Giddy Up! It's Monday October 29, 2012 and it's Country night on Week 6, Season 15 of Dancing With The Stars All-Stars edition.
The remaining eight couples will be dancing their way through country hits and each celebrity will perform a solo in tonight's dance. All of this is happening along with Little Big Town hitting the stage and performing their hit 'Pontoon' with The Troupe hitting the dance floor. Also a first for the show will be a Freestyle Group Dance to a live performance by Big & Rich, along with Cowboy Troy, will perform a medley of "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" and "I Play Chicken with the Train."
While the couples were spared last week, tomorrow October 30, 2012 will see one celebrity couple eliminated. Singing and songwriting sweetheart Taylor Swift will perform "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," from her new blockbuster album, "Red, " and also Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up," from his latest album, "Love is a Four Letter Word.
I don't know about you, but I'm still kind of recovering from Gilles Marini and his Gagnam Style dance. And by dance I mean prancing around in a towel, and then his undies.
We are blogging tonight's show live, internet permitting, as we are on the East Coast. To all those that are or will be affected by Hurricane Sandy be safe and be well. So if you are able hit refresh to get the commentary on the dances as well as the scores.
Tonight's scores are added with the total of last week's two dances for a total out of 90.
Cowboy hats, boots and jeans tonight!! This is going to be a sexy hot night. I hope.
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd – Cha cha cha – Dancing to Shania Twain's 'Feel Like A Woman'. As of Friday they didn't have a solid routine down but with these two I can't ever imagine them stepping on to the stage Monday night unprepared. They always bring it and bring it large. Their steps didn't seem to synch up at one point but I'm not sure if that was intentional. Like the costumes. But I especially loved how he slapped her ass.
Scores: 9/9/9.5 = 27.5/30 + 56.5/60 = 84/90
Sabrina Bryan andLouis Van Amstel – Rumba – Poor Sabrina I never knew she had a boyfriend like that and I'm pretty sure it isn't Mark. It's beautiful to watch her dance week after week because she is so talented. What a superb dance.
Scores: 10/10/10 = 30/30 = 58.5/60 = 88.5/90
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy - Tango – This is going to be a very sexy dance with these two. I don't know about you, but I really don't want to see these two sent home. Their chemistry is fun to watch. Is she pissed he kissed her? She looked so serious afterwards, but maybe she was worried about the judges' reactions.
Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30 + 51.5/60 = 78.5/90
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – Viennese Waltz – This is another couple I don't want to see go home. Her solo is so lovely. She is such a lovely dancer and the fact that despite being in immense pain she wants to stay in the competition for Tony is a testament to their beautiful friendship. Her baby is SO adorable!
Len stood up and gve them a standing ovation which I don't think we've ever seen before. Bruno just admitted he has women's intuition like Carrie Ann Inaba.
Scores: 9.5/10/10 = 29.5/30 + 56.5/60 = 86/90
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough – She aggravated her knee (a former injury) during the group dance rehearsals and it got worse before it (hopefully) got better. Before cutting to the commercial she and Derek arrived on a tractor. Only Derek, right? I love it. Despite her injury her moves were perfection, precise and great choreography.
Scores: 9.5/8.5/10 = 28/30 +56.5/60 = 84.5/90
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Rumba – Kirstie had a rough week this week during rehearsals. Maks is half her age and can't appreciate the changes that happen. But he's got his shirt open so I can forgive him for not understanding more. She did pretty good considering she was having a tough week. Is it enough? I think it's fair to say that of all the couples she is not the strongest, but kudos to her being 60 and so brave. Don't get me wrong I love having her on and I don't want her to leave at all!
Scores: 9.5/8.5/9.5 = 27.5 + 52.5/60 = 80/90 + 2 points for group dance = 82/90
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff - Viennese Waltz – They admitted to having a fight right before going onstage so that really impacted their dance. Being an athlete he has a difficult time opening up.This song (about a woman who has cancer) is so heart-breaking because we all have someone (or plural) in our lives that have battled that horrendous disease. They danced beautifully tonight. You couldn't help but get caught up in the story. Bravo to them. All three judges loved them so let's hope it's a perfect score. Yes! perfection.
Scores: 10/10/10 = 30/30+ 56.5/60 = 86.5/90
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Smith – Fox Trot – The couples are all exhausted at this point. I can't wait to see Emmitt's solo though because of his funny reaction during rehearsals. I LOVED Emmitt's solo.
Scores: = 8.5/8.5/9.5 = 26.5 + 56/30 = 82.5/90
The group dance to Save a Horse Ride A Cowboy was fabulous! Really nice to watch but I have to say that Kelly Monaco makes me feel bad for liking to eat. She's TINY.
Who do you think is going home tomorrow night?