DWTS - Week 9
So, when this season of Dancing with the Stars started I was very disappointed with the talent (or lack of) and I didn't have high hopes for the show. I'm eating those words now. The high level of skill in this week's episode totally blew me away. Everyone did FANTASTIC. But, the fans have spoken and it's time to say goodbye to Ian and Cheryl. I agree with the fans. It was time for them to go.
It's a shame too because this week was there best week ever. Cheryl Burke put a wig on Mr. 90210 and he finally let loose...
They did a great job this week, but unfortunately someone had to go home. I just thank god that it wasn't Joey. I was NOT feeling good when I saw him in the bottom two last week.
This is the Elvis jive...
So, Apolo and Juliane started off the evening with a quick step. They got to pick their own dances this week and I was surprised that two different couples picked the quick step. I'm not a huge fan, but since the quickstep was one of the first dances they did this season, Apolo wanted to show the judges and fans how much he's improved.
Good choice for them because they scored a perfect 30. The choreography was great and the footwork was fantastic. They did some amazing jumps and the speed was there, but it was controlled. Very nice!!
Laila Ali and Maxim came out with a very creative quickstep. They did it to the Bangles song "Walk like an Egyptian". Loved it!
It was fun and unique which is a hard thing to say about the quickstep. I was impressed. They also scored a perfect 30.
My favorite - Joey Fatone and Kym did the fox trot. BEAUTIFUL. I loved that they were wearing all white - it was such a smooth and elegant dance. They really reminded me of movie stars from the 40's.
Joey is so awesome because he can do the ballroom dances perfectly and then he can turn around 5 minutes later and do a pimped out mambo, or a sexy cha cha, or an energetic jive and his personality is unbelievable.
I love the latin round because you can get more creative and energetic with the dances.
Apolo and Juliane did the best cha cha cha that I've ever seen in my life. Len thought it was too raunchy, but he doesn't know shit. Everyone in the audience loved it and they received a standing ovation - much deserved!!!!!
Okay - little known fact about me - I'm an 80's girl at heart. So, when you throw a routine out there to Salt and Pepa or Doug E Fresh or even Vanilla Ice - I'm thrilled!!!!! They rocked the house with this routine. Watch it if you have the time cause it's great!
Laila and Maxim came out and did a very good cha cha cha too. They scored another perfect 30 and what I love about Laila is that she isn't scared to throw in some old school tootsie roll and breakdancing moves.
In my eyes, you can never go wrong with old school!
Last but CERTAINLY not least and probably the best dance of the night - Joey and Kym doing the jive. I LOVE the jive. I know I say that every week - but I can't help it. You have so many ways to spice up a jive and with Joey's skills you can REALLY throw in some difficulty.
Joey dances like one of the professionals. The only person that could ever hold his own (maybe) against Joey is Mario Lopez. Don't get me started on that one. He should have won last season.
But anyway, next week is the LAST show. I'm devastated. The soprano's is going off the air. I have to wait a whole nother season for Dancing with the Stars - I'm guessing there aren't many Entourage episodes left either. What am I going to do with myself??????
VOTE FOR JOEY next week!!!!!!!!!!