Encores and results

Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 by Travis Cody in

Cue that theme music cause it's live from Hollywood!

Last night was the Festival of Tiny Costumes. The costumes weren't all that tiny though. But we did have some good dancing and I'll share a few of my favorites with you.

Kelly and Louis had a solid Samba. What I liked about her effort was that she stayed focused and didn't let the pressure get to her. And she looked like she enjoyed what she was doing. Click here to enjoy the dance.

Of course Pam enjoyed the Rumba from Donny and Kym. It wasn't among the best of the dances, but it wasn't among the worst either. Donny is an excellent performer and the dance was pleasant. Click here to enjoy the dance.

Natalie took a huge step forward with her Rumba. She took Edyta's advice and overcame her embarrassment to really connect with Alec. This could easily have been our choice for dance of the night. Click here to enjoy the dance.

Dance of the night honors go to Mya and Dmitry. Mr Cranky Pants may have thought their Rumba was too complicated. I thought it was perfect. Click here to enjoy the dance.

Here's a reminder of the leader board from Monday:

27 Mya and Dmitry
26 Natalie and Alec
23 Joanna and Derek
21 Donny and Kym
21 Aaron and Karina
20 Louie and Chelsie
20 Kelly and Louis
19 Melissa and Mark
18 Mark and Lacey
17 Chuck and Anna T
17 Debi and Maks
15 Tom and Cheryl
14 Michael and Anna D

The judges inexplicably select the Samba from Chuck and Anna T as the encore performance.

Queen Latifa is in the ballroom, accompanied by Cheryl and Maks.

Results! Tom and Cheryl are safe. Chuck and Anna T are safe.

Although they made it through, Tom DeLay was forced to withdraw from the competition due to the injuries to his feet. He would have done Texas Two Step next week. Because their scores and votes did keep them in the competition this week, Mr DeLay has been invited back to perform the dance should his injury heal enough to allow it.

And, the producers will honor the scores and votes and eliminate the couple with the lowest combined totals of scores and votes.

More results. Mya and Dmitry are safe. Natalie and Alec are safe. Donny and Kym are safe. Louie and Chelsie are safe. Mark and Lacey are safe.

Sabrina Bryan has been voted into the Macy's Design a Dance. She'll be dancing Paso Doble, and the vote is now open to choose the pro she'll dance with.

Macy's Stars of Dance features Jabbawockeez! I love these guys! Excellent! It was Singing in the Rain with a hip hop twist. They danced classic steps mixed with hip hop, then went to a full on hip hop routine. Outstanding. And they were joined by mystery dancers...Lacey and Mark.

Queen Latifa returns to sing Ease On Down the Road. The dancers she had with her were terrific!

And results. Kelly and Louis are safe. Melissa and Mark are safe. Joanna and Derek are safe. Aaron and Karina are safe.

That puts Michael and Anna D in the bottom two with Debi and Maks.

Michael and Anna are safe, so Debi and Maks are out.

We get four brand new dance styles next week...Bolero, Charleston, Texas Two Step, and Lambada. Should be an interesting night of performances.

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  1. Dianne says:

    it's really interesting how leading with the judges and still being in "peril" can go hand in hand

    I was surprised that Carter was in peril

    I'm really liking Natalie now

    I'm sorry about Debi but not surprised

    thanks for another good round up!!

  1. Linda says:

    I always know that if I don't watch the show, I can come here and find out everything I needed to know in a much shorter time period! And with no commercials - huzzah!

    I can't imagine dancing the Texas Two-Step with two good feet, never mind with stress fractures on both - ow!!

  1. Can I make a bad pun about wishing Tom's departure had not been DeLayed?

  1. so...did you catch that backstage interview comment where Donny said it was okay he kissed Bruno because he had his shots?

    rolling my eyes

    we have definitely seen the fanbase effect.

    Mark's or JoAnna's dancing doesn't catch my eye or hold my interest.

    Mya, Aaron and okay Donny do make me look up and watch every second.

    I can't imagine Chuck and Michael ever evolving into finalists.

    I thought Melissa still seemed a bit heavy footed and while Debi mis-stepped she just doesn't appeal to me at all.

    Kelly and Louis are still my faves...but I think Natalie is a contender. What is her fanbase is the real question?

    Too bad about DeLay...it would have been interesting to see where that went...just from a curiosity standpoint. I think the point of the show is to put known public figures on the show who aren't really dancers. He's an older guy who loves the show. There are a whole bunch of fans out there...who regardless of political affiliation are just like him.

  1. Bond says:

    As I said on The Couch - Debi did not have the votes from the fans...

    WHY the Chuck dance..why did we have to watch again??

    Kelly and Louis make Nancy sit up and watch and also Natalie and Donnie...the rest she yawns through

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Oh boy I wish I was Kym!

  1. I am guessin' the only reason we got to see Chuck in an encore was because his fan vote was high....

  1. Travis says:

    Dianne: I was surprised about Aaron too. Could be the fanbase got a wake up call.

    Linda: My sister taught me to Two Step. It's harder than it looks.

    Starr: HA! You may.

    Katherine: I think Mya, Aaron, Natalie, and Donny are out front for spots in the Final 4. But there are a couple of dancers that might be able to sneak in.

    V: The Chuck encore didn't make any sense.

    Akelamalu: So does Pam!

    Katherine: Good point.

  1. TopChamp says:

    Wow - 2 concurrent shows? You have a lot of dancing to keep up with at the moment. I am enjoying our Strictly Come Dancing. A few are pretty good already. One is hot.

    I want to click on all your links but once again only have 30 mins to get to work.

  1. cathy says:

    Thanks Travis. A welcome escape from my worries :)