Dancing with the Stars: Semi-Finals Performance Show
Dancing with the Stars: Semi-Finals Performance Show
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's time for the Semi-Finals on Dancing with the Stars.  Only four couples remain, and after dancing THREE dances each, it will be up to America to decide who goes home and which three celebrities will make the finale in their quest for the Mirror Ball Trophy and dancing immortality.

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Last week I tried predicting what three scores each of the four couples would get.  Let's see if I'm anywhere close.

The Fashion Report: Donny's gold jacket wins the Worst in Show award.  Everyone else looks beautiful and glamorous.

Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson - Tango

Kym brings Gilles Marini back to give Donny some pointers on making the Tango sexy.  The goal is to make the audience uncomfortable with his sensuality and passion, but all I see is a fairly timid and safe Tango.  Donny blames having his sister in the room which through him off, and Len Goodman agrees that seeing Marie Osmond is enough to turn anyone off.  It was essentially a total misfire, but in his defense, it all start with a rather revealing wardrobe malfunction from Kym that killed their confidence.

Judges' Scores: 7+7+7=21

Yikes, a 21 in week 9?  That is super bad.

Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough - Viennese Waltz

Derek brings in his former partner and past champion Brooke Burke.  Derek + 2 Models = A much better threesome than the one on Gossip Girl.  They dance to "Hallelujah," most famously covered by Jeff Buckley, and it's the most hauntingly beautiful song EVER.  It helps to make the dance seem more beautiful than it probably is, and while the judges find some tiny technical issues, it's still a work of art.

Judges' Scores: 9+9+9=27

Nice, but these two really need to step it up and get a 30 already.

Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel - Rumba 

Oh no, this week Kelly's doggie passed away.  That pup was so adorable, and I'm already tearing up.  It's pretty strong, and definitely sensual, though Kelly does stumble a bit at the end.  Also, celebrities are required to do a solo in their Latin routine, and Kelly's is just OK.  However, based on the response in the ballroom, Kelly has more support than anyone.  I hate to say it, but I think the dead dog and her general likability might be enough to get her through to the finale, especially if Donny keeps stumbling as terribly as he is.

Judges' Scores: 8+8+8=24

They still can't seem to break down that big wall.

Mya and Dmitry Chaplin - Waltz

Mya brings in a dry erase board to lay down the ground rules of rehearsal.  Wow, I guess DanceCenter was right, Mya really is the pro and Dmitry is her celebrity partner.  I dare you to try and find a fault with this performance.  You can't.  You just can't.  Let's give them the damn Mirror Ball Trophy right now.  Carrie Ann Inaba takes out her electron microscope to find something tiny to criticize.

Judges' Scores: 9+9+10=28

Seriously?  The judges think these two could've done two points better?


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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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