'Dancing with the Stars' - 'Performance #2: Results' Recap
by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 7th 2010 1:22AM
(S10E05) The 'Dancing with the Stars' results night continues to chug along. While there was no Macy's Stars of Dance performance, we are given the information that Melissa Rycroft and Joey Fatone will be tango-ing to "Rock 'n Roll All Night." I never thought I'd hear that whole sentence together, the song doesn't even feel like the right tempo for a tango.
The results start off the bat again, and Aiden & Edtya and Erin & Maks are safe. I guess the horrible vocal performance of "Hey Soul Sister" didn't affect Aiden's voting. After fixing the opening graphics, the red room, and the co-host, somehow we couldn't hire better performers?
Len's recap had one interesting point of information: Len admits that he should have given Erin a six. I wish we also got to hear why Bruno gave Nicole a nine.
Encore - Evan & Anna's Quickstep - Evan still looks vacant in the face, possibly the effects of figure skating for such a long time. It's also a very good thing to see that they went first Monday and weren't underscored.
Musical Guest - Reba McEntire - 'I Want a Cowboy' - Maks and his brother Val dance along with Edyta and Snejana Petrova. I'm happy that the performance didn't become a two-step. After all these years, Reba is still looking and sounding amazing and she genuinely comes off as having a fun time. After a leader board recap where we find out that Evan's shirt was cut short, Niecy & Louis are the next couple safe.
Musical Performance - Paso Doble - Mark, Derek, and Chelsie - Derek and Chelsie perform to the song 'Malague – a.' There was something cool about the beginning with just the snaps, but I snickered a bit seeing Mark because he looked like he wanted to dance so badly. Clearly after the whole performance, you knew that none of the pasos last night were even close to the real deal.
Len explains that next week's twist will be a double score showdown. Each dance will get two scores based on technique and performance. They are also looking for specific movements. Knowing that the rumba and tango are going to be danced, both should garner high performance scores for exuding sexiness and passion. After the explanation, Nicole & Derek are safe.
Musical Guest - Reba McEntire - 'Consider Me Gone' - Dmitry and Lacey perform both, pulling out all the stops as if they wanted to prove why they should have been paired up with a celebrity. It's nice seeing that 'DWTS' actually keeps their contacts. Loved Lacey's jumping split kick and the movement because it was like a 'So You Think You Can Dance' performance.
Sitting in the Audience - Melissa Rycroft goes through the motions of sitting in the audience. Apparently, the producers must really like Melissa, but were probably not confident in her live ad-libbing skills. She's good scripted or on morning shows because of her bubbly nature. The video is confusing because they use shots of last week combined with this week's performances as if no one would notice. The eliminations continue, and Evan & Anna and Chad & Cheryl are safe.
Cast Relationships - Production tries their best to make all of the contestants look like friends. Clearly, they are trying to dispel the rumors of Kate and Jake being reality divas. The people that seem nice (Nicey, Evan, Erin) all come off really nice. Erin apparently texts Kate (with edited shot of texting!) to keep tabs. I really hope that Kate isn't as diva-like as her reputation precedes. After the package, Pamela & Damien are safe.
We're left with three couples, and Ashly seems the most confident, as if she didn't care which way the outcome went. The bottom two are Buzz & Ashly and Jake & Chelsie. Kate & Tony are the final couple safe. Len is surprised by both being in the bottom. The couple with the lowest combined total is Buzz & Ashly. I think Ashly's "I'm proud of you" quote summed up everything. The man is a legend, but sadly not a dancer.
I've been reading a lot of interesting ideas of "Free Tony," but there has been an increase of "Free Chelsie" fans this week. To many, both Jake and Kate are in the same boat. Jake gets really passive-aggressive then turns to the camera with his all-American smile. That annoys me more than Kate, because if you've seen 'Jon & Kate plus Eight,' you've seen her act like this all the time; whereas on 'The Bachelor' Jake was just trying to be charming. Personally, I'd rather see Kate, because watching her is like watching a really horrific car accident, so lets free Chelsie next week.
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