Ballroom dancing gets a fierce forum as
the medium's best meet up with 12 celebrities... and YOU'RE
the ultimate judge!
Recaps by Pierre Kelly, GSNN
Tom Bergeron & Brooke Burke
Carrie Ann Inaba
Eric Morley (based upon
"Strictly Come Dancing")
BBC Worldwide Productions
CBS Television City, Los
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Living on Batteries
For this night, you might ask yourself "What's wring
with this picture?" Yep, as advertised, it's "Acoustic night" where 9 couples
dance the rumba or Argentine Tango with a stage rasied 30 feet above the
audience and the music...well, you'll have to watch it now. Last time out,
Margaret CHo's dress and overall dancing was enough for the public to go "oh,
no." She is gone, but we still have "The Situation" bound to make an
improvement. And what about Bristol? Will she knock Audrina or Jennifer off teh
top spot? You'll see why. Turn off the lights and get the night lights ready,
because we are go.
Kurt & Anna will get this night started with a rumba to "Drops of Jupiter" by
Train. Anna did pretty well while Kurt did it with a tie that's not
straightened. On to the judges....which is on the right side of the stage.
Carrie Ann said the performance needed improvement, Len said they pitched the
romantic side just right and Bruno said the movemnt needs to be a little
smoother. As for the scoring, it'll be based on Technical and Perfomance. Here
goes nothing anyway....
Techinical: 15 Performance: 19 Overall Score: 34
Next up, Brandy & Maksim doing a rumba to "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush.
Brandy is lying on the floor and Maks woke her up. He had energy later and by
the end, he walks out while Brnady goes back to napping. Let's wake up with the
judges. Carrie Ann said she did find the Brandy she was looking for and Len said
it was a little bit hot & spicy for his taste. Let's fire up that scoreboard!
Technical: 22 Performance: 26 Overall Score: 48
How's this for an interlude? It's a demo of an Argentine tango, and it goes to
Rick & Cheryl. They'll be the first up to try dancing. Cheryl did a split and
she was jumping and having a big lift the whole time. Now to the judges. Carrie
Ann said it felt one dimenional, Len said his legs could've been more crisper
and sharper and Bruno said it could have been a better performance. Could it?
Technical: 19 Performance: 20 Overall Score: 39
Next is Kurt & Lacey dancing a rumba to "Nothin' On You" by B.O.B. w/Bruno Mars.
Kyle slowed the energy down to make up for this slow routine. And the judges
say....Carrie Ann said she liked what the performance was, Len said it didn't
flow, but the performance was excellent and Bruno said the rumba didn't need a
continuous flow. Let's move on to the scoreboard:
Technical: 18 Performance: 22 Overall Score: 40
Next, The Situation and Karina doing an Argentine Tango. Both did foot fiddling
and Karina did an interesting lift later on. She even did a foot drag and we
drag over to the judges. Carrie Ann said it was a true improvement to the
performance, Len said it was consistent and Bruno said it was a terrible mess.
Let's clean up the scoreboard:
Technical: 12 Performance: 16 Overall Score: 28
Florence & Corky do a rumba to "Yesterday" by The Beatles. Mark slowly went up
the body of Mark and Florence did a whole lot of twirls. Now let's spin to the
judges. Carrie Ann said "What just happened?" Len said it was better than
expected and Bruno said a few less things would have sufficed. Let's get the
Technical: 17 Performance: 18 Overall Score: 35
Jennifer & Derek do an Argentine tango. They start by dancing around the piano
and...perfect hands, huh? didn't need lessons for that. They continue to the
circle. They are killing it!!!! To the judges we go. Carrie Ann said it was A-mazing...Len
said it was one of his favorite Argentine tangos and Bruno said it was
fantastic. Here's the numbers...
Techincal: 27 Performance: 29 Overall Score: 56
Bristol & Mark dance a rumba to "Umbrella" by Marie Digby. Mark danced solo
while Bristol layed down. Soon after, he lifted her up and Bristol took off his
shirt. Okay, let's move on. Carrie Ann said she has all the makings but there is
no effort, Len said he wants to see more Mark in his performances and Bruno said
the moves didn't go anywhere. let's go somewhere.
Techincal: 24 Performance: 22 Overall Score: 46
And lastly, Audrina & Tony doing an Argentine Tango to "Somebody To Love" by
Jefferson Airplane. I'm thinking this could bethe routine that could take the
lead thanks to Audrina's perfection. Now to the judges. Carrie Ann said his
dismount is a bit sloppy, Len said the lifts were very good and Bruno said she
performed the role of an ice queen. Let's skate to the numberboard...
Techincal: 24 Performance: 22 Overall Score: 46
So that's it for Acoustic Night. The final tally says....jennifer has 56, Brandy
with 48, Bristol & Audrina tied with 46, Kurt with 40, Rick with 39, Florence
with 35, Kurt behind her by a point and The situation with 28. It just goes to
show you a round stage can mean dancing and the results show will break one
couple off of the circle. We'll gather round at ya later.
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