In Part 2 of our interview posts, we have interviews with Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight, but, first let’s go to Hines Ward with his thoughts on the dances last night on Good Morning America HERE. Hines is rooting for David Arquette (since Kym was his partner last season), but, thought Ricki and Derek had the best dance of the night. He thinks they will be in the finals.
Louis van Amstel also reviewed the dances. Below is an excerpt from his new blog at ABC. From a dancing point of view, Louis is most worried for Nancy and Chaz tonight! He liked J.R and Karina’s dance the most. He also liked Ricki and Derek! Here is more of his thoughts on some of the other couples….
3. Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya’s Viennese Waltz
Where would the show be without Carson? Their dance is such a clever way to mix entertainment value and still use elements of the Viennese Waltz. Carson executed the choreography well. Lucky for Carson, Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” is slightly weird and effeminate, which gave Carson some leeway on his movements, which are slightly awkward at times. Len needs to lighten up! Yet he was cute saying he’d vote for them! Scores should have been like Chynna’s (three 7s) or even an 8 for Carson’s entertainment value, given this is movie week and Carson really expressed the dance he was given. (Carson got 6 from Len and two 7s from Carrie Ann and Bruno for a total of 20 out of 30).
4. Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus’ Paso Doble
I thought the video intro package was great and if Nancy can bring her TV persona to this dance she’s going to kill it. Nancy was good at the twist turns, which are the recognizable moves of the dance, but this song did not help a bit to create a powerful paso doble. I could see Nancy’s will to do well, so it wasn’t for her lack of effort. It was a clever move to make the skirt too long because it hid flexed feet and bent legs when they’re supposed to be straight. I kind of agree with the judges, but I don’t agree with Carrie Ann. Nancy needs to improve technique now to stay in the competition. Nancy, point your toes and become more aware of your legs! Wow, I did not agree with the scores. I’m sorry guys I thought this was more a mix of 6 and 7, especially compared to other couples. I love you Nancy, I want you to do well!
5. Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Foxtrot
Cute and what works for Hope is she’s solid in knowing the routine. The weird part is when Hope is doing the hard part in close hold she does better than when she’s alone which makes Hope look a little stiff at times. In other words, when it’s difficult choreography she does better than when it’s easier. Less thinking Hope and more doing, get out of your head. Totally agree with Len’s frustration. Team work is everything. Scores are great, on the high side though imo.