Maybe they should call it DWTIS - "Dancing With The INJURED Stars"! Or as my wife joked: "Breaking The Stars." More bumps, bruises, breaks, tears and mic-pack-induced back injuries surfaced during Week 2 of DWTS Season 8 on Monday. Here's a recap/review, in order of the performances: Bimbo - Every day is a 'Holly Day' especially when you're running for the bus. BTW - did the judges get new sparkly paddles? DAG - A cute, somewhat comical salsa not well received by the judges. Len says: All sizzle (translation-Kym) and no sausage (???). Charlie's Ex - Can't go wrong with a "Grease" song. Better footwork than the other bimbo. (Oops - did I write "other"? Sorry about that.) Improvement noted. Go-Go Dancer - Very confident with her salsa. Great beginning, slow-motion the rest of the way. Didn't make me go head over heels. Appropriately scored with three 6s. Rodeo Dude - Love his dry sense of humor. "I just don't want to go out there and be horrible again." Well, he got his wish. Much more entertaining this time around. A quick-step with a "butterfly" feel. BTW - did you notice Len isn't "Mr. Crankypants" with his comments this season? His scores are still lower than Carrie Ann and Bruno at times, but at least he's being nice about it. Olympic Gymnast - Bam-BAM! Precise, entertaining salsa. The musiciality is def. there with this one. Bruno needs to be reminded that she's only 17! We don't need to raise the Naughty Meter. As it is, she's "never been allowed to dance like this," and it was very clean. Let's keep it that way. Bill Gates' Rival - Like the antics. Question: what's with the pink boa for every dance? Another injured star, this one who is like Wally with rusty edges and in need of spare parts. He's fun to watch, though. Julianne's Partner - Julianne hid him with this dance, and the judges called her on it. Great pants, though. Also liked his dig at future brother-in-law Derek. Note to Samantha - many things with Derek and Julianne have been a bit weird in the past. And yes, "We ALL know what Bruno wants." LT - Graceful quick step. Seemed short and slow, but sound. THIS was def. the better of his two. Much improved. MTV Jack--- - Agreed with the judges - wasn't enjoyable to watch. Sorry about his injury. Too bad about the dress rehersal review. BTW - can I get a copy of the official DWTS Rule Book that Tom referenced? Black Barbie - Cute quick step. Great choreography. But boy Len took them to task about the lack of contact. Liked her excuse. Melissa - Energetic, sizzling salsa. I though they were going to have to restrain Bruno. Maybe he could be the "Bachelor" one season. (My appologizes to his wife if he's married - for several reasons.) Did they really praise TONY for his choreography? Wow. French Guy - Too bad about his seperated shoulder. He's becoming more and more like the New Ricky Martin, except with a French accent. I didn't like this dance as much as the judges, but it's their marks that count. Three 9s. Wow. * * * YOUR TAKE - Tonight there will be a dance-off involving the couples in the bottom two, and then someone will be sent home. So my question to all of you is this: Which two will be in the bottom two, and which one will leave? Please share your thoughts about this, as well as any other observations, by posting comments below.
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Aug 31 2015