Encores and results

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by Travis Cody in

Hey y'all, I'm still getting through blog rounds.

There were two votes from readers. Thanks to Kyra and Julie. Now I didn't actually say that you had to vote for the celebrity. I thought that was a given. But evidently the power of the bare chested Maks was simply too much to handle.

I almost could not find the Jive performed by Mel and Maks. Some of the clips are hiding today. But here it is. You can scroll through the rehearsal footage to about 1:36.

OK y'all. I reviewed this and said I didn't see what excited the judges on Mel's Tango. After watching it again, I revise my comments. I missed what was good in that dance on Monday. The ladies say it was Maks, but Mel really nailed that Jive. I must have fallen asleep for a few minutes. Doh!

Pam and I both smiled through the Tango from Marie and Jonathan. The rehearsal clip is fun, but if you want you can scroll through to 1:40.

I was inspired by the Tango from Ms Jane and Tony. I thought it was classy and elegant, dramatic and passionate. And luckily I found the video clip.

And cue music!

Samantha Harris returns next week. We'll miss Drew. But rumor has it that he will be joining Bruno and Carrie Ann for some professional ballroom dancing competitions soon. We're on the watch for that baby!

The judges decide they want to see the Tango from Jennie and Derek. They went from falling down to judges' darlings. Good for Jennie! Oh hell...yes you can have a fourth encore. You can scroll to 1:53 or so to skip rehearsal footage.

Ms Jane and Tony continue, as do Jennie and Derek.

Now we have a performance from Grammy winner Seal. Kiss From A Rose is one of my favorite songs. And the waltz was beautiful too.

Marie and Jonathan are safe, as are Mel and Maks.

And it's the return of Billy Ray Cyrus performing with daughter Mylie. Uhm...that's singing y'all, not dancing.

Seal returns with a new song called Amazing. Meh.

Ah! A feature on Harold Wheeler and the band. It seems that the pairs get the original recordings for their particular dance on CD right after the results on Tuesday night. The first time they hear the live music is during rehearsal for the live performance show. Each pair only has about 10 minutes with the band. They can offer suggestions to make the music better or match the choreography better. And then Harold goes back to perfect the music. And then it's show time. Cool.

But one is often puzzled by some of the music choices.

Sabrina and Mark return next week, along with Cameron and Edyta. All the gals have advanced.

The last two safe couples are Helio & Julianne and Mark & Kym, putting Floyd & Karina and Wayne & Cheryl in the bottom two.

Wayne and Cheryl are out, so Floyd and Karina return next week.

Next week is Paso Doble and Viennese Waltz. Don't forget that you can be a part of my results posts by voting for an encore dance. Even if you don't or can't watch the performance show on Monday night, pick your favorite celebrity - hear that Kyra and Julie??? - and tell me in comments or an email that's who you want to see.

Later babies!


  1. Jay says:

    I think that "stars" is overstating it a bit - I don't even know lots of these people.

  1. I missed it tonight...thanks for the recap. I'll try and watch the clips tomorrow...at least a couple of them...

  1. Julie says:

    Great show...except I wonder what happened to Seal! I wonder if that even WAS Seal! Awful rendition of his own song! I was really looking forward to it too!

    Ummm Kyra....I think Travis is picking on us...what should we do to him? Go MAKS!!! Tee hee hee!!!

  1. the108 says:

    I was terrified that Floyd was going to be cut before the paso.... THAT'S a dance I wanna see. I hope he can get those shoulders back because if so then that will be his dance right there :-)

  1. the108 says:

    Once you go Maks, you never go back.

  1. Shelby says:

    I watched that the other day, but missed it the next day.

  1. Steven says:

    It was Wayne's time. I'm back, fully addicted to this show!! Can't get enough. I have fantasies of being picked to go on the show...is that wrong? Of course, I'm not even a sub star at this point.

  1. Bond says:

    Four great clips...but you nailed it Travis...Ms. Jane... HOLY Crap...she was incredible

  1. I think I'm going to have to remember to set my VCR on Mondays so it can tape DWTS while I'm at Toastmasters. Not good to be missing this, lol.

    Have a Happy!!

  1. Reba says:

    Whoof, woof!!! Hi Mr. Travis. Guess what I got at my bloggy waiting fur you! Yup... an award!! You can come and get it any time you want, it'll be waiting fur you. It's cuz you gots a good bloggy. Bark!!

  1. TopChamp says:

    Hello - I like the long clips as I don't get to see the show.

  1. Appreciate your work on this each week. Keeps me on my toes. (ha!)

    I crack myself up.

  1. I am glad you do recaps cause I missed it too!

  1. Pauline says:

    This show is actually being aired over here too so now I can watch it and read your great reviews!

  1. Dr. A says:

    Three words - Love Jennie Garth! Hey, if you're around tonight, I'm actually having a show. Cheers!

  1. thanks for the blow by blow! i saw monday's but not Tuesday's! I agree about the music choices, weird sometimes - Have a great weekend - L

  1. Travis says:

    Jay: Maybe they aren't A-list stars, but they are celebrities.

    Katherine: We're enjoying this season quite a bit.

    Julie: Now I'd be even more suspicious of you selecting a Mel & Maks encore if Mel wasn't as good as she is.

    Kyra: I agree that his kind of jerky style in his movement could be an advantage in the Paso...but you know he could actually be given the Viennese Waltz! If so, he's in trouble.

    Shelby: Well, as long as you saw the performance show they you'll be able to stay current.

    Steven: Yes it was. And YAY for the addiction! And now your goal should be to make the B-list so we can watch you on the show. I wonder which pro we could get you matched up with.

    V: She's got a great chance to continue next week with either Paso Doble or Viennese Waltz.

    Alice: That's a good idea.

    Reba: I'll be by soon!

  1. Travis says:

    TC: Last season I was able to find shorter clips with just the dances. But if you're enjoying the long clips then I'll keep on with those.

    Mimi: Ha! On your toes. Now that's comedy!

    Starrlight: You'll always be able to get the DWTS review here.

    Pauline: Excellent!

    Dr A: Jennie was great! I missed your show this week, but I had a good excuse. Catch ya next time!

    Lara: Don't forget to check out the recap on Tuesday so you can vote for an encore.

  1. cathy says:

    I keep popping in for a look and not commenting so today I'm having breakfast on your blog to do justice to your efforts to inform and entertain us. Thanks Trav!