Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dancing with the Stars Season 17: Week 5, Memories ... Memories

Christina and Mark danced the Cha Cha Cha; Christina's most memorable year was 2010-- I loved Christina in this dance. I thought it was an absolute travesty that Christina was eliminated. No offense, there are others who deserved to go before her. She even got a 10 from Len in this dance which is the real shame in it. Len thought it was fantastic and had great technique. Carrie Ann loves watching Christina, but felt tonight was something special for her.
Scores: 9, 10, 9= 28 out of 30

Jack and Cheryl danced the Waltz; Jack's most memorable year was 2012-- Jack and Cheryl both looked so elegant and smooth in this piece. Cheryl has done such a beautiful job with him. Bruno thought his dancing was good. Carrie Ann said it took her breath away. Len appreciated how much of the vault was done in hold, and felt it was fabulous for the most part.
Scores: 9, 9, 9=27 out of 30

Leah and Tony danced Contemporary; Leah's most memorable year was 2013-- I liked the concept of the dance, it may have been a bit simple but it was good. I thought the meaning was better than the dance itself. Carrie Ann liked the concept and the message behind the dance. She didn't think it was seamless though and felt it was movement to lift to movement to lift. Len agreed and felt it was good not great and thought the lifts were labored. Bruno felt like Leah fought through it.
Scores: 7, 7, 8= 22 out of 30

Corbin and Karina danced the Foxtrot; Corbin's most memorable year was 2011-- That dance was absolutely magical, it had amazing flow and just glided across the floor. Len said Corbin is a terrific dancer and he feels that no matter what dance Corbin gets, he masters the character of the dance completely. He said in the foxtrot he had fluid lines and was great in hold and had great footwork! Wow, Len is so complimentary and Corbin seems so grateful for Len's comments. Bruno said Corbin is the love child of Fred Astaire and Ben Vereen. Carrie Ann, a.k.a, the lift police knocks a point off because she believes Karina's foot came off the floor at the beginning. I watched it back, and it didn't.
Scores: 9, 9, 10= 28 out of 30

Bill and Emma danced the Viennese Waltz; Bill's most memorable year was 1982-- It was an honest dancer, but at the same time, it was also very basic. I think it's nice though that he danced in memory of his wife. Carrie Ann said that Bill was a little off timing but it touched her soul. Len agreed with Carrie Ann but liked him in hold and said he kept his frame. Bruno liked how he wore his heart on his sleeve.
Scores: 8, 8, 8= 24 out of 30

Nicole and Sasha danced Jazz; Nicole's most memorable year is 2012-- I am in complete agreement with Carrie Ann, Nicole does surprise me every week. I don't expect her to pull off the moves that she does. I thought Sasha's choreography was in, and he really made this dance play to Nicole's strengths. Len said the lifts were clean, it had energy and attack, and it was fun to watch. Bruno proclaimed that Nicole works hard for the money and he loved it.
Scores: 9, 9, 9= 27 out of 30

Brant and Peta danced Contemporary; Brant's most memorable year is 2009-- Carrie Ann felt like every movement came from a true place of passion. Len liked the passion, interaction, and chemistry. Bruno appreciated Brant's dedication to the dance. I think he and Peta just make a great team in terms of how they connect when they dance. They have a special chemistry and I think it extends beyond dancing, I think they'd be friends in life.
Scores: 9, 9, 9= 27 out of 30

Amber and Derek danced the Foxtrot; Amber's most memorable year is 2009-- I love how Amber's personality is so big that it makes each dance so original. Bruno said it was utterly sensational and said that Amber is here to say and called her a star. Carrie Ann liked how the number was acted. Len didn't feel the dance was in hold, he loves her personality and still calls her a star but he didn't think there was enough foxtrot.
Scores: 9, 7, 10= 26 out of 30

Elizabeth and Val danced the Jive; Elizabeth's most memorable year is 2012-- I thought this dance was fun, and I could tell that both Elizabeth and Val were having fun dancing it and therefore it was entertaining. Carrie Ann felt that the kicks were a little soft. Len disagrees with Carrie Ann and felt Elizabeth did great and thought the kicks were sharp, fun, and exact. Bruno had incredible fun watching her routine.
Scores: 8, 9, 9= 26 out of 30

Week 5 Judges’ Leaderboard:
Christina & Mark- 28/30
Corbin & Karina- 28/30
Brant & Peta- 27/30
Jack & Cheryl- 27/30
Snooki & Sasha- 27/30
Elizabeth & Val- 26/30
Amber & Derek- 26/30
Bill & Emma- 24/30
Leah & Tony- 22/30

Despite the fact that Christina had the highest score, she was still sent packing in week five. I sure am scared for Leah and Bill in week six. I am really looking for Elizabeth to step up as well as Leah should she stay.

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