On Monday night, our 2012 presidential election go in the way of Dancing with the Stars, leading week 5 to have no results show. This week each star was challenged to dance to their guilty pleasure song, while also performing a team dance. The group scores are added to the individual scores and will therefore be carried over into next week. So which stars proved their worthy of being an all-star and which stars remained at the bottom? Let’s review.
Team Call Me Maybe: Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, Apolo Ohno, Sabrina Bryan.
It should be no surprise that this free style team dance was filled with many tricks. The team made it so the men were football players and the women cheerleaders, so the dance was pretty much a cheerleading routine. The individual dances were great but they were much stronger in group form. But to be honest, after watching Team Gangman Style’s dance, I can’t even remember why this dance was so good. Team Call Me Maybe received 29.5 points.
Team Gangman Style: Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Kirstie Alley, Emmitt Smith.
I absolutely hate this song, I listen to it, but I hate it and now I’ll never forget it because of Dancing with the Stars. This free style dance was SO much more fun than Team Call Me Maybe’s dance. This is the kind of entertainment you expect from a show like this. It brings laughter, smiles and joy and it is fantastic fun. I loved it and even though it wasn’t always technically correct they received 27 points.
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: And they’re back, showing us all how sexy they are and how good they dance. Gilles Marini chose to dance his Rumba to I Will Always Love You. At first during the dance I was getting goose bumps. I thought they were going to dance the whole song without any music, but they were so good without the music. Marini’s Rumba was filled with so much passion and sensuality. You can tell by the way he dances and how much he’s motivated that he wants to win this season. I have to say though; he and Peta are such great partners. Marini separated himself from Shawn Johnson by scoring 29.5 points.
Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: It only makes sense that the girl who starred in some Disney channel movies always wanted to be a princess. Sabrina Bryan danced the Waltz to So This is Love from Cinderella. Bryan’s Waltz was very elegant and charming, almost something you’d see out of a Disney movie. But while it was a good dance, I didn’t think it had the qualities of a great dance. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very nice dance, but it wasn’t as good as her previous dances. Clearly I don’t agree with the judges as she received 29 points.
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: Emmitt Smith danced the Samba to Copa Cabana. I really haven’t liked Smith from day one, I think he’s very full of himself and isn’t that great of a dancer. Just like last week, Cheryl over powered the dance and he did nothing but shake his hips back and forth a few times. It’s my favorite dance of his so far because I really like the song, but I don’t think he’s as good as the judges say he is. I definitely didn’t find his Samba worthy of 29 points.
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: Apolo Ohno danced the Samba to Give it to Me Baby. I think Ohno danced a fun Samba with great hip action and flare. I haven’t like Ohno very much this season but this is by far my favorite dance of his. Honestly, even though he scored less, he did everything that Emmitt Smith should have been doing in his Samba. Ohno deserved better than 27 points for his terrific Samba.
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: Melissa Rycroft had to face two challenges this week; she has never performed the Tango and she was dealing with a neck injury. Nevertheless, she came out and performed a great Tango to Toxic. I thought it was a good dance with good footwork, but I feel her injury prevented her from performing at the level she has been. There’s no denying Rycroft is a fantastic dancer, but once she starts to feel better she’ll go back to performing better. Rycroft scored 27 points.
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: Shawn Johnson danced the Rumba to her guilty pleasure song, My Heart Will Go On. Johnson is such an amazing dancer; it’s almost unfair to the other contestants. She threw so much emotion into this dance and relied on technique instead of flare. This dance was romantic, touching, emotional and just amazing. I can’t say enough good things about this Rumba. They just keep getting better week after week. The judges had mixed emotions on their dance leading them to receiving 27 points. They deserved so much better.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Kirstie Alley got serious this week dancing a Quick Step to Mrs. Robinson. Kirstie Alley has remained on this show solely because she knows how to entertain. But this week her Quick Step seemed like all business and no fun. Technically she danced a decent Quick Step, and considering her age she did a fantastic job. My problem is the dance wasn’t as much fun compared to her other dances. The dance wasn’t entertaining but her technique was great. Alley scored 25.5 points.
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: After such an emotional Contemporary dance last week, Kelly Monaco decided to change things up this week dancing a Samba to Want You Back. This week Monaco’s dance was a bit more on the lighter side than previous weeks. Her Samba wasn’t very good compared to her previous dances and she seemed very uncomfortable having so much fun during a dance which led to the dance being completely off. Plus the dance had a lot of unnecessary thrusts. This wasn’t her best. Monaco scored 24.5 points.
What did you think of this week’s dancing?
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