It is Classical week this week, lots of orchestra (which hopefully means none of the horrible singers from the band). .
This is also the first Team Dance of the season.
Katherine and Mark – Rumba (Cannon in D): Katherine is a classical singer in Wales and is knowledgeable of not only the feel of classical music but with the actual song they are dancing to as well. I am a little off put, the music is beautiful and relaxing and yet the rumba is a very sensual and sexual dance, of course Mark dancing sans shirt doesn’t help my concentration level either. It was a beautiful dance, perfectly executed I am pleased with the 27 the judges gave her.
Melissa and Maks – Argentine Tango (Marriage of Figaro): Maks is injured this week so her rehearsals were a mess. Mak’s brother Val (former partner of Sherri Shephard) was a stand in throughout the week “just in case”. I think this may have had an effect on her dancing. It seemed stilted and stiff. Poor thing this could be trouble for her at this point in the game. The judges agreed and gave her a score of only 21 putting her totally in danger mode. She better start practicing the Rumba for the dance duel tomorrow.
William and Cheryl – Viennese Waltz (Ave Maria sung by Jackie Evancho): I just watched Chris Mann perform this song on The Voice and am still recovering from the goosebumps he gave me. To hear this little girl sing it is beyond amazing. Someone put a fat lady’s voice into a tiny little girl’s body. I had to rewind it and actually watch the dance because I was distracted by the voice. A beautiful waltz deserving of the 27.
Roshon and Chelsea – Argentine Tango (Bad Romance): Let me just say I call Bullshit! This is “Classical Week” not pick a pop song and have an instrumental version of it. Bullshit. On the dancing note, this is a manly dance and Roshon is still a boy. He had Val come in to rehearsals and show him some “manly” moves and stances. But it doesn’t help when you have a baby face and no stature. His technical dance was very good, but he can’t help his carriage. Scoring a 25 is right on point.
Donald and Peta – Viennese Waltz (La Donna e Mobile sung by Vittorio Grigolo): Remember seeing movies and cartoons where they would dance the Waltaz? This is what they were dancing! The costumes were on point the dancing was perfect. Ah-Mazing! I was disappointed in the score of 27!
Maria and Derek – Paso Doble (Montagues and Capulets): This is the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet but for Maria and Derek there are Vamipires involved. Ugh. Fortunately for them it totally worked. I love the Paso and they just reinforced my feelings for it. Another perfect dance with perfect choreography. Obviously the judges agreed giving them the first perfect score of the season 30!
Jaleel and Kym – Viennese Waltz ( ): Not his best dance but not his worst. Kinda stiff with moments of greatness. meh. I think he also should brush up his rumba for tomorrow night. WIth a score of 24 it puts him in the “bottom 2″ for judges scores. But there is still the team dance to go.
3 or 4 couples compete together to perform a group number. The group is given a group score which is then added to each couples individual dance for the night.
Team Tango – Maria and Derek, Katherine and Mark, Jaleel and Kym and Roshon and Chelsea: Great dance overall (loved the push ups at the end!), high points for me were Maria and Derek and the low were Jaleel and Kym. Either way everyone receives the same score of 27.
Team Paso – Melissa and Maks, Donald and Peta and William and Cheryl: I think it is an advantage to have only 3 couples on your team, your have less potential to screw up. There are a ton of synchronicity issues with a Paso Doble in team form and they had problems with a couple of them, unfortunately each one I noticed was due to William. They will share a score of 26. Making Team Tango the “winner” of the Team Dance.
For the record I think Carrie Ann Inaba was smoking something tonight. Her scoring tonight (especially on the team dances) were odd.
My bottom two for the week are Melissa and Jaleel. I would like Jaleel to go home but I don’t know how the dance duels will go.
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