David Arquette and Kym Johnson Rumba: 24 points
Matching Kardashian and Burke’s 24 was David Arquette
with his rumba to O-o-h Child
. He dedicated the dance to daughter Coco after having turned to alcohol following his divorce from Courteney Cox
. The now sober Arquette performed well this week. And was anyone else shocked by how fit he looked in his open shirt? Hello! We couldn’t help but wonder how ex-wife Cox felt watching him perform such an emotional number and
looking so good.
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovksiy Cha-cha: 24 points
Also pulling a 24 was Hope Solo
and Maksim Chmerkovksiy
for their cha-cha to the U.S. soccer team’s song, Tonight
by Enrique inglesias
. Solo was dancing in honor of 2011 having made it to the World Cup but not winning. We think Solo got it right when she told host Brooke Burke Charvet
, “I was trying to pull the sexy out which is so hard for me.” Sorry Solo but we found your cha-cha difficult to watch.
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas Samba: 24 points
The biggest disappointment of the night had to be Kristin Cavallari
and Mark Ballas
’ samba to Beyoncé
’s Crazy in Love
. How could she earn the same naumber of points as Kardashian, Arquette and Solo? Her Beyoncé booty pops were lame and her shoulder shakes lacked luster. Ballas, who’s head is shaved quite closely, actually did the hair toss better than Cavallari. The only thing worse than her dance was her dedication. She danced in honor of 2005—the year she graduated high school! Sure she moved to LA but there must be something more meaningful than graduating high school that has influenced her life. We were disappointed and confused as to why the judges scored Cavallari so highly.
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya Tango: 23 points
Carson Kressley had us crying before he even hit the dance floor. He chose 2003 the year Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered and was nominated for an Emmy. He said the show made him comfortable and, for the first time, proud of who he is. Last week the judges told Kressley he was the worst dancer bringing him back to childhood gym class when he couldn't climb the rope or throw a ball. Kressly hoped to earn the, “most improved award” with his tango to It’s My Life by No Doubt. We hope Kressly does improve because we want to keep him around—and it looks like the judges agree. Goodman said, “you put the boy in flamboyant,” and Carrie Ann Inaba told him, “I love you just the way you are….a little bit girly girly. A little bit of masculinity.”
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus Waltz: 21 points
Nancy Grace waltzed her way to a 21 to Moon River in honor of the year 2007 when she delivered twins after a complicated pregnancy. We were super impressed by her control—did you see her promenade? But the judges want to see better posture and extension through the upper body.
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer Rumba: 18 points
Despite being a fan favorite, Chaz Bono found himself at the bottom of the pack again on Dancing with the Stars. This could have been a big week for Bono considering he chose this year as his happiest and danced to his father’s song Laugh at Me. Inaba may have said it best when she told Bono he seemed distracted and did not dance enough. We agree, Lacey Schwimmer was dancing circles around him while he moved his arms and posed. Will this be the last week for America’s favorite underdog?
What do you think about this week's performances on Dancing with the Stars?