It's Latin Night in the ballroom. Ricky Martin is in the house. He sings. He judges. My friend Travis calls this the week of tiny costumes, and it looks like it's certainly true as far as the pros are concerned. I apologize for the tardiness of my post. I was trapped for 36 hours with a bunch of teenagers, but that's a story for another time. ;)
The news on Monday night starts with the information that Danica actually broke a rib over the weekend, but she is still in the competition. They begin the preliminary results. The first couple safe is Danica & Val. James & Peta are in jeopardy. Amy & Derek are safe, and they are dancing first.
More preliminary results: Candace & Mark are safe. Charlie & Sharna are in jeopardy. Meryl & Maks are safe, so that means that NeNe & Tony are in jeopardy.
|Stunning pose, NeNe!|
As a side note, I have to say that I really do not like the direction that Dancing with the Stars is taking in their desperation. I understand they want the show to continue. There's lots of people's livelihood that are on the line. They've made a lot of changes in the personnel and tone of the show this season, and if this is what the show has to become in order to be successful, I'm not interested.
Back to dancing. This is the strangest Argentine Tango that I recall seeing . Naturally, the music is not Argentine tango music. It's more like a swing/hustle or disco music. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether this is a Tango or a Disco routine. Unfortunately the dancing wasn't particularly sharp, which is required of both for Tango and Disco . The Tango parts look more like Foxtrot. I have liked NeNe a lot throughout this competition, but I didn't really care for this dance. I would score a 7 or 8 for this. Total judges scores 31/40.
Next, we have the team dances and Meryl and Charlie are team captains because both of them have the combined highest scores. So, they are dancing in competition against each other. Charlie's team is team Vida, and there they are the only team dancing live. Amy injured something in her back after the routine, so she can't dance in the team dance. Therefore, they will be using the dress rehearsal footage for purposes of judging.
Final results: Charlie & Sharna are safe. James & Peta are safe, so NeNe & Tony are going home. She did such a good job in this competition. I was so pleased to see her and have an opportunity to watch her dance. It was such fun.
See you next week!
P.S. Since I was late, I was able to use pictures from this week!