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Dancing with the Stars: 8-5 Results

It’s that time again – reckoning time for one star who can’t keep up with the competition. Who will it be? We’ll find out soon enough.

And if the first few moments are any indication, I am going to be proved wrong time and time again. They started things out with an encore. Getting the honors this week were Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough’s Viennese Waltz. They rarely give a star two encores a season and I don’t remember seeing them do two in a row ever, so Gilles was out of the running. While he was the top star, this was a great dance. And I really enjoyed it so much more the second time around.

In the recap and interviews, we found out the Melissa actually stepped on and tore her dress at the end of the routine. That probably helps explain some of the off balance stuff the judges were talking about.

But let’s get down to the business at hand, eliminating one more star.

The first “surprise” couple saved was Steve-O and Lacey. My instincts were right on him.

The Bottom Two:
David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson
Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska

So, the couple I had picked to go didn’t even make the bottom two. Let’s see how these two couples do during their dance off.

We didn’t get the interviews of what they worked on today before they danced. If we got the encore instead of that, I am all for it.

David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson – Viennese Waltz – Still a good dance for the most part. I think I liked it a little better tonight. Len felt he was more focused and a little bit better. Bruno said he works well under pressure, thinking he should do the dance off every week. Carrie Ann felt the connection and more passion.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 8 Bruno – 8 Total – 24 Two points better than last night.

Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska – Paso Doble – I still stand by my opinion from last night. The dancing just started too late into the routine for me. What was there was good, but the beginning was just too artsy to really be a good dance. Bruno challenges him to get into the flow of the music if he stays around. Carrie Ann praises him for staying with the difficult music. Len says the same thing.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 7 Bruno – 7 Total – 20 The same as last night.

We have one last commercial break, and then learn that the couple going home is David and Kym.

Substituting David for Ty, and you’ve got my prediction from last night. The fan base comes in and makes all the difference.

And once again, we’ve proved the dance off is completely pointless. David improved his score by two points while Lawrence stayed the same. Yet David is the one who left. How is that fair?

Next week, we’ve got the Jive or the Rumba, so it should be fun.

I am going out of town for Easter, so I will only be able to do one post on Tuesday next week. I’ll see you then here and in the mean time at my blog.

2 thoughts on “Dancing with the Stars: 8-5 Results”

  1. I agree. The dance off is pointless. I was sad to see david go. He was really funny & I felt improving each week. How the heck is Steve-O still on this show? It seems the judges are trying their hardest to get him off and it just isn’t working.

    1. Steve-O was only two points behind Lawrence this week. It is coming down to the fans, and I think he has a huge fan base. The fan votes seem to be more influential than normal this season.

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