Dancing with the Stars, the all stars edition, returns on 10/08/2012 for much more ballroom action, with dances that take you back to the future, and with a double elimination come Tuesday night.
But first things first.
This week, each couple will be dancing a routine that has already been performed on DWTS at least once during the ABC TV show's 14 seasons. With that in mind, the very nature of the dance chosen should make for some interesting comparisons once the Monday night performance show comes to an end.
In fact, with that particular theme as criteria for the choreography presented this evening, the ballroom pros will have had much more freedom to concentrate on helping their protegÃ©s shine on the floor boards than is typical for this show. However, that also means that there is going to be another performance of the same dance that should prove to be a tricky comparison point.
That aside, for Giles Marini, the theme this week means he will do the tango. In fact, he and his partner Peta Murgatroyd will do the same Latin dance of this genre executed by Erin Andrews and Maks Chmerkovskiy during season ten. And that dance was one of Maks' best stabs at choreography in all his time as part of the teaching cast of DWTS.
That said, at the time, Erin and Maks surprisingly fared very poorly as far as their scores were concerned (the two earned a paltry 18 out of 30), perhaps because Maks wasn't on the judges' good side at the time. Still, the number has been heralded as one of the greatest (and "most underscored") in Dancing with the Stars history.
With that in mind, and with the song Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics to drive this dynamic (and very handsome) couple, the judges should be more inclined to go for the higher scores. This should be so even if Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli need to use those new paddles that include half points to inch up the leaderboard just a bit more to better most (or all) of the competition.
And so, with the week's concept in mind and with this tango by the gorgeous Gilles and the compelling Peta on the boards for tonight, chances are their offering will take these two good-looking hoofers to a high in terms of scoring and to a high in terms of DWTS dancing tonight.
Do you agree? Do you want Gilles and Peta to win this gig? If not, then who do you want to take the coveted mirror ball trophy at the end of this dancing season? Do you have any DWTS predictions of your own for this evening in particular? Do you think this spoiler is actually one that will give you time to look back at this Marini and Murgatroyd dance once done by Erin and Maks so you will be ready to contrast and compare during DWTS on Monday night before voting and before Tuesday eliminations commence? Thoughts? Thanks.