Rick Fox and his partner, Cheryl Burke, danced the first dance of the night on DWTS. Rick had some issues during rehearsal due to an injury he sustained from basketball, but their jive routine was upbeat and full of energy. The judges gave the duo mostly positive reviews with a total score of 21.
Second in the line-up for week 2 of Dancing with the Stars was the oldest contestant Florence Henderson and her partner, Corky Ballas, with the quickstep. The judges gave Florence mostly good reviews, despite the fact she had issues with a few of the steps. Their combined score came to 19.
Brandy and Maksim Chermkovskiy danced next with the jive. Although the dance had high energy, the judges gave Brandy mostly criticism. All the judges expressed their belief that Brandy could have performed much better, but Brandy and Maksim still received a score of 21.
Fourth up on DWTS were Michael Bolton and Chelsea Hightower with the jive. Bolton was battling an illness throughout the week and had difficulty during practice. The judges were very harsh in their critique of the dance, with Bruno saying, “It was the worst jive in 11 seasons of the show.” The two received a score of 12.
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani followed with the quickstep. The judges noted Audrina’s huge improvement from week 1 on Dancing with the Stars and doled out the compliments for the dance. The duo received a score of 23. Tony had promised that if their score wasn’t 24, he would wax his legs. The audience has his smooth legs to look forward to in week 3.
Following a very moving performance last week, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough danced the jive for week 2. Jennifer revealed she had been diagnosed and treated for cancer after being examined by a doctor to allow her to perform on DWTS. She is now healthy. They couple received extremely high praise for their jive and a score of 24.
Sarah Palin was briefly interviewed in between dances. She complimented the dancers and the judges. Palin did not provide her favorite dance of the night saying instead, “Bristol the Pistol hasn’t danced yet.”
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel took to the stage for their jive next. The reviews were much better than week 1, and all the judges gave Margaret compliments. The duo, however, only received an 18.
Up eighth this week were Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer. Following a strong performance last week on Dancing with the Stars, their quickstep this week was full of personality and received mostly positive reviews. Kyle and Lacey’s score was 22.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya came next with a military inspired jive. The couple overcame negative remarks last week to perform very well for week 2. The duo received a score of 21.
Next on DWTS were Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff. Vowing to do better this week and even having to cancel other obligations, “The Situation” received mixed reviews for his quickstep. The couple received an 18. Mike expressed his desire “to nail” a future dance during the competition.
Before Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed, Dancing with the Stars highlighted the duo’s trip to Alaska to visit Bristol’s hometown and mother, Sarah Palin. The couple’s quickstep was smooth and light; the judges only noted Bristol’s need to bring a bit more pizzazz to her performance. Bristol and Mark received a score of 22.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough received the highest score of the night with Michael Bolton and Chelsea Hightower being scored the lowest. The results of Dancing with the Stars‘ audience voting and the elimination of a couple will occur Tuesday, September 28 at 9:00 ET on ABC.
For voting numbers, visit ABC here.
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