Dancing With The Stars Recap: When Classical Turns Topless Recap and Commentary by RTVC Staff Writer Melissa Stavarski
May 1, 2012
Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy dance the Argentine Tango next.
Injury alert - Maks has a cyst and stress reaction in his foot.
Maks is worried about dancing so he brings in Val to shadow their rehearsals. If Maks cannot dance, Val will be ready. What a lucky girl! Two Chmerkovskiys for the price of one!
Apparently, on the prairie, it takes three to tango.
Melissa is on the dance floor with a dummy. No, not Derek. A fake dummy, like the ones in CPR class.
Is Maks out and Val remembered he had something better to do?
I bet if the dummy were shirtless, it wouldn’t matter and Bruno and Carrie Ann would each give Melissa and Dummy a nine.
Maks is there after all. He carries Melissa away from the dummy and their very clumsy tango begins.
Melissa’s costume is very distracting. Their footwork doesn’t look bad but every other body movement from Melissa is awkward, stiff, or oafish.
The routine is mostly tricks. Since I have a newfound admiration for Maks and a life-long appreciation for The Little House on the Prairie, I want them to do well.
Sadly, I don’t know if even Maks’s rabid fans can save Halfpint from the dance duel after this.
Bruno thinks it was messy. Maks rolls his eyes.
Carrie Ann says, “It was sort of like Cirque du Soleil went terribly wrong.” Maks grits his teeth. She feels like they went for quantity over quality with the lifts. She adds, it was like a lift fest but they went terribly wrong.
The crowd is booing and heckling the judges. Bruno’s panties are in a bunch, he faces the hecklers and snaps, “Can we talk?”
Len hasn’t even offered his opinion yet. He says dance should be a marriage between the movement and the music. He thinks they pulled that off, matching the lifts to the crescendo of the music.
That said, he says their dance lacked quality. Maks walks off stage absolutely silent. The mood is frosty. Three sevens from the judges give them 21 out of 30.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke are dancing the Viennese Waltz.
Last week, Carrie Ann challenged the duo to bring more dancing and less sex to the dance floor.
Cheryl warns William that the Viennese Waltz is full of technique and rules. He’s nervous about this week because he’s just a product of the streets of Cuba, he says, and doesn’t know classical music or dance.
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