'Dancing with the Stars' has the dancers moving to Viennese waltz and Paso doble, the latter that garnered Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke two 10s from the judges.
The feet are spinning, it is time for another "Dancing with the Stars". Following the double elimination last week, nine couples are still in the running and tonight (April 6), they will be dancing either Paso doble or Viennese waltz.
First to hit the floor were Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough with Viennese waltz. Len said that Chuck has come out of hibernation although some footwork will be required. Bruno saw that Chuck has finally stepped out of Julianne's shadow but Carrie disagreed, saying that Chuck often lost focus and confidence. The score was 7-8-8, giving it 23 out of 30.
Next were Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska doing Paso doble. Bruno referred Lawrence as Prince of Darkness and a block granite that only found its footing toward the end. Carrie thought Lawrence's movement was limited while Len thought it was his best dance so far. The score was 6-7-7, giving it 20 out of 30.
Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas did the waltz. It was all about an improvement in technique rather than tricks that the judges did not like last week. Carrie was pleased with this, calling that simplicity worked best for them. Len complained of Shawn who did not "step forward on her heels," and Bruno advised her to lower the shoulder next time. The score was 9-8-9, giving it 26 out of 30.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani went bright red for Paso doble. Len felt that Melissa made several blunders and also lacked aggression. Bruno admitted that it was a difficult routine and she looked stunning. Carrie wanted her to push it to the limit especially since she did some missteps. The score was 8-8-9, giving it 25 out of 30.
David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson did the waltz. Bruno spotted the inconsistency of the dance, saying that David at points put 'spell' like the song they danced to, but at times he was like "a dog at a lamp post". For Carrie, it was the matter of disconnection and their movements which were not in sync. Len threw positive notes, saying that it was beautiful choreography. The score was 7-8-7, giving it 22 out of 30.
Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, the perfect scorer last week tried on the Paso doble this week. Gilles was shirtless at first before Cheryl put jacket on him. Carrie said that it was breathtaking, Len found it too complicated at some points while Bruno said, "That was more than a dance, that was a battle for supremacy!" The score was 10-9-10, giving it 29 out of 30.
Steve-O and Lacey Schimmer danced the waltz. Steve, dressed as a mime, did a miming in the beginning of the routine. The judges kept it short: Len said it was his best piece, Bruno said that the timing was better and Carrie wanted Steve to work on his posture. The score was 6-6-6, giving it 18 out of 30.
Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower worked the Paso doble out. The judges agreed that Ty looked too stiff, "robotic and metallic". Len however, said that Ty has exceeded his expectation from the beginning of the competition. The score was 7-7-7, giving it 21 out of 30.
The last couple of the night was Lil' Kim and Derek Hough with Viennese waltz. Carrie gushed on how serene and beautiful it was. Len however, criticized Derek of not putting enough Viennese movements into the routine. Bruno complemented on the sassiness and the sexiness of the waltz which he never thought of before. The score was 9-8-9, giving it 26 out of 30.