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In terms of outfits and performances, Dancing with the Stars brought out a bit of the crazy last night. Let's review what went down on this week's episode:
Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas (Paso Doble) - Len said that Kristi can't dance bad. She has such great technique. He also praised Mark's choreography. His complaint was that Kristi's performances all look the same. Bruno disagreed, saying she really unleashed the harlot tonight. He was also impressed with the difficulty. Carrie Ann joined in saying that Kristi and Mark are setting the standard and their performance was fantastic. Score: 29 (10,9,10)
Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel (Viennese Waltz) - Bruno thought it was a great interpretation, but said she needs to watch her shoulder/neck line. Carrie Ann said that what she does that is so amazing is the drama with her facial expressions. However, she thought that Priscilla's balance was off. And, also recalling Jane Seymour, Carrie Ann Inaba thought she spied a lift. Len thought it was elegant with a lovely flow. He added that occasionally it looked a bit forced. He also jumped on the lift. I'm hoping that isn't a sign of things to come. Score 22: (7,7,8)
Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough (Paso Doble) - Carrie Ann thought it was smooth and dramatic... and then he got off the unicycle. She said, it gets an A for creativity. Len said that Adam is such a lovable character that they want him to do well. Unfortunately, he's not much of a dancer. Adam interrupted to thank the wardrobe department for dressing him like a silent porn star. Bruno said Adam was the classic example that genius and insanity go hand in hand. The problem being that when it comes to dance, the insanity takes over. Score: 19 (6,7,6)
Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez (Viennese Waltz) - Len thought it was very very good, calling it poignant and saying it had a romance about it. He did add that her posture is sometimes off in hold. Bruno liked that she is always immersed in the role. He agreed about her posture. Carrie Ann was a little choked up. Marlee made her cry. She said she was truly touched. Score: 24 (8,8,8)
Mario and Karina Smirnoff (Paso Doble) - Bruno said it was Mario the conqueror, full guns blazing, adding that he liked it very much. Carrie Ann said it was much better than last week. She was worried that his movement is uneven. Len liked it also, but gave the same critique he gave Kristi, that Mario has one style of dance. Score: 24 (8,7,9)
Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska (Viennese Waltz) - Carrie Ann thought it was beautiful, saying Jason has a grace that suits the dance. Len acknowledged that the waltz doesn't have the wow factor of paso, but that was a wow of a waltz. Bruno compared their dance to a majestic swan and a mating ritual... and that was a good thing. Score: 29 (10,9,10)
CristiÃ¡n de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke (Paso Doble) - Len liked the passion and the drama, but he didn't think they really conquered the music. Bruno said CristiÃ¡n had the pride and the power of the biggest bull in the arena. He really liked it. Carrie Ann disagreed with Len, saying that CristiÃ¡n was right with the music. She did tell him to watch his eyes when he is out of the hold, which I guess would involve a mirror. Score: 28 (9,8,9)
Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough (Viennese Waltz) - Bruno said the hot babe has graduated to a class act. Beautiful movement and musicality, a spring awakening. He loved it. Carrie Ann said what was so beautiful was that Shannon is comfortable in her own body, making the dance very organic. Len said it was the best dance he'd seen tonight. We agreed with Len. Score: 28 (9,10,9)
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani (Paso Doble) - Carrie Ann thought it was fantastic, saying that this was the commitment she has been waiting for. Len said at last the true Marissa is coming out, well done. Bruno agreed saying that's the way to go. He liked that they saw a different aspect of her that they haven't seen before. Score: 24 (8,8,8)