Wow - Ozzy's Brat CAN dance. So can the latest candidate for "Dancing With the Sort-of-Stars" -- Derek's partner, the younger swimsuit model. She could join Racecar Driver and French Guy as relatively unknown "celebs" who made the finals.
And Macy Gray was everything I hoped she would be.
Part 2 of the Season 9 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" is in the books, with the 8 female celebs taking their turn on the dance floor. The 8 male celebs danced Monday. Tonight, a male and female will be eliminated on the season's first results show. That means it's time for all of us to make our final 3 preditions, a tradition on this blog. (Read on for more details.)
But first, here is a celeb-by-celeb review of Tuesday, in order of their performances and with my proposed label names (feel free to offer your label suggestions, too):
The New Yorker (Debi Mazar) - Her salsa was fun and full of energy, and IMO she captured the character of the dance. LOL at Maks in rehersals: "Why are you talking?" BTW - noted Maks goosing Tom AGAIN. Sneaky Maks.
Sabrina the Middle-Aged Mom (Melissa Joan Hart) - Very nice waltz. Elegant. She seemed happy. Good character. Not sure of the chemistry there with Mark. I'm rooting for her.
Mya (Mya) - Best of the women, in terms of talent - Len's poor scoring aside. (LOL at Tom's quips about flies and the 3 bars for Len.) Crisp turns, elegant. Superb musicality. Showed she has the speed needed for Latin dances. For Dmitry, she's def. an upgrade from Bimbo. But he sure got taken to task by Len, didn't he?
80s Swimsuit Model (Kathy Ireland) - Remember when Go-Go Dancer (aka Belinda Carlisle) tried to do the salsa? Yeah, this was better than that. Agreed with Len: it lacked energy and sex appeal. BTW - when Bruno said he likes his women loose, and Carrie Ann sarcastically shot back "Really??!!!" was she referencing him liking the "loose" part or the "women" part of that?
Olympic Swimmer (Natalie Coughlin) - Good musicality for the 'Million Dollar Mermaid.' She didn't need to be steamy to make this salsa fun to watch. Forget all those rehersal troubles. When it's game time, those Olympians are ON. Olympic Gymnast showed that again and again last season.
Scary Singer (Macy Gray) - Please, Please, PLEASE vote for her. It's like a train wreck; you don't want to look but you keeping looking again and again. She was hillarious. I loved watching her being interviewed, the rehersals, the attempt at a Viennese waltz (a WHAT? - LOL), everything! She wasn't so innocent with Samantha interviewed her, though, the Little Miss Potty Mouth. BTW her label is kind of a take-off from Scary Spice. But I'm not sold on it, so please offer suggestions. As Jonathan said: "I can't say I've ever met anyone like Macy." A "little bit" eccentric? Try a lot a bit.
Young Swimsuit Model (Joanna Krupa) - I read one preseason comment that this border-line celeb is just the latest installment of the eye candy that DWTS producers like to throw before viewers each season. But that review was wrong. She CAN dance. And with Derek as her partner, this duo could go a long way. Best salsa of the night. Hot. Sexy. Great choreography. BTW - weren't those Julianne's pants she was wearing. Oh wait a minute. Derek is her partner. Hmm...
Ozzy's Brat (Kelly Osbourne) - Wow! Very impressive. Best waltz of the night. Didn't expect that. Elegant. Beautiful. Madonna "True Blue"-esque. She nailed it. BTW - liked the first meeting with Louis.
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YOUR TAKE - So who do you think will be eliminated tonight (one man and one woman)? My guess: Politician and The New Yorker. The results show also includes Hannah Montana performing, and a tribute to Dirty Dancer.
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FINAL THREE - Well, as many of you know, after seeing all of the celebs perform, we venture our guesses as to which three will make the finals. Then, when the season reached that point, I post a blog entry reviewing our guesses and giving kudos where appropriate. So please share your final three prediction below. (And I again appologize about the one-time register procedure. Please don't let that deter you.)
So here's my final 3: Backstreet Boy Wannabe, Donny and Mya. If I had to pick a fourth (in case an ambulance run detrails someone), it would be Olympic Swimmer.