Monday, April 8, 2013

Dancing with the Stars: Season 16 Week 4

This weeks dances are all about the best years of the contestants lives.

Sean and Peta danced the Viennese Waltz and his best year is 2012, the year he met his fiance. I think Sean is trying but I don't see tons of improvement. Len thought he made a good effort with a difficult dance, his footwork was haphazard at times, but good. Bruno said he needs to working on sustaining himself through the dance, and avoiding the stumbles. Carrie Ann said there were two lifts, I didn't see that, but whatever. He's going to need to work hard to make it to next week. Scores: 6, 7, 7= 20 out of 30

Victor and Lindsay danced the Paso Doble and his best year was 2011 when he won the WBC boxing championship. Victor had good determination, but his footwork was not good. It felt more like stomping to me. Bruno said you're supposed to dance, not destroy it. He said it's not always attack, attack, attack, but I hope you come back because you can dance. Carrie Ann said you need a lot of work, but I see it comes from your head and your heart. Len loves his spirit and determination, and thought the dance needed more refining but was proud of what he did. Scores: 6, 6, 6= 18 out of 30

Jacoby and Karina danced the Foxtrot and his best year is 2012 because of his son being born and winning the Super Bowl. I loved Jacoby's dance. It was absolutely so strong and so sweet. I liked how some of his moves really had his style and flash. Carrie Ann thought his dance was phenomenal and it had so much joy. She liked how he went outside the box, and she thinks he has a real shot at winning this. Len said he was a fan of this Foxtrot tonight, and he felt Jacoby danced and looked the part. Bruno said he had flash and flare like no one else. Ne urged him to extend his hands so that they don't resemble spatulas. Scores: 8, 8, 8= 24 out of 30

Aly and Mark danced Contemporary and her best year was 2012 because of the Olympics. This was the best I've seen Aly. She was in touch emotionally, and this style of dance really played to her strengths. It incorporated her gymnastics abilities. Len liked the balance of emotion and athleticism. Bruno said it was going for gold and found it emotionally intense. Carrie Ann thought that she had perfection of emotion and that she lived in the moment and therefore Carrie Ann found it profound. Scores: 9, 9, 9= 27 out of 30

Andy and Sharna danced the Viennese Waltz and his best year is 2013, the best year of his life so far. Andy really put a lot of effort into this; he has worked hard to be sober and have a good life with his kids. Andy is one of those contestants that improves every week, and although his movements are simple, they're effective. Andy goes over to hug his daughter at the end and she says "good job dad". Bruno says it's the best he's danced since show one. Carrie Ann was crying and gave him a hug and told him it was so beautiful. She said it was the simplest poem, what you said with those few movements was so much. Len said you came onto this show a man, you'll go out as a hero. Scores: 7, 7, 7= 21 out of 30

Zendaya and Val danced a Samba and her best year was 2009 because it is when she was discovered. I love all the choreography and how well it was executed. I also loved the sweet playfulness between Zendaya and Val. Carrie Ann called Zendaya baby Beyonce and said Val's choreography was great. She tells Zendaya that Beyonce better watch out. Len felt her legs were too flexed at times, but she is a fantastic dancer. Bruno started singing, "you're my Venus". Bruno said you're star power and fearless. Scores: 9, 8, 9= 26 out of 30

Ingo and Kym danced a Viennese Waltz and his best year is 2009 because it's when he got married. I actually saw quite a bit of improvement in Ingo this week. His core actually did get better. Len liked his footwork and solo, but thought there were some incidents with his arms. Bruno said you worked on your control and said the dance was elegant, dashing, and romantic. Carrie Ann said his posture was so much better because he worked on his core. Scores: 8, 7, 8= 23 out of 30

D.L. and Cheryl danced a Foxtrot and his best year was when he was in 8th or 9th grade because everything was sweeter and simpler. Wow, he really came up and improved. There was some actual footwork in this, and I do hope people will continue voting for him. Bruno said tough love worked because his performance went up a level. Carrie Ann is proud and called it a breakthrough for D.L. Len said this had more content and it was better, and continues to admire his spirit. D.L. felt it was his best dance. Scores: 7, 7, 7= 21 out of 30

Kellie and Derek danced a Samba and her best year was 2011 when she got married. Kellie's dance and the  emotion behind it were so beautiful. Derek did a wonderful job with the choreography. Carrie Ann said some of her movements were clipped, but she made beautiful pictures with her body. Len thought the movement should have had a little but more fluidity but she was in the dance. Bruno said soundtrack of love, beautiful. Scores: 9, 8, 9= 26 out of 30

Lisa and Gleb danced the Cha Cha Cha and her best year was the year her daughter got married. Poor Lisa, she's trying her best, but the dance is under rehearsed. In her solo, she seems unsure of what her movements should be. I feel like Gleb took his shirt off as a distraction. Len said she gave it her best and it was under rehearsed. Bruno echoed what Len said and thought that what she did, she did well. Carrie Ann said you look good Lisa and then she cautioned Gleb about lifts and said she'd deduct a point.

Final Judges Leaderboard:
Aly And Mark- 27/30
Kellie And Derek- 26/30
Zendaya And Val – 26/30
Jacoby And Karina- 24/30
Ingo And Kym- 23/30
D.L. And Cheryl- 21/30
Andy And Sharna- 21/30
Sean And Peta- 20/30
Victor And Lindsay- 18/30
Lisa And Gleb- 18/30

Who is going home? I think Lisa, Victor, and Sean will be the bottom three.

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