Is it me or is this season of Dancing with the Stars flying by? We are now in week 7 of Dancing and this week is Classical week! I’m a sucker for classical music so this is an exciting week for me. But while the sound of classical music is relaxing to the ear, it’s difficult to dance to. This week the stars will dance an Individual routine and group routine. Who took the lead this week and who fell to the bottom? Let’s review.
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: The Extra’s host danced the Paso Doble this week. There is no doubt about it, Menounos is a fantastic dancer. Her Paso was crisp, intense and amazing. I have nothing more to say than they deserve the scores they received. Menounos scored the first perfect 30 of the season.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: This was the perfect night for the classical singer dancing the Rumba. Wow, she performed a great Rumba. She stayed on time really well and moved her hips the exact way you’re supposed to in a Rumba. She had beautiful lines and it was amazingly elegant without getting too raunchy like most Rumbas get. Jenkins scored 27 out of 30 points.
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: The model performed a wonderful Viennese Waltz. This was Levy’s best performance to date and wonderful seems to be the only word to describe it. Not that I mind, but week after week he’s constantly shown sex appeal by taking off his shirt or thrusting his beautiful hips, but this week he showed a more vulnerable side to him which made him even more sexy. I was so completely in love with this dance. The hot guy scored 27 out of 30 points.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: This week the football player danced the Viennese Waltz. I thought his Viennese Waltz was fantastic but for some reason I expected more. I was sort of underwhelmed with it, but his footwork was fantastic and his intensity was, well, intense. Driver has improved week after week and it’s been amazing to watch. Someone tell me why these football players are always so good! Driver scored 27 out of 30 points.
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: The Disney star danced the Argentine Tango this week. I wasn’t sure if the skinny Disney star would be able to handle all the lifts required for this type of dance, but he managed to not fall over once. Let’s be honest, we were all wondering when him and Chelsie were going to fall over. It’s hard though for a young kid like Fegan to understand what it means to be a man and show that true intensity necessary for the Tango, but regardless, he did a great job. Let’s hope he’s not in the bottom two again. Fegan scored 25 out of 30 points.
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: The TV star danced the Viennese Waltz this week. Last week White proved that he was back in the competition, but this week he proved that it was just a fluke. There is always one dancer each season that overtime I can’t stand, and White is that person. His dance was like a dream, and beautifully done, but it was a dance you’d see earlier in the season. White scored 24 out of 30 points.
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I am beyond impressed with the TV stars Argentine Tango. Is it fair to say that Gilbert may be this season’s Rob Kardashian? Last season Kardashian began the season very poorly and excelled, and I believe Gilbert has grown as a dancer week after a week. She began the season only doing fast dances and has proven she’s better with the slower dances, but Gilbert’s Argentine Tango was fantastic. The judges felt it was messy, but as far as performance goes, I enjoyed it very much. Gilbert scored 21 out of 30 points.
Team Tango: Maria & Derek, Roshon & Chelsie, Katherine & Mark, Jaleel & Kym.
I have to be honest and say that I enjoyed the music more than I enjoyed the dance itself. The dance got better when Katherine and Roshon stepped onto the stage. Their choreography was far better than Maria and Jaleel’s. I enjoyed the intensity, but the group dance would have been better if Maria and Jaleel had been. Team Tango scored 27 out of 30 points.
Team Paso: Maks & Melissa, Donald & Peta, William & Cheryl.
The downfall of this dance was Melissa. She couldn’t keep up and you could see Maks just dragging her across the dance floor, but even with her poor dancing, Team Paso was far better than Team Tango. The dance was filled with passion and intensity and you couldn’t help but keep your eyes glued to the television. Team Paso scored 26 out of 30 points.
Well, Monday night was fun and intense. But just like every week someone has to go home. So who will it be? I think Jaleel White and Melissa Gilbert will be in the bottom two and Gilbert will be sent home. As much as I would love to see Gilbert beat out White, White is slightly better than Gilbert.
Who do you think will be the next star eliminated?
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