Your Dances for the week are Argentine Tango and Rumba! And I imagine it will be a very telling week, for some. As for the dance order, I’ll add it when/if I find it.
Brandy and Maks – Rumba
Jennifer and Derek – Argentine Tango
Audrina and Tony – Argentine Tango
Kurt and Anna – Rumba; Dancing FIRST
Sitch and Karina – Argentine Tango
Florence and Corky – Rumba
Rick and Cheryl – Argentine Tango
Bristol and Mark – Rumba
Kyle and Lacey – Rumba
As Vogue mentioned earlier, it’s double score week (in addition to Acoustic in the Round night – anything else, producers??) – this could be the kiss of death for someone. There are some scores that popularity and votes will not overcome. Here’s a sketch of how the Ballroom is supposed to look – someone tweeted it to me so I can’t give you a source.
ETA: Chelsie and Dmitry and dancing Rumba tonight as well.
Well, I think that Kyle and Bristol are going to have issues with the Rumba due to youth and a lack of real technique. This is not a dance were Kyle can use his goofy personality to get ahead. Bristol? Well, her novelty may be wearing off. We will see. But by having the double score, it will be the double death for both of them – but maybe more so for Kyle. He won’t able to shine personality-wise (unless miracles happen) and he’s not had great technique so far. As for Bristol, well, she may fare better in technique, but the rumba is going to require more than she may possess in terms of performance.
Florence – don’t really want to watch that particular rumba but I will do it for you guys. She will probably do well performance-wise, but I imagine the technique will suffer. It’s a hard dance and she’s not a young woman.
In terms of Rumba, that leaves it between Brandy and Kurt – Brandy SHOULD have the edge and win the rumba group easily. But…well, I’ve been calling Brandy a winner all season to this point and I have yet to be proven right. Her Samba was an improvement over her previous 2 dances, but the rumba? I can’t wait to watch, for sure. As for Kurt – well, my mother and 2 sisters are in town visiting and they have all fallen in love with Kurt. In their eyes, he wins. I imagine Brandy will win the night over all, for Rumba.
The Argentine Tango group could be much more competitive, with Jennifer, Rick and Audrina all going head to head. Frankly, I think it’s going to come down to Jennifer and Rick. Jennifer has shown that she’s got what it takes MOST of the time and Rick has Cheryl, who is recently trained in Buenos Aires in Argentine Tango and will be touring with Forever Tango once the show is over for the season. She has a leg up on the competition. Of course, the Pro’s superb skills don’t always translate to the celeb, but I think they have a serious shot. As for Audrina – well, this is where the rubber meets the road for her. She has to be obviously passionate and SHARP. She certainly has potential, but if she doesn’t bring the passion, look out. I think Jennifer will do well both in technique and performance, but I’m really not sure in terms of Rick and Audrina. I can’t wait to find out.
As for the Sitch – well, that boy is just in a league all his own. I love watching him. I enjoy him. But….well, you know. Double score, performance and technique? The Sitch could be dead after this dance, figuratively speaking.