 (6, 5, 6) Previously: 17

After totaling the scores, the couple that went home was Belinda & Jonathan. Jonathan hopes that she uses hip-action during her Go-Go performances. She had a great time. Next week is the Samba and the Foxtrot. Hopefully, Steve-O won't try something stupid and injure his back even more.

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Sab

The dance they did to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's performance wasn't West Coast Swing -- looked more like a Jive. (WCS is much smoother and level -- no bouncing.)

March 22 2009 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LAW

Well, I think a lot went wrong this week. First, they have someone who has a lot of dance experience in Melissa. While it is "stage" dancing experience, without a partner, it is still experience and she knows the dance steps. She is also this years sob story. She should be scored lower because of her experience. Actually, I don't even think she should be on the show. Second, they told Chuck that he did not dance and that J.H. did all the work. Yet, they gave him a score of 20. I really don't understand that. At least Waz and Steve O try, Chuck didn't try and got a higher score. Seems J.H. must have a minimum number of weeks written into her contract.

I do think that the right person was voted off because she just didn't move the audience. With her music background she should have been less stiff.

March 18 2009 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kals

Also in the old hollywood dance was Chelsie's so you think you can dance partner, Mark.

March 18 2009 at 1:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MWM

I am glad that someone else also found Samantha Harris annoying. I flip the channel every time she is on. It's almost like a reflex now.

March 18 2009 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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RobynM

Trust me, you're far from the only one. We watch DWTS timeshifted with friends, and everyone agrees to fast forward through Samantha.



March 18 2009 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Porchland

Um, that's "fluff." A "fluffer" is a person on the set of a porn film who does something I won't repeat here.

March 18 2009 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael Pascua

Although I do use the term "Fluff" and "Fluffer" in the same context, I actually think that the motion of keeping an actor "going" is what the show does. If the show didn't fluff us, the results show would be 15 minutes.

March 18 2009 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

I'm still amazed that Belinda could be so stiff in her dancing with her musical background.

I'm thinking she looks back at this experience as a "whoops!...bad choice" decision.

March 18 2009 at 8:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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