Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dancing With The Stars: Season 14 Two Week Recap

Last week was Motown Week on Dancing With The Stars and Gladys Knight ended up getting voted off after a "dance off" with Roshon. I liked Gladys, but I think it was her time to go. She had great charisma and the effort was there, but she just wasn't improving the way that her fellow contestants have been.

Roshon and Chelsie stood out for me because their Rumba was very adult, it showed that Roshon is capable of that. It was sexy, and that was a positive new direction for them. Score: 23 out of 30

I loved the funk and the bounce in Katherine and Mark's Samba. This lady just consistently delivers, it's pretty amazing. Score: 29 out of 30

Donald and Peta's Foxtrot had everything: pizazz, confidence, power, and fireworks. Donald improves every week, and to be honest, I think he is overlooked by the judges all the time. Score: 27 out of 30

I cannot forget about Jaleel and Kym's Cha Cha; there was so much precision in this dance. It was definitely the return of Jaleel. Score: 29 out of 30

Yes, it's true Cheryl does not use William Levy to the extent of his abilities. It angers me quite a bit because William has so much potential. Their Rumba was amazing in terms of emotion and sex appeal, but it could have used more dancing.  Score: 27 out of 30

Week 7 Classical Week

Katherine is long overdue for a perfect score but her Rumba with Mark this week wasn't it. This lacked passion and chemistry, her lines made up for it a little bit. Score: 27 out of 30

I felt bad for Melisssa and Maks; they made such headway last week. I think that the judges were way too hard on them, particularly Carrie Ann. This Argentine Tango had too many lifts though and unfortunately some of them weren't clean. Score: 21 out of 30

William and Cheryl's Viennese Waltz was absolutely beautiful; there was so much emotion and it was sincere and touching. Bruno said he saw a vulnerability in him that he hasn't seen before. Score: 27 out of 30

I think once again this week Roshon and Chelsie are going to find themselves in the dance off. This was a wonderful improvement for Roshon and Carrie Ann loved it, but for some reason, it didn't hold my attention in terms of how the dance was interpreted. Score: 25 out of 30

Donald and Peta could not be counted out with their Viennese Waltz; it was just enchanting. Carrie Ann loved the intensity and regalness of the dance. Len praised his footwork which I think is pretty impressive for an athlete. Score: 27 out of 30

Maria and Derek's Paso Doble was unexpected to me because Maria has really lacked in the past few weeks. The fact that she nailed this and did it with the intensity the she did just proves that she really wants to move forward in this competition. Did it deserve the first perfect score of the season, I'm not sure, but had it not been the first 30 of the season then this definitely would have been a 30. Score: 30 out of 30

The Viennese Waltz was a tough dance for Jaleel and Kym, the feel was nice but the footwork wasn't tight enough. Bruno said the content was great but it wasn't executed as well as it could have been. Carrie Ann told him not to lose his confidence and that his storytelling quality has improved. I just love Jaleel and how he puts so much heart and soul into every dance. I hope he isn't going home. Score: 24 out of 30

Team Tango – Roshon & Chelsie, Katherine & Mark, Maria & Derek, and Jaleel & Kym Score: 27 out of 30

Team Paso Doble – Donald & Peta, William & Cheryl, and Melissa & Maks Score: 26 out of 30

My prediction for the dance off: Melissa & Maks and Roshon & Chelsie

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