When Dancing with the Stars 2010 week 5 airs Monday evening, the eight surviving celebs and their pro partners will offer up a smorgasboard of new-to-them performance goodness, as each takes on a previously unlearned dance for judges scores and America’s votes. In a fun added twist, each couple will shake their collective thang to a different piece of well-known TV theme music. Sounds like fun, right? Here are some ‘who’s dancing what’ spoilers, as well as a look at which TV theme songs are represented in the mix.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #1: Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas. Here’s the story, of a lovely lady…. Season 11’s most senior member and her charming partner are slated to Tango to (what else?) the theme of Florence’s smash hit show The Brady Bunch (pending clearance). The golden-haired actress should earn mad audience approval for the jaunt down nostalgia lane, but after last week’s racy, raunchy, Cloris Leachman-esque Rumba, I’m not sure she’ll be able to fool me into believing her Tango has the class it’ll need to excel. She could find herself in trouble, and wanting desperately to continuing competing isn’t a good enough reason to keep her around unless she ups her game. A lot.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #2: Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. I laughed at the irony when I read TV Squad’s claim that the R&B singer and her Bad Boy partner would be Quickstepping-it to the tune of the Friends theme song, I’ll Be There For You. After all, anyone who’s taken an fair gander at DWTS season 11 would peg them as the edition’s most contentious couple. Musical oddity aside, if they could pull of a sophistocated, steamy Rumba last they did during week 4, I have high expectations for TV theme week. Just shut up and listen to Maks, girl, and you should rock it.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #3: Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer. This one has ‘holy cow, what a total cheeseball’ potential, but that’s okay: I’m used to the Disney star’s over-the-top entertainment-laden routines. He and Lacey are set to Foxtrot to the tune of Charlie’s Angels. No matter how bad his footwork, it’s only week 5, so he’ll still earn high paddle marks for wowing the audience with his charisma. But be careful, Kyle: Eventually your clumsy feet will do you in.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #4: Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya. According to the folks over at Wet Paint, the NFL star and his fiery-haired pro partner will do a little Quickstep magic to the theme from Elizabeth Montgomery’s popular show Bewitched. Methinks that the incongruity between the former quarterback’s Christianity and witchcraft aside, this could make for a super cute, super perky routine for Samantha and Darren… er, Anna and Kurt. Can’t you already see Anna wiggling her nose? But will it be enough cuteness to save them from the judges’ nasty paddles? Probably not. If previous weeks are any indication, Len and the crew just don’t seem to like the affable Kurt.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #5: Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani. Move over, Flo: You’re not the only chick dancing to her own TV theme music on DWTS. The Hills star and her partner will Rumba, Rumba, Rumba reality style to the sounds of Natasha Bedingfield’s Unwritten. The near-waifish twenty-something has proven herself a worthy competitor week after week, so I’m expecting some steamy, smoky, sultry stylings as they shimmy and slide around the ballroom floor.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #6: Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke. Joining Audrina and Tony in TV theme week Rumbaland are the retired NBA star and his super skilled partner, but sorry guys: I have to give the advantage here to the reality chick! I know that Carrie Ann Inaba loves her some long and lean athleteness, but I just can’t see Rick and Cheryl’s Hill Street Blues Rumba heating things up. She’ll dance seductively all around him, like a(n admittedly sexy) squirrel rounding a large-stumped tree, but that’s just not my idea of hotness. Could I be wrong? Yep. As a matter of fact, I’ve been wrong about this couple just about every week so far. But eventually, I’ll be right, because they’re going to win the Mirrorball this season. Mark my words.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #7: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. DWTS season 11’s frontrunners have played it coy when it comes to revealing their TV theme song selection for the week, saying merely that their Foxtrot will pay “homage to a 50s married couple”, according to ET Online. Tune identity aside, one thing’s not in question: The actress and her young-enough-to-be-her-son partner will most likely tear it up and make a lot of other couples look really, really bad. Again.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Theme Week Spoiler #8: Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas. The judges dealt the teen activist and her partner a serious spanking with their paddles after her week 4 Rumba, awarding even her precise footwork a lowly 18 points for technique. Even Kyle ‘your footwork is non-existent’ Massey scored 18 points, for pete’s sake, and his sloppy sashaying pales in comparison to Bristol’s precise stepping. But that was last week. TV theme week will see the pair take on a Jive, set to an as-yet-to-be-named theme song. Will she place her piggies precisely? Yep. Will she be rewarded for her efforts? Nope. The performance show hasn’t even happened yet and I can already tell ya she’ll be in danger come Tuesday night.
Michael Maloney, On the Scene: Will Florence Henderson Dance to the ‘Brady Bunch’ Theme on ‘DWTS’?, October 12, 2010, TV Squad
Sneak Peeks: It’s TV Theme Song Week! DWTS Couples Tell All, Wet Paint
Will ‘Dancing with the Stars” Jennifer Grey Foxtrot Her Way to Three 10s?, October 16, 2010, ETOnline