Dancing With The Stars Week 5 was dubbed ‘TV Theme Week’ which spurred lots of memories of hit shows from years ago to present day. While some of the stars and their professional dance partners’ routines were really good, it was Brandy and Maks who stood above the rest.
As they quickstepped their way to the “Friends” theme show, Brandy and Maks earned the highest score of the evening, a 27 out of 30. The judges were generous with their praise as the oft-battling couple stole first place from favorites such as Jennifer Grey and Audrina Patridge.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough danced to “Love and Marriage” in a fairly convincing manner with Grey’s feather dusting strokes and June Cleaver-like dress, along with Derek’s sweater vest and slicked back hair. But alas, the judges noted Grey’s lack of enthusiasm and could only award 25 out of 30 points for their foxtrot.
As expected, Florence Henderson and partner Corky Ballas danced to “The Brady Bunch” and earned 21 points for their at times seemingly herky-jerky tango, while Kyle Massey and Lacey fell to 20 points, their lowest of the season, for their “Charlie’s Angels” foxtrot.
Audrina and Tony faltered a bit with their rumba as they danced to “The Hills” theme song and earned 23 points while the tall, dark and handsome athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner both topped that score by one point with their routines.
On the other end of the spectrum, Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas performed in monkey suits to the 1960’s Monkee’s Show. But instead of following the standard Monkey See, Monkey Do, Bristol seemed absolutely lost at points during their routine. In fact, while Mark was dancing, Bristol appeared to almost freeze and later admitted that she “forgot” bits of the routine.
The result was the lowest score of the evening, a miserable 18 out of 30 points. While Bristol celebrated her birthday yesterday boosting her from the upper echelon of teenager to the start of her 20th year, she may very well be having a not so happy evening tonight when the results of Week 5 are announced.
In fact, it appears that Bristol going home tonight is pretty much a no-brainer.
Yet, in all previous ten seasons of Dancing With The Stars, it appears that just when you think you know what’s coming, something else happens to shock and draw you right back into the dancing saga. (Remember Season five when Sabrina Bryan, perhaps the best dancer of that season, was kicked off? Another shocker was when Emmitt Smith beat out Mario Lopez, a superior dancer, in Season three.)
Thus, barring any shock factors on Tuesday, it looks like Alaska may be welcoming their favorite daughter back home.