It’s week two of Dancing with the Stars! After an amazing beginning to the new season, the stars are back this week dancing the Quick Step and Jive. Every star raised the bar last week, but this week we were able to see clearly who is strong and who could possibly go home. Monday the stars danced their hearts out because tonight will be the first elimination. So who will be the first star to waltz off the dance floor? Let’s review.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: Pay attention everybody, I’m about to talk about the woman who is going to win Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. Wow, that’s all I can say. The classic singer can dance. Mark Ballas is known for having difficult choreography and Jenkins was able to keep up with him during her Jive. The dance was very fast and her kicks were perfect. She did so amazing, I’m beyond impressed. Jenkins scored 26 out of 30 points.
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: Disney star Fegan proved that last week wasn’t a fluke with his Quick Step. The dance started out strong and only got better with great form and almost perfect technique. His dance was fun, upbeat, fresh and entertaining and he and Chelsie brought a modern touch to such a traditional dance. He performed a dance that celebrities on this show wish to do during the finals. It was such a great dance. This kid is in it for the long run scoring 26 out of 30 points.
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: The TV host danced the Quick Step this week. After performing an impressive Jive last week, her Quick Step was fun and definitely an improvement. Her frame was perfect but unfortunately she and Derek got out of sync and missed a few steps. Either way, Menounos has potential and spunk to make it very far. She scored 25 out of 30 points.
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: Excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face… Alright, we’re good now. The hot guy, he’s no longer the model, he’s the hot guy, danced the Quick Step. Levy has got the talent to be a great dancer; he has charisma, rhythm, and great technique. His Quick Step was very good. I’m not positive how far Levy will make it in the competition but if he starts dancing with fewer items of clothing, I’m sure he’ll get many votes. Levy scored 25 out of 30 points.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: The football player dazzled with elegance during his Quick Step. His dance was precise and fun. Driver improved from last week and I can’t wait to see him get better. Watch out for this guy, he wants to win. He scored 24 out of 30 points.
Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: This week the TV host danced the Jive. Despite a few missteps, Shepherd brought so much confidence and joy to the Jive that you couldn’t help but look past the mistakes. Though I will say that she didn’t kick her toes and the speed of the dance was too much for her to handle at times. But, she still did a good job considering it’s only the second week. Shepherd scored 23 out of 30 points.
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: After last week, I think that everybody is still shocked that the TV star can actually dance. This week though, while his Jive was solid, it lacked speed and excitement. White had plenty of energy going into the dance but it didn’t show on the floor. White scored 22 out of 30 points.
Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: The soap star danced the Jive Monday night. I didn’t care for Wagner’s dance last week and I didn’t care for his Jive tonight. He was so amped up with energy during his dance that he lost his footing quite a few times. His kicks were lazy and when he missed a step he would drag his feet. The dance was not sharp or enjoyable, for me at least. Wagner won’t last long. He scored 21 out of 30 points.
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff: The singer danced the Jive Monday night. DeGraw struggled with the Jive, but got through it by giving an animated and energetic performance. His kicks were poor and he messed up a bit, but he made it through with a smile on his face, so how can you not want to see him dance again? DeGraw scored 21 out of 30 points.
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The TV icon danced the Quick Step this week. Last week during her Jive she showed a lot of potential and this week with her Quick Step she performed a wonderful dance. She made a few mistakes, and you could read every emotion on her face when she did make a mistake or get nervous. She was able to keep up with the dance, but at times it looks like she was being dragged across the dance floor. It’s a difficult dance but despite that she did a good job. Gilbert scored 20 out of 30 points.
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: The music legend danced the Quick Step. The dance was anything but quick, but she kept up really well with the dance. Knight’s frame was the only downside to her technique but her dance had me smiling from the start. Her dance may not have been the most upbeat, but she’s so light on her feet and you can’t help but enjoy every movement she makes because she is out there enjoying herself. I thin Len was out of line giving Knight a five because she danced a hell of a lot better than certain other stars who received high scores for messing up. Given her legend status, she will last a few more weeks. Knight scored 19 out of 30.
Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: The tennis legend danced the Jive Monday night. Unfortunately, her dance was very bad right from the beginning. Navratilova forgot her choreography but she would recover when she remembered her steps. She tried very hard and she made it through, but the Jive is a tough dance, especially for someone who isn’t a dancer. Her dance lacked rhythm and she was stiff throughout. But, she made it through and never gave up. Navratilova scored 17 out of 30 points.
With another great night of dancing, we’re able to see more clearly who the contenders are and who will face elimination within the upcoming weeks. But as for our first elimination, someone has to go, and I think the bottom two will be Gavin DeGraw and Martina Navratilova. In the end, Martina Navratilova will go home. She pushes through her dances but she can’t seem to get them right. I would rather see Jack Wagner go home, but hey, you can’t always get what you want.
Tune in Tuesday night at 9 pm ET for the Dancing with the Stars results show.
Who do you think will be the first star eliminated?