NOTE: Robin Garrett, was chosen as the special WFAA.com "Dancing with the Stars - All Stars" Super Blogger (via a special WFAA/ABC contest) to document the Fall 2012 DWTS season.
Just as the doggy said when it sat on the sandpaper, "Rough" describes how tricky it is becoming to predict who will be eliminated from Dancing With the Stars next! Contrary to the anticipated elimination of two couples last Tuesday only one couple was given their walking papers. Since I am SURE you watched the show you know that Sabrina and Louis drew the short straw and are the latest victims of the vote. Former Cheetah girl Sabrina Bryan's lucky number must definitely not be 6. Being eliminated in this season's Week Six had to be like a blast from the past of her first appearance on DWTS's season five in which she was also eliminated Week 6. Hmmm, is that serendipity? It seems so to me. At any rate I did not see that one coming especially since they were at the top of the judges leaderboard. Oh well, as they say in France "C'est la vie" or such is life… especially on Dancing With the Stars!
Due to the presidential elections the couples are all given a reprieve this Week 7 with no team to be eliminated since there will not be a Tuesday results show. Judges scores and fan votes are being tabulated and will be added to next week's so the suspense is mounting! Who will be the next to go? Me thinks Kirstie and Maks' number may be up especially with their score on this week's fusion dance being a paltry 24. Ouch! That makes me think of the limbo, "How low can you go?" Nevertheless, you've gotta' give Kirstie credit. She always lays it on the line by giving it her all and bringing humor whenever possible. Remember some of the contestants are half of her age! (By the way Kirstie is going to be interviewed by BaBa WaWa this week on ABC's 20/20 so plan to tune in or set your DVR!)
This season has had twists and turns at every corner with the latest curve ball thrown to them being the creation of the Fusion Dances (or as Emmitt called it "Confusion" dances). This is a completely new concept on DWTS in which two entirely different dances to one song must be seamlessly choreographed and "fused" together by each couple and performed. Really, where are these ideas coming from? I'm thinking that their consulting team might be whoever dreamed up the ever- popular legendary Texas Jackalope (half jack rabbit/half antelope)! Incidentally check out the website at http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/ for the keep-dancing-game where you can create and customize DWTS avatars.
Dancing first were Apolo and Karina with their 27 point scoring Cha Cha/Paso fusion. As is usual they managed to pull it off. Speaking of pulling it off, Apolo ripped off his shirt during the dance revealing ripped abs.! Instead of being Apolo Ohno he looked and danced more like Apolo "Oh Yes". Judging by the reaction of the crowd I believe they agreed! Emmitt and Cheryl performed their Samba/Rhumba dressed in hot pink and scored 27.5 points edging out Apolo's 27 points.
Now, am I reading too much into the partnership of Kelly and Val? At the season's beginning Val repeatedly made remarks about Kelly being the "elder" but now I can't help but get the feeling that "somethin's cookin' "… and it's NOT in the kitchen! They also scored 27 points on their Fox Trot/Cha Cha. Melissa and Tony's Tango/Cha Cha fusion reeled in a 29 point score. I think Melissa's previous dance experience as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader seems to give her an edge and she could probably pass for a pro!
Due to an achy breaky neck injury Derek was not given a release by the doctor to perform this week so Mark filled in for him. Not to worry, though. Shawn and Mark managed to score a perfect 30! AWESOME! Gilles and Peta were the final couple to perform scoring 28.5 points on their Argentine Tango/Samba. Really…what can I say about Gilles and Cheryl without sounding like a broken record? These guys have got it going on!
Wrapping up the show was an all new Swing Dance Marathon. All 7 couples danced simultaneously until each was eliminated one at a time scoring points according to their order of departure. The first couple removed was Kirstie and Maks with Melissa and Tony being the last team making them the recipients of the top score.
Having fun and keeping it light is the name of my game but I am closing this week's blog with a serious note and well wishes to all who have recently been distressed on the East Coast. I love Dancing With the Stars but my heart belongs and goes out to all the victims of Sandy! DWTS fans let's band together and help in every way possible. I L C U next week!
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