There were a few minor mishaps – slide here, a hand placement there – but nothing major. Judges: Bruno says he’s such a good performer that he covered up his mistakes extremely well.
Carrie Ann liked the hold and his light footwork, it was good but not his best.
Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough Dance/Song: Rumba/”The Look of Love” a la Diana Krall They had good freeze poses for the most part but the hip action was lacking.
As for the number itself, I thought it was very good. There were a few little hiccups but the technique was solid.
She looked like she was having fun and performed very well.
His step size has gotten much better, his posture is good, and has a solid frame.
He was charismatic without being cheesy and over the top.
It’s an eventful “Dancing With the Stars” as Lacey Schwimmer is out due to illness putting partner Mark Dacascos under pressure, Kelly Osbourne has an emotional week, and the Team dances rear their ugly heads. Pros Edyta Sliwinska, Chlesie Hightower, Kym Johnson, Tony Dovolani, Alec Mazo, and Jonathon Roberts kick off the proceedings with a group number.
Host Tom Bergeron says it’s to show how teamwork should look (on account of the Team Dances tonight), but I’m guessing it’s because there’s some extra time on tonight’s schedule.
While that may sound odd to some of you, remember she’s been acting on Broadway and in the movies since the 40’s and knows quite a bit about getting into character.
I think Cloris’ tips definitely helped her let loose. I liked the choreography a lot – it was flirty and covered the floor well – and it was extremely well executed. Judges: Len liked the parts in hold but it was too gimicky for him. Bruno likened her to Rita Hayworth and Lena Horne saying she “looked a dream and danced like an angel.” Carrie Ann says “Len is officially smoking crack” before complimenting Dmitry’s look and calling the dance dynamic, fluid, graceful, and raving about the floating footwork. Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff Dance/Song: Jive/”We’re Not Gonna Take It” a la Twisted Sister – huh? Judges: Bruno said he was on “warp drive” and it was his best performance.
Score: 23 (8-8-7) – Bruno got booed a bit but it’s Michael’s highest score so far 2.