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Dancing with the Stars: Week 8

by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 28th 2009 1:03AM
Gilles drops Cheryl BurkeThere was something wrong about this week's Dancing with the Stars: everyone who performed did well. If it weren't for Melissa hurting her rib last week (which I predicted would become a problem), the show would have actually been a close race. The paranoia of the news got me wondering about Melissa's disappearance; for a quick second I thought she had contracted the swine flu. Thankfully, it was just her rib.

Is it me or is Bruno not making any sense this season? He creates any excuse to get up, flail his arms into Len, and scream nonsensical phrases. The problem is that I think Carrie Ann is catching the Bruno flu.

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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


Gilles & Cheryl Lindy Hop – There is something wrong this week with Gilles. I can't pinpoint if it's the pompadour hairstyle, his shoulder pain, or the fact that he looks like Super Mario's brother Luigi. He even did the flutter jump. The practice had Gilles and Cheryl struggle with a flip, and it didn't work well in the final product either. Cheryl did have the opportunity to step on him at the end.

Len loved it. Bruno knows that Gilles is a great dancer, but he's happy to see the versatility in acting. He did point out a little mistake. Carrie Ann also appreciated the versatile acting. Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Lil Kim & DerekPaso Doble – Kim's mission this week is to control her hips, but still maintain personality. It's nice to see a paso outfit in blue and black instead of red and black. Kim has the passion, but she continues her porn face.

Bruno gets off his chair and announces that "The bitch is back!" He then juxtaposes himself by calling the dance classy. It's not often that bitches have class. Carrie Ann loved the dramatic angle. Her lines and shapes were gorgeous. Len reminds us that the show is all about coping, and Lil Kim had fire and passion. Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)

Chuck & Julianne Cha-Cha – The Cha-Cha is all about being flirty, so I guess that meant that Chuck has to wear yet another silk shirt (this time sleeveless and blue!). Even though Chuck has improved, it's still awkward, a la Cody Linley from last season. Chuck has also gained a bad habit of making his version of Lil Kim's porn face. Luckily at the end, Chuck didn't grab Julianne's boob.

Carrie Ann points out the chin problem. Len loves that he's growing stronger. He advises to fix
his wooden arms. Bruno liked the bum action. Bruno also disliked the arms; they need to be more fluid. Score: 26 (9, 9, 8)

Shawn & Mark Samba – Mark does a lot of feminine moves to teach Shawn; unfortunately, she doesn't understand. Mark calls up Shirley, his mother, for help. She immediately points out that she swings her arms like baseball bats. While I do love the dress, Shawn has a stumpy proportion to her that seems off. Lil Kim is her height, but just has more leg. Mark has a seizure in the middle. He proceeds to Eskimo-kiss Shawn.

Len thought the dance lacked hip action and the dress did most of the work. It wasn't her best. Bruno loves the effortlessness, but she's not Lady GaGa. Carrie Ann saw great technique and a solid performance. Score: 27 (10, 8, 9)

Melissa & Tony - Jive – Last week Melissa had rib trouble. Tony decides to push her with intense choreography. Her doctor points out that she has a hairline fracture. Tony cancels practice for the day. Tom announces that we will get to see the rehearsal tape of Melissa. It's not even the costume rehearsal. It's sad, but she puts more passion in her practice than Steve-O. She totally forgets a part, stands there, and adjusts her pants.

Bruno knows that the rehearsal tape didn't have performance power. The kicks were weak, and the placement was bad, as well. Carrie Ann points out marking the areas for the camera. She feels bad. Len thinks it's like a racecar driver's warm-up lap. There was nothing really there. Score: 21 (7, 7, 7)

Ty & ChelsieSalsa – I love Chelsie; especially because of her "bride's nighty" reaction. Chelsie brings Dmitry in for guidance, and he helps Ty with his posture. Chelsie then brings Ty to a spray tan salon. Ty got third-degree burns as a child, but is willing to do anything. It doesn't look bad on Ty. I love that Ty maintained a big smile the whole time. He also has hips! A badly dressed Jewel approves.

Carrie Ann can't help but cheer. He's inconsistent, but he pulled off a real Salsa. Len compares him to riding a bull; he's hung on and he's done well. He ends the positivity by exclaiming that it's the end of the line for Ty. Bruno thinks the spray tan helped; he also thought that Chelsie was a lasso in the dance. His hip action came from the knees and not the hips. Score: 24 (9, 7, 8)

Team Mambo – The strategy is to showcase strengths: Melissa represents fun, Shawn has technique, and Chuck has chemistry. They plan on one-upping shiftlessness. We're reminded that Lacey will be filling for Melissa. Melissa will get team score. They dance to "Single Ladies." It sucks that Melissa couldn't do the Beyonce dance. Shawn is accurate but her shortness is starting to show the flaws of lines. Chuck is still putting all of his intensity in his mouth. The guys totally pull off their clothes revealing unitards. Chuck has chicken legs.

Len liked the fun and entertainment, he loved how Lacey stood in and helped last minute. Bruno liked the fact that the men can shop in the women's department. Carrie Ann was amused but it was distracting. The music overpowered the dancing. Score: 25 (8, 8, 9)

Team Tango – Team Tango were last week's underdogs. Lil Kim is picked to go first for the solos. In practice Ty laughs at Chelsie, Cheryl curses out Gilles, and Derek and Kim stress out. Ty calls Team Mambo sissies and I'm okay with it because it's Ty. They get the song "Womanizer." Kim is decent, until she loses it; she doesn't have a poker face at all. Ty has a blank grimace on his face while Chelsie does most of the work. Gilles and Cheryl have the third spot and it's not as hectic as they are. Ty is actually coordinated! He was synchronized!

Bruno compared the team to raptors. The end sequence gave him goosebumps. Carrie Ann thought the unison work was great, but Kim slipped up her solo. Len saw the slip-up of Kim, the weakness of Gilles' footwork, but surprisingly the MVP was Ty. Chelsie gets stuck on Kim in the back. Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)

I really wish that they would bring back the dance-off for this week so Melissa could at least fight for her position. Having Ty mysteriously do well should have Melissa's fans riled up, but having Len insult Ty will have Ty's fans voting in droves, as well. I'm going to guess that Chuck gets eliminated next.


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D Colin

okay how do you get points for a dance you don't participate in? I don't get it. I have liked Melissa on the show, but it doesn't seem right for the other contestants.
Now I really like Ty. He has a great attitude, he really was great last night and he is improving. This is the thing, so Len made it clear he should go - so maybe Ty fans voted up a storm. What happens if Gilles or Lil' Kim is voted off. These two have shown they are great - so Melissa could stay and she never even danced this week. And i think they were kind in her rehearsal Len giving that the same score as Ty's dance - come on.

just my thoughts

April 28 2009 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SadiesRotten

Carrie Ann needs bitch slapped. Len needs a piece a**, and Bruno is hysterical.
I absolutely loved the ending of Team Mambo's routine - Laughed so hard I cried!
I started watching this season because I'm a HUGE Stevo fan. I stayed once he was booted off, because I was curious to see who brings it home.

April 28 2009 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
McMary

Len doesn't like Ty, doesn't want him there. He's decided that before Ty ever took the floor. To bash and insult Ty like that ~ when Ty is obviously the star who has improved the most ~ it's pointless and just mean-spirited on Len's part. If its the end of the line for anyone, it should be Len.

Proof, as a predecessor already stated, is that Melissa's practice tape - where she stood still, hitched her pants etc - got the same score as Ty's dance. Tell me there isn't bias!

I only hope that "Ty's Army" ~ and no that's not Ty's name for them.. its a self-organized group of PBR (professional bull riders) fans ~ can come through with this one! Ty certainly earned the right to another week with his dancing this week!

Hopefully ABC will consider the judges before it starts permanently hurting the ratings of a good show! (something ABC could use more of) Between CarrieAnn's "cougar" behavior, Bruno's thinly disguised obscene comments and Len's bias and crotchety old man routine (and I won't even go near Samantha's co-host skills), it would be getting old fast if not for Tom Bergeron. He saves the show.

April 28 2009 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joe stalin

Exactly! We need more Tom Bergeron. Less of the sexually frustrated judges. Maybe if all 3 got some action just before the show scoring and comments would make sense.

April 28 2009 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Mc

I hate the judging the practice rule. That just seems so unfair.

April 28 2009 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael Pascua

I think the thing about it is that I would rather have a score. Having a 12 is better than getting a 0.

Also it wastes time. DWTS loves wasting time.

April 28 2009 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig

I said it before, and I'll say it again. Len needs to GO! His scores and his comments have nothing to do with what he sees, it's what he wants. How could Melissa's pre-dress rehearsal dance deserve the same 7 as Ty's? Len proved it by with his comment that it's the end of the line for Ty. Not because of his dancing, but because that's what Len wants. Come on ABC, either bitch slap Len or let him go. They need to create an even scoring metric.

April 28 2009 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jennifer

Carrie Ann (who should be the one leaving if I had to boot off a judge) is still the ruler of the irrelevant comments and scoring in my opinion. Len's comment towards Ty was a low blow (as that sort of comment is usually saved for the P. Miller's), but I'd rather listen to his criticism over Carrie Ann's swooning over anything male.

April 28 2009 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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