So it’s up to the voters as to whether Donny or Ozzy’s Brat survives tonight’s elimination and advances to the finals on “Dancing With the Stars.”
In terms of performance — and judges’ scoring — on Monday, the Brat deserves to go. Based on the season, Donny deserves it. Either way, the mirror ball trophy will wind up in the hands of either Mya or Younger Swimsuit Model at the conclusion of next week’s finals.
What did you think of last night’s semifinals?
Here’s my recap, in order of the performers (three dances per celeb):
Donny - Very ‘uncomfortable’ tango to watch (remember French Guy’s advice?). Didn’t like the song. Clunky dancing at times. Donny: “We were making stuff up right and left.” Obviously. LOL at Tom referring to Kym’s inability to “cover it up.” Their samba, though, seemed fun, even if it wasn’t a samba-ish song. Disagree with Carrie Ann - it wasn’t sloppy. The jitterbug was vigorous, with cute choreography.
Younger Swimsuit Model - The waltz was ‘amazing.’ An elegant, dizzying, graceful performance to a ‘Shrek’ song. (Good coaching, Cover Girl aka Brooke Burke.) Their cha-cha was captivating, with excellent musicality, rhythm and - as always with Derek - great choreography. That 30-second salsa was not nearly enough time for a hot, flirtatious number. BTW - Bruno makes me uncomfortable with his critiques of her.
Ozzy’s Brat - Her rumba highlighted her balance and flexibility. Bruno on eroticism: “Maybe you don’t know about it; and I can’t teach you.” Obviously. She nailed that quickstep. Precise footwork. Fine musicality. Enjoyable to watch. And her “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” cha-cha was a quickie showing just how far she has come. BTW - sorry to hear about her dog.
Mya - The waltz exuded romance and elegance, with great movement. BTW - I’m glad I’m not enrolled in Team D-Mya boot camp, camping in the studio and all. All I can say about that salsa is WOW. But I’ll say some more anyway. It was high-energy, hot, amazing, sensational - if you missed it, YouTube it, because ... WOW! And that concluding cha-cha, despite Carrie Ann’s gripe-and-9, was also worthy of three 10s.
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YOUR TAKE: Is there anyway Mya doesn’t get the encore tonight? Yes - but only if it’s because there is NO encore. Looking forward to two-thirds of the Bee Gees tonight. As for who gets the boot, Donny is the low scorer. But Osmonds traditionally have incredibly strong fan bases. Of course, the Brat does too. This should be interesting. I’ll say the Brat goes home, sending Donny to the finals. Agree? Disagree? Agree to disagree? Does Bruno make YOU uncomfortable too? Please share your thoughts below.