Linswritings

Classical music night on DWTS

Posted on: May 1, 2012

First of all, Dancing with the Stars should scrap the “classical music” night because no one could dance to it! Try dancing a rhumba to classical music that is made for a minuet, can’t do it! Granted Katherine Jenkins did an elegant job of trying to dance to this type of music but it fell short. But then the judges gave her a score of 27 all nines. Not bad.

Then there was Melissa Gilbert who danced the Argentine Tango to the “Marriage of Figaro.” Not an easy task. The judges didn’t like it all and gave her a total score of 21. Look, I think she did a good job. Her partner, Maks, has an injured ankle and they did the best they could have done. I know the competition is heating up but to dance to this type of music is lunacy! Unfortunately, Melissa got the lowest score of the evening. Are the judges looking to eliminate her? Are the judges targeting Maks again and blaming it on him for not creating a good dance performance? Their lifts and how they told the story of how another man wanted to take away the woman he loves from another man at the altar was very good. But no, Maks got dinged again and unfortunately, Melissa was the recipient of the judges’ bias.

Donald Driver danced the Viennese Waltz and did a good job. He received a score of 27. Jaleel White also danced a Viennese Waltz but I didn’t think the music he danced to was very “classical.” That gave him a slight edge and he scored a total of 27.

Roshon Fegan danced an Argentine Tango and Len said that his dance was clean and confident, I thought it was okay. Roshon was seeking help on how to be “a man” when dancing instead of a boy. Oh please, that is so hokey! His performance scored a 25.

William Levy danced a beautiful Viennese Waltz to “Ava Maria” sung by the most wonder prodigy singer of all time, Jacki Evancho. She was the highlight of the night for me because she is a beautiful operatic singer at the tender age of 12. She has been performing opera since she was ten years old. What a beautiful little girl who shows that she loves what she does. Hope she sings for a long, long time.

But back to William’s dance. It was lovely, lyrical and beautiful. The judges praised him but only gave him nines with score of 27. Go figure?

Then there was Maria Menounos and Derek. They danced a Paso Doble to some weird classical music. Maria was wearing fangs – OMG – and the story theme was that she was a vampire and bit Derek at the end of the dance. Nice and gimmicky BUT the judges loved it and gave her a perfect score of 30. No bias there, right?

The team dances were the Tango and Paso Doble. The judges gave team Tango a score of 27 and team Paso was scored a 26. Now I really think a Paso is more demanding and dramatic and I liked it. But then of course on team Paso was William Levey, Melissa Gilbert (that brought their score down because the judges don’t like Maks) and Donald Driver.

Tonight is elimination night. I predict Melissa and maybe Jaleel or Roshon will have to dance off to “please” the judges. But I think the judges have already decided to eliminate Melissa. Too bad, she was progressing very well.

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