Dancing with the Stars: Week 8

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Can you believe we’re one week away from the semi-finals!!! This Dancing with the Stars season is flying past us. Last week Jaleel White was eliminated (yes!) and this week two stars will be sent home before the semi-finals begin. This week the stars will perform two dances, one ballroom dance and the first ever trio round, where an eliminated pro will join a couple during their performance. So who rose to the top and who fell to the bottom. Let’s review

Round 1

William Levy & Cheryl Burke: Model William Levy danced the Foxtrot Monday night. There is no doubt that this guy gets your heart going. I have so much fun watching Levy dance. Each of his performances has the right emotion, and he never pushes the sex factor too much. In fact, the dances where he doesn’t push the sexy are his better dances. His Foxtrot was filled with flare and fun. Levy scored 30 out of 30 points.

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: The Disney star performed the Foxtrot Monday night. It’s a shame you people continue to not vote for this kid because he really is the best dancer on the show. I’m sorry if that’s becoming repetitive but clearly it’s not getting through to some. Week after week I have been so impressed and entertained by Fegan. I hope he doesn’t end up eliminated Tuesday night, because trust me you don’t want me angry with you. Fegan scored 29 out of 30 points.

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: The TV host danced the Viennese Waltz. I was amazed that I could feel every emotion they were giving off in that Waltz. I was completely mesmerized with Menounos’ dance, like mouth open and everything. This Viennese Waltz was so beautiful. Menounos scored 28 out of 30 points.

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: The football player danced the Tango. Driver is such a good dancer and has no problem putting the correct emotions needed into each dance. His Tango was so aggressive and matched his emotions with the technique of the dance so perfectly. You can always rely on Driver to give a great performance. What a fantastic Tango. Driver scored 27 out of 30 points.

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: The singer performed the Viennese Waltz. I thought Jenkins dance was beautiful and fabulous, like every week. But I couldn’t help but feel extremely bored during her dance. She has great technique and has natural talent but I was so bored because there was no emotion in the dance other than the anticipation for that lift. Jenkins scored 26 out of 30 points.

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The TV star danced the Foxtrot Monday night. I have to say that I have enjoyed watching Gilbert improve week after week. She had a few missteps during her dance, but I enjoyed the amount of confidence she had. It’s one thing for a star to come on this show and have the dance potential, but it’s another to watch someone has very little potential learn and grow. I loved Gilbert’s enjoyment and confidence in this dance. Her best dance so far. Gilbert scored 24 out of 30 points.

Round 2

William Levy & Cheryl Burke & Tony Davoloni: Levy danced the Paso Doble. I’m going to say one thing about this guy and this dance. Don’t be surprised if Levy winds up winning the whole competition. Levy scored 27 out of 30 points totaling 57 out of 60 points.

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower & Sacha Farber: Fegan danced the Paso Doble. Dancing with two pros you almost believe he is one of them. A few times he fell out of synch but was still great. I am beyond amazed by this kid. People, I’m telling you, you are making a huge mistake if you don’t vote for this kid, he is the best. Fegan scored 27 out of 30 points totaling 56 out of 60.

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas & Tristan MacManus: Jenkins danced the Cha Cha. Again, Jenkins was technically perfect, but again her dance bored me. I don’t know what it is with her dances, but for the past few weeks I’ve felt extremely underwhelmed watching her. She’s a fantastic dancer but that will not be enough for her if she doesn’t start spicing things up a bit. Jenkins scored 29 out of 30 points totaling 55 out of 60 points.

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd & Karina Smirnoff: Driver danced the Jive in his trio dance. It’s hard to dance the Jive with just one other person, but to dance it with two is unbelievably difficult, I imagine. Driver managed to keep up and stay in synch with two pro dancers and he did a magnificent job. I was thoroughly entertained all the way through and loved every minute of it. Driver scored 28 out of 30 points totaling 55 out of 60.

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough & some guy named Henry with a big last name: Menounos danced the Samba. I absolutely loved the Bollywood take on this Samba. There were a few faults in the dance but I was so blown away with the dance that the mistakes didn’t even matter in the end. I loved the dance. Menounos scored 25 out of 30 points totaling 53 out of 60 points.

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Val Chmerkovskiy: Gilbert danced the Samba. Gotta say, two Chmerkovskiy’s are better than one. Gilbert’s Samba was fun and filled with energy. Again, I love her confidence. Gilbert scored 27 out of 30 points totaling 51 out of 60 points.

I am so torn in making a decision about who will be going home Tuesday night. If this was a single elimination I would say both Melissa Gilbert and Katherine Jenkins could be in the bottom two and Gilbert will go home. But Gilbert had a great night and last week was saved after poor scores were given to her. So it could also be Jenkins and Fegan that will face elimination. Do you see the agonizing decision I need to make? And trust me I would love to be right about it too.

Even though Fegan has faced elimination more than any other contestant on the show, I will go out on a limb and say that both Melissa Gilbert and Katherine Jenkins will be eliminated Tuesday night. If I’m wrong, than it could be Fegan and Gilbert. I guess we’ll have to tune in and find out.

Who do you think will be the two stars eliminated Tuesday night?

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