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'Dancing with the Stars' - 'Performance #2: Results' Recap

by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 7th 2010 1:22AM
Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa
(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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Really enjoyed Melissa's audience segment! A nice shot of energy and fun sorely needed this season. Brooke is a dead fish. Plastic, no fun, no energy, interupts the dancers, and stumbles even though every line of hers is now scripted! Don't know why the producers didn't pick Melissa as co-host. She ad libbed just fine on New Year's Rockin' Eve. Can't fire Brooke in the middle of the season. A few more segments with Melissa would sure add some life to the show! They have a good cast, what's between the dances could use a lift.

April 07 2010 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is patently obvious that Kate is not a dancer but, having said that, neither is she the terrible person so many make her out to be. I cannot understand the abject hatred many seem to feel for her. She is on the show because she was asked to be on the show and she does have to make a living for her children. I don't think many of the people who criticize her so were regular watchers of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Her ex, Jon, is the one who cheated multiple times on her and blamed it on her. I've been around a long time and have never seen that having a spouse with an abrasive personality justifies adultery. Also, most of those women on the show have children but it is made such a issue that she leaves her kids - she is working to provide for them, for goodness sake. And why anyone would hate Marie Osmond is beyond me. I guess there are just many unhappy, miserable people in the world who get their jollies from hating others. I have voted for Kate every week just because I feel for her. She was also asked to do the Jon & Kate Plus 8 show and many of those shows were very heartwarming. At least they weren't full of profanity and filth like so much of what is on television. Anyone can say she brought all this upon herself - I am sure she is not a perfect person and she can be hateful but does she deserve the vitriol she gets - I don't think so!

April 07 2010 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with y'all. Kate is not a celebrity and her dancing is horrific. Ugh. Well, it's not really "dancing". Poor Tony- he has had some challenged partner but Ashley gets awful ones all the time.
Jake has an ego which he tries to hide and act like a good ole boy. Pack him up to go with Pamela, Kate, and Jake. I can live with that!

April 07 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The right couple got eliminated this week but please make sure that Kate is next to go. She not only cannot dance but why do they think she is a celebrity? She is a nobody.

April 07 2010 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy Gibson

I have always enjoyed these Dancing shows. They entertain me and I watch for that reason. But this season has become the soap show with a side of dancing. Kate is such a witch and I am very tired of her being given another venue to spill her manipulative pity party. Jake's clip the other night was so disrespectful to Chelsea that I felt she should boot him herself. The fans showed there reaction by not voting for him. These pros should not have to put up with that kind of abuse. Come on Producers, stop with all the soap drama and get back to the dance show or you will lose the fans who watch because they love dancing and will end up with the Jerry Springer fans who only want to see the fights and spoiled "stars" being ignorant. I agree that Buzz had to go but I would have rather it be Jake or Kate.
Get on with the Dancing Please.

April 07 2010 at 7:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob Johnson

I don't watch the show for the perfection, I watch it because I love dancing and when I was younger wanted to be another Donald O'conner / Gene Kelly. I watch it for the entertainment that I get from the mostly talented dancers on the show, only a few of the contestants don't have the necessary overall qualities it takes to be a good dancer. I love watching Cheryl Burke dance, she is my favorite. As for the contestants, it is great that they have people like Tom Daschell and Buzz Aldrin on the show, highly entertaining. I think Kate Goslin is a very good dancer, built right and good looking enough to be a true professional, she tries hard, but has an overbearing personality trait that makes people dislike her, something way in her past caused that. She could be a true professional, and inside of that wall she has built around herself there is a genuine really nice person.

April 07 2010 at 5:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

Going to rant for a moment - my apologies in advance.

First, Ashley Costa (Delgrosso) is a trooper, a team player and an all around good sport. DWTS has never given her a partner that had a snowball's chance in hell of winning but she is always professional and cheerful.

Second, I dislike Marie Osmond for many, many, many reasons (long before the creepy dolls or the "fainting") and wanted her voted off in short order - I hated that she made the finals. HOWEVER, I could understand the support she had, given that Marie had a lifetime of work, devoted fans (including most of the state of Utah) and did put in the effort to, you know, actually dance.

Of Kate Gosselin I will say only this: You make me miss Marie Osmond. The world will be a better place when Kate's 15 minutes have passed and the healing can begin.

Rant over - thanks for letting me vent...

April 07 2010 at 4:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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