Blog Archives

DWTS 15 Week 9: Three perfect scores from three different couples

Last night on “Dancing  with the Stars: All-Stars,” the competition continues despite the absence of sigh-worthy Gilles Marini. How is that possible? Of the five celebrity couples left, three posted perfect scores after performing two dances each.  You can still vote on  ABC.com website or by Facebook.until 11 a.m. East Coast time or 8 a.m. Pacific Standard time.

Last week, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were almost perfect with only 1 point off of the full 100 points. This week, there was a new leading lady, Shawn Johnson.  She was near perfect with 59/60 points.

This week’s standings are:

  1. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 30.0 + 29.0 = 59/60
  2. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27.5 + 30 = 57.5/60
  3. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 27 + 30 = 57/60
  4. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 25.5 + 28.5 = 54/60
  5. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 27.0 + 27.0 = 54/60

Rycroft and Dovolani were in second, just 2.5 points behind the leaders. If logic has anything to do with it, then the two teams who were tied for the bottom spot with 54/60 should go in Tuesday’s double elimination: Emmitt Smith and his partner Cheryl Burke and Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy.

Last week Monaco and Chmerkovskiy were tied for third with Smith and Burke. Of the five remaining couples, Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff had the lowest score last week.

Last week’s standings were:

  1. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 39 + 60 = 99/100
  2. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 38 + 55.5 = 93.5/100
  3. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 36 + 56.5 = 92.5/100
  4. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 34.5 + 58.0 = 92.5/100
  5. Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 33.5 + 58.5 = 92.0/100
  6. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 33 + 58.5= 91.5/100
  7. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 28 + 51.079.0/100

Of the remaining contestants, only Rycroft hasn’t won the mirrorball trophy. The first set of dances for this week were gimmicky. And that’s not just the style, but the actual dances. When did Bhangra enter the ballroom and which judge really knows anything about it? I blame jazz on that risky routine that Maksim Chmerkovsky did with Erin Andrews. Only one team got a perfect score: Johnson and Hough. But one other team caught everyone’s attention: Val Chmerkovsky. For his surfer flamenco, he stripped down to his Speedo. Try to top that Maksim!

Despite the skin show, Val and Monaco didn’t place well. How can they? Really? What is the relationship between surfing and flamenco and, as in the case of Bhangra, just what do the judges and the pros know about flamenco? At this point, what are the judges really doing to award points.

  1. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 30.0 (10.0,10.0,10.0), “Knight Rider” Bhangra to “Mundian to Bach Ke” by Panjabi MC 
  2. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27.5 (9.0,9.5,9.0), “Caveman” Hustle to “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (not Was) 
  3. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 27 (8.5,9.0,9.5), “Big Top” Jazz to “What You Waiting For” by Gwen Stefani 
  4. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0), “Espionage” Lindy Hop to “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers 
  5. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 25.5 (8.0,9.0,8.5), “Surfer” Flamenco to “Malagueña” by Brian Setzer Orchestra 

The second round of dances were themed on Michael Jackson’s album “Bad.” What could be better than dancing to the Prince of Pop? Johnson and Hough weren’t steamy enough for judge Carrie Ann Inaba who marked them down one point for their lack of emotional effort. It was Rycroft and Dovolani and Ohno and Smirnoff who reached perfection. Ohno seems to be getting used to having his shirt off, or in this case, almost off.

  1. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani:  30 (10.0,10.0,10.0), Argentine Tango to “Dirty Diana” by Michael Jackson 
  2. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff:  30 (10.0,10.0,10.0), Rumba to “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson 
  3. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 29.0  (9.0,10.0,10.0), Argentine Tango to “Bad” by Michael Jackson 
  4. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy:  28.5 (9.5,9.5,9.5), Rumba to “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson 
  5. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0), Tango to “Leave Me Alone” by  Michael Jackson.

Dovolani did an amazing set of lifts with smooth transitions despite an injury. What it comes down to is not who deserves to go forward, but who has the better fan base. Smith undoubtedly has a strong fan base and football players have always done well even when they didn’t dance well (remember, Michael Irvin?). But there are two other athletes: Ohno and Johnson. Unfortunately, football is a bigger sport than either short track speed skating or gymnastics. That could mean bad things for Ohno.

The votes should be close so if you want your favorite or favorites to survive, be sure to vote. Tuesday is another double elimination.

You can still vote online through the ABC.com website or by Facebook. Online voting closes at 8 a.m. PST.

DWTS 15 Week 4: DWTS breaks out the gimmicks

Usually “Dancing with the Stars” confines itself to one gimmick a week, but this is the All Stars season so why not pack one week with as many gimmicks as one can to jump the shark? That doesn’t diminish the first tens of the season that left Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and actor Gilles Marini tied for first.

Vote online through the ABC.com website or by Facebook.

As if taking a few plays from “So You Think You Can Dance,” the week started with each team picking a dance for another team because it was Opponents’ choice week. The dances were not all new. DWTS has done Charleston, rock n’ roll, disco, bolero, mambo and jitterbug before. The Charleston and bolero were used on season 9. The mambo was performed during seasons 3 through 7. The jitterbug and hustle were seen on seasons 7 and 9. Rock n’ roll was performed season 5 and 11. Disco came back for season 3. What’s new is contemporary although that’s happened in the freestyle and Maksim Chmerkovskiy tried that with Erin Andrews (remember the bedroom dance). Hip hop has also come into a freestyle before as well as giving flavor to a few other traditional dances. Also Bollywood was performed and given to Gilles Marini who performed  it well enough to inspire many I Dream of a Male Genie dreams.

DWTS has had guest judges before, but this time they had Paula Abdul. At least we know that Paula Abdul can dance. That’s not always true for celebrity judge on other shows. What I loved was Paula Abdul playing around with Bruno Tonioli, particularly when she was giving her critique of Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough dancing or…hotter, for Gilles Marini and Petra Murgatroyd.

  1. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 39.5 (10.0,9.5,10.0,10.0) Mambo “Para Los Rumberos”—Santana (Hélio & Chelsie)/Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 39.5 (10.0,9.5,10.0,10.0) Bollywood “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)“—Pussycat Dolls feat. A. R. Rahman (Bristol & Mark)
  2. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 37.5 (9.0,9.5,9.5,9.5) Contemporary “Fix You“—Coldplay (Emmitt & Cheryl)
  3. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 37.0 (9.0,9.0,9.5,9.5) Jitterbug “This Cat’s on a Hot Tin Roof”—Brian Setzer Orchestra (Apolo & Karina)
  4. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 36.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0,9.0) Bolero “Better in Time “—Leona Lewis (Kelly & Val)
  5. Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 35.5 (9.0,9.0,8.5,9.0) Disco “You Should Be Dancing“—Bee Gees (Kirstie & Maks)
  6. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 34.5 (8.5,9.0,8.5,8.5) Hip-Hop “Poison“—Bell Biv DeVoe (Melissa & Tony)
  7. Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 32.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0,8.0) Rock n’ Roll “At the Hop”—Danny and the Juniors (last option left)
  8. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 30.0 (7.5,7.5,7.5,7.5) Charleston “Forty-Second Street”—from 42nd Street (Sabrina & Louis)

This is the first time that Palin and Ballas have beaten Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy although I’m not sure that I’d put Lindy hop and jitterbug in a rock n’ roll routine or perform to that particular song “At the Hop.” Alley didn’t flick her legs sideways and her movement could have been crisper. I don’t think this was one of Maksim’s most inspired routines. I think they should have gone for something down and dirty like the original, less refined Charleston.

Although I’ve truly hated this season, I have to admit that the Bollywood routine almost makes the week worthwhile. Please Disney. Find Gilles Marini a chance to be Aladdin. Broadway, how about Marini as the next King of Siam?  Also, any time you can pair Paula Abdul with Bruno Tonioli–totally watchable TV.

You can still vote online through the ABC.com website or by Facebook.

Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 39.5 (10.0,9.5,10.0,10.0) Mambo “Para Los Rumberos”—Santana

Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 39.5 (10.0,9.5,10.0,10.0) Bollywood “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)“—Pussycat Dolls feat. A. R. Rahman

Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 37.5 (9.0,9.5,9.5,9.5) Contemporary “Fix You“—Coldplay

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 37.0 (9.0,9.0,9.5,9.5) Jitterbug “This Cat’s on a Hot Tin Roof”—Brian Setzer Orchestra

Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 36.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0,9.0) Bolero “Better in Time “—Leona Lewis

Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 35.5 (9.0,9.0,8.5,9.0) Disco “You Should Be Dancing“—Bee Gees

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 34.5 (8.5,9.0,8.5,8.5) Hip-Hop “Poison“—Bell Biv DeVoe

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 32.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0,8.0) Rock n’ Roll “At the Hop”—Danny and the Juniors

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 30.0 (7.5,7.5,7.5,7.5) Charleston “Forty-Second Street”—from 42nd Street

You can still vote online through the ABC.com website or by Facebook.

DWTS 15: Week 3 has Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco tied for top spot

Last night (Monday, Oct. 8, 2012) on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” there was a tie for the top between  Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani and Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy. At the bottom again was Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas with 22.5. Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 9) is a double elimination so there’s double trouble.

Palin and Ballas improved over their score from last week (18), but still were at the bottom of the leader board with 22.5 after performing the paso doble that originally was performed by Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa. That’s a controversial pairing–daughter of the family values Republican Sarah Palin and the Playboy model who has a reality TV celebrity habit and a live-in relationship still.

At least Ballas couldn’t go bonkers with this one. Still the oldest contestant, Kirstie Alley, scored better with a 24. She and Maksim Chmerkovskiy tied with Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya.

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough were in third place. Last week’s top scoring team, Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel were in a four-way tie for fourth with Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd, Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff and Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower.

You can still vote online through the ABC.com website or by Facebook.

  1. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0)
  2. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0)
  3. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 26.5 (9.0,8.0,9.5)
  4. Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)
  5. Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)
  6. Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 25.5 (9.0,8.0,8.5)
  7. Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)
  8. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 25.0 (8.5,8.0,8.5)
  9. Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: 24.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0)
  10. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0)
  11. Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22.5 (7.5,7.5,7.5)

Take iconic and be more iconic.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkAI3LSuQYI]

Cha cha cha

Trebunskaya sexed it up with the costumes and stripping Lachey’s shirt.

Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: 24.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0)

  • Crazy in Love“—Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
  • Joey McIntyre & Ashly DelGrosso (Season 1)
  • Song: “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé
    Score: 20 (7,7,6)

Did you like Maksim with the long hair? Of course, we always like Maksim without the shirt. The strategy here was to improve the technique and camp it up.  This almost made iconic night worth it.

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24.0 (8.0,8.0,8.0)

Foxtrot

Is it possible for Apolo Anton Ohno to be steamier than Gilles Marini? Marini and Burke received two tens when they performed this and here’s where being an actor really helps. Marini was suave but sexy as the devil. Ohno was sophisticated but not with the same intensity as Marini.

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 25.5 (9.0,8.0,8.5)

Paso doble

With this dance and partner, Val finally rises out of the shadow of his brother Maksim. Kelly and Val have chemistry, but Kelly doesn’t bristle with the kind of powerful physicality that Laila Ali had–few women do. With Laila Ali, you thought that she and Maksim could punch it out and Maksim would lose. With Kelly and Maksim it’s more a match of forceful personalities.

Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0)

Can Bristol Palin ever equal the sex appeal and technical skills of Joanna Krupa. You know the answer is no. Ballas goes kooky and they get to play white queen and black king. This is a chess metaphor and has nothing to do with race.

The judges felt it was their best dance of the season–that’s one out of three. It had the most content and attack.

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22.5 (7.5,7.5,7.5)

Sabrina Bryan is a strong woman, even if she’s the youngest contestant. However, judge Carrie Ann Inaba thought this team brought nothing new artistically to this routine.

Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)

Scary Spice was definitely scarier than Sabrina Bryan. Bruno called her an “adrenaline charged dominatrix.”

With Emmitt Smith, there were some awkward moments, but he is already a commanding presence. There was a scary moment, but it all ends well.

Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 25.0 (8.5,8.0,8.5)

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke had already seen this paso doble–twice. He competed against Mario Lopez and won.

Quickstep

As expected Derek Hough decided to up the acrobatics and even included an illegal lift and a lot of drama at the end.

Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 26.5 (9.0,8.0,9.5)

  • “Hey Pachuco”—Royal Crown Revue
  • Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough (Season 5)
  • Score: 30

I think Johnson and Hough lacked the sophistication that Castroneves and Julianne had.  When Castroneves and Hightower performed their own quickstep it had an amazing amount of joy–even with the slight bobble when Castroneves stepped on Hightower’s dress.

Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)

I can’t choose. I love both versions and both sets of costumes.

Samba

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27.0 (9.0,9.0,9.0)

Of course, Martinez didn’t have to perform all the drops and turns that Rycroft did because he’s the guy.

Tango

Don’t you love Gilles Marini doing the tango. Menacing and erotic, Marini delivered another solid performance, but lost points for his hold and some footwork mishaps.

Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 25.5 (8.5,8.5,8.5)

Week 1, it was Drew Lachey and his partner Anna Trebunskaya who were in the bottom two. Week 2, it was Hélio Castroneves and his partner Chelsie Hightower who survived the bottom two.

I’m hoping that Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas will be eliminated and most likely Drew Lachey will go as well. With Joey Fatone gone, the entertainment factor is low with this cast so I’m hoping that Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will continue to dance.

Remember, you can vote online until 8 a.m. PST by going to the ABC DWTS official page for voting or by using Facebook.

DWTS 15: Cha cha cha

The cha cha cha was first performed during week 1. The full leader board for week 1 is:

  1. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 24.5
  2. Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 24.0
  3. Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 22.5
  4. Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 22.0/Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 22.0
  5. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21.5/Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: 21.5/Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: 21.5
  6. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 21
  7. Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson: 20.5
  8. Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19.5
  9. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 19
  10. Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus: 17

For the cha cha cha:

Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 24.5

Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: 22.5

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 22.0

Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21.5

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19.5

Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus: 17

DWTS 14 Week 4: Sherri Shepherd tangles with the tango (VIDEO)

On “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Sherri Shepherd didn’t exactly rock Rock Week. While Shepherd showed she could light up the stage the first week with her foxtrot and even bring a little drama from her life with her rumba last week, this week the tango and her tangled.

That might have been partially the problem with Rock Week and also partially Val Chmerkovskiy’s strategy. They danced to “Cum On Feel the Noize” by Quiet Riot. Her boots seemed to be too much for her because we know she can handle heels. She was able to rock it out on the judges’ table, but the steps on the ballroom floor were a bit wild.

Head judge Len Goodman commented that although he loved the start, the routine didn’t suit her bubbly personality. He thought she coped well, but that isn’t going to be enough with this tough field.

Bruno Tonioli asked her slyly “Voulez-vous coucher avec mois?” But he also felt her moves needed to be a bit sharper.

Carrie Ann Inaba agreed with Goodman saying that the routine lacked Shepherd’s usual exuberance. She thought Shepherd’s face was expressionless.

For the female fans, we did get to see Val’s chest and like Shepherd, we can fully appreciate it. Did you like the tattoo across Val’s chest?

LEADER BOARD

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)

STANDINGS BY INDIVIDUAL DANCE
Jive
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Levy and Burke had the fourth highest score for jive, tied with Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson.
Paso Doble
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Tango
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)
Viennese Waltz
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

DWTS 14 Week 1: Sherri Shepherd dances with joy

I have to admit when I learned that Sherri Shepherd of “The Voice” wasn’t sure the earth was round, I knew she wasn’t a rocket scientist and worried that she might be too dense upstairs to get her downstairs moving well enough. Last night on the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Shepherd with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy was fun, flirty and every ounce a performer in her foxtrot.
Shepherd is a natural on the dance floor and another great example for thick girls. I don’t want to hear her talk on “The View” but I want to see her dance. She just sparkles and every moment she’s expressing joy. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s dressed in my favorite color. The couple danced to The Four Seasons classic “Sherry.”
What you don’t hear on this video, is her comments. She’s funny. She apologized for every critical remark she’d ever made about DWTS celebrity contestants and said that the only thing more painful was child birth. Then she added that she thought she lost a boob on the floor.
Maybe she’ll lose some weight, but hopefully not the joy she brings.
Carrie Ann Inaba exclaimed that Shepherd was “the happiest contestant we’ve had” in the 14 seasons and Shepherd just exudes joy. Inaba loved how Shepherd transitioned from sassy into beautiful and elegant.
Len Goodman mentioned there were one or two incidents, but otherwise, her performance was “fun, fun, fun.”
Bruno Tonioli exclaimed,  “I could so with a bit of Sherri every day of the week” and remarked that Shepherd was light on her feet with great timing. I hope she sticks around and we’ll get to see how Val Chmerkovskiy works with someone who has personality plus.
Shepherd and Val ended the evening in a four-way tie with 23 points.
  • Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26
  • William Levy & Cheryl Burke: 24
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23
  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 23
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Gladys Knight &Tristan McManus: 23
  • Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: 21
  • Donald Driver &Peta Murgatroyd: 21
  • Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

Online voting 

DWTS 13, Week 2 Results: First George Clooney…

Elisabetta Canalis is having a bad year. First she broke up with George Clooney this summer and now she’s the second celebrity to exit “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

Canalis was stiff as a board last week for a score of 15 for the cha cha cha. She did better this week, performing the quickstep to “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and earning a score of 21.

Canalis without Clooney didn’t have the fan base. This team wasn’t the lowest scoring. They were in the middle of the pack, tied with Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke (jive), last week’s co-leader Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani (jive) and TV commentator Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus (quickstep).

Below this four-way tie were Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy with 19 for the jive, David Arquette and Kym Johnson (jive) who were tied with Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya (quickstep) at 18 points and at the very bottom was Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer (jive) with 17.

Bono should have gone–not just because of his low score, but also because his knees are already suffering.

At 42, Bono isn’t the oldest contestant. This week’s leader actress Ricki Lake is a year older at 43 and has lost 12 inches already. As boyish as he may look Arquette is 40. Kressley is a slender 41.  Political commentator Nancy Grace is the oldest celebrity this season at 51. Yet of these over 40 celebrities, Bono, who has better rhythm than Kressley, is the one who seems the most out of shape for this type of competition.  Knees are tricky and very important to dancing. His popularity might work against him and it would be unfortunate if Bono injured himself.

DWTS 13: Compare Cha cha cha

CHA CHA

  • Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (week 3)
  • 24 (8,8,8)
  • “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)”by Enrique Iglesias

David Arquette & Kym Johnson

  • Score: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band
  • Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke
  • Score: 22 (8,7,7)
  • “Walk Like A Man” by The Four Seasons from Jersey Boys

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403
  • Score: 19 (7, 6, 6)
  • “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409
  • Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
  • “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412
  • Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
  • “Dancing in the Street” by Mick Jagger and David Bowie

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405
  • Score 16 (5, 5, 6)
  • “Cry Baby” by Cee Lo Green

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407
  • Score: 15 (5, 5, 5)
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd — Team PetRon 

  • 1-800-868-3401
  • Score: 14 (5, 4, 5)
  • “Krazy” by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon

DWTS 13: Week 1 scores

The first night of “Dancing with the Stars” season 13, was full of surprises. At war vet and a singer were tied for the top spot for their Viennese waltzes: singer Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani and war vet and actor J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff with 22. At the bottom was the man with the new name: Laker forward Metta World Peace with a mere 14, dancing with new pro Peta Murgatroyd. Ouch.

Activist Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer didn’t do so bad. They finished in the middle of the pack 17 and tied with fashion police and talk show host Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya.

LEADER BOARD

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani : 22

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 22

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 21

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 20

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas : 19

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson : 18

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 17

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer  : 17

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus :  16

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 16

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 15

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd : 14

 

 

 

CHA CHA

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403
  • Score: 19 (7, 6, 6)
  • “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409
  • Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
  • “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412
  • Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
  • “Dancing in the Street” by Mick Jagger and David Bowie

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405
  • Score 16 (5, 5, 6)
  • “Cry Baby” by Cee Lo Green

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407
  • Score: 15 (5, 5, 5)
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd — Team PetRon 

  • 1-800-868-3401
  • Score: 14 (5, 4, 5)
  • “Krazy” by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon

 

VIENNESE WALTZ

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404
  • Score: 22 (8, 7, 7) “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410
  • Score: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408
  • Score: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • “Satellite” by Dave Matthews Band

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411
  • Score: 20 (7, 6, 7)
  • “This Year’s Love” by David Gray

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406
  • Score: 18 (6, 6, 6)
  • “Somebody to Love” by Queen

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402
  • Score: 16 (6, 5, 5)
  • “Lake Michigan” by Rogue Wave

MEN

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd — Team PetRon 

  • 1-800-868-3401

WOMEN

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403 

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408

DWTS 13: Register and vote!

“Dancing with the Stars” season 13 premieres tonight (19 September 2011) with 2-hours of live dancing on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific Coast standard time and 7 p.m. central. The results show will be on Tuesday night (20 September 2011) on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific standard time and 7 p.m. central.

If you want to vote though, don’t wait until then. Voting online requires that you be registered on the ABC website. So sign up now.

You can vote on your phone at the beginning of the show until 30 minutes after the endof the show in your local time zone. Online voting is open until 11 a.m. (Eastern) and 8 a.m. (Pacific).

 

Below is voting information and FAQ from ABC.

VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:

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.

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.

In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.

PHONE/SMS NUMBERS:

COUPLE NAME PHONE NUMBER TEXT-IN CODE
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya 800-868-3409
800-VOTE4-09
3409
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer 800-868-3412
800-VOTE4-12
3412
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani 800-868-3404
800-VOTE4-04
3404
David Arquette & Kym Johnson 800-868-3406
800-VOTE4-06
3406
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3407
800-VOTE4-07
3407
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3408
800-VOTE4-08
3408
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff 800-868-3410
800-VOTE4-10
3410
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas 800-868-3403
800-VOTE4-03
3403
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus 800-868-3405
800-VOTE4-05
3405
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough 800-868-3411
800-VOTE4-11
3411
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke 800-868-3402
800-VOTE4-02
3402
Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd 800-868-3401
800-VOTE4-01
3401

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.


Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.

One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.

The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.


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.


1. How do I vote?
Well, we have three convenient ways for you to keep your favorite stars dancing. You can vote by phone, text message or simply go online.

2. When exactly can we vote?
Phone and text voting is open in your local time zone from the beginning of the Monday show until 30 minutes after the end of the Monday show. Online voting is open from the beginning of the Monday show until 11AM ET / 8AM PT the next day.

3. What do I need to do to vote online?
A username and a valid email address are a must. We’ve hopefully made the process pretty easy for you. In fact, if you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can sign in with one of those accounts, connect it to an ABC account and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can simply sign up for an ABC account at ABC.com.

4. I have an existing ABC account, why do I need to validate my email address?
The short answer is that we’ve changed our registration system for the better. When you log into your ABC account, you will be sent a confirmation email. Just click on the link inside. Once your account is validated, you’re all set to vote for the season. We recommend you validate your account now so you’re ready to roll come Dancing premiere night. You canclick here to sign in and validate your account.

5. I didn’t get the email to validate my account. What should I do?
Please be patient! Sometimes it may take a few minutes for the validation email to be delivered. Also, be sure to check your “spam” folder to make sure the email didn’t land there.

6. Help! I forgot my username and/or password.
Fear not! We can help. If you need to get your member name, click here. If you forgot your password, click here. Told ya we could help.

7. How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Just follow the directions on this page.

8. How are votes scored?
We have all the details on how scores from the judges combine with the public votes on ourAbout the Vote page. You can read all about it there!

9. Other members of my house would like to vote. Can they?
Sure! Just make sure to log out after you finish voting, then have your other household members log in with their Facebook, Twitter or ABC.com accounts. It’s perfectly fine to vote on the same computer.

10. Is there a minimum age to vote?
Yes, you must be 13 years old in order to vote. Sorry, tweens!

Links provided below are to team pages.

MEN

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd — Team PetRon 

  • 1-800-868-3401

WOMEN

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403 

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.