Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dancing with the Stars All Stars Season 15 Week 3: Iconic Dances

My predictions for the bottom three are Kirstie and Maks, Drew and Anna, and Bristol and Mark

Week three was Iconic Dance Week meaning that the celebrities could pick any dance from a past season and recreate it.  The celebrities were also the creative directors of these routines which I thought could be a disaster, but they all did surprisingly good jobs.

Why does Drew Lachey keep having to go first? I smell sabotage; going first on these shows is almost never a good thing.

Drew and Anna danced Joey McIntyre and Ashley Del Grosso's Cha Cha Cha from Season 1-- Len said he got the balance of precision and rhythm right for the dance. Bruno and Carrie Ann liked his creative direction and thought that he brought out the sexy Anna. I love Drew but I haven't seen the fire from him that he brought in Season 2, and I think he's in real trouble this week.
Score: 8, 8, 8 = 24

Gilles and Peta danced Erin and Maks' Tango from Season 10-- Bruno called the dance strong, dominant, erotic, and powerful, but also mentioned that he lost his footing a few times. Carrie Ann loved the dramatic nuances, but thought he should work on his control. Len said that overall it was good but at times there was so much energy that it fell off. I most identify with Carrie Ann's comments; I think Gilles' acting abilities worked well with this dance.
Score: 8.5, 8.5, 8.5 = 25.5

Melissa and Tony danced J.R. and Karina's Samba from Season 13-- Carrie Ann said the Samba was stellar. Len compared it to cola: fizzy, refreshing, and satisfying. Bruno loved the imaginative choreography, each move more difficult than the next. He felt she performed like a star. I have to say that I am so impressed with Melissa; I did not think she would be as committed to winning as she is. I'm becoming a real fan.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27

Apolo and Karina danced Gilles and Cheryl's Foxtrot from Season 8-- Len felt that there was great fluidity and musicality, but that Apolo needed to clean up the feet a little. Bruno urged him to extend his lines but thought he did an exquisite job. Carrie Ann loved the creative direction and felt this dance would be memorable. She loved how he led. This dance for me had a huge amount of sex appeal and I am in agreement with the fluidity, they just moved so well across the dance floor.
Score: 9, 8, 8.5 = 25.5

Kelly and Val danced Laila and Maks' Paso Doble from Season 4-- This was my personal favorite dance of the week. I loved the attack and the precision; Kelly has real passion. Bruno said her performance was defining and had beauty and power; he was tingling with pleasure. Carrie Ann called Kelly and Val the couple to watch. Len questioned where that came from and where Kelly has been; he said her arms were as expressive as her face.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27

Kirstie and Maks danced Carson and Anna's Cha Cha Cha from Season 13-- This dance was pure fun from start to finish; I loved the creative direction she took with it. Carrie Ann thought it was both fun and her best dance of the season. Len said it was the whole package, and that he wished the celebrities were the creative directors every week. Bruno said Marks looked like an extra from Boogie Nights.
Score: 8, 8, 8 = 24

Sabrina and Louis danced Mel B. and Maks' Paso Doble from Season 5-- I have to agree with Carrie Ann; I found this dance weak, and I didn't think Sabrina took as much creative license as she could have and should have. Bruno thought that the dance had lots of firepower, and Len liked the twists and turns.
Score: 8.5, 8.5, 8.5 = 25.5

Emmitt and Cheryl danced Mario and Karina's Paso Doble from Season 3-- Carrie Ann thought Emmitt's posture was awesome and that he was like a human torpedo with his stunts. Len liked it, but felt it lacked finesse. This was an improvement over last week, but another champion could be eliminated if Emmitt doesn't step it up.
Score: 8.5, 8, 8.5 = 25

Helio and Chelsie danced Apolo and Julianne's Quickstep from Season 4-- Carrie Ann called Helio the Quickstep King, and I agree he just possesses so much exuberance for this particular dance. Len said it was so good, and he deserves to be back next week, it was just top notch. Bruno felt bad that Helio got caught up in Chelsie's dress.
Score: 8.5, 8.5, 8.5 = 25.5

Bristol and Mark danced Joanna and Derek's Paso Doble from Season 9-- This was a personal best for Bristol and I enjoy her new found confidence; however, I don't know if it competes with the top contestants in this competition. Carrie Ann felt she was a worthy competitor, Len said she had attack, and Bruno loved her lines.
Score: 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 = 22.5

Shawn and Derek danced Helio and Julianne's Quickstep from Season 5-- I think Bruno calling this one of the best performances in all 15 seasons was going a bit overboard especially considering he didn't even give it a 10. Carrie Ann and Len both commented on how much they liked it, but could not deny the fact that it broke the rules and therefore they needed to be penalized points wise.
Scores: 9, 8, 9.5 = 26.5

Anna and Drew and Helio and Chelsie were eliminated-- this doesn't seem quite right, but what do you think? Feel free to share your comments.

Week three dance videos

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