The competition is really heating up, and I can`t believe how many 10s were thrown around last night. There were a few surprises all around and things are pretty much on track with Steve Guttenberg being eliminated last week (probably from trying to be too nice) and last night was great with our teams doing either the Paso Doble or the Viennese Waltz .
Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark did a killer Paso Doble (that Mark just kills me with his choice of music and his hot choreography) and Kristi emoted way better than last week. It`s no surprise when they get the first 10s of the contest and end up with an almost perfect score of 29. I think that Mark really wants to win this year and hope to see one of the male dancers take home the trophy this year.
Priscilla Presley & Louie are still surprising me each time they hit the dance floor to do their waltz. While this wasn`t my favorite dance they have done so far (it was kind of dull if you ask me), I still can`t get over how hard Priscilla works and how well she does for a lady that has no real experience in this kind of performance. Although they didn`t get very good scores, I think they will still be around for several weeks and hope this is not the end of the road. Did you see Lisa Marie in the audience? That girl got the best of the gene pool from both her parents it appears...
Adam Corolla & Julianne were wild.... and although Zorro on the unicycle was amusing, Adam is completely out of his element and did a terrible job with the rest of the Paso Doble. Sure he is learning a few things, but the guy is no dancer and shouldn`t be around for too much longer. Let`s make it quick and painless and let him go....
Marlee Matlin & Fabian are still the biggest revelation of the season. I would have never thought that someone who can`t hear would do so well in a dance competition, and I was fascinated by Marlee talking about trying to keep her balance with all the spinning that you need to do in the Waltz, and it made me realize that it must be even harder for her with no hearing. I am utterly flabbergasted each time she does a routine, and really hope we will have the chance to see more. They got medium level scores so hopefully that will keep them out of danger for awhile.
Mario & Karina did their Paso Doble and if anyone else was close to leaving last night it had to be him. Mario seems to have lost his `oomph` that he had in the first few weeks and I found him less fluid. Too bad, he`s a sexy guy but he seriously needs to get his mojo back.
Jason Taylor & Edyta did the most amazing Waltz last night and I can not get over how fluid Jason is. Damn sexy also.... and it`s a shame he can`t do lifts with his partner because those 2 are great together. They got tied for top score (take that Kristi) and are serious contenders. If this keeps up they will be fighting to the end for that Mirror Ball trophy.
Cristian de la Fuente & Cheryl did a nice job with their Paso ( I loved Cristian getting all manly and shirtless for the dance) and I am not sure if Cheryl is turning into one of those dreaded `Showbiz moms` but she is getting real hard on Cristian. They are improving each week, and should still be around for awhile, but I don`t see them going all the way to the end with some of those even fiercer competitors out there.
Shannon Elizabeth & Derek had some drama (something about Derek hurting his neck) but pulled off a beautiful Waltz (just stunning) and got the second highest scores of the evening and their first 10. Shannon is becoming a better dancer each week and was very impressive with some of the spins she was performing, and best of all they got a 10 from Len.
Things finished up with Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony doing a great Paso Doble and Marisa finally broke out of her shell and hit the dance floor with all guns blazing. She is such a fireball, it was nice to see her committed to the performance and she was great. They got better scores than last week and I hope this is the beginning of her kicking butt and taking names. I would love to see her go all the way, and if she keeps taking chances she should do well.
We`ll see how things play out tonight at the elimination, I am pretty sure that Adam will be off but you never know... it is in the hands of that dreaded voting public and you never know how it will turn out, except Adam does have a pretty serious deficit in points to start with...