Welcome back dance lovers to the latest episode of spray tans, sparkly outfits and snarky judges. Last week Margaret Cho was voted off. This week the couples danced the tango and rumba on a raised set to stripped-down acoustic music. To fill in time a professional dancing pair showed how to the dances should really be danced demonstrated the intricacy and beauty of both dances. This week the performances would also be given two scores: technical and performance.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya:
They performed the rumba. This was a romantic and intimate dance that Kurt didn’t feel comfortable doing because he’s married and Christian. So his wife and Anna’s husband showed up during rehearsals to reassure their partners. Kurt’s wife told him that the dance was like their dating life where he wavered back and forth if he wanted to be with her or not. The judges liked his dance but critiqued his posture and hand movements.
Technical Score: 15
Performance Score: 19
Total Score: 34
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
Also performed the rumba. In order to get Brandy’s sexy back, Maks took her on a romantic evening out since she said she only feels sexy if she’s in love. It started out bad though when she told him that he gave her flowers the wrong way. OK… wonder why she hasn’t been in love in six years. On the dance floor she borrowed the same sparkly sheet that Pamela Anderson wore last season. Not sure why this was allowed because no one can tell what moves or anything she was doing under that sheet. But the judges thought it was showing the “real Brandy” except her legs and hands could’ve been better.
Technical Score: 22
Performance Score: 26
Total Score: 48
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke:
Their dance was the tango; which Cheryl had recently gone to Argentina to perfect. On the dance floor Rick was sporting a mustache and handsome suit. This dance also had some legal lifts. The judges said they looked good but seemed intimidated by the stage and didn’t give the dance their all.
Technical Score: 19
Performance Score: 20
Total Score: 39
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer:
They did the rumba and worked on his footwork that the judges have seemed to critique from week one. This time the judges questioned his fluidity but said he gave the dance a youthful freshness.
Technical Score: 18
Performance Score: 22
Total Score: 40
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff:
Their dance was the tango. The Sitch wore an open shirt and he looked cute, but he basically just stood there and sort of snarled. Karina did her best slinking around him but it wasn’t the best dance of the night. The judges all agreed that it was terrible.
Technical Score: 12
Performance Score: 16
Total Score: 28
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas:
Their dance was the rumba and Flo got a little cheeky during the performance. The judges thought she should have scaled the raunchy back a bit.
Technical Score: 17
Performance Score: 18
Total Score: 35
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough:
Jen-Hough-er did the tango, he even wore a t-shirt with their moniker in rehearsal. She seemed worried though because her last dance wasn’t as good, but said the only way to go now was up. Their dance started with both of them flirting around a piano and actually playing some notes, very impressive. Then it was a super technical back and forth with crazy leg twitches and slinky sliding around. The judges loved it to say the least and gave them the first two 10 scores of the season.
Technical Score: 27
Performance Score: 29
Total Score: 56
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas:
They did the rumba and Bristol was holding back because she wasn’t comfortable being sexy. Mark on the other hand took on sexy enough for both of them. First in rehearsal he showed her the sexy zones and then during the performance he ripped off his shirt while slithering his hips around. OMG! Bristol was wearing a sparkly leotard with a white shirt over it. Her legs are really long and looked good but her moves were a bit stilted. This performance seemed quite intimate almost like they were “doing it” in front of Sarah Palin no less. The judges said Bristol needed to go for it and not hold back; which they noticed no matter how much of a distraction Mark’s hot body was.
Technical Score: 18
Performance Score: 14
Total Score: 32
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani:
Their dance was the tango. During rehearsal Tony gave Aud tips on showing emotion in her face and she said that it would give her wrinkles! The performance looked good. The judges commented on looking detached from the dance and needing more technique in body language and lifts.
Technical Score: 24
Performance Score: 22
Total Score: 46
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More DWTS Season 11:
For a recap of Week 3 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 3 dances click here
For a recap of Week 2 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 2 dances click here
For a recap of Week 1 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 1 dances click here