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Dancing with the Stars Acoustic Night Music

I apologize for being a little late this week on listing the music from tonight’s Dancing with the Stars. I was out at an event and so I wasn’t able to get it posted until now. Of course, since tonight was Dancing with the Stars acoustic night, the list below won’t be a perfect match, but I’m sure many will enjoy it just the same. As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music.

Kurt & Anna danced a Rumba to the song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” Drops—Train
Brandy & Maksim danced a Rumba to the song “This Woman’s Work” This—Kate Bush
Rick & Cheryl danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Violentango” Violentango—Astor Piazzola
Kyle & Lacey danced a Rumba to the song “Nothin’ on You” Nothin'—B.o.B.
The Situation & Karina danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” Sweet—Tanghetto
Florence & Corky danced a Rumba to the song “Yesterday” Yesterday—The Beatles
Jennifer & Derek danced a Argentine Tango to the song “La Cumparsita” La—Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Bristol & Mark danced a Rumba to the song “Umbrella” Umbrella—Rihanna
Audrina & Tony danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Somebody to Love” Somebody—Jefferson Airplane

October 11, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS11 Week 4 Power Rankings

Ugh.  Can I just say that, with the exception of maybe 3 performances, I felt really let down by this week? All the hype about it being acoustic & intimate & passionate – forget it.  Music sounded the same to me (and most of it was positively sucktastic), the stage seemed to really throw some couples off, and I still hate the whole 2-score concept – seemed like it gave the judges an excuse to be even more cockamamie in their scoring.  But anyway, here we go…

1.) Jennifer & Derek – FINALLY – for the first time this season, I feel like they were scored properly.  So clean, so committed, so clever -  this was some more stellar Argentine tango choreography from Derek, and some near flawless execution from Jen.  I honestly got a little worried when I saw her struggling so much during the package – but for no reason.  This was spot-on, and one of the few I really enjoyed tonight.  I liked that they opted to forgo they super-high, impressive lifts, and just stuck with very well-executed simple ones (in which Jen was securely supported ;-)).  Loved the little bit with the piano at the beginning.  Safe :-)

2.) Audrina & Tony – Ok, valiant effort by Audrina – but I’m still seeing ceiling eyes, and still a certain tentativeness in her movement.  She moves well, but not with the same conviction I see from Jen; I almost get the feeling that she’s kinda looking to Tony for visual reassurance after each move, like “Am I doing this right?” Nevertheless, this was a pretty hot tango…really liked the dip at the end.  I agree with Len, though – the music kinda threw me, and felt more like a paso than an Argentine tango.  But they did get the pimp spot and a good score, so I’m willing to bet they’re bringing in the votes. 

3.) Brandy & Maks – This one is really a head-scratcher for me.  Brandy’s dress was my favorite tonight, and I think they got the music best-suited to rumba – plus it’s just a bloody GORGEOUS song.  However, she kinda wavered in this dance for me – parts of it I loved (the dramatic dip, the eyes closed while embracing Maks), and parts of it left me going “WTF?” (mainly the laying down at the beginning and end, and her arms – which are still flaily & pretty damn bad).  I feel like she was a bit overscored on technique, as she just seemed to be walking through her steps at times.  However, she did seem to convey the dramatic, over-the-moon-in-love feeling of the rumba the best of all the couples tonight.  They got the crap spot, and it seems like support for Brandy is waning (which I don’t quite understand, but oh well – it’s happening nonetheless), but I think we still have another week or two of eliminating bad dancers before we have a “shock” elimination.

4.) Kyle & Lacey – I actually have to give both Kyle and Lacey props tonight – the former did a decent job of improving his technique (although it was still a bit jerky) and conveying the mood of the rumba, and the latter managed to choreograph something very age-appropriate and well-suited to Kyle’s abilities.  Thought they were a little underscored on performance.  And I will repeat – Kyle’s charm is becoming less potent to the judges by the week, and they are beginning to nitpick about technique.  I worry he may not be improving fast enough to keep up with some of the other couples that are making bigger strides.  Decent running order (top of the 2nd hour), and decent score, so I’m calling these two safe.

5.) Rick & Cheryl – *sigh* Big letdown from these two this week.  For as accomplished as Cheryl claims to be in Argentine tango, this one didn’t any different than her A. tango with Chad last season – she did most of the dancing, and he was just kinda “there” for her.  Which sucks, because the few big moves he did pull out seemed pretty good – was impressed by how a guy with such long legs and big feet was still able to do some decent gaunchos.  However, I felt the same disconnect from him that I felt from Audrina – he never quite got into the groove of the dance.  Luckily for him, he’s pretty and the ladies love him, and there’s still crappier couples that need to go home first.

6.) Kurt & Anna – Felt bad for these two – feel like the judges really came down hard on them for what really wasn’t a terrible performance.  Yes, Kurt still is struggling with his arms; and yes, this was a pretty basic routine without a whole lot of flashy moves.  But I feel like he managed to stay on time, and overally it was an appropriately clean, sweet performance from a guy who felt uncomfortable dancing so “intimately” with a woman who wasn’t his wife (awwww :-)).  Hopefully they’ll get a ballroom dance next week, because I think Kurt’s better able to connect with the ballroom dances.  Good running order position, not the worst score of the night, and the NFL vote still in effect – safe.

7.) The Situation & Karina – Maaaan…were these two like the judges’ punching bag this week? As “chaotic” as this tango may have been – Sitch didn’t let me down, and he DOMINATED those lifts.  Yes, the few simple steps he did were pretty shaky, but on the whole, I actually really enjoyed this performance – the whole steamy, sleazy feel of the tango seems to suit him well.  Plus his pecs looked great – seriously, they should have a name of their own, since his abs are the Situation…maybe we call his pecs “The Seduction”? Who knows :-P Maybe I’m being overly optimistic here, but I’m calling these two safe – maybe bottom 2 material, but I don’t think they’re going home.  The points spread seems pretty close, and I think Bristol’s fanbase might be waning a bit…and people just might be getting tired of awkward moments with…

8.) Florence & Corky – Clearing God was smiling upon me tonight when he decided to make my DVR cut out nearly all of this rumba :-D The last 20 seconds or so, which I did catch, didn’t surprise me much – awkward, icky, and inappropriately sleazy for someone like Florence.  Maybe I missed some really great part of it, which is why they were scored so much better than both Sitch & Karina and Bristol & Mark, but I can’t imagine they were really that great.  And if what you guys are saying is representative of most of America, then their schtick seems to wearing on everyone, and I doubt they’ll last much longer.

9.) Bristol & Mark – Not terrible, but definitely the non-event of the evening.  Bristol is just so – calm.  No real emotion; no real commitment to any step.  This just seemed like a rumba “stroll” – no real hard-hitting steps (unless you count Mark doffing his shirt – GIMMICK ALERT! Boy must be desperate.) Now while I don’t have any personal beef with Bristol or her family (and for the love of god, guys, please don’t turn the comment section into a gripefest about her personal life – I’m tired of hearing everyone bitch about everything except her dancing), I think this may have been the final nail in the coffin for her…she really needed to own this performance this week, and it didn’t happen.  And Mark’s act of desperation didn’t help, either.  Bye bye, Bristol the Pistol!

Talk to me, kids – were you as let down by Acoustic Night as I was? Who’s going home? Who’s getting the encore? And who else is as pumped as I am for Goo Goo Dolls & Forever Tango tomorrow night on the results show? :-D And have you all gotten your entries in for the week 3 caption contest?

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DWTS 11 Stat Class: Week 4 (Acoustic Week)

Another week has come and gone… which mean a new week of attempting to predict scores…

Tonight’s theme… Acoustics! (I wonder where they got this idea from?) From what we have been able to gather from the internets the two dances that will be performed tonight are the two sexiest and most sensual dances in the repetoire: the Rumba and the Argentine Tango…

Again many thanks to Heidi for finding out who is dancing what this week:

RUMBA
Brandy and Maks
- Maksim & Tia Carrere (Season 2/Week 2): 22/30
- Maksim & Willa Ford (Season 3/Week 5): 27/30
- Maksim & Laila Ali (Season 4/Week 5): 28/30
- Maksim & Melanie Brown (Season 5/Week 6): 30/30
- Maksim & Erin Andrews (Season 10/Week 8): 25/30
Prediction: 25/30

Kurt and Anna
- Anna & Jerry Rice (Season 2/Week 7): 21/30
- Anna & Evan Lysacek (Season 10/Week 5): 27/30
Let’s add in other “footballers”
- Cheryl & Emmitt Smith (Season 3/Week 8): 29/30
- Edyta & Jason Taylor (Season 6/Week 5): 27/30
- Kym & Warren Sapp (Season 7/Week 6): 25/30
- Cheryl & Chad Ochocinco (Season 10/Week 4): 22/30
Prediction: 22/30

Florence and Corky
Since Corky has yet to perform the Rumba w/ a celeb… how did other “mature” female celebs?
- Louis & Priscilla Presley (Season 6/Week 5): 21/30
- Tony & Susan Lucci (Season 7/Week 2): 21/30
- Tony & Jane Seymour (Season 5/Week 5): 26/30
Prediction: 21/30

Bristol and Mark
- Mark & Sabrina Bryan (Season 5/Week 5): 28/30
- Mark & Kristi Yamaguchi (Season 6/Week 5): 29/30
- Mark & Kim Kardashian (Season 7/Week 2): 17/30
- Mark & Shawn Johnson (Season 8/Week 6): 26/30
Prediction: 20/30

Kyle and Lacey
- Lacey & Lance Bass (Season 7/Week 7): 25/30
- Lacey & Steve-O (Season 8/Week 60: 16/30
- Lacey & Mark Dacascos (Season 9/Week 3): 18/30
Just for the hell of it… let’s add other Disney related celebs
- Louis & Monique Coleman (Season 3/Week 5): 27/30
- Mark & Sabrina Bryan (Season 5/Week 5): 28/30
- Julianne & Cody Linley (Season 7/Week 2): 21/30
Prediction: 19/30

ARGENTINE TANGO
Jennifer and Derek
- Derek & Lil Kim (Season 8/Week 4): 27/30
- Derek & Nicole Scherzinger (Season 10/Week 9): 30/30
And then adding in other actresses closer to her age group:
- Damian & Pamela Anderson (Season 10/Week 6): 22/30
Prediction: 26/30

Audrina and Tony
- Tony & Melissa Rycroft (Season 8/Week 7): 29/30
What about other reality stars?
- Louis & Kelly Osbourne (Season 9/Week 10): 26/30
Prediction: 24/30

Sitch and Karina
- Karina & Steve Wozniak (Season 8/Week 4): 12/30
- Karina & Aaron Carter (Season 9/Week 5): 24/30
LOL… again other reality stars…
- Tony & Melissa Rycroft (Season 8/Week 7): 29/30
- Louis & Kelly Osbourne (Season 9/Week 10): 26/30
Prediction: 20/30

Rick and Cheryl
- Cheryl & Gilles Marini (Season 8/Week 4): 30/30
- Cheryl & Chad Ochocinco (Season 10/Week 6): 24/30
What about adding in athletes?
- Chelsie & Ty Murray (Season 8/Week 9): 25/30
- Chelsie & Louie Vito (Season 9/Week 5): 22/30
Prediction: 24/30

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

DWTS 11, Week 4 – The Two Young Standouts, Per GMA

Need another video teaser for tonight? Good Morning America did a great spread on Audrina Partridge and Kyle Massey this morning!!

For a young guy, Kyle sure is wise imo and full of class. Check out what he says on being too young and see if you agree.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.