A few pleasant and not so pleasant surprises, depending on who you like, were in store for us on “Dancing with the Stars results show. We saw a brief return of David Hasselhoff, a family from Africa who love ballroom dancing, some cheesy infomercials and unpredictable results. The musical guests were none other than Shakira and Jason Derulo performing their latest hits. Jason Derulo also sang a special classic made famous by Ray Charles. Now get ready for the news.
First Results Right Off the Bat – Lowest Scorers
Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin each had the lowest scores from Monday night. At first I thought this was too obvious. No way are they going to have Bristol Palin be safe. Reality TV is a funny thing. Both Kyle and Bristol were safe.
It must have been a belated birthday gift for Bristol to stay another week. You know what they say about being careful for what you wish for, because you might get it. Next week Bristol will have to learn two dances. She could hardly keep up with the steps in her gorilla suit routine.
Encore Dance – “Friends”
Naturally the judges chose the highest scoring dance of Monday night’s performance show, which was none other Brandy’s and Maksim’s. They were just as infectious, lively and fast-paced dancing to “I’ll Be There for You” from the TV show “Friends.”
In honor of the TV Theme Week they devoted time to a series of spoofs on those dreadfully produced and acted infomercials. Bruno and a couple of the pro dancers spoofed those plentiful workout DVDs you see advertised. This one was funny in parts, but stupid otherwise.
Jason Derulo – “In My Head”
He’s making the rounds of all the top rated reality TV competition results shows. Jason Derulo was bound to show up on “Dancing with the Stars”. It was just a matter of time.
Easy Steps Infomercial
Here was another spoof on the many ways you can use the foam rubber easy steps to help you with your dance routine, in addition to bathing with these rubber contraptions as well as using them to serve salad with (yuck). This one was a lot more clever and creative. It was spot on with those handy products advertised that has so many more uses.
Second Results – Highest Scorers
Don’t let these results fool you. Brandy and Maks were safe, but it was Jennifer and Derek who ended up in jeopardy.
Mwano Family from the Congo
We learned about a refugee family, the Mwano’s, from the Congo in Africa who were in the audience. The film we saw was about their plight in the Congo and eventually fleeing the country after its civil unrest. Each of the boys in the family love to dance and wanted to surprise their mother with performing on “Dancing with the Stars.”
All of them performed the Cha-Cha-Cha with the pro dancers. You could see their mother was very touched. I’ve never seen anything like this on the results show. I hope they have more in the future.
Third Results – Tied for Third Place
Both Rick Fox and Kurt Warner had a score of “24”. It’s no surprise Kurt and Anna were safe with their adorable Quickstep to the “Theme from Bewitched.” I was hoping to see this dance as the encore. However, Rick and Cheryl were in jeopardy.
David Hasselhoff Infomercial
Out of the three infomercial spoofs “The Hoff” managed to pull off the best one of the bunch. He did a brilliant parody on those sleazy personal injury type attorney ads you see frequently on your local TV commercials. Instead of PI or personal injury he spoofed dance injury while on “Dancing with the Stars.” If you got bad scores from the judges or have two left feet? No problem for David “The Sledgehammer” Hasselhoff.
Shakira – “Loca”
Naturally Shakira shaked her hips continuously to her latest hit song. It wouldn’t be Shakira if she didn’t shake those hips of hers.
Jason Derulo – “Georgia On My Mind”
It was nice to see a current recording artist pay tribute by singing a classic hit. Jason Derulo sang Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind.”
Audrina and Florence was the last to find out their fates. It seemed likely Florence would be in jeopardy and she was. Of course Audrina was safe for another week.
That left Jennifer, Rick and Florence for the final results. Jennifer was safe, but Florence was eliminated from the competition. You could hear the sadness and disappointment in the audience’s response. How ironic she did the Tango to “The Brady Bunch” theme and then goes home. Sometimes you have to wonder about reality TV.
Next week the couples will take on two dances for Rock and Roll Week. That leaves lucky seven couples left. I’m starting to like these theme weeks.
Dancing with the Stars, ABC
Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 11), Wikipedia
Allyssa Lee, “‘Dancing with the Stars’ results recap: Tuned out”, Los Angeles Times