It’s week two of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars and with Pamela Anderson gone, twelve stars are left competing for the mirror ball trophy. This week brought two of the hardest dances; the Quickstep and the Jive. Which stars lived up to their all-star status and which stars may be up for elimination Tuesday night? Let’s review.
Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: The actress danced an amazing Quickstep. Last week Bryan came out and over danced her Cha Cha. She had so much energy last week, but in her Quickstep she contained that energy and provided us with a top notch dance. She had amazing lines and her technique was fantastic. Her dance was far better than last week. She’s a keeper. Bryan scored 26 points earning the first 9 of the season.
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: With an injury, the actor danced an unexpected Jive. You know, these stars come on the show and they make us feel bad about their injuries, almost bringing down our expectations and then they come out and perform their dances and they’re spectacular. Marini is such a great dancer with amazing legs. I had to watch this dance twice because it was that brilliant. He will end up being the star standing next to Shawn Johnson facing off once again for that mirror ball trophy. Marini scored 25.5 points.
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: As much as I despise Derek, I’m just going to say that Shawn & Derek will be one of the top two couples at the end of the season. Johnson’s Jive was unbelievably good, but I guess that’s what happens when you have Derek as a partner. I loved her Jive and thought it deserved a much higher score. Johnson scored 25 points.
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: The conceited Olympian danced the Quickstep. After last week, Ohno was determined to do better and he did so much better. His quickstep was incredible. He stepped up his game and did an amazing job with his technique and footwork. But just a bit of advice Ohno; we know you’re an Olympian and we know you have all these gold medals, don’t make us hate you because you feel the need to remind the world every second about your success. Ohno scored 24.5 points.
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: The TV host danced a great Jive Monday night. In Rycroft’s previous season she never got the opportunity to dance the Jive, and you’d never guess this was her first time performing it. Her Jive was so much fun and it was such a stand out routine. Her technique was so good. Rycroft is a natural performer and deserves to make it far in this competition. Rycroft scored 23.5 points.
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: The race car driver danced the Jive. Castroneves is such an amazing dancer with such flawless technique, but I found his Jive to be very boring. He is so charming and his smile and joy makes his dancing a treat, but I thought his performance last week was far more exciting. Castroneves scored 23 points.
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson: The singer danced an energetic Quick Step. I’m just putting it out there, while Fatone had his share of mistakes during his Quick Step, he dressed like Charlie Chaplin and earned my vote. There are parts of this show I love and hate. I love the stars that are really good at dancing and have fun competing. I hate the stars that take the show too seriously and lose sight of what the show is all about. But I love the stars that aren’t the best and know it, but come out and entertain the audience despite what the judges say. Joey Fatone is one of those guys and I’m all about being entertained. I want to laugh and smile when I watch this show, not get annoyed by people like Apolo Ohno. Fatone isn’t this season’s winner, but he’ll definitely be around for a few more weeks to entertain us all. Fatone scored 22.5 points.
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: Singer Drew Lachey danced the Jive. Last week I couldn’t stand Drew’s arrogance about the show and his pompous attitude about having won. I thought his dance last week wasn’t well done, but this week I enjoyed his Jive very much. I think Anna overshadowed him in his Jive and he sort of fell to the background when he could have stood out more. But his dance was far better than last week. Hopefully he won’t be in the bottom two again Tuesday night, but I honestly don’t think he’ll last very long in this competition, so we’ll see. Lachey scored 22.5 points.
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: The Football player danced the Quickstep. I thought Smith’s footwork was good, his frame was poor and the dance was underwhelming. He came out and impressed the hell out of me last week and received scores he deserved, but this week he just lost it. Smith scored 22.5 points.
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: The soap star danced the Quickstep Monday night. Monaco’s Quickstep was so charming and cute. It was just a very pretty and nice dance, nothing special, just nice. Monaco is not this season’s winner but she scored 22 points.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The vivacious actress performed the Jive Monday night. I love Kirstie Alley, and while she isn’t perfect people love her and she’s the star who will receive the votes. Alley works hard and is competing against much younger stars and that needs to be remembered. Alley is ridiculous and hilarious and deserves to stay on the show for a bit just for coming back to an all-star season and giving it everything she’s got. Alley scored 21 points.
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: The reality star danced a very slow paced Quickstep. You can tell Palin has so much more confidence in herself and she’s improved so much, but she messed up quite a bit during her dance. Palin’s quickstep was enjoyable and her enthusiasm made it better than what it was, but her lack of technique within the dance has to be considered and she needs to work harder when it comes to her dances. This is the all-stars, times to step your game up. Palin scored 18 points.
Last week proved that if you don’t perform, you will get eliminated. Or it could be that Pamela Anderson is really annoying and didn’t belong on the show. But someone has to go home Tuesday night. I’m certain Bristol Palin will be in the bottom two, but I’m uncertain as to who will be joining her. Because I can, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that Kelly Monaco will be joining Bristol Palin in the bottom two, ultimately sending Palin home.
Tune in Tuesday night at 8pm ET on ABC to see who gets sent home next.
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