Monday, April 28, 2014

DWTS Season 18: It's Latin Night!


Welcome to week 7!  It's Latin night which means each couple will be doing a Latin style dance.  The guest judge tonight is Ricky Martin.  I'm a big fan but can he really be a good judge?  I'm not loving having a new judge each week because they are so random.  They just choose whoever they want.  This week is the first week the celebrities will dance two dances because team dances are back!  It's Team Loca vs. Team Vida.  I always love the group numbers.  Tonight one celebrity will be eliminated.  The show started with a group dance and performance by Ricky Martin.  It was actually really good!


AMY PURDY AND DEREK HOUGH:
She struggled with her dance and her actual relationship.  This week she danced the Rumba.  I loved it!  It had great chemistry and passion.  It was sexy but still classy.  She is a true competitor.  She can do anything no matter what the challenge is.  Her score was 36 of 40.

JAMES MASLOW AND PETA MURGATROYD:
He may or may not be dating his partner.  This week he danced the Samba.  This dance was SUPER sexy!  He is by far my favorite guy on the show.  He just gets better and better.  They were just amazing together.  Plus he got shirtless so I'm not complaining.  His score was 35 of 40.

DANICA MCKELLAR AND VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY:
She broke her rib in rehearsals but is fighting through.  This week she danced the Salsa.  Honestly it wasn't her best due to her injury.  You could tell she was in pain.  They do have great chemistry though.  I'm glad she just didn't quit.  Her score was 33 of 40.

NENE LEAKES AND TONY DOVOLANI:
She feels honored to have made it this far in the show.  This week she danced the Argentine Tango.  It was not good.  This is one of my favorite styles so I judged harder.  The footwork needed a lot of work.  It just wasn't sharp.  At least she stayed in character.  Her score was 31 of 40.

CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS:
He wants to get better scores and stand out.  This week he danced Paso Doble.  He did an awesome job.  It had TONS of intensity.  It wasn't perfect though.  It needed to be a lot sharper.  I think he just tried too hard.  His score was 36 of 40.

CANDACE CAMERON BURE AND MARK BALLAS:
She is working on not being nervous during the live shows.  This week she danced the Argentine Tango.  I LOVED it!  She just let go of her nervous but her confidence was much better.  I really liked the passion.  Her legs were so perfect.  I loved it all.  Her score was 35 of 40.

MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY:
She struggled with being sexy.  This week she danced the Salsa.  It was amazing!  It was just a lot of fun.  I couldn't tell she had never done salsa.  She looked totally in her element.  She really kept up with the pros.  Her score was 39 of 40.

TEAM VIDA:
The team captain is Charlie.  His team consists of NeNe and James.  The style is freestyle.  It was kinda a mess but also fun.  There was just a lot to take in.  They were pretty much synchronized except for some parts.  The score from this dance will be added to each persons score from tonight. Their score was 35 of 40.

TEAM LOCA:
The team captain is Meryl.  Her team consists of Amy, Danica, and Candace.  The style is freestyle.  Earlier tonight Amy injured her back and is unable to perform.  Instead the team will be judged off of their dress rehearsal.  I loved it!  It was SO much better than the other.  It was tight and clean.  It was fantastic!  Their score was 39 of 40.

Results:
Meryl, Amy, Candace, Danica, and Charlie are all safe.  NeNe and James are in danger.  NeNe is eliminated.  I'm not surprised but I still will miss her craziness.



xo,
Jerica