Tonight began Classical Week for “Dancing with the Stars.” The orchestra was increased twice in size, to a full 46 member musical orchestra. A newly constructed dance floor was installed for the night and special opera singers were in the house performing. This also meant the dancers had to perform dances that were twice as big to show up the orchestra and the conductors. Yet, they pulled it off with an air of beauty and elegance.
At the end of the night, Chelsea Kane topped the leader board. However, every dancer performed well, even those who never thought they could perform to such music.
Here is a brief summary on each performance according to performance:
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: They performed a Paso Dobla. They were told by Len that their dance was filled with passion and Bruno went on to say that his dance was powerful, attack and intensity. They scored a 23.
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel: they performed a Viennese Waltz. When Kendra heard the music she would performed to this week, she thought it sounded like Mafia movie music and said she would consider her dance a Mafia Waltz. Yet, the judges didn’t seem to care much for her performance. Bruno suggested that she learn to become one with her character. Carrie Ann told her that she saw that she was trying. But she needed to realize that elegance isn’t so different than sexy. They scored an 18.
Sugar Ray Leonard and Ana Trebunsaya: They performed a Vinenesse Waltz. Their performance was charming. Carrie Ann stated that they had sparkle. Len stated that Sugar Ray had turned into the Sugar Plum Fairy. He also stated that he was thoroughly entertained. They scored a 21, their highest score yet.
Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: They performed a Paso Doble. Carrie Ann stated that she was on a roll. Len said that he was more impressed with her performance than he was depressed. They scored a 23.
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: They performed a Waltz to the story of Romeo of Juliet. After their performance Len stated they were back Bruno said that their dance had brilliant storytelling. They scored a 25, their highest score of the season.
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: They performed a Paso Doblo. Hines wasn’t happy with the idea of Classic night, since there were no lyrics to the music. He admitted that he has been timing his steps to the lyrics. Yet, his performance didn’t show that he needed any lyrics. Carrie Ann stated that he was in the zone. Bruno stated that he was truly explosive.
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: They performed Vinenesse Waltz. Len wasn’t happy with the chorography. He performed the traditional approach. However, he said overall he liked it. They scored a 26, their highest score, yet.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: They performed a Paso Doblo. Bruno stated that he got all the accents (of the music) all so well. They received a score of 23.
Kristie Alley and Maksim Cherovskiy: They performed a Waltz. During the beginning of her performance, her shoe came off of her foot. She got it back on and according to Carrie Ann she didn’t miss a beat. However, Len stated he only thought her performance was okay and stated several ways in which she needed to improve. They received a score of 22.
Most of the dancers got higher scored tonight from the judges. Now it is up to the fans? Who will be eliminated tomorrow night? Will it be your favorite star/dancer? There is only way to help make sure your favorite stays on to dance another week, vote for him/her.
Tomorrow night, we will find out who will be going home.
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