Dancing With the Stars Season 5 Episode 0 (10/22/07)
Marie Osmond passed out during this edition of Dancing with the Stars. She's okay, but her score wasn't. Let's get to the results...
Marie Osmond and Jonathan Roberts (Samba) - The couple performed the Samba to "Crickets Sing for Anamaria," and did a respectable job. As usual, Marie's strength was in the performance aspect of the dance. But it got frightening after that. Just as Len began his critique, Marie passed out cold. After the commercial break, Tom informed the audience that Marie was fine. She even had the spirit to say "oh, crap" when she came to. The judges' comments were skipped over, and the couple's final score was 21 (7, 7, 7).
Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani (Rumba) - Jane and Tony performed their Rumba to Toni Braxton's "Breathe Again." One of Jane's biggest advantages over the other ladies is her flexibility, so she's smart to show it off every week. The routine was sexy and graceful.
Bruno thought the performance was steamy and sexy, but not trashy. Carrie Ann acknowledged that Jane's body was amazing, and that she creates beautiful lines. Tom did a teaser for the results show, which will include a performance by Jennifer Lopez as well as a 1950's rock and roll dance number. Backstage, Tony joked that Jane is a female version of him. Score: 26 (8, 9, 9).
Mark Cuban and Kym Johnson (Samba) - This routine was cute, but a little heavy on the crowd-pleasing elements. Mark both looks and moves better than he did on the first week, at least. Carrie Ann saw a lot of basic content, and enjoyed the liveliness that Mark brought to the dance. Len liked the emphasis on entertainment, but warned Kym to sort out Mark's feet. Bruno called the dance a geek's fantasy, but admitted that Mark will never be Fred Astaire. He believed that focusing on entertainment value was a good strategy for the couple. Score: 21 (7, 7, 7).
Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas (Rumba) - This was a very different routine for the couple. Their Rumba ("Me and Mrs. Jones") was extremely slow and sexy, a departure from their usual high-energy showstoppers. Len told Sabrina that she had no weaknesses, but felt that some of the poses were over the top and drifted away from the basis of the dance. Bruno disagreed, praising Sabrina's musicality and her nuanced performance. Carrie Ann was blown away once again. Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)
Jennie Garth and Derek Hough (Samba) - Jennie looked at ease in her Samba (performed to Jamiroquai's "Cosmic Girl"), and we're glad that her confidence keeps increasing each week. At one point, the camera cut to Tori Spelling in the front row, and we almost threw up.
Bruno noticed that Jennie "ran out of puff" midway through the performance. Carrie Ann also saw some stumbles, but acknowledged that it was a weird night. Jennie did look visibly upset when Marie was interviewed backstage. Carrie Ann wanted her to "mean it" more. Len disagreed with the other judges and thought it was far better than they had mentioned. Score: 25 (8, 9, 8).
Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough (Rumba) - Their Rumba was performed to Timbaland's "Apologize." It was strange to see Helio perform without his amazing smile.
Carrie Ann could tell that Helio was "in the zone," but was dissatisfied with the routine. She didn't see any chemistry between the couple and thought that the lines were awkward. Len said that he's seen more romance at the dentist, and called the performance "mechanical." Bruno agreed with his fellow judges, and thought that Helio looked like he was in pain. Score: 23 (8, 7, 8).
Melanie Brown and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Samba) - The couple performed to "Spice Up Your Life" and proved that they didn't belong in the bottom two. This Samba had all of Brown's's energy and personality, including a few difficult-looking moves.
Len thought Melanie's Samba was fantastic. Bruno dubbed her Samba the best of the night. Carrie Ann called it her favorite of all of the couple's performances. Score: 29 (10, 9, 10).
Cameron Mathison and Edyta Sliwinska (Rumba) - The All My Children star was still pleased with his "breakthrough dance" last week. This time, Cameron and Edyta's performance ("I've Got to See You Again") was seriously hot, and they looked incredible as a couple. Tons of well-deserved hoots and hollers came from the audience.
Bruno praised Cameron's hard work and improvement, and added, "Lock up your daughters." Carrie Ann thought the couple aced the chemistry aspect of the dance, but saw a lift. Len asked Cameron to button his shirt up, and said that Cameron's performance was just as strong as last week's. He also told Edyta to stop doing one-legged spins. Tom thought that Len was just jealous of Cameron. Score: 26 (8, 9, 9).