Dancing with the Stars: Week 3 (2011)

So, week 3 brought a whole bunch of dances and the stars were given a challenge this week. They must pick a song they have a strong emotional attachment too and convey a story of what it means to them. Each story was touching and had wonderful dances to go with it.

Like every week, there were some fallen stars and there were improvements. Plus, we saw the first 9’s of the season! But it was nice to see the stars throw every emotion into their dances and really show the people they are. So who will leave next week? Will it be Wendy or Sugar Ray? Let’s review what happened.

Petra Nemcova and Dimitry Chaplin: This week the star of the show is the woman who couldn’t move anything last week. Petra’s waltz was about the Tsunami in 2005 and finding the strength to rise above and help people get their lives back together and to be strong. She had a beautiful dance filled with a lot of emotion. It seems she’s better with the slower dances than the faster ones, so we’ll see what that does to her in the competition. The judges gave her 25 out of 30 points.

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: Hines Ward danced the samba this week. His story was all about his mother and how she did everything she could to take care of him when she had nothing and how he’s doing the same for her now that he has the means too. The song was very upbeat and one of the most upbeat of the night. I have to be honest and say that I hate watching him dance. I don’t know what the judges see. But I just hate watching him dance. He scored 25 points.

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: This week, Chelsea begged Mark to do a more traditional cha cha to come back and win the judges over from last week. She scored 23 points, so I’m pretty sure she got the love back. Her story was about her first love. The dance was fun, the song was sweet. She needs more hip action when she dances but overall, she’s fun to watch.

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel: It was nice to see the reality star improve over last week and not be afraid to show emotion and be sexy. But what pisses me off is when women like her complain about being sexy when it was their job for years. That just irks the hell out of me, but it doesn’t take away from her dancing. Her rumba was about her love story with her husband, and how it is them against the world. She moved so much better, her hips and legs were perfect. She scored 23 points.

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Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: I love this man more and more each week. I hope he never goes home. This week he danced a beautiful touching Rumba, dedicating it to his mother who he lost in 2005. He touched the audience and even made Carrie Ann cry. Jericho’s stance this week was wonderful but he lost it a bit with the hip action. But that man is sexy so he can dance however he wants when I’m watching him. He scored 21 points.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I’d like to think that Maksim getting that crap and falling was part of their whole dance, because it worked so well with the story Alley was looking to tell. She wanted to tell a story about agony and ecstasy and finding that light at the end of every tunnel. When they fell, my jaw dropped and I was hoping so badly they would get through the dance and they did beautifully. She’s not going anywhere though. Overall, her rumba was given 21 points.

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: This week, Macchio danced the Rumba and told a story about love. He picked the song that was in his first move, The Outsiders and it was the same song him and his wife share. You could feel the love in the dance, especially when the dance was over and he went to his wife. His footwork is wonderful but his hands need to be softer and more elegant. But like Kirstie, no matter where he scores on the leader board, he’s not going anywhere. He ended the night with 21 points.

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: I really want this boy to have a last name. Now that I have gotten that how of the way, his story was about love and loss. He threw all of his emotions into the dance, so much that he lost his footwork a little and just lost himself in the dance. He backtracked a bit, but the judges see potential in him. I don’t. He was left with 20 points.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya: Ok, we all know that Sugar Ray is a boxing legend. Can he stop throwing it in our faces now and always talking about it? Does he feel like he needs to protect his name after The Fighter came out? I don’t understand. So as you can see, I hated his dance. I hated Jennifer Grey for the same reason, we know what your accomplishments are, shut up. As much as he may have improved this weekend, he’s still bad and has no rhythm at all. His footwork is terrible, and he doesn’t move his hips. All he wants to do is punch the air. His story was about beating the odds and I hope he doesn’t beat them at elimination. His Paso dob lei left him with 20 points.

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Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: Williams foxtrot was about struggle and hard work. And it’s exactly what’s going on behind the scenes. She’s working so hard to dance and she wants to improve and succeed but unfortunately it’s not going to happen. She’s not light on her feet; she stomps around and has no fluidity. She tries so hard but the judges gave her 15 points.

As you can see, this week, some of the high scoring stars fell in the standings quite a bit, but while they struggle, others take that opportunity to shine. This was a very hard week for the stars but they all got through it wonderfully. I think this week it’ll come down to Sugar Ray Leonard and Wendy Williams. But in my opinion, I think it’ll be Sugar Ray who goes home. But it’ll definitely be between the two of them.

My final say is Sugar Ray because I’m so over him. Who do you think will go home next?

RESULTS SHOW

Last week we said goodbye to Radio DJ Mike Catherwood. Tonight was the second elimination of the season. I had predicted the fight would be between Wendy Williams and Sugar Ray Leonard. To my surprise it was between Wendy Williams and Chris Jericho.

Wendy Williams and her partner Tony Dovolani scored a 15 out of 30 points last night; the lowest of the night. She put in the hard work but her dance lacked fluidity and any sign of dancing. Sadly, she was the second star to get eliminated off the season 12 cast. But this wasn’t a surprise; it was her time to leave. And she left with a smile on her face.

Do you think Williams deserved to go?

Who will be eliminated next week? I guess you’re going to have to watch Dancing with the stars on Monday night on ABC to find out.

About Anna Young

I’ve grown up always being able to share my love of film with others. What makes it particularly important to me is that my passion started with my parents and my best friend Caitlin. Whether it has been spending the whole day at the theater with my parents, or sitting on the floor of a movie store for hours with Caitlin, this love of mine has always been a huge part of who I am. This love affair has been going strong for over a decade. My name is Anna and I’m in love with film. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AYAwardsCircuit