Dancing with the Stars All Stars Fox Trots and Cha Cha Cha’s and We were Not Disappointed!
What a fun night last night. It was great seeing so many familiar faces and all in the same place. There was a general feeling of happiness and a reunion.
Some might say that the judges were harder on giving out points than usual. But I think they did the right thing. We were told that they would be harder and it makes sense. Most of these dancers have won or placed in the top three. Yes, maybe they have been away from dancing for a year or two, but we are at a different level of dancing then a regular season. And, we have to give these celebrities somewhere to go, meaning up in scoring. Let’s see how everybody did.
Emmitt Smith: Dance Cha Cha Cha Score: 24.5 Pro: Cheryl Burke
Kelly Monaco Dance: Cha Cha Cha Score: 21.5 Pro: Val Chmerkovskiy
When Kelly met Val she said, “Val is Awesome.” I have never seen Kelly dance and she won the trophy for the first season of Dancing with the Stars. However, the season was only 6 weeks and some of the dances performed today, she has never done. But, she is ready for the challenge.
The chemistry she has with Val is really something. Val had this to say about their partnership, “Kelly and I exude sensuality covered with a smoldering-hot sexual tension.” I’d say that is correct!
One of the cuter moments happened during one of their rehearsals. Val said, “You’re a very petite lady and you have those big…yeah.” ( I am certain you know what he is talking about.)
Bruno: He called Kelly “sexy and hotter than ever.”
Carrie Ann: “Apolo isn’t the only one who got a whole bunch sexier. You two have insane chemistry.”
Len: For the most part, he agreed. “You were not this good in season one. Something happened to you. Dare I say it’s chemistry?”
SereneLdy: Wow, yes the chemistry is something. In fact, while waiting for their score, Brook said something about never having seen Val this shy before. Hmmmmmmmm Interesting!
Melissa Rycroft Dance: Fox Trot Score: 21 Pro: Tony Dovolani
During season 8, Melissa and Tony finished in third place. They both would like to do better this time.
They did a cute dance that had a lot of money thrown around. The song they danced to was “Big Spender.”
Carrie Ann: You can’t go wrong with a little Sweet Charity.” Carrie felt she had exquisite lines…but you need to have more body contact.”
Len: He liked it but he thought it was a little to theatrical. But he did agree that she had great lines and extensions.
Bruno: Agreed about the great extensions and needing more body contact.
SereneLdy: I loved their dance and she looked so graceful. She and Tony make a great team.
Joey Fatone Dance: Cha Cha Cha Score: 20.5 Pro: Kym Johnson
Joey and Kym took the trophy in season 4. Kym feels she was a bit lax with him, and she has had him wearing the Cuban shoes all of the time now, in order to get him more comfortable in them.
During the routine, Joey showed off some of Michael Jackson’s moves. The dance ended with Kym dangling at a 45 degree angle to achieve “optimum fringe suspension.”
Len: “You are full of enthusiasm, just check out your footwork.”
Bruno: He enjoyed the “wonderful Jackson touches,” but felt Joey’s posture has to change for a proper Cha Cha Cha.
Carrie Ann: Carrie called him, “My favorite showman. That’s the way to start an All Stars show.
SereneLdy: I loved the entrance of Joey jumping over Kym. They are so cute together.
Bristol Palin: Dance: Cha Cha Cha Score: 19.5 Pro: Mark Ballas
This young lady really looked great. She has lost weight, she was more confident, and she was able to be sexier than in her previous season. It think it was a great call to partner her again with Mark. They developed a wonderful friendship and she really came to trust him.
Carrie Ann: “I vote you the most improved. You are confident and you’re sassy. A great improvement.”
Len: He agreed about the improvement. You were not shy and you were into it.”
Bruno: “Bristol darling , is it really you.” Her felt she had great legs and hips.
Kirstie Alley Dance: Fox Trot Score: 19 Pro: Maks Chmerkovskiy
Kirstie stated that she is very happy to be with Maks again as they have developed a great friendship.
Now we all know that Kirstie is large on top, and it was cute when Maks said, “Your boob is always on me.”
The routine was very nice and Kirstie is always light on her feet. The dance ended with a nice platonic kiss on the cheek.
Carrie Ann: “You have the most beautiful movements which translate into moments.
Len: He liked it but told her to lift up her ribcage and to do some refining.
Bruno: He enjoyed it but told her to work on her shoulders, frame, and footwork.
SereneLdy: I enjoyed it and love watching the two of them together.
Pamela Anderson Dance: Cha Cha Cha Score: 17 Pro: Tristan MacMahon
Pamela is in a bit of an underdog role and she was eliminated during the 6th week of her previous season. Tristan was very good about giving encouragement. She gave it a good effort but it appeared she was off several times.
Bruno: “You look like a girl who can go all the way” – but “You have to put work in to go all the way. You have to work harder.”
Carrie Ann: “You were living the dream, but is was a bit uncomfortable.”
Len: “You are like a kid on a new bike and wobbly.”
When upstairs, Pamela seemed to groan at her score.
SereneLdy: She really did not do well and I think she looked better during her first season. Logically, she should be the one going home. But I think she is involved with Peta and their votes seemed to keep her around last time.
I truly hope no one else is forced to go home. It would be tragic.