Category Archives: Lacey Schwimmer
- “Jump in the Line” – Harry Belafonte
- 30 (10,10,10)
- Score: 28 (9,9,10)
- “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
- “I Go to Rio” – Pablo Cruise
- Score: 28 (10,9,9)
- Score: 24
- “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon
- Score: 24 (8,8,8)
- “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
- 21 (7,7,7)
- “Get Down on It” by Kool & the Gang
Maksim Chmerkovskiy bills himself as the bad boy of the ballroom, but he knows what he’s talking about. Haven’t fans been a little uneasy since Bristol Palin? So he had something to say last night on “Dancing with the Stars,” when Len Goodman told his celebrity partner Hope Solo that she had just performed her worst dance of the season.
That rumba wasn’t great, it wasn’t sexy, but at least Solo looks happy. She has such an electric smile, but it’s her footwork that is hard to watch.
So what exactly did Chmerkovskiy say?
It began with Goodman commenting, “This is your worst dance of the whole season.” He continued, after admonishing Chmerkovskiy for encouraging the audience boos, by saying, “I’ve been in this business for nearly 50 years…”
Chmerkovskiy couldn’t resist adding, “Maybe it’s time to get out…”
At which time, Carrie Ann Inaba told Chmerkovskiy, “Don’t be disrespectful like that.”
Chmerkovskiy defended his comment by saying it hurts when the dancers and celebrities “hear you guys a little judgmental comment.” I think we can fault his English, but perhaps the comments of the judges go a bit far out of line.
Chmervkovskiy later said, “This is my show…I helped make it what it is” and he was tired of having the celebrities “judged on their so-called potential.”
We also had high hopes for Hope Solo and didn’t figure out that her biggest challenge was learning to walk in high heels and be girly.
Yet, don’t you think the judges are being a little bit too easy on someone like Chaz Bono? We found Bono a little whiny, particularly since he’s not the oldest contestant. He’s also not the first overweight contestant either.
See the clips from “Access Hollywood” with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover
“Cute little penguin,” is what judge Bruno Tonioli called Bono and I thought that was kind. Bono and Schwimmer feel that the judges have a personal dislike of him. Seriously? Tonioli might have been unnecessarily cruel to singer Michael Bolton (“It was a doggy mess of a jive. You did it all very, very, very badly”), but he’s been quite kind and even indulgent to Bono in my opinion.
I think Goodman could have been stricter with Bono. Bono doesn’t have much personality on stage.
Remember, Chmerkovskiy spoke out about that season when the dancers and the celebrities were being overworked. That was the season Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson won the mirrorball. Season 9 the contestants were asked to perform: cha cha cha, jive, rumba, tango, paso doble, samba, waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, Argentine tango, Viennese waltz, salsa, salsa/Viennese waltz relay, foxtrot/cha cha cha relay, two-step/Charleston/bolero/lambada, hustle group, mambo marathon, team paso doble/tango, megamix and freestyle. Compare that to season 5. Marie Osmond made it to the semi-finals, but consider there were only these dances: cha cha cha, foxtrot, quickstep, mambo, jive, tango, Viennese waltz, paso doble, rumba, samba, and freestyle. That’s 11 dances during season 5 compared to 20.
Season 11 had only 15 dances, including one team and a winner-take-all cha cha cha. That season was won by Jennifer Grey who sometimes got tens when there were obvious missteps, but the judging seemed to be more generous when it became clear that Bristol Palin was going to make it to the semi-finals.
Chmerkovskiy’s partner that season was Grammy Award-winning singer Brandy. Brandy was cut, but Palin moved to the finals. Luckily the energetic and ever entertaining Kyle Massey with Lacey Schwimmer finished second. Chmerkovskiy’s partner during season 5 was Mel B who finished second behind Helio Castroneves (with Julianne Hough).
There are personalities that make DWTS interesting and certainly Maksim Chmerkovskiy is one of them. He makes the show interesting–in terms of choreography and his clashes with his partners.
Without personalities like Chmerkovskiy, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke, I don’t think the show would have been successful.
And when things get a bit dull, it’s good to have pros who liven up the situation (or even a judge like Bruno Tonioli).
- Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)
- “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé
- Score: 24
- Theme from: “Superman”
- Score: 23 (8,7,8)
- “The Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
- Song: Theme Song to “The Legend of Zorro” by James Horner
- Score: 23 (8,7,8)
- Score: 21 (7,7,7) Week 4 (Movie Week)
- “Flash’s Theme” from “Flash Gordon”
- Score: 21
- “Gonna Fly Now” from Rocky
- Song: “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus
- Score: 21
Tonight on “Dancing with the Stars,” it was Broadway week and Carson Kressley was sorely missed. We’re glad they brought Kressley back as a “creative director.”
Again, J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff were on top, but they were joined by Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough.
Both teams performed the quickstep and received two tens–both from Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Head judge Len Goodman didn’t think these teams were perfection.
The real surprise of the night was who finished in third place: Nancy Grace and her partner Tristan MacManus. Nancy received her first nine. Not bad for the oldest competitor this season.
Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer returned to the bottom with a 19 for their tango performed to “The Phantom of the Opera.” Still, it is likely that Bono will survive tomorrow night’s elimination.
Probably the couple really in danger is soccer player Hope Solo and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy who were just one point ahead of Bono and Schwimmer with a 20 for their rumba to “Season of Love” from the musical “Rent.”
- J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 29
- Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29
- Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 24
- David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 23
- Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 22
- Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 20
- Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 19
- TEXT: 3410
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29
- TEXT: 3411
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Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 22
- TEXT: 3402
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Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 19
- TEXT: 3412
- Score: 23 (8, 7, 8) “Hey Ya!”—OutKast
- Score: 22 (7, 7, 7) “The Boy Does Nothing”—Alesha Dixon
- Score: 22 (7, 7, 8) “Jump, Jive an’ Wail”—The Brian Setzer Orchestra
- Score: 21 (7, 7, 7) “Surfin’ Safari”—The Beach Boys
- Score: 21 (7, 7, 7)
- “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band
- Score: 19 (6, 7, 6) “Girlfriend”—Avril Lavigne
- Score: 19 (6, 6, 7)
- “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham!
- Score: 18 (6, 6, 6) “Runaway Baby”—Bruno Mars
- 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
- Score: 19 (7, 6, 6)
- “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
- Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
- “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
- Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
- “Dancing in the Street” by Mick Jagger and David Bowie
- Score 16 (5, 5, 6)
- “Cry Baby” by Cee Lo Green
- Score: 15 (5, 5, 5)
- “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry
- Score: 14 (5, 4, 5)
- “Krazy” by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon
- Dance: Foxtrot
- Song: “Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner
Score: 13 (5,4,4)
- Dance: Jive
- Song: “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy
Score: 17 (6,5,6)
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson: 26 (9,9,8) to “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to “La Bamba” by Richie Valens. Score: 30 (9,7,6,8) or 21 adjusted.
- Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 21
- Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 18/
- Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: 18
- Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
- Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: 17
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 28 (9,9,10) to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole
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