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.
Really! I was afraid that they were going to have to bring out the old school Vaudeville “hook” to finally drag Bristol off the Dancing With the Stars stage this season but week four’s results show took care of that instead. I think that the meter ran out long ago on her fifteen minutes of fame since she is not actually a “star” as the show’s title implies so give it up, girl…it’s over! Her mother, Sarah Palin, always seemed to have had strategically placed seating in the audience to soak up some camera exposure as well. (By the way I couldn’t help but notice that Sarah seemed to be trying to put forth a new image of herself according to the attire she was seen wearing to the shows. Instead of her usual “political figure” conservative type of clothing I think she may have been shopping at Foxy Dresses R Us! What’s the hidden agenda there? Hmmm, we shall see what future endeavors she springs on us. Maybe a TV talk show or DWTS herself???) For the DWTS inside scoop including exclusive videos and jam-packed newsletters sign up by clicking on the FROM THE BALLROOM tab at http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/.
Week four’s results show also came with some new twists to the usual protocol. The team dance concept was introduced several seasons ago but this week’s team dance is a first ever team “freestyle”. For added drama the actual teams were chosen as the show aired on live television revealing who would have the dishonor of being the dreaded “last kid picked”. Bristol and Mark were chosen last but since they ended up being eliminated at the end of the show it didn’t matter anyway… their goose was already cooked! Incidentally, it is customary for the team eliminated to give interviews and appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Show but Bristol refused. Mark’s explanation was that she was just too upset and emotional about being eliminated. Sweet mother of pearl! Get over it!!
Due to the live airing of the Presidential Debate week five’s Monday night show had to have some adjustments. (Yes, you heard me correctly! Some dingbats made the executive decision to place the debate at a higher priority than Dancing With the Stars. Gimme a break!!) It was announced that due to the time constraints four of the remaining eight couples and one dance team would perform on Monday leaving the remaining four and the other dance team to perform on Tuesday night with no results show this week.
This week’s theme was “Guilty Pleasures” with the stars choosing a song that might seem to be an unlikely favorite for each. Kelly and Val were the first couple to dance Monday night to “I Want You Back”. Kelly seemed to have difficulty squeezing in practice time in addition to her General Hospital taping schedule. Scoring only 24.5 points from the judges for a less that impressive performance may have her preparing to pack her bags.
Gilles and Peta were fabulous snagging 29.5 points on their rhumba to Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. Honestly, I would probably give Gilles a great score if he just walked a couple of laps around the dance floor. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was so excited she actually fell out of her chair during her critique! Simmer down now, Carrie Ann!!
Kirstie and Maks’ omage to Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson earned the pair 25.5 points, which was their highest score to date. Emmitt and Cheryl’s 29 point scoring samba to Emmitt’s Copa Cabana “guilty pleasure” was a surprise for me. Who knew Emmitt was a Manilow “fan”ilow? It takes a real man to admit to that!!
Group dance team Call Me Maybe consisting of the four couples that did not perform individually Monday scored a whopping 29.5 points on their “High School Drama” high energy dance. The remaining team has its work cut out for them to attempt to match that score! Be sure to watch the show then check back here for the “play by play” recap and predictions next Tuesday. Until then…keep on dancin’ and visit the DWTS website link above often for more action.
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