Monday, April 15, 2013

DWTS Season 16: Celebrity vs. Professional


It's week 5 already!  Tonight's theme is the side by side challenge.  Each celebrity must pick two professionals to dance simultaneously with them.  Only 15 seconds of the dance will be danced side by side just so we can see if the celebrities are improving or not.  This hasn't been done on other seasons before.  The show started with a group dance featuring all the professionals and the celebrities.  It was so fun.  I just want to say my thoughts are with everybody in Boston during this tragedy.

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson:
He will be dancing with Tony Dovolani and Emma Slater for the challenge.  This week he danced the Cha Cha.  He did an OK job.  When he was doing the challenge portion you could see some mistakes.  I did really enjoy the rest though.  He still needs work.  His score was 21 out of 30.

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff:
He will be dancing with Maks Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya for the challenge.  This week he danced the Jive.  First of all Maks is back!  I loved this dance!  In the challenge he looked great next to Maks.  It was so fun and energetic.  His feet still need work but he slowly becoming a favorite of mine.  His score was 26 out of 30.

Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold:
He will be dancing with Tristan MacManus and Emma Slater for the challenge.  This week he danced the Viennese Waltz.  He did so good.  He even kept up with Tristan during the challenge.  I think he does better with the ballroom dances because he is contained in hold.  His score was 21 out of 30.

Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas:
She will be dancing with Tony Dovolani and Witney Carson for the challenge.  This week she danced the Samba.  I love everything she does.  During the challenge her spacing seemed a little off.  It was a sexy and fun dance.  I enjoyed seeing this side of her.  Her score was 25 out of 30.

Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd:
He will be dancing with Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower for the challenge.  This week he danced the Quickstep.  He did much better this week.  I felt the challenge portion was too easy.  I did love the rest of the dance.  It was fast and very energetic.  His score was 24 out of 30.

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough:
She will be dancing with Henry Byalikov and Anna Trebunskaya for the challenge.  This week she danced the Foxtrot.  I LOVED this dance!  It was just so cute and romantic.  It was her first ballroom dance of the season.  It had an old fashioned feel but still felt young.  She looked great next to Anna.  Her score was 27 out of 30.

D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke:
He will be dancing with Sasha Farber and Chelsie Hightower for the challenge.  This week he danced the Tango.  He has gotten much better but I don't think he'll last much longer.  During the challenge it wasn't the best.  It just lacked the aggression and the intensity.  His score was 18 out of 30.

Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy:
She will be dancing with Maks Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya for the challenge.  This week she danced the Argentine Tango.  This is one of my favorite styles.  She did AMAZING!!!!  It had so much passion and I didn't want it to end.  It was so sharp and clean.  The lifts were insane too!  Next to Anna I couldn't tell who was the professional.  It was the best of the night by far.  Her score was 29 out of 30.

Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess:
He will be dancing with Sasha Farber and Emma Slater for the challenge/  This week he danced the Paso Doble.  I just adore him!  He is not the best dancer but you just can't stop watching.  I really liked it.  The judges were harsh I thought.  During the challenge he kept up very well.  His score was 18 out of 30.

Tomorrow we find out who goes home.  Be sure to come back!


xo,
Jerica