It was a fun night on Dancing with the Stars, what with the four new dances that were introduced. Right off the bat, the country two-steppers really struggled, and I'm wondering if it had something to do with the weirdness of the nature of the dance (as opposed to traditional ballroom) or they're just really, inherently bad.The Best - Joanna Kruppa and Derek Hough's Lambada
Take, for instance, Chuck Lidell and Anna Trebunskaya, Mark Dacoscos and Lacey Schwimmer, and Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower. All three struggled quite noticeably. While I don't think any dance can save Chuck Lidell, a less difficult dance could've been better for Mark and Louie - Louie and Chelsie could have done much better if they danced the bolero, something that can emphasize their chemistry.
Runners-up include Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas and Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo, but we seriously need to give it up to Joanna and Derek for the daring moves. We already know that they're planning something amazing when Derek took off his shirt before the routine. Halfway through it, I'm betting the parents were telling their kids to go to bed, because things were becoming beyond PG 13.
Like Carrie Anne said, the crux of the lambada is the crotch (or maybe hip movements?), and while Joanna and Derek didn't get any 10s, their routine epitomized what the dance is all about.The Worst - Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff's Lambada
Sure, there have been horrible routines where the men didn't do anything except stand up and watch their partners (read: Chuck Lidell and Anna Trebunskaya, and Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova). However, expectations and standards are differently set for Aaron and Karina because they've been pretty consistent (and besides, Aaron himself claimed they're going to win the whole thing).
Plus, the dance itself reeked of potential, and for a couple of hot, young things, they could've made the dance explosively hot. But they didn't; far from it, in fact.
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- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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