Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dancing with the Stars: Season 17 Starts Now!

Brant & Peta danced the Cha Cha Cha to Blurred Lines by Robyn Thicke, T.I., and Pharell-- Len told him to sail on. Bruno found that his timing was off. Carrie Ann said she will be interested in watching their chemistry evolve and develop. I will too; I think they are going to be fun to watch Scores: 7, 8, 7 (all scores will be in order of Carrie Ann, Len, Bruno)= 22 out of 30

Leah & Tony danced the Foxtrot-- Bruno felt that Leah has done this before. Carrie Ann felt she had sass and class. Len thought that she should be proud of herself and that it was a bit careful but at the same time clean and precise. I agree most with Len's comments. I do hope Leah relaxes a little bit so she is able to enjoy the dancing more. Scores: 7, 7, 7= 21 out of 30

Corbin & Karina danced Contemporary-- Carrie Ann thought it was beautiful and passionate, tons of emotion. Len said the standard is fantastic, he liked that it had attack and attitude. Bruno saw someone strong and athletic yet emotional as well. Corbin is someone I got really excited about when I found out he was going to be on the show, and he didn't disappoint me. I also really like the pairing of Karina and Corbin; I think they're going to push each other. This was a great performance considering this is just week one. Scores: 8, 8, 8= 24 out of 30

Jack & Cheryl danced the Foxtrot-- Len said you can dance, you were fabulous, good posture, good footwork. Bruno thought he was very uplifting and the intricacy of the footwork was really good. Carrie Ann thought it was so smooth and called him a ballroom dancer, she was blown away. I loved Jack's energy and how light he was on his feet; it was absolutely awesome. Scores: 8, 8, 7= 23 out of 30

Amber & Derek danced the Cha Cha Cha to Wing by Little Mix-- Wow! All the Glee kids were cheering so loud and proud. Bruno called her the "tigress" of this season. Carrie Ann said you turned that cha cha out. Len thought it was full on flat out fabulous. It was fun, it did have energy, and I could tell that she loved what she was doing. Do I think it was worth 27? Maybe not. Scores: 9, 9, 9= 27 out of 30

Elizabeth & Val danced Contemporary to Imagine by John Lennon-- Carrie Ann said you were like a centered passionate angel. She said it was so much better than Showgirls. Len called it lovely to watch. Bruno said the choreography was beautiful and his only critique was for her to extend her arms more. I've always been a fan of Elizabeth, and this performance had a lot of grace to it. Scores: 8, 8, 8= 24 out of 30

Bill Nye & Tyne danced the Cha Cha Cha-- Len found it painful to watch. Bruno said the elements were there, but it was all backwards and forwards. Carrie Ann said contestants like Bill make the show what it is, and he alive and she loves that he loves dancing. He is the heart of the show. I didn't think the performance was as bad as the judges thought it was. Scores: 5, 4, 5= 14 out of 30

Keyshawn and Sharna danced the Cha Cha Cha to Treasure by Bruno Mars-- Bruno said it was like trying to have the Empire State Building try to be a Rockette. He thought that Keyshawn lost timing. Carrie Ann told him to keep the confidence. Len thinks his attitude is great but he needs to work on his technique. I felt like Sharna was dancing all around him, she was doing all the work. Scores: 6, 5, 6= 17 out of 30

Christina and Mark danced a Contemporary-- Carrie Ann told her to open up more because she is a beautiful dancer. Len told her to open up a little more and to not be so careful. Bruno told her to work on her hands. Christina is someone that I look at and I see a dark horse. To me she could win this whole thing, she definitely has the potential. Scores: 7, 7, 8= 22 out of 30

 Bill & Emma danced the Foxtrot to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer-- Len said well done. Carrie Ann was happily surprised but felt that he needs to learn to move better. I like Bill, but he could be gone week one. Scores: 6, 6, 6= 18 out of 30

Valerie & Tristan danced the Foxtrot-- Valerie danced so elegantly and she has such a wonderful reason to be here. The judges kind of took it easy on her, but she deserved it. Bruno said she was radiant and stylish but mentioned some basic ballroom issues. Carrie Ann is crying and talks about how inspirational it is to have Valerie on the show, but tells her to work on her sports. Len compliments Tristan's choreography and liked the ease of the dance. Scores: 7, 7, 7= 21 out of 30

Nicole & Sasha danced the Cha Cha Cha-- Carrie Ann thought she had great form and just went for it. Len called her a "pocket rocket" and loved that it was fast and enjoyed her footwork. He also complimented Sasha's work on the dance. I was actually really impressed with Nicole. Bruno also loved how she went for it, but he said he wants her to make sure that she keep stretching the back of her leg. A fight ensues at the judges table as Len and Carrie Ann don't agree with Bruno. Scores: 8, 8, 7= 23 out of 30


Amber & Derek- 27
Corbin & Karina- 24
Elizabeth & Val- 24
Jack & Cheryl- 23
Nicole & Sasha - 23
Brant & Peta- 22
Christina & Mark- 22
Leah & Tony- 21
Valerie & Tristan- 21
Bill & Emma- 18
Keyshawn & Sharna- 17
Bill Nye & Tyne- 14

Look for Bill, Bill Nye, or Keyshawn to make the first exit. Bill Nye has a pretty big fan base so I don't think it's going to be him. What surprises me is how stuff Keyshawn was, usually the athletes are not that stiff.

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