Monday, Dancing with the Stars 2012 took on Latin Week with all dancers being assigned ballroom numbers of that genre. Donald Driver was given the task of performing the Argentine tango, the official dance of Buenos Aires, a city where this sensual artistry is seen everywhere, from clubs to classes to street corners and public parks.
That said, fancy footwork is part and parcel to Donald Driver's life, both as an aspiring dancer and as a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. So, when learning the intricacies of the Argentine tango, Driver drove himself the way he would when preparing for a game.
In fact, Donald said during the pre-taped package during his Dancing with the Stars rehearsals that he considers each "dance like [he is] playing football." Driver said, "I'm observant."
The actual performance was heavy on production value. Donald and Peta Murgatroid were shown playing cards while being flooded in red light. From there, this duo went into a highly technical choreographed number, with complicated spins and carefully placed falls.
Then, when the dance was done, Donald Driver stood in front of the Dancing with the Stars arbiters looking smart in his red shirt and black vest. He and Peta were ready for the critiques to come, looking as if their offering was the evening was successful.
Bruno Tonioli was his exuberant self, telling this couple that their build up was "amazing." He said in his own personal and very colorful way, "The predator... ready to kill." The Italian judge did note that the beginning was a bit of a distraction and interrupted the flow of the dance, but in general he really like what these two had done on the DWTS floor boards on Monday.
Meanwhile, Carrie Ann Inaba called this version of the Argentine tango "divine," while Len Goodman was very enthusiastic about the lift in the routine. He said that this particular move was truly "fantastic."
Then, the Dancing with the Stars judges revealed their scores, with Carrie Ann giving Donald and Peta a solid 10. Len Goodman awarded an 8, and Bruno Tonioli awarded a 9. So, with numbers all over the place, this DWTS couple received a total of 27 out of a possible 30.
With that in mind, do you think these scores will keep Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroid safe for another week? Or do you think these two will be voted off tomorrow night only to have to dance again in order to try to be saved by the Dancing with the Stars judges? Thoughts?