Dancing with the Stars 2010 week 2 airs Monday evening sans premiere cast-off David Hasselhoff, who failed to impress voters last week with his leatherclad, ‘mouth’y version of a Cha Cha Cha. Here’s a look at what we can expect from the 11 remaining competitors as each delivers either a Jive or a Quickstep. Will Bristol Palin master the ‘quickest’ dance of the ballroom? Will week one leaderboard topper Jennifer Grey stay afloat with her Jive? Read on for Dancing with the Stars week 2 spoilers and predictions from a long-time mega-fan.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #1: Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower, Jive. The crooner was precisely the personality-challenged stuffed shirt I’d expected during his week 1 Viennese Waltz, so my expections for his Jive aren’t terribly high. If he can smile, relax and lead Chelsie instead of acting as her puppy-on-a-leash, he may be able to better his debut score of 16. Maybe.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #2: Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff, Quickstep. I’d had the Jersey Store star pegged as a dancefloor casanova headed into DWTS week 1, so to call last week’s Cha Cha Cha a disappointment would be a massive — no, nuclear — understatement. He may have had just five days to practice with Karina, but he looked uncoordinated and awkward all-around. Can he master the Quickstep? I doubt it, but guess he’ll manage to top his intro score of 15 anyway.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #3: Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas, Quickstep. When I think of the Teen Activist slash daughter of former veep candidate Sarah Palin’s upcoming Quickstep, I cringe, but just a little. She exceeded expectations with her week one Cha Cha Cha, so who’s to say she won’t break out with a stellar week 2 offering? Bristol did reasonably well with her footwork, after all, and since the Quickstep is much-about fast-moving-feeties, she may have a shot.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #4: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, Jive. Week 2 expectations for the Dirty Dancer are sky-high after she offered up a beautiful, lyrical week one Viennese Waltz that left Carrie Ann Inaba in tears. But can the 50-year old actress master the Jive? I’m thinking that she’ll have the time of her life with partner Derek and make other contestants look bad for the second week running, but we shall see.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #5: Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jive. The Singer and the Bad Boy enter DWTS week 2 solidly in second place, and if she doesn’t manage to surpass JGrey and co, she’ll certainly retain her position. She’s young, she’s energetic, and she has what it takes to produce a fabulous, high-flying Jive. (Oh, and Maks is still hot. That never hurts.)
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #6: Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer, Quickstep. I don’t think I’m at all out of line in deeming the Disney actor’s energetic (and cutesy) Cha Cha Cha the breakout surprise of week one. He and Lacey were fast, furious and fabulous. But can he ballroom dance? I’m worried. A lack of technical chops can be hidden nicely in a fast-paced routine like a Cha Cha Cha, but are more obvious in a Quickstep. I hope he can pull it off, but I’m not sure it’ll happen. I’m sensing a slide down the leaderboard.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #7: Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke, Jive. It’s true that I have no Laker Love bubbling away in my heart, but it’s also true — in my humble opinion, of course — that the NBA star’s Viennese Waltz was the most overscored performance of week one. It was good, but certainly not Jennifer-Brandy-Kyle good. I’m guessing that his height will be a challenge once again, but that this time, it’ll be more of a hidrance than it was last time.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #8: Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas, Quickstep. The 76-year old Brady mom actually surprised me with her chops during her week one Cha Cha Cha. It wasn’t perfect, but it also wasn’t akin to something Cloris Leachman would offer up, either. If she can manage to muster some seriously fleet feet, Florence could fly this week. If not, well, at least she’ll probably look better than Cloris.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #9: Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani, Quickstep. The Hills hottie fared better in her DWTS debut than I’d predicted, opening the entire show with a balls-to-the-wall solo and continuing on to deliver a solid, hip-shaking Cha Cha Cha. Her score likely suffered from ‘first on the floor-score’ disease, so I’m expecting better marks when she and Tony tackle the Quickstep.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #10: Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya, Jive. The NFL star’s Viennese Waltz showed him to be a graceful leader for partner Anna, but the Jive? I’m a little scared, and a little worried that it’ll be more comedy than quality. I hope he can hack it, but it’s no sure thing.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Week 2 Couple Spoiler #11: Margaret Cho and Louis van Amstel, Jive. Ugh. I’m not even sure how to approach this one, since she was one of my bottom two picks (along with Michael Bolton) after last week’s performance show ended. The comedienne’s Viennese Waltz was too comical and not true to the dance, which is always a feather-ruffling realization. If she makes a mockery of the Jive on Monday, she may get the boot before the week is through.
So what are your personal Dancing with the Stars week 2 predictions? Feel free to share them now, and tune in Monday for all of the action.
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