Let's have some results!

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 by Travis Cody in

I'm struggling with shoulder pain again...stoopid wonky weather! I got most of the post put together when I got home from work yesterday, but I needed to get my arm elevated.

Since the show must go on, Pam typed the recap for me so I could ice my shoulder.

So I say cue that theme music!

I must give you encores!

We were so pleased with Marissa and Tony Monday night. We've always thought of Tony as quite the diva...he's very talented and he knows it. When you retire as the undefeated American Rhythm Champion, I guess you really are all that and a sequined shirt. But this season he genuinely seems to be enjoying his work with Marissa. And there's no doubt that he has helped her to become a capable dancer. More than capable...on Monday she danced an outstanding Tango.

Mr Cranky-Pants Len seemed to have a burr in his fur about Kristi. Well, all the judges got a little picky with her Waltz, which Pam and I thought was beautiful and romantic. And we will give Len the benefit with his comments about the hip hop during the Cha Cha Cha...he's consistent with his disapproval. But there was no need to drop the score down to an 8 on what really could have been a perfect 30 dance. It had all the basic Cha Cha elements, contemporary choreography, side by side synchronized Cha Cha, and a bit of cheeky hip hop thrown in. Here it is...you be the judge.

The dance of the night was the Quick Step from Jason and Edyta. We can't rave enough about this dance! From the leap at the beginning, through the smooth fast pace, to the tossing of the judges' papers, to the handstand at the end...the dance had it all and should have been scored a perfect 30. Mr Cranky-Pants strikes again.

Hi! It's me Pam. Now let's get some results, shall we?

First, the judges have decided that the Quick Step from Jason and Edyta is deserving of the encore. And we agree!

Here's how the leader board looked after Monday's performances:

55 Jason & Edyta
54 Kristi & Mark
52 Marissa & Tony
51 Mario & Karina
51 Shannon & Derek
46 Cristian & Cheryl

The judges say that the couples can do one lift next week, as long as it is in character with the dance. Excellent! This group is ready for it.

Oh! Who's safe? It's Kristi & Mark. Outstanding!

This is actually more difficult than it looks. I don't know how Travis does this so fast every week. I can hardly keep up!

Oh no! Dance Center is back with Kenny Mayne. We hate this feature.

Who would have ever thought that Def Leppard would perform on Dancing with the Stars. But here they are, with Pour Some Sugar On Me accompanied by Tony, Anna, Mark, Cheryl, Louis, and Karina. Geeez...it would have been nice if they'd performed it live instead of lip sync-ing.

It's half way through the show, and they still haven't reported on Cristian's injury. He's there on the stage with Cheryl.

Next Tuesday is the 100th celebration show at 8pm. No! It's opposite the show that shall remain nameless. We'll have to channel flip so we don't miss David Cook. The judges will count down the top 100 dances in the history of the show. Then at 9pm, the remaining couples will dance. Tom rattled off a bunch of special guests, but I couldn't listen and type fast enough! So you'll have to be surprised next week right along with us!

No more Kenny Mayne! Why can't we have more ballroom kids????

Ooops! I almost missed the announcement that Mario and Karina are safe. Slow down!

Def Leppard returns with Nine Lives from their new CD, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. OH! They are accompanied by Jose DeCamps and Joanna Zacharewicz, the reigning American Rhythm champions. They are so good! Too bad again that DL used pre-taped music. This clip is from America's Ballroom Challenge.

Now they are finally talking to Cristian about the injury and it turns out to be pretty serious...he ruptured a tendon in his bicep. He'll have to have surgery, but the doctors said they can postpone it. If he has been saved by the voters, Cristian says he wants to try and continue.

Here's the rest of the results now. Cristian and Cheryl will get a chance to try that injury as they have been saved. But Marissa and Tony are in the bottom two. Jason and Edyta are safe, putting Shannon and Derek in the bottom two.

Marissa & Tony are safe, so Shannon & Derek are out.

This blogging thing is tougher than it looks. Thanks for putting up with me!

David Cook update...We were hoping he would make it to Top 5 and he has. And he was outstanding again this week, taking two lesser known Neil Diamond songs and making them sound as though they were written this year. The first one is good, the second one is great.

The premier is May 22! YAY!

Special thanks to my Lady for typing the DWTS recap part of this post. She did good!

Thank you Babe!


  1. Janna says:

    Take care of your shoulder.
    Eating tacos might help.
    Hold them with the other hand.

  1. Hope your shoulder's better soon. Chocolate cures all!

  1. Marsha says:

    Pain sucks.....take care of yourself and Pam, job well done!!
    Thank God Shannon is now gone!! And best yet, DC ROCKS!!

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Good luck with the shoulder Travis. Happy Dancing. Cheers!!

  1. Pam...great job....I dunno Travis...you might be replaced? j/k

    feel better

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Pam did a great job! And you get your shoulder better soon!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    I really don't think Christian can continue with that injury and I don't think Cheryl can come up with coreography to cover the problems that will be created by it. Next week we will simply see a mercy killing.

  1. Bond says:

    I love the Wednesday posts, because I can only peek at the TV while doing the radio show...I completely missed the fact Shannon was going home until the final moment she was on camera.

    Can not see how Christian can continue...not with that injury...so maybe he should have just resigned and been the one to go home this week...

    Travis...hoping you feel better soon...that pain thing sucks so bad...

  1. Anndi says:

    Hi Pam!

    Yay about Shannon...

    Sorry bout your shoulder (is that the one wou use to yank pigtails with?)Want that bag of frozen peas?

    I question the decision to continue with that kind of injury... doesn't seem wise to me.

    David Cook rocked!

  1. Bond says:

    Oh and Dear Ms. Pam...beautiful job...nice to see you here...

  1. BeckEye says:

    The David Cook Kool Aid is starting to taste a little bland to me. I still like him, but everything he sings is starting to blend together.

    So are Shannon and her partner a couple? I thought she was married? Does at least one pair hook up for real every season? If so, can you see if you can pull some strings to get me and Michael Johns on that show next year? I would have to be the dancer, so I will just take a few classes this summer. I'm a fast learner. :)

  1. Eeep! Feel better soon!

  1. Trav,I feel your pain both of my shoulders give me hell at times.guess I've fallen one them too many times.

  1. Travis says:

    Janna: I'll try the taco remedy. It may not help my shoulder, but it certainly will help my tummy!

    David: Tacos and chocolate...sounds perfect!

    Marsha: My girl did a good job didn't she?

    Matt: Thank you Sir! Looks like only one more week of Cheryl.

    Katherine: Replaced??? **gasp**

    Ivanhoe: Thanks!

    Drilleraa: Agreed.

    V: He's not going to be able to extend that arm without pain, and there isn't any dance they can do that won't require both arms for him to lead Cheryl properly. It's going to be tough.

    Ann: I'm ambidextrous when it comes to pigtail yanking. I agree that he probably should have bowed out with the injury.

    V: Thanks on behalf of Pam!

    Beck: I didn't drink the kool aid...I honestly think he's special. As for Shannon & Derek, I think the producers like to play up the romance angle for at least one pair every season. I don't know if there's anything to it.

    Lana: Thanks! It was a bit better today.

  1. Kimmie says:

    Hey Travis!
    I am sorry you are hurting, so is my hubby. He has been icing it with a bag of frozen peas..lol...someone said that in an earlier post. He is finally starting to feel some relief. Feel better my friend.

    Pam...you did a Wonderful Job! Nice to meet ya!

    Great recap, I enjoyed it very much! Thank you both. :-)

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I'm sorry you are achey sugar but it's awesome to have your lovely lady interact with us. Isn't it just so wonderful to have that special one there for you?;-)

    Jason and Edyta--just FABULOUS!!!

    I think I might actually bring the voting powers out of retirement--not sure though. I just think he has made so much progress and his grace is unbelievable.

  1. Roger says:

    I can sympathize with your shoulder pain Travis and the weather. I have a couple metal rods in my right forearm last night they were killing me from the low atmospheric pressure, come on warm weather!

  1. Travis says:

    Mike: It really sucks.

    Kimmie: Frozen peas...GACK! But I am feeling better today.

    Turn: She was so excited to try it too. And she did great!

    Roger: That warm weather can't get here soon enough. I like the cooler spring and summer, but this has just been an extended winter and that's no good.

  1. Julie says:

    "Cranky pants has a burr in his fur." Oh my....bwahahahahahaha!!!!!

    Pam.....thanks for helping Travis get this post ready!

    Hugs to both!