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DWTS: Compare Bristol to Brandy

Brandy grew as a performer and we loved that she had a positive outlook.

Week 1: 23 (7,8,8) Viennese Waltz “Cry Me Out”—Pixie Lott

Week 7: 33 (9, 8, 8, 8) adjusted 24 Viennese waltz “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne

Week 2: 21 (7,7,7) Jive “Magic”—B.o.B

Week 5: 18, Jive to “The Monkees” by The Monkees

Week 3: 24 (8,8,8) Samba “Put It in a Love Song”—Alicia Keys feat. Beyoncé

Week 8: 23 (7, 8, 8) Instant samba to “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes

Week 4: 22 (7,8,7) 26 (9,8,9) Rumba “This Woman’s Work”—Maxwell

Week 4: 18 (technical) 14 (performance) rumba to “Umbrella”

Week 5: 27 (9,9,9) Quickstep “I’ll Be There for You”—The Rembrandts (from Friends)

Week 2: 22 (7, 8, 7) Quickstep to “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Diana Ross & the Supremes

Week 6: 26 (8,9,9) Tango “Holding Out for a Hero”—Bonnie Tyler

Week 6: 23 (8, 7, 8) Tango to “According to You” by Orianthi.

Week 6: 10/10 Rock n’ Roll Marathon “La Grange”—ZZ Top

Week 7: 27 (9,9,9) “Bust a Move”—Young MC Team Apolo Anton Ohno

Week 7: 24 to “Workin’ Day and Night” by Michael Jackson for Team Kristi Yamaguchi

Week 7: 37 (9,9,10,9) Foxtrot “Fever”—Peggy Lee with guest judge Gilles Marini

Week 3: 19 (6, 6, 7) Foxtrot to “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.

Week 8: 29 (9,10,10) Waltz “Dark Waltz”—Hayley Westenra

Week 9: 26 (8, 9, 9) waltz to “Mary Goes to Jesus” from “Passion of Christ” soundtrack.

Week 8: 28 (9,9,10) Cha-Cha-Cha “Teenage Dream”—Katy Perry

Week 1: 18 Cha cha cha to “Mama Told Me (Not to Come” by Three Dog Night

Week 9: 27 (9,9,9) Paso Doble “Firework”—Katy Perry

Week 9: 27 (9, 9, 9) Paso doble

Week 9: 30 (10,10,10) Argentine Tango “Taquito Militar”—Conjunto Tipico del Tango

Week 8: 24 Argentine tango to “Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls.

Brandy and Maksim: Cinderella leaves the ballroom

Brandy always seemed upbeat despite her fights with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They were only had a 0.5 lower average than Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. Their lowest score of 21, was a point higher than Grey and Hough’s lowest score of 20.

Week 1: 23 (7,8,8) Viennese Waltz “Cry Me Out”—Pixie Lott

Week 2: 21 (7,7,7) Jive “Magic”—B.o.B

Week 3: 24 (8,8,8) Samba “Put It in a Love Song”—Alicia Keys feat. Beyoncé

Week 4: 22 (7,8,7) 26 (9,8,9) Rumba “This Woman’s Work”—Maxwell

Week 5: 27 (9,9,9) Quickstep “I’ll Be There for You”—The Rembrandts (from Friends)

Week 6: 26 (8,9,9) Tango “Holding Out for a Hero”—Bonnie Tyler

Week 6: 10/10 Rock n’ Roll Marathon “La Grange”—ZZ Top

Week 7: 27 (9,9,9) “Bust a Move”—Young MC Team Apolo Anton Ohno

Week 7: 37 (9,9,10,9) Foxtrot “Fever”—Peggy Lee with guest judge Gilles Marini

Week 8: 29 (9,10,10) Waltz “Dark Waltz”—Hayley Westenra

Week 8: 28 (9,9,10) Cha-Cha-Cha “Teenage Dream”—Katy Perry

Week 9: 27 (9,9,9) Paso Doble “Firework”—Katy Perry

Week 9: 30 (10,10,10) Argentine Tango “Taquito Militar”—Conjunto Tipico del Tango

Brandy’s week 9 dances: Argentine tango and paso doble

Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy pleased the judges this week.

  • Week 9
  • Paso doble
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Week 9
  • Argentine tango
  • “Taquito Militar” by Conjunto Tipico del Tango
  • Score: 30 (10, 10, 10)

 

Compare Brandy and Bristol: paso doble week 9

Last night on “Dancing with the Stars” Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas received the same score for their paso doble as Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Did both teams deserved a 27 (9, 9, 9)?

I think Palin isn’t particularly sharp, her legs lack full extension and her face still looks pretty blank. She doesn’t have the crisp staccato moves of the paso doble.

  • Week 9
  • “Gimme More” by Britney Spears
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Week 9
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Week 8 dances

Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had a butt-shake dance off and during the second dance, he took on Len Goodman. Do you love the bad boy of the ballroom or what?

I loved both of Brandy’s costumes. Harem pants are going to be the next big thing on the dance floor.

  • First dance: waltz
  • Week 8
  • “Dark Waltz” by Hayley Westenra
  • Score: 29 (9, 10, 10)
  • Instant dance
  • Week 8
  • “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
  • Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)

DWTS paso doble routines compared (VIDEO)

Paso Doble

  1. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 35/40 or 25 adjusted.
  2. Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: 24 (8,8,8) Paso Doble to “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
  3. Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 20 (6,7,7) Paso Doble to “So What” by Pink
  4. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: 18 (6,6,6) Paso Doble to “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Best paso doble performances of past seasons

During the special 200th episode (week 7), Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 35 (10, 9, 8, 8) Paso Doble to “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue. Adjusted score is 25 without the celebrity judge’s score.

Week 9, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed the paso doble to “Gimme More” by Britney Spears for a score of 27 (9, 9, 9).

Week 9, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed a paso doble for a score of 27 (9, 9, 9)  to Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

DWTS tango routines compared (VIDEO)

Tango

  1. Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 37/40. 27 adjusted.
  2. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: 35/40. 26 adjusted.
  3. Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 26 (8,9,9) Tango to “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler
  4. Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 24 (8,8,8) Tango to “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
  5. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 23 (8,7,8) Tango to “If I Had You” by Adam Lambert
  6. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 23 (8,7,8) Tango to “According to You” by Orianthi
  7. *Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas: 21 (week 5)

Best of tango performances from previous seasons

Tango versus Argentine tango

During week 5, Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas performed the tango for a 21. They were eliminated that week.

Week 7, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 37 (10, 9, 9, 9) Tango to “Shut Up” by the Black Eye Peas. Adjusted score is 27.

Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: 35 (10, 9, 8, 8) Tango to “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer. Adjusted to 25.

DWTS: Rumba routines compared

Rumba (technique/performance)

  • Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7,8,7) 26 (9,8,9)=48
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer:  18 (6,6,6) 22 (8,7,7)=40
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas:  17 (6,6,5) 18 (6,6,6)=35
  • Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya:  15 (5,5,5) 19 (7,6,6)=34
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 18 (6,6,6) 14 (4,5,5)=32

During week 5, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke performed the rumba for a score of 24 (8, 8, 8) to the theme from “Hill Street Blues.”

During week 5, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani performed the rumba for a 23.

During week 8 for the instant dance challenge, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough were awarded the first perfect score.

DTWS: Compare Argentine tango performances

Argentine tango (technique/performance)

  • Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 27 (9,9,9) 29 (10,9,10)=56
  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: 24 (8,8,8) 22 (8,7,7)=46
  • Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 19 (6,7,6) 20 (6,7,7)=39
  • Mike Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff:  12 (4,4,4) 16 (6,5,5)=28

Week 8, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed the Argentine tango and received a score of 24.

Week 9, Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed to “Taquito Militar” by Conjunto Tipico del Tango for a score of 30.

DWTS: Compare the sambas

Talk about sexy sambas? Three of the four teams were tied and Margaret Cho and her partner Louis van Amstel also failed in telling a clear story despite the storyline provided by the song itself.  Grey goofed on her samba and I didn’t particularly like the storyline.

Cho and van Amstel were eliminated.

Samba

  • Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 24
  • Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 24
  • Margaret Cho and Louis van Amstel: 18

Week 8, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed the samba for a score of 24 (8, 8, 8) to “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes.

Week 9, Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer performed a samba to “She’s Got Me Dancing” by Tommy Sparks for a score of 29 (10, 9, 10).

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