"The Paso Doble/Foxtrot
Fandango" - June
Hi, dance fans, Pierre
Kelly is here for Dancing With The Stars as Joey, John &
Kelly perform the Fox Trot and the Paso Doble vying for
a spot in next week's grand championship. Each of the
couple performances will be ranked twice on a scale of 1
to 10, with 10 being the highest for 1 judge and if all
3 get 10's, it's 30 points. Whoever has the lowest
public votes this week will be sent out of the ballromm
immediately. Last week, it was a shocker, as Rachel &
Johnathan flew out of the ballroom by the lowest public
votes. Who will be the next to go this week? Will it be
Kelly Monaco from General Hospital, John O' Hurley from
Seinfeld or Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block?
Only one way to find out as this week's show is on the
Up first, John & Charlotte. Last week, they samba into
2nd place. Will it mean 1st this time in the Fox Trot?
They'll be dancing to Nat King Cole's "Let There Be
Love." The couple did some nice gliding in the song, but
Charlotte did some quick turns at the portion. Getting
towards the end, Charlotte did a few kicks and kissed
each other's hands at the end. Will they kiss the dreams
of going for next week's finals goodbye? Let's say hello
to the judges:
Len said it was
unbelievable, Carrie Ann said it brought it all back
tonight and Bruno said it had sophisticated elegance.
So, let's go the scores:
LEN: 9 CARRIE ANN: 9 BRUNO: 9 Total: 27
Now that's an excellent way to start the show!
Taking 2nd is Kelly & Alec. Last week, despite Kelly's
wardrobe malfunction in the samba round, they took the
lead stolen from Rachel & Johnathan by 1 point. Can they
do it again? They'll be doing a Fox Trot to Norah Jones'
"Don't Know Why." At the band area, both walk towards
each other by the start of the song, and Kelly did a
little dip up & down the stairs. Both did some fancy
footwork when they hit the floor and Kelly did some leg
lifts there. Alec did some leg spins there, but by the
end of the song, both couples did a leg split. Now let's
split on over to the judges: Len said it was a terrific
effort, Carrie Ann said they're enjoying it and Bruno
said it did very well, but there were a few mishaps.
Will it be a last place train wreck just like they did
the 1st 2 weeks? We'll see...
LEN: 7 CARRIE ANN: 8 BRUNO: 7 Total: 22
And it'll be 2nd place for them.
Lastly in this Fox Trot round, Joey & Ashly. Last week,
their Samba was a no-no by the judges. Will their fox
trot routine become so-so by the judges? They'll be
dancing to "Hey Big Spender" by Shirley Bassey. At the
start of the song, Joey did a little goofing off to the
crowd. But then, Ashly did some spins 1/3 of the song
there. But getting close to the end, Joey wandered off
and Ashly yanked him to come back, hmm, that's
interesting, and by the last few seconds, They both did
some kicks and to end it, Ashly sat on Joey's right knee
and looked at each other in the eyes closer. Will it be
closing time for them at elimination? Let's go to the
judges for a closer look: Len said it was percolated
with footwork, but not enough fox trot there, Carrie Ann
said it broke out when they did and Bruno said it
appreciates the performance, but needs to do a fox trot
fast. Will they break out into 1st place? To th! e
scores we go:
LEN: 6 CARRIE ANN: 8 BRUNO: 6 Total: 20
No Macaroni & Cheese for 1st, but it's good for 3rd
So after 1 round, John & Charlotte are in the lead with
28, Kelly & Alec take 2nd with 22 and Joey & Ashly need
some catching up to do because they have 20 points. Will
that change in the Paso Doble round? Let's Party!
John & Charlotte will lead off this round. They lead
with 28 points. They'll be doing a Paso Doble to
"Spanish Gypsy song." John did some Spanish dancing by
the start of the song while Charlotte did a few spins at
the portion and getting towards the middle, she did a
big right kick there. By the middle of the song, John
pulled out the red cape and had a little fun with
Charlotte, but then he threw it away. By the end of the
song, Charlotte did a running home plate slide across
the floor. Will they get tagged out at elimination?
Let's go to the judges and see what they think: Len said
the performance was great and the timing was good, and
Carrie Ann said they're the couple to beat still. Will
that be the couple to beat at elimination? Only the
scores tell the tale:
LEN: 9 CARRIE ANN: 9 BRUNO: 9 Total: 27
Just like the last round, they take 1st place again.
Next up, Kelly & Alec. Can they take 1st place this time
like last week? They'll do a Paso Doble to The Gypsy
Kings' "Bamboleo." They did everything, twists, shakes
and even some single turns. Alec did some on his own by
doing kicks and a between the legs slide through Kelly.
Getting near the end, Alec did some spinning while Kelly
did a leg lift when Alec carried her over. By the end,
Kelly did a big dip with a leg lift. Now we go over to
the judges: Len said it was a great performance, Carrie
Ann said the lines on the routine was great and Bruno
said it's getting better all the time. Will it be for
better or for worse? Let's head on over to the scores:
LEN: 8 CARRIE ANN: 9 BRUNO: "a sexy" 8 Total: 25
It may be solid, but solid enough for 2nd place.
Last up, Joey & Ashly. They need 26 points to get back
into this game. They'll do a Paso Doble to Survivor's
"Eye Of The Tiger." Joey woke Ashly up from a quick nap
and she rose up with a little spinning. During a portion
of the song, Joey did a little knee bend. Getting
towards the chorus, they both did single spins, but by
almost the end of the song, Ashly dipped, lied down and
held on to Joey's right leg while Joey raised his fist
in the air. Will they rise up from the last-place grave
from the last round? We go the judges to find out:
Len said it had passion, aggression & control, Carrie
Ann it saw determination and Bruno said it looked like a
matador. Will they cry "Ole'!" when they get into first
place? We go to the scoreboard one last time:
LEN: 8 CARRIE ANN: 9 (no audio) BRUNO: 8 Total: 25
And they are tied for 2nd.
So with that, we tally up the scores of all 3 couples'
John & Charlotte: Fot Trot: 27 Paso Doble: 27 Total: 54
(3 ranking points)
Kelly & Alec: Fox Trot: 22 Paso Doble: 25 Total: 47 (2
Joey & Ashly: Fox Trot: 20 Paso Doble: 25 Total: 45 (1
Now's let see who's going on to the grand finale. We
need 1/2 of the final 2 to go through and that's...John
& Charlotte! Now we need another 1/2 to complete it, who
will be the perfect half and who will be 1/2 off? The
couple's box we get rid of tonight is...Joey & Ashly.
Kelly & Alec remain safe for the finale. As we end, Joey
& Ashly dance one last time to Abba's "Winner Takes It
All." Next week, it'll be a "winner takes all" as Kelly
& John go head-to-head for the title of ultimate dancing
couple. Go to abc.com and vote to see who wins it. (must
have an account) Until then, it's Pierre Kelly saying
dots & power pellets, I'm out.