The elimination of David Hasselhoff, despite his low score, surprised the hosts, as well as fans of the show. As with every season of “Dancing with the Stars,” you never know who will go home. At times, the person at the bottom goes home. Sometimes, the person with the highest scores gets eliminated from the show. In Week 2, Michael Bolton had the lowest scores of the night, but did he go home or did fans of the crooner save him?
Bruno called Michael’s interpretation of the jive as “the worst jive in 11 seasons,” but in the end, the audience makes the final decision. The Situation and Michael Bolton ended up at the bottom of the pack. At the end of the show, they were under the red light. The audience didn’t save Michael from elimination. I guess the audience was not impressed with his dance, and they weren’t feeling generous enough to give him sympathy votes as a result of the harsh criticism from Bruno.
We have another week of watching The Situation as he awkwardly moves across the floor on his pigeon toes. If he doesn’t improve, though, he could be the next person sent home. Except in rare occasions, the person in the bottom goes home the next week, unless they have substantial improvement.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer, who were saved by the fans, gave the encore dance on the result show. I have to say, Kyle is light on his feet for a fellow his size. I think his personality makes him fun to watch. Lacey, too, likes to add a little bit of modernity to ballroom dancing, which can either be a hit or a miss with the judges. This week, the judges liked her additions.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monae performed her song “Tightrope,” a blues and jazz-inspired song. The song fit with the week’s dances, which were also reminiscent of the past. Grammy Award winner Seal also performed “The Weight of My Mistake,” a song from his latest album.
The “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance, choreographed by Rich and Tone, displayed a combination of ballet, modern dance and acrobatics. An orchestra played The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” as the band sang. If you liked Pinks performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards, you’d like the “Stars od Dance” display. For me, it was the highlight of night. I don’t know what “Dancing with the Stars” plans for upcoming shows, but this performance will be hard to top.
In light of press coverage about the booing, the show made it clear that the audience was, in fact, booing the judges for Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough’s score. They weren’t booing at Sarah Palin. Anyone who watches the show knows that the audience is always booing the judges for one reason or another. That’s the nature of the show.
For the most part, “Dancing with the Stars” second results show was anticlimactic. Michael Bolton went home as expected, and all the top contenders remained for a second week.