It was Story Night on Dancing with the Stars, still the number one show in America, according to Brooke Burke who wore a beautiful gold gown for episode 5. Margaret Cho wore a big yellow headdress and Karina Smirnoff wore a sexy white bathrobe as they walked down the stairs for the introductions. The outfits on the stars certainly made one wonder what to expect. Each couple had to tell a story and props were encouraged.
On Dancing with the Stars episode 5, first the pro dancers gave us a performance and once again showed us why they are pros. Although, it appeared that one female pro dancer lost her long skirt, to reveal a short skirt, before she should have.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
The leaders danced the Samba. Their story was teacher and student, with Jennifer as the sexy teacher. In rehearsals, the usual on-point Jennifer had problems with the Samba. But, once again, Jennifer looked like a professional on stage. However, according to judges Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann, Jennifer did make one mistake. Jennifer and Derek danced that portion again to show that they know how to do it right. Of course, the second time didn’t count. But they still got a 24, anyway. “It’s nice not to have to be perfect and still get an 8,” said Jennifer.
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas danced the Waltz for Dancing with the Stars episode 5. Florence lost her husband eight years ago, and the romantic Waltz brought back memories for her. Florence wore a dress similar to Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. It’s easy to forget that Florence is in her 70’s when you watch her dance. At the end, Corky gave Florence a big kiss.
It lacked continuous progression but was well done, according to Bruno. Carrie Ann enjoyed it, but wants to see Florence push her boundaries. Poignant, emotional and sweet, but the technique in the footwork was missing, according to Len. The score was 20 out of 30.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
The couple got ready for the Foxtrot, but Kurt was worried about his height and size for the dance. Anna suggested an afternoon tea party with his daughters to learn how to be delicate. Dancing Bad Day, the performance began with rain and a big umbrella and turned into something sunny. “You have this incredible charm,” said Carrie Ann.
Bruno felt Kurt had that Gene Kelly style but needed to be cleaner. They received a 23 out of 30.
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
Margaret is still struggling with the facial expressions, but the biggest problem for Margaret, this week, was her lack of focus. While practicing for the Samba, Margaret also had to go on tour for her stand-up. “You are overloaded and your body is not doing enough,” said Louis.
With a fringe rainbow dress and a yellow headdress, Margaret danced with Louis who wore a blue shirt and pants in Jack LaLanne style, as Tom Bergeron joked. Dancing to Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, there was lots of color, but Margaret looked like she struggled as the dance progressed, as Len indicated
“You had too many drinks my darling,” said Bruno, who loved the rainbow story anyway. The dance was to promote gay pride. The score was 18 out of 30.
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
Audrina and Tony prepared for the Waltz. Audrina says she’s not used to getting her emotions out, but Tony emphasized that it’s important for Audrina to get her emotions out especially since it was a story of a woman missing her solider.
“You walk with your feet and you dance with your heart, and that was the most touching dance of the night,” said Len. Audrina announced that the dance was designed to honor soldiers lost in war. A total of 26 put Audrina and Tony in the lead. Tony did get his legs waxed for not getting all 8’s last week.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
This week was the Foxtrot for Bristol and Mark. Mark played a homeless person on the street and Bristol played the woman passing by. We learn that Bristol is very busy taking care of her child but also giving speeches. She’s still very shy in rehearsals and still needs to open up during the dances.
“Last week I told you to take a chance, but this week I didn’t like it,” said Len.
“I know that there is something in there. Show it to me baby!” said Bruno to Bristol. Bristol and Mark got a total of 19 out of 30.
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
After last week, Brandy wants to make it clear that she gets along with Maksim. This week, Brandy brought tape to rehearsals to put over her mouth to show Maksim that she’s ready to shut up and listen. Brandy and Maksim prepared for the Samba. Maksim was tough with Brandy, but Brandy kept quiet this time, even when Maksim would slap her butt to get her to get it right.
Brandy played the sexy singer and Max the body guard like Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard. However, Len didn’t feel Max played the body guard right. Bruno, however, said he was starting to see the diva come out in Brandy and was pleased. Carrie didn’t like Maksim slapping Brandy’s butt during rehearsals, but liked the performance. “It’s not about the method but the end result,” said Maksim. The score was 24 out of 30.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
The music that Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer received for Dancing with the Stars episode 5 Story Night was Take it to the Limit by the Eagles. Young Lacey and Kyle didn’t know who the Eagles were. Therefore, the two danced the Waltz to a song better suited to them. Lacey played a waitress and Kyle a customer. They did a fabulous job. Kyle knows how to show emotion.
” You’ve got the likability factor,” said Bruno.
“You bring the fun to the floor,” said Carrie Ann.
However, Len felt the footwork was nonexistent. The score was a total of 23 out of 30.
The Situation and Karina Smirnoff
Carrie Ann told Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino that he needs “musicality.” The Situation felt he had “musicality” but that he needed to avoid an “elimination situation.” This time in rehearsals, Mike took them very seriously.
But as they traveled through time, dancing to music by the Black Eyed Peas, The Situation still had a situation of being stiff.
“You are baby stepping your way to being a dancer,” said Carrie Ann.
But Len said, “If that’s the future I’m glad I live in the past.” The score was a 20 out of 30.
We found out that Kelly Osbourne is in The Situation’s corner. The Situation’s personality may pull him through if anything else. He’s no Michael Bolton. Although Michael Bolton will be back to sing even though he got voted off. Therefore, he must be over being mad at Bruno.
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
Fox and Burke took on the Samba. “I’m going to unleash my Latin side,” said Rick. Rick has to be sexy for the Samba even though he’s a handsome man.
In the story, Fox has a bad game and goes to a bar to drown his sorrows where he meets Cheryl. Rick did get sexy and opened his shirt during the dance. Rick’s beautiful girlfriend Eliza Dushku loved it.
” It was hot and sexy,”said Carrie Ann. The total score was 24 out of 30.
The results of episode 5 will air 9/8c on Tuesday, October 5 on ABC
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