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DWTS 12: Final Five

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Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 29 (10,9,10) + 26 (8,9,9)=55/60

  • Waltz to “My Love” by  Sia
  • Score: 29 (10,9,10)
  • Salsa to “Get Busy” by  Sean Paul
  • Score: 26 (8,9,9)

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 28 (9,9,10) + 26 (9,9,8)= 54/60

  • Foxtrot to “This Will Be” by  Natalie Cole
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Jive to “Chantilly Lace” — Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Score: 26 (9,9,8)

Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 27 (9,9,9) + 25 (8,9,8)= 53

  • Tango to “Hold It Against Me” — Britney Spears
  • Score: 27 (9,9,9)
  • Salsa to “Tequila” — Xavier Cugat
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 28 (9,9,10) + 25 (8,9,8)= 53

  • Argentine tango to “Cite Tango” — Ástor Piazzolla
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Salsa to “Cobrastyle” — Teddybears ft. Mad Cobra
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8,8,9) + 21 (7,7,7)=46/60

  • Viennese waltz to “Maybe I, Maybe You” — The Scorpions
  • Score: 25 (8,8,9)
  • Cha cha cha to “Stuck in the Middle With You” — Stealers Wheel
  • Score: 21 (7,7,7)

DWTS 12: Romeo Miller eliminated!

Week 1: cha cha cha

  • Score: 19 (7,6,6)
  • “Romeo” — Basement Jaxx

Week 2: Quickstep

  • 23 (7,8,8)
  • “You’re the One That I Want” — John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

Week 3: Rumba

  • 20 (7,6,7)
  • “I’ll Be There” — The Jackson 5

Week 4: Paso Doble

  • 23 (7,8,8)
  • “Palladio, First Movement” — Karl Jenkins

Week 5: Foxtrot

  • 26 (9,8,9)
  • “New York, New York” — Frank Sinatra

Week 6: Waltz

  • 28 (10,9,9)
  • “My Heart Will Go On” — Celine Dion

Week 7: Samba

  • 30 (7,8,7,8)
  • “Say Hey (I Love You)” — Michael Franti & Spearhead

Week 7: Cha cha cha Team Chelsea

  • 30 (8,8,7,7)
  • “Born This Way” — Lady Gaga

Week 8: Tango

  • 27 (9,9,9)
  • “Hold It Against Me” — Britney Spears

Week 8: Salsa

  • 25 (8,9,8)
  • “Tequila” — Xavier Cugat

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 samba

Samba

  • Best of
  • Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 26 (9, 8, 9) to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus  (Week 5 American week)
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 26 (8, 9, 9) to “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week).
  • Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 25 (8, 9, 8) to “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind and Fire (Week 3 Personal story week)
  • Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 25 (8, 8, 9) to “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin (Week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)
  • Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower: 30 (7, 8, 7, 8) or 23 adjusted to “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 22 (8, 7, 7) to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Week 5 American week)

DWTS 12: Compare waltz (VIDEO)

Waltz

Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas: 29 (10,9,10) to “My Love” by Sia Furler

Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower: 28 (10, 9, 9) to “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (week 6 Guilty Pleasures Week)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8, 8, 9) (week 4 classical week) to the 1969 “Romeo and Juliet”by  Nino Rota

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin performed:  25 (8, 9, 8) to Waltz “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban (week 3 story telling)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 7, 8) to the 1883 “The Flower Duet” by  Léo Delibes (week 4 classical 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 foxtrot routines

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 28 (9,9,10) to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole

Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9) to “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra (Week 5 American week)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)  to “Ain’t that a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 23 (8, 7, 8) to “American Woman” by The Guess Who (Week 5 American week)

Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 22 (8, 7, 7) to “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (Week 5 American week)

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: 18 (6, 6, 6) to “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya: 17 (6, 5, 6) to “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: 15 (5, 5, 5) to “Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life” by  Michael Cleveland (week 3)

Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: 13 (5, 4, 4) to “Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner

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.

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