First thought when I saw Tony coming down the stairs alone: uh-oh. But the night still proved to be a fun one on "Dancing With The Stars." And as it turns out, Melissa got to compete via a taped rehearsal. Here's my review, in order of the performances: French Guy - Nine! Nine! Nine! Was he trying to be Elvis Preslé? Def. an energetic Lindy Hopp. Liked the intense practices. LOL at potty-mouth Cheryl being dropped on her face. Ouch. Lots of bleeps during the week, I'm sure. Glad the shot worked. But if anyone can design one-armed choreography, it's Cheryl. Black Barbie - Expected more than one 10 with this paso doble. Noted the precision, passion and musicality. Also noted the Out-of-Sync'er sighting. BTW - did Bruno say what I think he said? If so, can he say that on live TV? Pop culture reference? Carrie Ann seemed shocked. Julianne's Boyfriend - He kept up with her in this cha-cha, and that's saying something. A little raunch to please Bruno. Saw trademark Julianne cha-cha moves: the side-by-side synchronized bit, the part where they both face the camera with her being showcased in front, etc. Olympic Gymnast - LOVED the groovy Kool and the Gang tune. Cute ending. Agree with Len that this samba lacked some passazz. But I also agree with Carrie Ann: They had great technique and a solid performance, nailing every step and not making any mistakes. For that, it deserved a 10! Len did them wrong with his 8. A 9, like Bruno's, was lowest it should have been scored. Speaking of Bruno, do we really want her to become Lady Gaga, who I've heard described as a Britney with brains? Kinda like her the way she is. BTW - The last time I remember seeing Mark's mom, she was trying to get Cheetah Girl to turn on her son - kind of creepy. Melissa - Liked it when she stopped and pulled up her pants. Does she always practice in a black bra and jeans? Conspiracy Theory (not my theory): She really didn't want to do the jive, with all technical issues, so she faked the broken rib injury and hoped for the sympathy vote. Kudos to her for not going to the hospital in an ambulance. Poor Tony - he finally gets a good partner and has visions of the Mirror Ball trophy, and then this. And he had to stand there and take it from the judges. Noted the Go-Gos tune. Wonder if Go-Go Dancer liked it, wherever she might be. Rodeo Dude - DWTS saved the best for last. He was movin' - and making all the right steps! Fabulous. Wild. An outstanding salsa. Another good 70s tune. Mad at Len's "hit the road" quip. Glad to see Carrie Ann's 9. Team Mambo - LOL at the ending. Visions of Justin Timberlake on 'SNL' come to mind. Check it out. Hilarious. Fun. Entertaining. Third straight week Julianne's Boyfriend has worn girl's clothing. Team Tango - Talked a lot of smack before the dance, but they backed it up. They were limited on amount of unique moves with the tango, but those moves seemed to be well executed. Len redeemed himself by telling Rodeo Dude he nailed it. Liked the hair-tangling at the end. Was so distracted that I had no idea what Samantha was saying. * * * YOUR TAKE - Who goes home tonight? IMO - Melissa and Rodeo Dude will be in the bottom two, with "happy trails" being bid to Rodeo Dude. Agree? Disagree? Please share.
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Apr 30 2015