Cue that theme music...

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Travis Cody in

It's encores and results! Last season I just did links to the videos because I was worried they would be pulled for copyright infringement. This time I'll try putting the videos here in the post to make it easier for you if you want to watch. Let me know if they don't play, OK?

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Well we know what we liked last night. I couldn't find only the short clips, so for some of these if you watch you'll have to buffer through some drama during rehearsal footage.

We liked the Jive from Evan and Anna.

We liked the Jive from Nicole and Derek.

We loved the Foxtrot from Erin and Maks, and not just because of the wardrobe malfunction.

But guess what? Even though we didn't throw them any votes, we're giving dance of the night honors to Niecy and Louis. She's not the best dancer, but we love her enthusiasm and her personality. Louis has the ability to understand his partners and make dances that show them at their best. And you might tell me you didn't smile the whole time you watched that, but I won't believe you.

Good stuff eh?

Here's a reminder of the leader board after two weeks of dancing.

53 Nicole and Derek
47 Evan and Anna
44 Erin and Maks
43 Pamela and Damian
40 Jake and Chelsie
39 Niecy and Louis
38 Shannen and Mark
34 Chad and Cheryl
34 Aiden and Edyta
31 Kate and Tony
28 Buzz and Ashly

Wow...there's no fooling around. We go right to results and find out that Buzz and Ashly are safe! Good for you Colonel!

But Pamela and Damian are in danger.

The judges select the Jive from Nicole and Derek for the encore dance.

Travis Payne and Stacy Walker create a dance for our pros. Excellent! I love to watch our pros, especially in this kind of mix between Latin ballroom and modern hip hop.

Oh no...not an Adam Carolla feature. Yick.

Results again. Aiden and Edyta are safe. Niecy and Louis are safe.

It's The Beach Boys! This is one of my all time favorite bands. I've seen them several times and I got to see most of the famous line up that included Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine. Regrettably, I never got to see them play with Brian on stage.

Performing tonight with Mike Love is Bruce Johnston, not an original member but as good as. And John Stamos joins the band too. They played California Girls, Kokomo, and Fun Fun Fun.

And the pros had a go on the floor as well with a bit of Cha Cha Cha and a bit of Jive.

Although they didn't sound great vocally, the music was terrific and they played it live. You gotta love that.

HA! We have the Len Commandments.

  1. Thou shalt not kill time with fluffy foolishness.
  2. Thou shalt not take the judges name in vain.
  3. Thou shalt not steal dance moves.
  4. Thou shalt not interrupt Mr Cranky Pants.
  5. Thou shalt not lift.
  6. Thou shalt have rhinestones and be glittery.
  7. Thou may honor the judges with gifts.
Len challenges the pairs to tell a story in their dancing next week, not with gimmicks, but with movement and choreography.

Results...Evan and Anna are safe. Jake and Chelsie are safe. Nicole and Derek are safe.

Macy's Stars of Dance returns with ballroom dancers from Haiti. One of the dancers lost his toddler son in the January earthquake. He said during the interview that although he can't bring his son back by wishing, he can keep his son alive by trying to be happy. Music and dance don't make tragedy go away, but they sure can help to bring some measure of peace and maybe a little bit of joy.

Nice little feature on Brooke Burke. I think she's doing a fabulous job so far, and she looks amazing!

Results...Erin and Maks are safe. Chad and Cheryl are safe. Kate and Tony are safe.

So Pamela and Damian are joined by Shannen and Mark.

Pamela and Damian make it safe, so that means that Shannen and Mark are the first out. They didn't announce it until the end, but evidently Mark injured his knee and will be unable to dance for six weeks. If they had survived, his dad Corky Ballas would have stepped in to dance with Shannen.

Shannen had a great attitude. She accepted the invitation so she could dance for her father, and she got that done.

And now we're going to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Later gang!


  1. Dianne says:

    I think Shannen would have improved with more time but, oh well

    I was shocked that Pam was in the bottom 2

    I thought the piece on Haiti was well done, sad yet hopeful and dignified

    well done recaps trav, thanks!!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    You're a happy chappy now aren't you? :)

  1. Barb says:

    I watched the other night to see Buzz Aldrin dance. My Dad, who loves to dance and is himself 81, also watched. What a delight he is!

    Kate G... not so much.

    Big hugs xo

  1. Bond says:

    I kind of had a feeling Shannen would go

    WAS SO HAPPY the Mr. Aldrin was save!

    OK Travis..been meaning to ask, why did Brooke Burke replace Samantha Harris? Nancy asked last night and I could not answer.

  1. jennifer says:

    Great rundown. You always inform your readers well enough that if they don't watch (hello, that's me) they (yes, I) feel informed.

    "Yick" may be my new favorite Travis-ism.

  1. Linda says:

    Shannen definitely looked uncomfortable dancing but I'm glad she did it for her father and I bet he was horribly proud of her. Personally I kinda wish we could call in for who wanted to vote off the dance floor as Kate Gosselin would have gotten my vote after her attitude on Monday night. Yick.

  1. Travis says:

    Dianne: I think it would have been interesting to see how Shannen reacted to working with Corky in place of Mark. The elder Ballas handled Cloris Leachman really well. It would have been nice to see him on the show again.

    Akelamalu: I am!

    Barb: I enjoy Buzz's attitude. He tries and he has a good time.

    V: Well, I did some more research. According to her bio, she's quite the in demand hostess. And she has Broadway aspirations after a successful debut in Chicago. She's on Extra and E! and GMA. So I guess paring down her gigs was the goal.

    Jen: Yick is a great word, isn't it?

    Linda: I hope that Kate can relax and at least show us that she's enjoying herself.

  1. Jaye says:

    I was already smiling before Niecy and Louis had even started; funny lady, she'd probably be getting my vote!

  1. Ooo! Thanks for the clips! I hadn't been able to see Nicole's and Derek's piece - I laughed at his whoopsie entrance!