Last night on Dancing with the Stars:
The judges handed out double scores
, but did so doubly harshly. Kate Gosselin had a "mini breakthrough" with her tango according to judge Bruno Tonioli, but still landed at the bottom of the leader board (or the top of the worster board, if you're a "glass half full" sort of person), while Evan Lysacek put another feather in his perfection cap, tango-ing (and "tan
going") his way to the top for the second week in a row.Tonight:
The band Sade will perform two songs, New York City's principal ballerina and the violin duo "Nuttin But Stringz" (who either have a sense of humor about themselves or are actually squirrels) will visit the Dancing
stage, and Mark Ballas will once again play the Ghost of Pro Partners Past, this time as the choreographer for a group of Ballroom Kid Champions.Oh yeah ... and someone's GOING HOME!
According to our two polls
on the matter, about 80% of you think that person should be Kate Gosselin, but does America agree with you? Will the new unofficial title of this show become "The Top Eight Minus Kate"? That, my ballroom babies, we shall see
. In an hour. Until then, this is the live recap of the Dancing with the Stars
results show, where anything (inoffensively entertaining) can happen! RESULTSSAFE:
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke! (Yay! Chad is one of my late-breaking favorites.)
: Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower. (I'm guessing the DWTS
producers didn't want to see Jake cry in anxious anticipation this week ... ) Encore, Encore!
Pamela and Damian perform their softcore rumba to "I Can't Make You Love Me" once again. Question: what do you all think of Damian so far? I think he's the perfect blend of sexy, safe and silly for the already too-sexy-for-her-own-good Pam. He just seems like he'd be so fun to go out to a rave with. Maybe it's all the tanktops."Tuesday the 13th":
Bruno stars in a fake trailer for a Dancing
inspired horror flick that just begs
to be screencapped ... AHHHHHHHHH!
(I'm screaming at all the HUGE mouths.)Sade performs
"Babyfather," accompanied by some interestingly
dressed back-up singers. It's like half Urkel, half Carmen Miranda:MORE RESULTSSAFE:
Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya. (Go Team Evanna! They earned it.)Pros' Funniest Home Videos:
Chelsie reveals that she hated dancing as a little girl, Maks "was a lot better dancer than he was an actor," and Derek and Mark grew up together (with Julianne) and were called "the Ballas Brat Pack." Plus: Louis used to have a ponytail!
And Tony once got in a fight on the ballroom floor and got kicked out of a competition. (Noooow I know why he's set up with Kate! The man can handle himself.)Kids Dance the Darndest Things:
The nation's premier ballroom prodigies take the floor to perform an impressive montage of dance styles, choreographed by Mark Ballas.
Another movie trailer parody starring Evan Lysacek and Niecy Nash. "Glambo":
But that flick is NO MATCH for this one, starring Tony Dovolani.
If you didn't catch on by now, next Monday is "Movie Night" on Dancing
with the Stars
. I guess that means each song will be from a
movie--or does it mean the choreography will be inspired by a movie? All
guesses are welcome. Fingers crossed for a blue-face-paint Avatar
: Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough.
: Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood.Nuttin But Strings:
Hip hop violin, ballet and contemporary dance combined on national television by Macy's never looked so good! Sade performs
"The Sweetest Taboo." Her voice is hypnotizing. What do you think, commenters: could/should DWTS
pay her off to sing the performance show tunes, too? MORE RESULTS
SAFE: Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Which leaves ... Kate, Aiden and Niecy wondering who will get cut tonight. Come on, America! Don't let us down."Double-O-chocinco: Dance Another Day"
These trailers are just too cheesy not
to capture on the Internet forever.
The glitter eye patch: for the man who suffered a horrendous eye injury but wants to remain fabulous.FINAL RESULTSSAFE
: Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani. (Awwwwww
... shucks.)BOTTOM TWO
: Aiden & Edyta and Niecy & Louis.ELIMINATED:
Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska.
BUMMER! Yes, he wasn't the best dancer in the bunch, but he also wasn't the worst. And I think we aaaaall
know who was the worst.
Bye, Aiden! We'll miss your sexy British accent and cheeky wit. And bye, Edyta, we'll miss envying your abs (until next season).
What do you think, BuddyTV nation? Aren't we--or should I say the Dancing with the Stars
producers--just prolonging the inevitable by keeping Kate around? Or will she be the comeback story of the season? How about Aiden? Were you rooting for him, or does his loss leave you unfazed?
As one of the real "practice makes progress" stories, I'm sad to see him go. But I've got to build some bulletproof windows around my heart, because there are still plenty of eliminations to come, and plenty of favorites to drop out of the running as the season goes on. At least these last couple of Results Shows are conditioning me to expect
disappointment. (How's that for some "glass half full"?)
Keep coming back throughout the week for all the Dancing with the Stars
news you'll ever need, and remember to visit me next Monday when I'll live recap "Movie Night," whatever that
is. (Images courtesy of ABC)