One Big Tango Fur Ball
- January 19
It's an 8-on-8 affair in the ballroom tonight (that of
course, being 8 stars and 8 dance pros) as "Dancing
With The Stars" witnesses couples who'll master the
jive and the tango. All couples must perform a routine
and when that's over, the judges will rate them from 1
to 10, with 10 being the highest and 30 being the
maximum. Whoever gets the lowest public votes will say
goodbye to the ballroom for good. Last week, Tatum
didn't slip past P. & Ashly as she got eliminated. Who
else will slip & fall into a trap this week? Let's Go!
And going first is Jerry & Anna. Last Week, he drove
into 4th. Can he speed up into 1st? Since they got the
pole position, they'll jive to The Contours' "Do You
Love Me?" Jerry started when he rushed towards Anna,
but she pushed her back, then he came back towards her
and did a little dance. When the intro was over, both
did some swimming gestures, but later, Anna made her
own slide through. Both did some arm circles, but by
the end, they both did a shimmy & position move. We
now go to the jduges for their first reaction: Carrie
Ann said the musicality was off in the intro and
during the number, Len said it was geriatric and Bruno
said it was Jerry in the twilight zone. Right now, we
are in a scoring zone and the numbers read as follows:
CARRIE ANN: 7
Not a terrible way to start the show.
#2 has Giselle & Johnathan. Last week, they took down
the rhumba. This time, they'll tango to "Hernando's
Hideaway." At the start, Giselle did a foot circle,
then later, she did her own leg spin. Both did a spin,
but Giselle did a leg lift from there. By the end, she
ran to Jonathan and did a hang. Now we go to the
judges: Carrie Ann said it was a good performance, but
not special, Len said it was proper ballroom tango,
and Bruno said it was turning into Robocop. Looks like
our scoring robot is spewing out numbers and here they
CARRIE ANN: 7
And the lead is now taken.
3rd takes Drew & Cheryl. Last week, they posted a high
score that once secured a lead. Can they secure & let
the others hold up? They'll jive to Queen's "Crazy
Little Thing called love." Cheryl was sitting at the
start and got up later on. Both didia step & kick
move, and then they both did toe taps. Later, Cheryl
did a slide through and did her own twist shake. She
also did a hand & slide through, while Drew lied down
on his stomach to end it. Now we head on over to the
judges: Carrie Ann said it blended technique &
performance, Len said it set the standards for all
male stars, and Bruno said the rocket man keeps flying
high. Will he dream for 1st like Olajawon or get
blocked in last like Ming? We won't know until the
numbers tell the story:
CARRIE ANN: 9
And the lead is snapped from Giselle & Jonathan.
Doing 4th, George & Edyta. Last week, they
quickstepped to a safe score. This week, they'll tango
to "La Cumparsita." George started off with a smoking
gesture, then Edyta did a leg dip. She also did a
twist & leg dip, and then a leg dip, followed by a
squat & a leg hold. George broke it down with some
fancy dancing, but Edyta did her own dip & split at
the end of the song. Was this passing fancy for both
of them? Carrie Ann said it was charming &
entertaining, Len said George is the only male
attempting ballroom, and Bruno said George is the
master of trickster. Now let's treat them to the
And they tie for 2nd place.
Halfway home and we continue with Lisa & Louis. Last
week, Lisa's shaking put her on overdrive. Can she
slow this thing down? They'll Jive to Elvis Presley's
"Jailhouse Rock." Both went from the band area to the
floor to start off, then both did a leg point move.
They also did leg twists, but by the end, she did a
dip & split and flashed the "victory!" sign. Will she
flash it all the way to a title? Carrie Ann said they
danced so well, Len said it was the best performance
of the series, and Len said they're in the zone. The
scoreboard is printing out numbers right now:
CARRIE ANN: 8
And they secure 2nd place.
Stacy & Tony are up. Last week, they posted a high
score that overtook Drew & Cheryl. This week, they'll
tango to "Cell Block Tango" from the "Chicago"
soundtrack. Stacy got a leg spin at the start, and
both did some leg twists. Stacy did a kick, and both
did some head snaps. Stacy did a kick again, then
pushed Tony and fell down to the floor, stepping on
him. Now we step on over to the judges: Carrie Ann
said the lines were gorgeous, but the pace was the
face, Len said the tango was excellent, the rest was
cold fish, and Bruno said it had supermodel elegance.
Can they get a higher score or end up cold in last?
CARRIE ANN: 9
And we have a tie for first.
Next, P. & Ashly. It was a little better than last
week thanks to the quickstep and knocked Tatum & Nick
out of the contest. Can they improve out of last
place? This week, they'll jive to "Saturday Night's
alright for fighting" by Elton John. They went to the
band area at the start and went to the stage later on.
Ashly made up her own spins & a kick, but P. Miller
got down solo. Both did some kicks, and again later
on. Both did some bounce twists, and Ashly did a slide
through to end the song. How well did they do it?
Carrie Ann said it gave it effort, Len said it was a
little bit ponderous and Bruno said it was like the
ghost of rock & roll. Can they creep up on first place
at this time? Ever?
CARRIE ANN: 6
For the 3rd time, they couldn't find a higher position
Lastly, Tia & Max. Tia danced with Arnold
Schwarzenegger in the movies, and now she'll dance
with Max doing a tango to "Por Una Cabeza." Both sat
on the stairs, Max got up, and Tia got up later on as
well. Tia made up with a foot dip, and later did a leg
hold and a leg sweep through. By the end, both took a
big dip onto the floor. Now we go to the judges one
last time: Carrie Ann said she loved what Tia held her
hand, Len said ti was like a flower and Bruno said it
was a tropical vamp. For the final time, here come the
CARRIE ANN: 9
And they knock off 2nd place.
Now that it's over, it's time for a recap: Drew &
Cheryl and Stacy & Tony share 1st with 27, while Tia &
Max have 26. 3rd place belongs to Lisa & Louis with
25, and Geroge & Edyta and Giselle & Jonathan have 22.
Jerry & Anna are right behind them with 19, and still
stuck in the cellar for a 3rd week in a row is P. &
Ashly with 14.
And with that, it was a tangled tango web woven by our
stars and jived with our dance pros, and tomorrow,
we'll find out who's game is over now? We're ona
23-hour break. See you tomorrow when we dance with the