Episode 4, of “DWTS 11” came on strong with a whole new look. The cozy stage setting was replaced by a round, elevated dance floor that more closely resembles a ballroom floor. It enables viewers, audience members, and judges to better see every move of the performance.
It was a great new look, and along with it “Dancing with the Stars” season 11, week 4 brought other interesting new changes. As of this week the judges present two sets of scores. They will score each couple on technique and give them a separate set of scores for performance.
With a new set and acoustic sound, the task remained the same. Celebrities and their pro partners were to bring an impressive and dramatic dance to the ballroom floor.
Dances on DWTS 11, episode 4
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya – perform the rumba on DWTS
Kurt Warner, the daddy and husband, was not comfortable performing such a sexy dance. Kurt and Anna danced well, but Kurt continues to have problems with his posture. He is too stiff on the dance floor. The just didn’t have the chemistry that you expect to see in a romantic and sexy dance like the rumba.
The judges talked a better game with Kurt and Anna than was reflected in their scoring. Under the new scoring system they received 15 on their technical score and 19 on performance, for a total of 34 out of a possible 60.
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – danced the rumba
Brandy and Maks can’t see eye to eye, and they certainly can’t dance heart to heart. They both have their own ideas about how things should unfold, and each is relentless with the other. They managed to pull off the dance acting out a chemistry we know is not there, which undermines the whole dance. Brandy does a good job every week on “Dancing with the Stars,” season 11, and the same was true this week, but her attitude and her costume were distracting. Brandy may be this years DWTS diva.
Brandy and Maks scored 22 on technical and 26 for performance, which gave them an unexpected high score of 48.
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke – dance the tango
Rick and Cheryl did a beautiful job dancing the tango. Despite their disparity in height the two have chemistry and execute their moves well. Rick Fox didn’t have his best technical performance, but I thought they did better than the judges gave them credit for.
Their technical score was 19. They scored a 20 for performance giving them a total score of 39.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer – perform the rumba
Kyle Massey’s cute factor couldn’t help him dance the rumba. He was obviously not as loose and comfortable with this dance as he has been in previous weeks. Kyle and Lacey’s performance was passable, at best.
Kyle and Lacey had a technical score of 18 and a performance score of 22, for a total of 40.
Mike “The Situation” Torrentino and Karina Smirnoff – tried to tango
It was another messy performance for “The Situation” and Karina. Mike is just too hard and clumsy for the dance floor. I think he has, for the first time in his life, found that he is out of his league on “Dancing with the Stars,” season 11.
I predict we have seen our last performance by Mike “The Situation” Torrentino.
They only scored a 12 on their technical score, 16 on performance, and a total of 28.
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas – dance the rumba on “DWTS” 11, week 4
Florence and Corky tried to take their version of the rumba too far. They tried to go too sexy and ended up doing their own version of dirty dancing. This is not what we want to see a 76 year-old woman performing. I know she is still a woman and can still pull off “sexy,” but please, there are limits to what we want to see.
Florence and Corky scored a 17 on technical, 18 on performance, and 35 overall.
At this point, it is the popular vote that is keeping Florence Henderson on Dancing with the Stars, season 11. She will probably make it through week 4, but her days are numbered.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough – dance the tango
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough did a phenomenal job. Jennifer was very poised and their movements were fluid, yet controlled. There were no missteps this on week 4, and they even earned the first 10’s of “Dancing with the Stars” season 11.
Jennifer and Derek easily took the lead with a technical score of 27 and a performance score of 29. Their total score was an amazing 56!
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – dance the rumba
Getting into the role to dance the rumba seemed almost impossible for Bristol. The dance was good, but not completely engaging.
Bristol is doing well, to have no dancing or acting background, but the game is reaching a level where she is going to have to give more or go home.
Bristol and Mark had a technical score of 18, 14 for performance, and a total score of 32.
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani – dance the tango
Once again Audrina danced with grace, poise, and grit. She and Tony had an excellent performance. They danced an emotive and engaging dance. If anything, they lost points legitimately on the smoothness of mounts and dismounts, otherwise their performance was stunning.
Audrina is on top to stay as a contender for the mirror-ball on “Dancing with the Stars” 11.
Audrina gave the lead back to Jennifer Grey scoring 24 for technical score, 22 for performance, with a total score of 46.
Prediction for “Dancing with the Stars,” season 11, episode 4 Results Show
I fully expect to see Mike “The Situation” go home tomorrow night on the DWTS results show. Once he is gone there will be a three way match between Kurt, Bristol, and Florence to stay in the game.
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“Dancing with the Stars,” season 11, week 2 recap
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