We are halfway through the competition on Dancing With The Stars as it continues in week six and Steve-O is still in the competition with David Alan Grier voted off last week. Melissa Rycroft slipped a notch last week with a less than stellar Paso Doble. Gilles and Shawn are still front runners. But that could all change with the audience vote.
The two dances on Dancing With The Stars this Monday night were the Jive and the Rumba. There were some celebrities who sizzled and some who fizzled on Dancing With The Stars. Who will get voted off Dancing With The Stars Next? And who will get the coveted tacky glitter ball trophy?
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Pop Star Belinda Carlisle and Jonathan Roberts
Actress Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Playboy Playmate Holly Madison and first-time Dancing pro Dmitry Chaplin
Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff
Actor David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson
Rodeo star Ty Murray (Jewel's husband) and first-time Dancing pro Chelsie Hightower
Judges Scores: CAI 6 LG 6 BT 6
Total Score: 18
Comments: He's so much better this week! You can tell he's having fun. Really fun routine! Oops, he lost a couple of steps, but who cares. LG You're charming. It's as though you're bewildered. You give it your all. 100%. Unfortunately, it took a long while to get started. BT The line dancing was good and then the jive started. Timing was rough. You really are a gentleman. CAI That was an exciting jive. I really liked it. This dance was not suited for you. You had trouble finding your footing.
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and season six champ Mark Ballas
Judges Scores: CAI 8 LG 9 BT 9
Total Score: 26
Comments: If she says "I'm only seventeen" one more time, oy! Drives me crazy. At least she didn't add that she's the shortest competitor ever in DWTS history. Can't they design more flattering outfits for her? They make her look so boxy. Standing ovation. BT That was so beautifully pure. Angelic. Innocence of romance with the hint of the devil. Push more on the hip action. CAI This dance was difficult for you. I could see the discomfort in the first ½. Better in the second half. LG You got this just right. I enjoyed the whole performance.
Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska
Judges Scores: CAI 7 LG 7 BT 8
Total Score: 22 (best score for LT yet)
Comments: I don't think her outfit is legal. It's the size of a postage stamp. Wow! He's doing much better. It always surprises me how well some of these big guys can move. CAI LT, You got your groove back. That was so enjoyable to watch. LG You captured the style of the dance. You showed us a lighter side of your personality. Good job. Well done. BT Lawrence, alive and kicking. Good timing. You were on it the whole time!
The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Judges Scores: CAI 9 LG 9 BT 9
Total Score: 27
Comments: Is it just me or are they really tan with the overly white chiclet smile? She's got good lines. Hot! Hot! Hot! LG It was clean and precise. It could be a bit more earthy. You have to break away from the balletic style. BT You are so voluptuous and effortless to watch. What I want to see is "Melissa the Man Eater." CAI What impressed me is the emotional quality. I believed it. Get your hips going. Don't be afraid.
Rapper Lil' Kim and season seven champ Derek Hough
Judges Scores: CAI 10 LG 8 BT 10
Total Score: 28
Comments: Really good routine and she really got into character. She continues to surprise me. I love the fact that she mentioned last week about using a Buddha Board (even though Tom thought she said Booty Board, which could be true). Who knew Lil' Kim was so Zen? Queen Latifah's in the house? Awesome! Standing ovation. BT I am guilty. Arrest me. Take me. You rocked! CAI Standing O! That was amazing. You bring such pizzazz. Great choreography. LG It was fun. It had energy. It lacked a lot of jive that I would like to see. BOOO from the audience. That was a theatrical performance. I didn't consider it a ballroom jive.
Reality star Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer
Judges Scores: CAI 7 LG 4 BT 5
Total Score: 16
Comments: He's getting the steps, but not the emotion. I don't think Len is going to like this. It didn't have the classic Rumba steps. CAI There was something oddly mesmerizing about watching you dance. You have commitment and vulnerability. Good job. LG You can't confuse movement with dancing. It was no good. BT Thank God for Racy Lacy. You have the charm of a confused puppy. The dancing is bad.
Actor Gilles Marini and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke (Lead for the fifth week in a row)
Judges Scores: CAI 9 LG 8 BT 9
Total Score: 26
Comments: I will be interested to see how he does with a fast and fun dance. He's having a hard time in rehearsals. Man he's got amazing arms. He's even got some of Maks' moves and attitude. OMG! Where did this guy come from? He's a natural. HOT! HOT! HOT! LG You showed a lot of jive qualities. Pity that you went wrong on one of the steps. It was too frantic. BT Fast and furious! Another great performance. CAI You can do sexy and showy. Try to have a happy medium for your arm movements.
Jeez, maybe I'm biased, but give the guy a break. I'm not trying to sway you, but VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Gilles!
Country singer Chuck Wicks and girlfriend and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough
Judges Scores: CAI 8 LG 7 BT 8
Total Score: 23
Comments: He's almost too cookie cutter good looking. Not that I'm complaining. He's a little too vanilla for me. I don't think her outfit is legal either. His moves are a little too big. They must have a hot and heavy....well, you know. BT Chuck, I'd love some more of that please. You've switched on the raunch factor. Technically, not perfect. CAI (Fanning herself). Passionate. Sexy. You need to work more on technique. LG Part of that was more suitable for the bedroom, than the ballroom. Animal and mechanical. This was too much in the face. Too raunchy for me.
Here are the top three according to the judges' votes. But it could all change dramatically once America votes:
Rapper Lil' Kim and season seven champ Derek Hough with 28
The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani with 27
Actor Gilles Marini and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke with 26
How do you feel about those contestants with huge fan bases even if they perform worse than those who have smaller fan bases and who are more talented? Or vice a versa?
Do you have any favorites? Who do you think will get voted off next and who do you think will make it to the end of season 8 of Dancing With The Stars? DID YOU VOTE?
Dancing With The Stars season 8 every Monday at 8/7c on abc. Results shows on Tuesdays starting on March 17th. Mark your calendars. It's going to be a good season!
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