These are always fun! This week is a mix bag of emotions versus past weeks. Can you tell it’s Week 5?
Well, well, well…another interesting night. Let me take this opportunity to point out that Courtney and I were right on target with the storyboarding we would see this week. I’m right so rarely this season that I have to capitalize when I am. It’s only a shame that Hope couldn’t take advantage of a golden opportunity. We pretty much figured that they were going to knock Ricki down a few pegs (and neither Derek nor Ricki seemed to mind this overly much), allowing JR and Hope to spring to the top – only Hope didn’t capitalize on it. The result was a bloated score on one of the worse dances of the night…and that’s saying something!! We also tried telling people that they weren’t turning JR into Ralph Macchio – they’re making this show into a horserace if it kills them. I still think it’s his to lose.
I also have to ask – Carrie Ann, in what freakin’ universe do you give the same score to Rob Kardashian as you do JR?? You’re losing what credibility you had, sweetheart. At least you don’t have far to fall. And you all give the exact same score to a couple who looked great in hold and only out of time on the Running Rabbit as you gave a couple who didn’t look great either in hold or out – and who was more heavily, substantively criticized. Come on, gang – you’re being pathetically transparent. You want to make sure that Hope sticks around another couple weeks, try giving Carson and Chaz scores THEY actually deserve, instead of the entertainment value score. Nancy too, for that matter – bad news for her is that I keep forgetting she’s there.
Let’s look at the numbers.
The Judges Scores and Percentages
Below are more interviews from Access Hollywood (two dances for next week are revealed in their interviews), ET, and PopTVDotCom. But, let’s go to Donny Osmond first with his take from Good Morning America. He thinks Nancy or Carson will go home tonight. He’s especially worried for Nancy since she’s in a “no man’s zone” on the leaderboard. Surprisingly, I pretty much agree with Donny this time, do you?
Be sure to read Louis Van Amstel’s complete review on the night at his ABC Blog as well. Below is a take for who he thinks might go home and who will go to the finals…
Overall. Relatively speaking, I’m worried for sure for Carson, but also a bit for Hope, Nancy, and Rob.
I’m very proud of Chaz and David this week. Ricki and J.R. are in the finals in my book. The question is, who will be the third couple to join them? This week, I’d choose David!
And now onto the Access Hollywood interviews….
What a night last night, huh?! George Pennacchio from On The Red Carpet was there to interview all the couples and get their reactions after dancing. Let’s go to Ricki and Derek first because I thought Derek had the best 80′s hair.
Humble and positive as always, Derek knows they didn’t have as great of a dance for having the song they did. Ricki is a little disappointed in herself and hopes she didn’t disappoint Derek. Derek assures her everything is fine. They are having fun! (Don’t you just love Derek’s HAIR? LOL!)
George asks Anna and Carson what happened. Carson says he knows they weren’t flawless. He got a little sassy with the judges because he didn’t think they deserved two “6″‘s since they had good choreography with tricks. Never the less, they had fun and are not disappointed in their dance. Many of his dreams have happened because of Dancing With The Stars and Carson has even has been able to cross off things on his Bucket List.
Rob tells George of how pleased he is with his progress and performance. Cheryl stresses how hard Rob is working and how much he wants to dance. Rob is loving the positive feedback ever since he started which has helped. Never did he think he’d be able to get in a second place position. The smile below says it all…