Dancing with the Stars: Week 2

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dancingwiththestarsIt’s week two of Dancing with the Stars! With week one over, our expectations were high and some stars didn’t deliver. With elimination Tuesday night it’s hard to say which star will be going home first. With many low scores and few high marks, who will make it through to week three? Let’s review.

Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy– The Disney star proved once again she a dancer to watch out for. During her Jive she didn’t miss a beat and did an amazing job. This girl is so good, but that shouldn’t be a surprise seeing as she’s a product of Disney. Zendaya received the first nines of the season scoring 26 points.

Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough-Country singer Kellie Pickler is giving Zendaya some competition. It’s expected that the star partnered with Derek Hough will be talented but my god, Pickler is amazing. Her Jazz routine was awesome and technically perfect. Her movements were so sharp and she stayed in sync with Derek the whole time. This was a fantastic routine. This pair will perform some great dances together. Pickler was the second star of the night to receive nines and ended the night with 26 points.

Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas– I feel if Olympic gymnast Alexander Raisman wasn’t partnered with Mark Ballas her talent as a dancer wouldn’t shine through as much as it does now. Ballis knows how to open a star up and get them to perform well and Raisman’s Quickstep showed just how much potential she really has. She’s a very good dancer and as long as she continues to let herself shine each week she’ll make it far. Raisman scored 24 points.

Jacoby Jones & Katina Smirnoff– These football players never fail to perform well. Superbowl star Jacoby Jones had an amazingly entertaining routine dancing Jazz. He was spot on, and him and Karina dance so well together. The movements this guy can do are so much fun to watch. He’s going to be a lot of fun to watch this season. Jones scored 23 points.

Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson– Soap star Ingo Rademacher proved he was really good at lifts last week and was forced to show his dance skills this week with the Quickstep. I thought his footwork was exceptional, but his routine was boring. It was a good routine but there was nothing special about it. Plus, there’s something about him I don’t like. His footwork is perfect but everything above his hips is poor. Rademacher scored 20 points.

Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd- Bachelor Sean Lowe’s Jive wasn’t bad. That’s it. A very simple critique. I think it’s good that he follows instructions well but he’s not a dancer. He hits his marks but there’s no rhythm. It’s enjoyable to watch him have fun but I don’t know what he scores higher than some of the other stars. Lowe scored 20 points.

Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess– Last week comedian Andy Dick was so nervous during his routine, but this week he showed us how he will be getting our votes. His Jazz routine was by far the best dance of the night. It was odd, unique, funny and entertaining. Dick is not the best dancer, but if he’s going to come out week after week and entertain us, then I’m all for it. Dick scored 20 points.

Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold-Boxing champ Victor Ortiz let the pressure of the competition get to him this week. This week Ortiz performed a very underwhelming Jive. The beginning of the dance lacked finesse, but it ended really well. But even with a good ending the routine was messy and he couldn’t keep up with the speed and energy of the Jive. You can tell he loves performing; he just needs to get himself together a bit more. Ortiz scored 18 points.

Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani– Country singer Wynonna Judd’s Quickstep was more of a slowstep. I’m sure it was tough for her to perform this dance given how rigorous it is, but she’s playing it too safe. She got through it and hit every mark but she doesn’t move her body or get into spirit of the dance. Her footwork is great because she’s almost walking, but she needs to come out of her shell and perform like she does on stage when she sings. Judd scored 18 points.

Lisa Vanderpump & Gleb Savchenko– Last week I said reality star Lisa Vanderpump would perform poorly in dances that required her to move quickly. This week during her Jive she couldn’t keep up with the speed of the dance. Her footwork was messy and her kicks were terrible. It was as if her partner was dragging her around the dance floor. If she remains in the competition she’ll excel at the slower dances, but there’s not much hope for her. Vanderpump scored 18 points.

D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke- Comedian D.L. Hughley redeemed himself after last week’s poor performance. I thought the judges were too harsh on him last week and humiliating him wasn’t right. But, that humiliation made Hughley work harder and dedicate himself to performing the best Quickstep he could. Hughley is not a dancer but he did his best. He led his partner and never fell off his mark. He did a lot better than his score shows. Hughley scored 16 points.

Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus- The Olympic legend was forced to dance with an injury during her Jive. I know that Dorothy Hamill is a fan favorite and I’m sure this dance won’t affect her too much seeing how there are lesser known stars in this competition, but this week was just weak. Her Jive was slow and she messed up a few times during her routine. It was hard to watch, especially because you could see in her face she was upset. Hamill scored 15 points.

So the question remains; which star will be eliminated first? I think the final two stars will be D.L. Hughley and Lisa Vanderpump sending Vanderpump home. I know I should go with the obvious choice and say Hughley, but I think viewers will allow him to perform once more before eliminating him.

Who do you think will be the first star eliminated?

Tune in Tuesday night at 9pm ET on ABC for the results show!

  • cheri

    I am so happy to see Zendaya and Kellie on the top of the leader board. I love both of them and I think they are amazing dancers. They will definitely make it to the finals, and that is very exciting. I watched this episode of DWTS this morning because I was working my shift at DISH last night. With the DISH Hopper I have, I can instantly skip commercials on recorded prime time TV. I watched all the dances and got the kids to school in plenty of time.