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DWTS 12: Compare tango

  • Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 36 (9, 9, 8, 10). Adjusted 27/30 with three judges.
  • Romeo Miller and Chelsea Hightower: 27 (9,9,9)
  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 31 (8, 8, 7, 8) An adjusted score of 23.
  • “Jealousy” by Bill Fury
  • Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 8, 7)
  • “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

DWTS 12: Compare Viennese waltz

Viennese waltz

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 27 (9, 9, 9) Week 6 (Guilty Pleasure Week)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 27 (9, 9, 9) + 27 (9, 9, 9) = 54

  • Viennese waltz to “One and Only” — Adele
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 26 (9, 8, 9) to the 2001 “Hedwig’s Theme” — John Williams from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (week 4 classical week)

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 26 (9, 8, 9) to “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates (week 5 America week)

Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnof: 25 (8,8,9) to”Maybe I, Maybe You” by The Scorpions

Sugar Ray Leonard  and Anna Trebunskaya: 21(7, 7, 7) to the 1892  “Waltz of the Flowers” by  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (week 4 classic week)

Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 18 (6, 6, 6) to the 1995 “Con te Partirò” by Andrea Bocelli (week 4 classic week)

DWTS 12: Compare paso doble (VIDEO)

Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas:34 (8,9,8,9) week 7 to “Ghosts ‘N Stuff” by Deadmau5

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

  • Paso doble to “White Room” — Cream
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 8) to the 2004 “Explosive” by Bond (week 4 classics night)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff : 24 (8, 8, 8) to “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C + C Music Factory (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)

Petra Nemcova  and Dmitry Chaplin: 23 (8, 7, 8) to the 1875 “Les Voici! Voici La Quadrille!” by  Georges Bizet (week 4 classics night)

Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 23 (7, 8, 8) to the 1996 “Palladio, First Movement” by Karl Jenkins (week 4 classics night)

Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 23 (8, 7, 8) to the 1876 “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg (week 4 classics night).

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya:  20 to “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown during week 3 (story telling night).

DWTS 12: Compare the rumba routines

Rumba

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 27 (9, 9, 9) to “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood (week 5 American week)

  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 23 (8,7, 8) to “You and Me” by Musiq Soulchild
  • Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Let It Be” to  The Beatles
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Stay Gold” by Stevie Wonder
  • Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 20 (7, 6, 7) to “I’ll Be There” to The Jackson 5

DWTS 12: Compare quickstep performances

Quickstep

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 28 (10, 9, 9) to “Walkin’ on the Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 36 (10, 9, 8, 9) or 26 adjusted to “Pencil Full Of Lead” by Paolo Nutini.

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 23

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 23


Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower: 23

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: 22 (7, 7, 8) (week 5 American week)


Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20


Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel: 19


Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: 17

DWTS 12: Compare cha cha cha

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 23 (8, 7, 8) to “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green

*Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 23 (7, 8, 8) to “Chelsea” by The Summer Set during week 3.

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida

Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Stuck In The Middle” by Stealers Wheel

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 19 (7, 6, 6) to “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash

Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower: 19 (7, 6, 6) to “Romeo” by Basement Jaxx

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel: 18 (6, 6, 6) to “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: 14 (5, 4, 5) to “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan

TEAM Cha cha routines

Dancing with the Stars 2011: Men’s rehearsals

Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff:

Romeo Miller and Chelsea Hightower

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

Dancing with the Stars 2011: full cast

This season (12) there are 11 celebrity contestants–five women and six men:

1. Kirstie Alley: Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress
2. Chelsea Kane (Staub): Disney actress
3. Petra Nemcova: Supermodel and humanitarian
4. Kendra Wilkinson: Playboy model and reality star
5. Wendy Williams: Talk show host

1. Mike Catherwood: Radio talk show host
2. Chris Jericho: WWE Wrestler
3. Sugar Ray Leonard: Boxer
4. Ralph Macchio: Actor
5. (Lil) Romeo Miller: Rapper and actor
6. Hines Ward: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

From watching the videos, we know that Lil Romeo has timing and great abs, and that might help for the Latin dances, but what about the other ballroom dances that require smooth elegance? Ralph Macchio did some swing moves and that rhythm will help him some, but ballroom is more disciplined than the loose action of swing dancing and that was quite a few years ago.

We expect Hines Ward to do well enough–at least with the fan base voting. Football players have always had a healthy fan base on “Dancing with the Stars,” even when their dancing was bad (Remember Michael Irvin during season 9?).

Leonard at 54 is the oldest male contestant while Alley at 60 is the oldest female contestant. Jennifer Grey was 50, but despite her injury she was in great physical shape. The same can’t be said for Alley. Last season’s oldest female contestant, Florence Henderson, had been performing choreography on stage and was a fierce competitor and even outscored some of the younger contestants. Henderson was 76 during season 11 and just turned 77.  Leonard has made many comebacks, so he seems to be dedicated to staying in shape, but that might make him light on his feet and give him stamina, but does he have grace?

Nemcova can pose and look beautiful in clothes, but can she dance? Models have not done well on this show. Coming through the Disney studio system, Kane does know how to dance to pop/rock style choreography so it will be up to her to translate that into ballroom. Videos of Wilkinson indicate that she has good muscle control, but she also has a family living in the Midwest and the morality police might turn against her, particularly with the recent revelations made in her autiobiography.

Williams is tall and talkative and she’ll need to work those legs and arms to her advantage. Catherwood can also talk, but what about dancing? These two radio personalities should make this a lively season at the very least.

Currently, the advantage should be with Kane, Wilkinson and Miller (Lil Romeo).  If they start with the cha cha cha, it will be all about hip movement and that’s usually been a bigger problem for the men.

DWTS Season 12: Chris Jericho



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