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DWTS: Round Two

Okay, boys and girls, here's your weekly Monday mini-recap of last night's shenanigans at Dancing with the Stars. The whole three of you, rejoice!

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough: Let's first get this out of the way: Derek is egotistical, narcissistic, and can be all around annoying. On the other hand, the man is a genius choreographer and a fantastic teacher. You can always count on him to come up with brilliant routines, and to showcase his partners in the best possible light. Ricky Lake is a mediocre dancer at best, yet he made her look terrific and they even topped the leaderboard. Hats off to you!

Kristin Cavallari and Mark "Look at Me!" Ballas: On the other hand, while Mark is also a gifted choreographer and teacher, he just can't showcase his partners like Derek does. This is because Mark can't help showcasing himself and show us, mere mortals, the wonders of his fantaboulosity. This usually results in a solo (his) that is as extravagant as it is annoying. Which is a pity because Kristin can really dance and she is very pretty. She looked great last night in her best Marilyn Monroe impersonation. Kristin, I feel for you.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff: Move over bitches! JR is in the house! This is his and Karina's season to lose. They are so far removed in skill and charisma from everyone else it's not even funny. They have my vote. That's all I have to say.

Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy: She evidently doesn't want to be there. Please someone put that poor girl out of her mysery and send her home pronto. Her partner will probably thank you too. Really.

Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus Last week I said that she was surprisingly endearing. I stand by what I said. Plus her partner, Tristan, is a hoot. And hey! I hear that she had a nip slip last night! How come I was watching and missed it! I must go back and rerun that DVR...

Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke: Some progress was made. He looked less douchey than last week. Maybe the producers gave him a clue by four. At any rate, while he is no Fred Astaire (or JR Martinez for that matter), he didn't look all that bad and he can emote better than his sister Kim. Then again, my couch can emote better than Kim Kardashian. But if there is any sibling rivalry about DWTS going on, Rob's winning this one hands down.

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani: She looked beautiful, she really can move, and Papa Bear Tony has never looked so happy in years!!! I really want to see them go far!

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Oh, Maksie. I crided for you. I don't think that Hope is "masculine" as some people are saying. What I think is that her musicality is almost nonexistent, and that practicing around soccer games is not the best way to improve one's dancing skills. I am not sure how long you guys are going to last. That is, unless dramatic changes take place. We still love you both though.

David Arquette and Kym Johnson: Honestly, I don't think that he was as bad as the judges said. Plus, he's one of the most hard working and entertaining dancers out there, albeit not a very good one. At any rate, I would like to see him dance again (with or without Pee Wee Herman around). Go David!

Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya: Carson, I adore you. Yes, even if you put the C in Caucasian. I suspect that you and Anna will be driving the judges batty while the fans keep voting you in. Here's looking at you kids!

Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer: I've been rooting for Chaz and Lacey because I think they're adorable and because he's got the right attitude. However, I don't think that his body will be able to take this punishment. Unless the fans keep him in, I think that he may be gone tonight and that this will not be a bad thing. Poor guy is in real pain and needs to take care of that. *Sniff*

So, who do you think will be heading home tonight? You can click on the survey below and we can see tomorrow who got it right!

~Belfebe out

Poll #1782146 DWTS Weekly Death Pool

Who do you think will be going home tonight?

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
0(0.0%)
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
0(0.0%)
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
0(0.0%)
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
0(0.0%)
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
0(0.0%)
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
1(25.0%)
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
1(25.0%)
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
0(0.0%)
David Arquette and Kym Johnson
0(0.0%)
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
0(0.0%)
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
2(50.0%)

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
kellfire
Sep. 27th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
I totally agree w/ you re: Chaz - but I think he has the fans to keep him in a bit longer.
belfebe
Sep. 27th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
That's what I was telling my hunny bunny. This is Dancing with the Stars, and the fans often have the last word. It could be someone else. I just hope is Elisabetta or Rob. I'd hate to see Carson or David go.
mstra_margarita
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Is it my imagination or was the scoring really wonky last night? I missed the first hour or so, but I thought they were very generous with Chaz and Nancy Grace and very stingy with JR and Chynna.
sskipstress
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
I think they've got some good dancers this time and have started the "you're too good a dancer for generous scoring to be helpful to you" thing. They always do this, but usually it takes a few more weeks.
belfebe
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
It's not your imagination. I also could not believe that they gave three sevens to Elisabetta. Thank goodness, the fan vote booted her out. But Sskispstress could be correct in that they are witholding some scores from the best ones to push them. Then again, sometimes I wonder if we are all watching the same dances...
sskipstress
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
I also hope I'm wrong because I want to see JR&Karina and Chynna&Tony in the finals.
belfebe
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
This.
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