The Dancing with the Stars 2010 week 4 results show aired Monday evening, following the hit reality show’s first-ever acoustic night. The evening’s action featured performances by the Goo Goo Dolls, Florence and the Machine, and the cast of Forever Tango. By night’s end, the axe fell on Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, narrowing the field of Mirrorball hopefuls to just eight. Here’s a look at the elimination action.
The Dancing with the Stars week 4 results action got started with a pop and a bang as co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke addressed the week’s top three scorers: R&B singer Brandy, actress Jennifer Grey, and reality star Audrina Patridge. After momentarily torturing the trio with the requisite dramatic music, all three were proclaimed safe to dance again in next week’s TV theme extravaganza. (Well duh!)
A pretty useless taped segment featuring studio audience members’ thoughts on the performances then aired. (It was lame so I’m not putting any great effort into repeating what was said.) Up next, Len Goodman unveiled the encore dance of the week, the spicy, saucy Argentine Waltz from Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough. It’s pretty clearly the best dance of DWTS season 11 thus far, and they nailed it for the second night in a row. Go Baby go! (Fifty is clearly nifty.)
I twittered and giggled like a school girl (okay, well, not literally) as the night’s first musical guests, the Goo Goo Dolls, took to the stage with a medley of their super hit Iris (which I lurrrrved in college) and their current hit, Not Broken. A quartet of pro dancers swayed and spun and generally put their awesomeness on display in accompaniment. (I’ll watch it over and over again. Really.)
Then Brooke kept the Dancing with the Stars week 4 results momentum going by interviewing youngsters Kyle Massey of Disney fame and teen activist Bristol Palin about their thoughts on the competition. Bristol admitted that she found the judges’ scoring unfair, which compelled Kyle to accuse Bristol’s partner Mark Ballas of just wanting an excuse to take his shirt off. Yes, it was weird. But it gave Tom the perfect lead-in to an old clip of a shirtless Len and Kenny Mayne. Eww. (I will not be watching it over and over again.) While Kyle and partner Lacey Schwimmer were deemed safe to dance again, Bristol and Mark found themselves under the glare of the red lights for the second week running.
After a break, the two athletes in the competition — NFL star Kurt Warner and former Laker Rick Fox — took their place on stage for judgment. Rick and partner Cheryl Burke were proclaimed safe, while Kurt and partner Anna Trebunskaya found themselves in peril. Up next, a ‘humorous’ (also known as ‘deliberately time sucking’) segment featuring Len’s point-earning tricks aired. I guess it was funny.
Awkwardness ensued next when someone pinched Tom’s butt backstage as he and Brooke prepared to introduced the cast members of Forever Tango, the night’s Macy*s Stars of Dance routine. (Yeah, it was weird.) But the dancing was expressive. So points for that.
Florence and the Machine, the Dancing with the Stars week 4 results show’s second musical guest, took to the stage next. The chick who I presume to be Florence stood next to a harp and was bathed in intense light while she sang. Dancers did their thing amid a sea of foggy, diffused light. It was all very artsy. Unique, interesting. But not my thang. (Bring back the Goo!)
The cameras shifted to Brooke and two more contestants — Brady mom Florence Henderson and Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino — backstage. Florence defended her raunchy (and vaguely bizarre, Cloris Leachman-esque) Rumba, while The Situation cautiously decried the judges’ scoring. Florence and partner Corky Ballas were proclaimed safe to dance again, while Sitch and Karina found themselves in jeopardy. I’m a little surprised that Flo passed on to next week so easily, but so far… nope, nothing surprising so far.
Next came a taped segment featuring ‘a day in the life’ of a DWTS season 11 contestant. (Also known as ‘filler material’. Woo hoo.) More importantly, Tom and Brooke kept the elimination action going as they addressed Bristol and Mark, Kurt and Anna, and The Situation and Karina. After a break (yes, another one), Kurt and Anna were proclaimed safe to dance again, whittling the field of possible eliminees down to just two. A few musical bars later, The Situation and Karina Smirnoff were eliminated from the Dancing with the Stars 2010 competition. He handled it graciously, to his credit, and came away looking like a pretty good guy, stating “on Dancing with the Stars, you really got to see the whole Situation”. Way to go, dude.
With four weeks down and four celebrity contestants eliminated, Dancing with the Stars continues next Monday with its first-ever TV theme week. Be sure to tune in for the details. Or you can just check in with me. You know I’ll be watching.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 week 4 results, ABC, October 12, 2010