Four couples. Four shows. Two weeks. I can’t believe this season of Dancing with the Stars has gone by so fast!
With that said, it seems there are always three couples who shine and one that just eeked its way into the semis. This season, that eek-er would be Chad Ochocinco. The clear favorite is Nicole Scherzinger, with Evan Lysacek nipping at her heels. And of course, Erin Andrews cannot be overlooked, although she did have a week in the bottom two in the not-so-distant past.
Tonight, the stars will again dance two dances, a ballroom dance and a Latin one. Tonight is also the night where the stars have to dance for 15 seconds without their partners. Yikes! Let’s get this mother going!
Erin Andrews, Viennese Waltz: Erin just did a back bend that was beyond comprehension. But her dress is distracting me, because I think it’s actually pants. She kind of looks like she’s ice skating – gliding on the floor. The Viennese Waltz is so simple, but can be so pretty. She did a really good job.
Score: 9, 9, 9 (Bruno held up the 10 paddle by mistake! That’s effed up Bruno. “A premature paddle.”)
Nicole Scherzinger, Argentine Tango: Oh no, Derek’s hurt! Remember the season when everyone got the flu and people were sweating all over the place and partners were dropping like flies? I digress. This Argentine Tango is HOT! Derek doesn’t look hurt to me. Faker. There are like 8,000 lifts in this dance. WOW. That was probably, without a doubt the GREATEST dance I have EVER seen on this show. Shut it down. Nicole just won me over. Carrie Ann is legit crying. I’m crying (that could also be the Jose Cuervo I decided to finish off).
Score: 10, 10, 10
Chad Ochocinco, Waltz: Looks like a very frustrating week of practice for Chad. And I really don’t understand why the costume department keeps putting him in these weird see-through nightgown shirts. But his posture seems better this week and he’s doing a good Waltz! Pretty. I really hope he and Cheryl get married and have cute little baby Cincos. Carrie Ann says he nailed it!
Score: 9, 9, 9
Evan Lysacek, Foxtrot: I’ve said this before, but Evan gets me on his side just by being in a tuxedo. Anna’s trying to get to the bottom of what makes Evan happy, so that he can get some personality into his dance. His answer: “coffee, cars and my nephew.” Um, ok. He is extra peppy in this Foxtrot though! He’s jumping all over the place. He’s adorable. Oh I hope he gets a good score, because that was silly and goofy and wonderful!
Score: 10, 9, 10
And here come the solos…
Erin Andrews, Paso Doble: Right off the bat, this Paso Doble is scaring me. And Erin’s top just became a skirt. There’s so much going on! It doesn’t feel like a real Paso. Just a lot of kicking. Which Erin can do better than anyone else, don’t get me wrong, but seriously, a lot of kicking. Oh! Bruno just said something that needed to be bleeped! Is he on drugs tonight? Out of control.
Score: 10, 9, 10 (really? and Maks just took his shirt off for votes.)
Nicole Scherzinger, Cha-cha-cha: Um, Nicole had Diddy in her opening package. That’s unfair to the other contestants, because clearly they aren’t as cool as she is. Also, chair dancing wins every time. The only bad part of this dance is that Nicole looks EXACTLY like Prince. I think I’ve recommended this before, but seriously, you guys have to watch the judges while the dances are going on. I think Bruno may have had an aneurysm during this Cha-cha. Great dance!
Score: 10, 9, 10 (Len’s 9 got booed. Take that Len!)
Chad Ochocinco, Samba: Things that I learned from Chad’s opening package: he’s had a tough life, he’s overcome a lot of obstacles, and he wore white short-suits and said “child please!” as a little kid. Again with the see-through shirt. Ugh. I think this is a good dance for him though, because it’s fun and he can move his feet! And the shirt’s off for the solo! He looks like an action figure!
Score: 8, 8, 9
Evan Lysacek, Paso Doble: How did Evan become friends with Vera Wang? I’m gonna have to research this and get back to you. This is a creepy Paso. Something about vampires and sucking blood and whatever. But I have a feeling it’s gonna be GOOD! Woah. Best male solo ever. Hands down. The cape work – INTENSE. They’re going crazy in the Fishbowl. I don’t even know what Bruno’s saying anymore. And Carrie Ann’s just yelling and shaking her hair all over the place.
Score: 10, 10, 10 (YAYAYAYAY!!)
PREDICTION: Nicole, Evan and Erin in the finals.