Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 (2011) - The Awards Circuit - By Clayton Davis

Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 (2011)

This week on Dancing with the Stars, the stars got a second chance to prove they are worthy of staying on the show. Many of the stars improved from last week and while some stayed the same. This week they had to dance to the Jive and Quick Step and tomorrow will be the first elimination of the season. Who will get the boot? Will it be Mike Catherwood who has been at the bottom of the leader board the past two weeks or could it be someone unexpected like Sugar Ray Leonard? I guess you’ll have to watch to find out.

Here is a recap of Monday night’s dancing.

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: Last week it seemed like Chris Jericho was going to be one of those stars who wasn’t going to improve. But he surprised me with his Quick Step and came out and rocked the dance floor. He is so enjoyable to watch. No matter what, he has a smile on his face and I believe even if the dancing is bad; people will keep him in because he’s entertaining and has a great personality. He scored 23 out of 30 points leaving him at the top of the leader board for the night.

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: Ward is also at the top of the leader board with 23 points. The Steelers wide receiver impressed judges with his Quick Step, but left me unimpressed. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see anything special about him, I just hope his dancing improves.

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: Romeo came out and did the Quick Step justice. He is also at the top of the leader board with 23 points. I feel like once he opens up more and starts showing his personality, his dancing will improve.

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: After impressing the judges last week with his foxtrot, The Karate Kid star felt the pressure to up his game this week. The judges weren’t too impressed with his Jive and gave him 21 points but he is so much fun to watch. When he dances, he reminds me Kevin Bacon in Footloose and it leaves me begging for more. He is definitely going to go far in this competition.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I had stated last week that Kirstie Alley might have a bit of trouble with the faster dances and leave her feeling out of breath. That happened this week when she danced her Quick Step. Even though there were parts where she almost fell apart, her dance was beautiful and elegant leaving her with 20 points. She knows how to dance and entertain and she will go a long way in this competition. There’s no doubt in my mind that America is rooting for her.

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel: This week, Kendra wasn’t as entertaining as last week because of her sob story about not being lady like. If she had confidence in herself, she would be such a better dancer. As long as she brings her personality to every dance, she should do well, but the more she stresses the worse her dances will be. She delivered a very beautiful Quick Step that left her with 19 points, but I hope to see more personality in her dances.


Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: This Jive was one of the most entertaining dances of the night. Unfortunately, the judges didn’t feel there was enough jive in the dance, and this type of choreography should have been saved for a different part of the show. They finished with 18 points for the night.

Petra Nemcova and Dimitry Chaplin: The supermodel has a tall body with these long legs and she has no idea what to do with them. She may last a few more weeks but to me she is so boring and just not entertaining, even when she does take her clothes off. Her Jive left her with 18 points.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya: The boxing legend felt incorporating boxing moves would help his Jive. He was wrong. When it comes to the jive it’s all about pointing your toes, not taking jabs at the air. Again he showed he can move that hot body when he’s out of hold, but once he’s dancing with his partner, he gets stiff and doesn’t know what to do. He finished the night with 17 points.

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: Well, she was still pretty bad but an improvement from last week. Williams is very tall and kind of masculine and it all just gets in the way. Surprisingly, her breasts don’t. But this week was an improvement from last week because she put her personality into the dance and had fun with it. You could tell all the nerves that were in her face last week, were gone. But regardless, her quick step still left her at the bottom of the leader board with 17 points.

Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: It’s kind of hard watching the Radio DJ dance, but he improved a lot from last week. Last week he was just terrible, but this week he showed he kind of has something there and left me impressed with his Jive. Impressed meaning it wasn’t as crappy as last week. But he is still at the bottom of the leader board with 17 points.

Week 2 was a fun week and left me happy to see some improvements. But unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to one star Tuesday night on the results show. I believe Mike Catherwood will be the first star eliminated. I would say Wendy Williams but he doesn’t have the fan base she does. People don’t even know who he is and it doesn’t help that he’s really bad.

Who do you think will be the first eliminated? Find out Tuesday night on ABC.

RESULTS RECAP

After two dances it was time to eliminate the first star of Dancing with the Stars. All the stars that scored well remained safe to perform another week. Like every show, three couples remained unsafe; Wendy Williams, Mike Catherwood and Sugar Ray Leonard.Wendy Williams was the first star named safe to perform for another week. Like I said in the week 2 recap, her loyal fans kept her safe.


In my week 2 recap I predicted Mike Catherwood would be the first star to be eliminated. Well, I was right. Catherwood didn’t have a big fan base and it didn’t help that he had two left feet. Sugar Ray Leonard is safe to dance another week and hopefully he’ll listen to the judge’s advice.

What did you feel about the elimination? Do you feel Catherwood deserved to be eliminated?

Tune in Mondays to watch Dancing with the Stars on ABC.

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