Oct.28 / 2014

Dancing With The Stars Week 7: Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween Night on Dancing With The Stars and Len has returned to play devil and deliver scary comments to the couples. Muahahaha! Plus, it’s the first group dance of the season! Who was ghoulish, who rose from the dead, and who was sent to the after(DWTS)life?

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Couple Defying Age: Tommy and Peta

At 76 years old, Tommy Chong takes frequent breaks during rehearsal to save his knees. I think most people would have to take frequent breaks at 26 years old. He’s the oldest dancer to make it this far in the competition and while he wasn’t perfect, he was pretty damn great at the Quickstep.

Tommy and Peta’s Scores: 7, 7, 7, 7

Couple Feeling The Stress: Lea and Artem

Lea and Artem are playing tag team trying to cheer one another up after two rough weeks. I think it worked, because in my opinion this Argentine Tango was their best performance. Having Nikki Yanofsky perform her killer song Necessary Evil really helped set the mood. I’m glad I saw two nine’s in there because I think they were well deserved. Also, seeing Bruno fall off his chair was inevitable and hilarious. I’m sure Len is booking his flight back to London asap.

Lea and Artem’s Scores: 8, 8, 9, 9

Couple With The Toughest Coach: Bethany and Derek

There’s a reason why Derek has won a million Mirror Ball trophies and that reason was evident in this week’s package with Derek and Bethany. In addition his routines being incredibly creative and inspired, he can push dancers without just being rude and yelling (*cough*ValandMaks*cough*). The Paso Doble was theatrical and dark and beautiful and I watched it twice. Also, Bethany should get extra points for agreeing to wear that hairstyle. Scary is right.

Bethany and Derek’s Scores: 10, 9, 10, 10

Couple That Are Getting Only A Bit Better: Antonio and Cheryl

Antonio is getting better each week, but it’s only by small amounts. He’s still very stiff when he dances and I don’t know if it’s the choreographing or the rehearsals or the nerves, but it just doesn’t come together. Also, a masked clown scaring Cheryl after receiving crappy marks seemed not only mean, but a quick way to get fined for swearing by the FCC.

Antonio and Cheryl’s Scores: 6, 7, 7, 7

Couple That Made Halloween Scary For The Wrong Reasons: Michael and Emma

Len kicked off the comments by saying that he was surprised Michael has made it to Week 7. Seriously, who booed him? Is there anyone that disagrees with that statement? I don’t even think Michael disagrees. It was a mess and just got more unwatchable as the routine went on.

Michael and Emma’s Scores: 5, 5, 5, 5

Couple Making My Pretty Little Liars Dreams Come True: Janel and Val

Janel and Val danced to the Pretty Little Liars theme song and it was amazing! My fellow PLL fans will notice all the subtle nods to the show, as well as the cast members in the audience The judges did their best to find some criticism, which I guess is good since it will help Janel get better, but for realz, it was dark and divine. I just can’t with these marks. A seven? Are you kidding me Len? ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

Janel and Val’s Scores: 8, 7, 8, 8

Routine I Didn’t Get: Alfonso and Witney

Alfonso and Witney’s routine was very smooth and beautiful and flowing, but I felt like it was the Witney show and we didn’t see much of Alfonso dancing. The judges said the magic is happening, which I’m happy about because I don’t want these two going home ever, but it was my least favourite routine of theirs so far. At the end of the dance Alfonso announced that his wife was pregnant, which is good timing, since the kicks he took during rehearsal may make future kids impossible.

Alfonso and Witney’s Scores: 9, 9, 9, 9

Couple Coming For That Mirror Ball: Sadie and Mark

Sadie and Mark are the couple that are continually surprising me each week with their impressive routines. I thought they did a great job of combining the Halloween theme with the Paso Doble. I don’t think it was Sadie’s best dance, but the concept was really cool. As usual, Len didn’t like that there were theatrics with the dance. He’s really on the wrong show.

Sadie and Mark’s Scores: 7, 7, 8, 8

Group One: Itsy Bitsy

Team Itsy Bitsy consisted of Bethany and Derek, Janel and Val, Lea and Artem, and Michael and Emma. It was probably the best we’ve ever seen Michael and I think is my favourite group number ever from this show.

Itsy Bitsy Scores: 9, 9, 9, 9

Group Two: Creepy
Who thought of these names? Team Creepy consisted of Alfonso and Witney, Mark and Sadie, Tommy and Peta, and Antonio and Cheryl. The group did a good job of showing off each couple’s strengths, or at least covering up their weaknesses, but I didn’t find it as entertaining as the first dance.

Creepy Scores: 8, 8, 8, 8

Finally, it was Antonio’s turn to say good bye. Do no underestimate the power of the Nascar vote.

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