Monday night on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars it was time for the Week 2 dances- and time for some serious critiques from the judges. After last week’s “niceties”, judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba were all business- even dusting off the rarely-if ever- seen “3 ” paddle. So how did the contestants fare this week on Dancing With the Stars season 11?
While host Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke stood around and looked pretty (okay, they did a little more than that!), the season 11 DWTS contestants danced their buns off. Unfortunately, some danced way better than others.
As for the dances, which alternated between the quickstep and the jive, let’s just say another week of practice helped out several of the contestants this week. Most improved? Comedian Margaret Cho,who scored a dismal 15 out of 30 points last week and rebounded back with a much more serious effort.
But crooner Michael Bolton’s lethargic jive (okay, he was sick with laryngitis this week, but still) may have put him in the doghouse. His total score of 12 out of 30 could be a new DWTS low. When judge Bruno Tonioli whipped out his “3” paddle, Tom Bergeron asked incredulously, “We have a 3?”
Here’s how the contestants scored on week 2 of Dancing With the Stars Season 11:
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke — Jive – (“Tush”)
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas — Quickstep – (“Suddenly I See”)
Brandy and Maks Chmerkovskiy — Jive (“Magic”)
JUDGES SCORE: 21/30
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower — Quickstep – (“Hound Dog”)
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani — Quickstep (“Love Machine” )
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough — Jive – (“Shake It“)
JUDGES SCORE: 24/30
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel — Jive — (“Dreaming“)
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer — Quickstep – (“I Want You To”)
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya — Jive – (“Danger Zone”)
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff — Quickstep – (“We No Speak Americano”)
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas — Quickstep — (“You Can’t Hurry Love“)
JUDGES SCORE: 22/30
Who will go home on Tuesday night’s second live elimination? It may all ride on the viewers votes.
You can catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars on September 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Dancing With the Stars, September 27, 2010, ABC TV