Last night we saw the first Team Dance (Call Me Maybe) and half of the Stars performed their dances. Tonight we will see Team Ganghnam Style and the rest of the Stars.
It is still Guilty Pleasure week, the Stars pick out the song that is a guilty pleasure for them.
Let’s just get right to it.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – Tango (Toxic): Melissa got injured during rehearsals for the team dance and herniated a disc in her neck. With the extreme neck moves involved in the Tango I was concerned for her. She nailed it. Score: 27
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough – Rumba (My Heart Goes On): Their tape piece for rehearsals brought me to tears. Their dance was beautifully choreographed (duh) and perfectly performed. The entire dance was done on a small round stage which made it more intimate. I could have done without the cheesy ending of him slipping under the stage but it fit the dance. Score: 27
Apolo Anton Ono and Karina Smirnoff – Samba (Give It To Me Baby): Lots of hip, lots of movement, lots of good dancing. I don’t know what dance Carrie Ann was watching. Score: 27 (seems to be the going trend tonight)
Sabrina Bryant and Louis Van Amstel – Waltz (So This is Love): To take on the iconic waltz scene of Cinderella and Prince Charming is difficult, but they did well. A waltz is a beautiful supposedly easy dance, but the difficulty is in being vulnerable and sweet, not something easy for Sabrina. Score: 29
Team Gangnam Style
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerskovskiy, Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerskovskiy.
That is one of the most annoying viral videos I have ever seen, but this team turned it into the most fun dance in all 15 seasons of Dancing With the Stars. I could watch it over and over.
I voted for Kirstie of course. But I think Gilles Marini is going to win the whole thing, and I hope he does.