This week's dances were all about drama, romance & passion. Three of my favorite things! I felt that the remaining 9, with the exception of one, really took the ability level up a notch or 2. This is getting to be an intense contest! There were five 10s given out and 2 almost perfect scores. The heat is on!!!
Kristi Yamaguchi came out of the starting gate and set the bar for the night. As usual, she was perfection and gave a very impressive Pas a doble` performance that netted her two 10s and a score of 29. She was a tough act to follow.
Priscilla Presley was up next with the Viennese Waltz. I thought she was very graceful although it did seem a bit strained at times. She looks much less hard and waxy with her dress and hair done in curls. Maybe she should go for that look more often.
Adam Carolla came out with his version of the Pas a doble`... on a unicycle! Between that and the fire in the background I felt like I was watching a circus act. Can't he just dance and not have all the distractions? He is the only one who didn't break into the 20s and I think it shows that he is out of his league here. It's time for him to go home.
Marlee Matlin gave a beautiful Waltz performance that moved CarrieAnn to tears! I felt her posture is a little limp, kind of like a ragdoll. This may be related to here deafness, we'll see if she improves next week.
Mario's Pas a doble` was fast and quick but I was most impressed with Karina's boobs. That dress was awesome! She can be quite bitchy but I'll overlook it and focus on her chest.
Next came Jason Taylor with his Waltz. He recovered from his lower score last week and brought an amazing dance. He was the second dancer to garner two 10s and an almost perfect score.
Being a Latino, Cristian de la Feunte did a great job with his Pas a doble`. It was very intense and focused, something I haven't seen from him thus far. He was awarded with one of the higher scores of the night with 26.
One of my personal favs is Shannon Elizabeth. Her partner Derek had a little medical trouble last week but seemed to but much better last night. These two have serious CHEMISTRY!!! They looked like they were just going to go for it at the end of their dance. She also got one of the coveted 10s...from Head Judge Len! That makes it even more impressive!
Marissa Jaret Winokur had a much better night than last week. Her Pas a doble` was very serious and difficult but she pulled it off. I felt like there was maybe a little too much concentration at a couple points but otherwise felt she nailed it.
My pick to go home: Adam...please!!! See you next week! :)
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