Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dancing With the Stars Recap

For a variety of reasons (sleep, MNF, etc.), I've been slacking on my DWTS viewing over the past couple of weeks. However, I was able to catch most of Monday's episode. Here is a brief summary:

* I am a sucker for watching dancing from the 1940s and 1950s, so Brooke Burke and Derek Hough's rendition of the jitterbug was my favorite moments of the evening. What made it even more impressive is that Derek didn't know how to do the jitterbug so he had to go online and print up instructions for him and Brooke to go through. The two of them in sync with one another and having loads of fun. Then again, how could you do the jitterbug and not have fun?

* Speaking of in sync, former boy bander Lance Bass took a spill during his and partner Lacey Schwimmer's performance of the West Coast Swing. Unfortunately I missed it because I was fixing some pancakes (more on that in an upcoming post). Host Tom Bergeron said that Lance did make a nice recovery though.

* Warren Sapp continues to impress everyone with his fancy footwork. I didn't catch it until rewatching the segment on You Tube, but during the interview segment Warren said in regards to partner Kym Johnson's dance teaching, "It's simple. Just go in the room and do what she asks me to do." When hearing that quote I'm like Prince circa 1980... I have a "Dirty Mind".

* Although it wasn't the best performance of the night, Toni Braxton and Alec Mazo didn't deserve to get the boot this week. They danced the West Coast Swing to the song "The Way You Make Me Feel". Since it is an MJ tune, Toni and Alec threw a little bit of The Moonwalk into their choreography. Unfortunately, Judge Bruno Tonioli didn't care too much for that part of the performance. But come on, it's almost mandatory that you do The Moonwalk to 80s era MJ music.

The player below includes the performances of both Brooke/Derek and Toni/Alec.


pjazzypar said...

Toni didn't deserve it, but that's how this show goes. It is more of a popularity contest until 3 quarters of the way in and then it get's real serious. Last year the best celebrity won (Yamaguchi). The year before that was questionable (Castroneves). Clois should have be been gone, but that's just my opinion.

Jay said...

I'm very sorry to see that Toni got the boot. Have I mentioned how much I love her lately? haha

Malcolm said...

Pjazzy and Jay: I'm late as hell on responding... but better late than... well, you know.

I don't know why the "popularity contest" aspect of the early rounds of DWTS surprised me. One positive thing that came out of Toni's participation in the show is that it seems to have helped her heart ailment. Oh and Jay, you can never say too often how much you love Toni.

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