TV theme week on Dancing With the Stars allowed the dancers and audience to embrace some music that made us think of our favorite shows from today and yesterday. The show started by highlighting the judges thoughts on each performer and their best dance so far in the competition. A nice surprise was to see Michael J. Fox and Jamie Lee Curtis in the audience.
Audrina Partidge danced the rhumba and looked fabulous in what dress she did have on. The music was the theme from “The Hills”. Audrina’s expressions on her face during her performance seemed withdrawn, like she had something on her mind.
Bristol Palin’s partner Mark took her to clown school to try to get her to loosen up, which was a brilliant idea. Would she finally do it dancing to the “Monkey’s theme” – in a gorilla suit! Oh my, she was dancing in a gorilla suit and a pink tutu! She was trying – but still so reserved! Happy Birthday to Bristol, but she didn’t get high scores for a birthday present.
Brandy and Maks have come a long way as individuals as well as a team. Brandy is a talented, beautiful woman but she doesn’t seem to believe that about herself 100% of the time.
“I’ll be there for you” was the theme song and in their preview Brandy and Maks revealed what a good friendship they’ve developed through the weeks of up and downs within their training. Right off the bat Brandy and Maks were smiling and having fun during their performance. They had some fancy footwork and did a couple long runs across the dance floor. Judge Len Goodman had high praises and even said it was her best dance so far. She was at the top of the leader board at the end of the evening.
Florence Henderson had the “Brady Bunch” theme for her music. Former Brady Bunch co-star and long-time friend Barry Williams stopped by for some fun and moral support during rehearsal. I still can’t get over how amazing Florence Henderson looks how many years after the Brandy Bunch was originally on television! She moves quickly for her maturity. She is still spunky and fun!
Kyle Massey – he’s a super entertainer but too powerful on the dance floor. This week he danced to the “Charlie’s Angel’s” theme music, and set the mood for Kyle to come out with a nice fro, bad mustache and in 70’s wardrobe – polyester pants, and big collared shirt. Lacey came out with Farrah Fawcet feathered hair. They still had a good time out on the dance floor, and that pleased the audience. The judges – not so much for his lack of technique.
Jennifer Grey – 50 years old and super hot. Rehearsals for Jennifer and Derek got a bit intense. The pressure to be the best only half way through the competition was getting to both of them. Jennifer left to take a break and they came back together to start off on a new foot.
“Married …with Children” theme music helped made it delightful to watch Jennifer and Derek dance and see them having a good time together. Thank goodness she didn’t have to reveal another physical issue she is having to overcome.
Kurt Warner is a sweet, kind, family man and is a gentleman on the dance floor. Acknowledging the hard times during his life when there was doubt he could play football, he used that to explain his trials at learning to dance and wanting to do the best he can. Kurt referenced Walter Payton, and his partner Anna (who is from Russia and doesn’t know American culture) didn’t know who he was talking about. Anyway, they dance to the “Bewitched” theme doing a quick step. For being such a big guy, I think he does pretty well. He did amazing with this dance, and flowed elegantly across the floor. I think he’s going to be in the middle to upper pack during the competition and may have a slight chance of being a super strong competitor at the end. We’ll see!
Rick Fox had the “Hill Street Blues” theme music and helped Rick look good in a police uniform! He’ll always get high marks for being tall dark and handsome! He had support during the week from friend and NBA star Kobe Bryant.
Source: Dancing With the Stars, October 18, 2010