After last week’s double elimination sending Michelle Gilbert and Roshon Fegan home, we’re in the semi-finals. All four stars will dance two routines to try and beat elimination tomorrow to make it to next week’s final event. Which stars work has paid off and will make it through to next week? Let’s review.
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: The TV host redeemed herself with her Argentine Tango. There is no doubt that this woman has improved week after week and has become a wonderful dancer. Each dance she performs is enticing and truly amazing. This week she performed her best dance with the Argentine Tango. She was so on mark and hit every beat I didn’t want it to end. It’s no lie that Maria & Derek know how to bring the heat, but in this dance it worked to their advantage. One thing though, Maria, this is a dance competition where you win a trophy with a ball on it, quit worrying about disappointing people. Menounos scored 30 out of 30 points.
Menounos performed a Jive for her second dance. I think Derek really dropped the ball on this dance. The dance began really well and it was quirky, but then it got boring very fast. Technically it was great, but it lacked the element of a traditional Jive and that’s what disappointed me the most. Menounos is a great dancer and there’s no denying that, but after watching so many great dances come from her my expectation for her Jive was really high. Menounos scored 29 out of 30, totaling 59 out of 60 for the night.
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: The model performed the Tango for his first dance. His Tango was terrific. His kicks were amazing and his footwork was fabulous and precise. This man knows how to take control in a dance which makes it so exciting. His looks got him further into the competition, but his dance talent could be the reason why this man could win the competition. Levy scored 28 out of 30 points.
For Levy’s second dance he performed a wild Samba. His Samba was lively, entertaining and filled with so much rhythm. I don’t think my eyes have ever been this glued to a man’s behind before. This guy is in the finals, no if, and or buts, he’s in. Levy scored 30 out of 30 points, totaling 58 out of 60 points for the night.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: The football player danced a beautiful Waltz. Driver’s Waltz was filled so much passion and emotion. It’s amazing these football players, they’re all so good and Driver is another great dancer to be added to the list of football players with flare. Driver scored 28 out of 30 points.
Driver brought his personality to his Samba. I though Driver’s Samba was very good technically, but I felt it was boring and safe especially for the Semi-finals. That’s really all I have to say about that. I expected something a bit more upbeat. Driver scored 29 out of 30 points, totaling 57 out of 60 points.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: The classical singer performed the Quick Step. I thought the dance was fun and upbeat but for some reason it wasn’t enough for me. Yes, I found the dance fun, but I did not find it exciting in any way. I noticed a few missteps throughout the dance but in the end, it was good. I’m not in any way saying it was bad, Jenkins danced an awesome Quick Step, but to say it’s the best in any season of Dancing with the Stars is pushing it a bit. Jenkins scored 29 out of 30 points.
Jenkins danced the Salsa for her second dance. This is the Jenkins I have been waiting to see for the past few weeks. She danced a great Salsa, but unfortunately a mistake at the end ruined what should have been a great, redeeming Salsa. But I have to say, I love watching proper British woman shake there naughty bits. Jenkins missed her perfect 30 and scored 27 out of 30 points, totaling 56 out of 30 points.
This is definitely one of the best seasons of Dancing with the Stars yet. Any star can be named the winner and it’ll be tough watching one of them get eliminated tonight.
But this is where I stand. When the season began I was rooting for Menounos because I had been a fan of hers after she was in One Tree Hill and her first dance was awesome. Then I saw how well Jenkins danced and I began rooting for her because I was blown away by her talent. Then Jenkins failed to excite me and I began to root for Levy because, well he does excite me if you know what I mean. I never found myself rooting for Driver because he always seems so forgettable at the end of the night. And I never went back to rooting for Menounos because she just kept crying and I don’t buy into the sympathy votes cause again, you’re winning a trophy with a big ball on it, not one million dollars and much more. But while my vote is with Levy, America’s could be with Menounos or Driver.
During tonight’s elimination I think the bottom two will be Donald Driver and Katherine Jenkins ultimately sending Jenkins home. Jenkins was amazing during the beginning of the season but her flame has slowly gone down.
Who do you think will be eliminated tonight?
Tune in for Dancing with the Stars at 9pm ET to find out who will make it to the final round!