DWTS Season 11, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

As you probably all know by now, each couple has a “regular” dance and an “Instant dance”. How is it that Mark and Derek weren’t sure of their instant dance (as of Thursday), yet Anna knew hers? Anyway, this could be a serious trainwreck and I can’t say that I’m fond of the idea.

Bristol and Mark – Argentine Tango
Instant Dance: Samba

Jennifer and Derek – Quickstep
Instant Dance: Rumba

Kurt and Anna – Cha Cha Cha; Dancing 3rd
Instant Dance: Waltz (Anna says they are doing their Waltz first, so this order may be wrong)

Brandy and Maks – Waltz
Instant Dance: Cha Cha Cha

Kyle and Lacey – Viennese Waltz
Instant Dance: Jive

All of these now have good sources, although I could have switched Kurt and Anna’s dances.

I think the likely breakdown here is obvious, but lets discuss. If Bristol has Samba in addition to her Argentine Tango – well, those are two very difficult dances to pull off even for a performer. I look for her to be at the bottom of the leader board, probably by a sizable margin. If she pulls off both dances reasonably well, good for her. If she again forgets the steps and still gets good scores – well, this show has jumped the shark.

Kyle I expect will pull of the Waltz very well, but the jive is supposed to be fast with lots of kicks and flicks. If he doesn’t outscore Bristol, he could be our next casualty. I think his odds are better than hers, but it will be interesting to watch.

Kurt, Kurt, Kurt…I just don’t know. He just spent time with Derek and Maks learning Cha Cha, so that should be a help and a Waltz for him is much luckier than Kyle’s Jive or either of Bristol’s dances.

Our two best dancers? Well, Brandy is at a distinct advantage having just learned Cha Cha last week (with Anna’s help, no less), whereas Jennifer has 2 completely new dances. On the other hand, Jennifer will have Cha Cha in the semi-final if she’s not the next “shocking elimination”. And I gotta tell ya folks, if either Jennifer or Brandy leave this week I’m going to have a very hard time continuing to watch and write about this show. ANYWAY, let’s not put the cart before the horse. Watching Jennifer and Derek on ET and you can see their quickstep looks pretty good. Rumba as the insta-dance?? Well, hard dance – one of the harder ones and no way to fake it like you could in Samba or Cha Cha. Sure do hope the judges take that into account – like they have for OTHER contestants. Oh, what am I saying? Of course they won’t. I have a feeling that Brandy will easily reclaim the top spot this week by virtue of easier dances, one of which she already knows.