Since there was no one voted off last week due to the Presidential election, it was time for a double elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Though not as shocking as Sabrina Ryan’s ouster a couple of weeks ago, one of tonight’s boots was a tad surprising.
This week it was all about veterans and threesomes. Sounds hot, but it’s not nearly as salacious as it sounds. Each couple was asked to create a dance honoring the armed forces and another dance involving another pro.
After Shawn Johnson and Melissa Rycroft were the first two declared safe, it was time to reveal the first one not advancing next week. Kirstie Alley and Kelly Monaco were pitted together and not surprisingly Alley was tonight’s first victim. I’ve enjoyed the former Cheers star thus far, but at this point she wasn’t at the same level as the remaining All-Stars. It was her time to go. At least she got to go out with a bang, dancing with both Maks and Tristan MacManus last night. Now that’s one tasty Ukranian-Irish sandwich, I’d like to take a bite out of.
On this week’s Dancing With The Stars, I thought for sure Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were getting the boot. Thankfully for me, I have a few more Monday nights to lust after him. Before he joined the ABC dancing show, his older brother Maks was my crush. That was then and this is now. Who doesn’t like a newer and younger model? I love me some new car smell. His “leather” must feel good and his “stick shift” really easy to handle. LOL. So dirty.
Val (or Valentin as he likes to be called now) joined DWTS on Season 13. Prior to that, he was a decorated ballroom dancer, winning the US championships 14 times over his 15-year dance career. The 26-year-old owns a chain of dancing studios with Maks and Tony Dovolani.
When he’s not sweating it up on the dancefloor, Val is a budding musician. He plays the violin and fancies himself as a rapper. Yup, you read that right. Homeboy has a rap music video titled “White Boy Boogie” and does a good job shaking it. Check it out at the end of this post, after a whackload of pictures. Luckily for us, Val has no hangups showing off his body on Instagram. Get to know this week’s Man Crush below.
Typically, Tyrell recaps Dancing With The Stars, but tonight’s results were so shocking that I had to post the outcome immediately. Most people, including myself, predicted either Kirstie Alley or Kelly Monaco would get the boot this week since they received the lowest scores from the judges from the past couple of weeks. But once they were safe, you can tell the audience and especially the remaining stars were shaking in their boots. Very appropriate considering this week was country week.
As Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet began to reveal the results, it was clear that the ones who were in danger, were the judges’ favorites from the past two weeks. The All-Stars with the three highest scores were all in peril- Melissa & Tony (86), Apolo & Karina (86.5) and Sabrina & Louis (88.5). To boot, last night both Apolo Ohno and Sabrina Bryan scored the first perfect scores of the season.
Yikes!!! I was just hoping it wouldn’t be Apolo, but given the lack of chemistry with Karina, they were very vulnerable. Melissa seems the logical choice to leave given she has the least star wattage. But then again, Sabrina has been the victim of voter apathy before. Find out who kissed their chances for the All-Star mirrorball goodbye.
Last night, the ballroom was lit on fire with a night of firsts. One of my favorite parts was Paula Abdul as a guest judge on the panel. She’s usually pretty crazy and cooky but on last night’s show, she was insightful and nothing but a pleasure. We also received our first 10′s of the season which were very well deserved.
But, the biggest first of the night was the evening’s challenge. Last week, the stars picked new dance genres for each other which included dances that had never been seen before in the in ballroom. The night was action packed and full of surprises but no one is safe until the results are read. Let’s begin with the first set of results.
Bristol & Mark: IN JEOPARDY
Kelly & Val: SAFE
Sabrina & Louis: SAFE
Shawn & Derek: SAFE
I am SO EXCITED for Paula Abdul to be a guest judge on tonight’s show. She is a talent show veteran when it comes to judging and I think that she’ll actually be in her element with tonight’s challenge. Last week during the results show, the couples chose dances for each other. The catch? Each routine would be different and a lot of the dances have never been done on the show before. To say a majority of the pros will be out of their comfort zone is a complete understatement. Should be good.
Tonight, we are going to be seeing some Bollywood alongside fun dances like the Charleston and Jitterbug. Check out the evening’s performances and scores below.
Okay ladies and gentleman, it’s time for the All Star season’s first painful and shocking double elimination. Last night was probably the best dancing that I have ever seen on the show in all the fifteen seasons I have been watching and the judges agreed. Because of this, its going to be hard to predict which couple is going home. After Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough re-perform their epic routine from last night, we get to our first results of the night. Tonight is going to be a doozy.
Melissa & Tony: SAFE
Gilles & Peta: SAFE
Kirstie & Maks: IN JEOPARDY
Emmitt & Cheryl: SAFE
Tonight, the ballroom was heated up with some serious fire as the stars took on the role of creative director for their entire routines. The task at hand? To take an iconic dance from a previous season and make it their own. They also had to live up to Len’s challenge from last week which was to give him something to remember and something that he never seen before. So, did the stars rise to the challenge?
This week, the duos face a double elimination so the stakes are even higher than ever. To say that the couples brought it tonight would be a complete understatement. I could keep telling you about it but I think the dances will speak for themselves.
I was a little late getting my recap of last night’s show up on the site but I’m right on time for the evening’s results. With the competition being so stiff this season with all of the all-stars, it’s going to be hard to predict who could be going home each week, especially when we get closer to the end. Right now, I feel like three are in the running for elimination. The first is Drew Lachey who, even though is a returning champion, couldn’t escape the claws of the bottom two last week.
I think Bristol Palin may have put the nail in her coffin last night with her dance but just like her season, I feel like America *cough* the producers *cough* will keep her around to keep that Republican footing and Sarah Palin in the audience. And lastly as much as it pains me to say it, Kirstie Alley has had two shaky weeks in a row. I hope that doesn’t translate to elimination. Let’s get to the first set of results.
Joey & Kym: IN JEOPARDY
Drew & Anna: SAFE
Emmitt & Cheryl: SAFE
Sabrina & Louis: SAFE