“Dancing with the Stars” fans knew this day was coming. Our favorite dancing fabulous fashionista was never a fab dancer, but he was funny and entertaining. Things are definitely going to be duller without Carson Kressley who was eliminated tonight.
Carson Kressley and his partner Anna Trebunskaya had been the lowest scoring team for the last two weeks. Kressley never really got the posture or technique, but he did get into the flamboyance and glitter and added over-the-top campiness. He was bad, but he was splendidly, sparklingly bad.
Is there any other couple that brings such fabulous fun to the dance floor this season?
Actor David Arquette has proven that he can project an interesting persona these last two weeks. Reality TV celebrity Robert Kardashian has a shy, but winning grace. Both men are blossoming.
Nancy Grace is competent, but she doesn’t really give us those great TV moments. Hope Solo has a tense chemistry with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but she still doesn’t seem to be comfortable in those dancing shoes.
Chaz Bono has a following and a famous mom, and maybe he’s genetically wired to get the musical beat, but he’s not much of a performer.
Ricki Lake has the confidence and J.R. Martinez has some great moves. Yet without Carson Kressley, where is the fun? We didn’t expect Kressley to make the semi-finals, but we had hoped that Chynna Phillips would.
We’re sorry to see Kressley go, but we know he’ll be back for color commentary. We need more glitter over here!
- Week 1: Cha cha cha
- Score: 17 (6,5,6)
- “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
- Week 2: Quickstep
- 18 (6,6,6)
- “Walkin’ Back to Happiness” by Helen Shapiro
- Week 3: Tango
- 23 (8,7,8)
- “It’s My Life” by No Doubt
- Week 4: Viennese Waltz
- 20 (7,6,7)
- “The Black Pearl”
- Week 5: Jive
- 19 (6,6,7)
- “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham!
Tonight was movie score week on “Dancing with the Stars” and the night belonged to a certain leading lady: Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough were the first couple to receive a 10 this season.
Lake and Hough performed a tango to the theme of “Psycho” and only head judge Len Goodman thought they were less than perfect.
Only one other team performed a tango tonight: Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani. They received a 21 for their performance to the theme from “Mission: Impossible.” That was a hard tumble down from their 26 last week.
In second was J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff with a 26 for a foxtrot to the Theme from “The Pink Panther.” This is the same score the couple received last week.
Hope Solo and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy also received the same score they did last week (24) as did Rob Kardashian and his partner Cheryl Burke. Both teams performed a paso doble. Solo and Chmerkovskiy to “You’ve Got a Friend” from “Toy Story” while Kardashian and Burke were dancing to the theme from “Superman.”
For a change, Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer weren’t at the bottom of the board. They were in a three-way tie for second to the bottom (with Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus and Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani). Bono and Schwimmer performed a paso doble to the theme from “Rocky.”
At the bottom was the master of camp, Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya for their Viennese waltz to “The Black Pearl” from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
Will we be saying good-bye to Kressley and Trebunskaya? I hope not because they are the fun couple of the season.
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 26
Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 24
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 24
David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 23
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani : 21
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 21
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 21
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 20
- TEXT: 3402
- Score: 24 (8,8,8)
- Theme from “Superman”
- TEXT: 3406
- Score: 24 (8,7,8)
- “The Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
- TEXT: 3405
- Score 21 (7, 7, 7)
- “Flash’s Theme” from “Flash Gordon” by Queen.
- TEXT: 3412
- Score: 21, (7, 7, 7)
- “Flash’s Theme” from “Flash Gordon” by Queen
- TEXT: 3409
- Score: 20 (7, 6, 7)
- “The Black Pearl” from “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
- TEXT: 3411
- Score: 29 (10, 9, 10)
- Theme from “Psycho”
- TEXT: 3404
- Score: 21 (7, 7, 7)
- Theme from “Mission: Impossible”
During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.
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PROCEDURE FOR ELIMINATING COUPLES:
Each week every couple receives points from the judges and votes from the public. For every couple we determine the share they received of the total points given by the judges on the night of the performances, and the share they received of the public’s votes and add these two shares together. The couple with the lowest combined total is eliminated from the show.
For example if couples A, B and C respectively receive 38, 26 and 14 points from the judges, we calculate what share these points represent of the total awarded by the judges on the night. In this example the judges gave 78 points in total, and each couples’ share of 78 points breaks down as follows: A: 38 points = 48.72% of 78; B: 26 points = 33.33% of 78; C: 14 points = 17.95% of 78. Let’s suppose that when the public votes are tallied, each couple has the following shares: A= 20%, B=40%, C=40%. To determine who’s eliminated, we combine these two shares for the total:
Couple A: 20+48.72%= 68.72%
Couple B: 40+33.33%= 73.33%
Couple C: 40+17.95%= 57.95%
In this example, the bottom two couples would be A and C, and C would be eliminated.
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