This week’s Dancing With The Stars was a particularly interesting one, with a fight between judge Carrie Ann Inaba and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Singer Brandy’s partner) and a decision on which teams are going to the semi-finals.
The celebrities first performed their practiced dance, and were then given a song and 45 minutes to rehearse a Latin or jive routine.
Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough earned the first perfect score of the season with her quickstep to Frank Sinatra’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.” However, the standout performance of the night has to go to former underdog Kyle Massey, who danced an amazing jive to Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly” with partner Lacey Schwimmer. Inaba called the performance “brillant,” and the pair danced a repeat performance on Tuesday.
The musical guests were Taio Cruz, John Legend and the Roots. There was also a special performance by some very talented kids, all under 12. During breaks the audience was entertained by “Dance Center,” a spoof on ESPN’s “Sport Center,” where ESPN anchors Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice (in tutus and glitter)and judge Len Goodman went over the dancers’ stats.
In the end, former NFL star Kurt Warner was voted off. Warner was as gracious as he always is, and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The four couples that will go into the semi-finals next week are Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas, Brandy and Chmerkovskiy, Grey and Hough and Massey and Schwimmer.