It’s week 5 of Dancing With the Stars. It’s “Latin Week” – so that means everyone will dance either the Salsa, the Samba, or the Argentine Tango!
The competition is really heating up – as if it hasn’t been hot since week one! But last week’s elimination show had everyone rattled – the couples at the top of the leader board were just as scared as the couples at the bottom of the leader board. As Tom and Brooke began announcing the safe couples for the evening, the tension just keep building.
Katherine Jenkins – whose lowest score of the season was a 24 – looked like someone had kicked her favorite puppy. But you had to love the reaction when she learned they were safe.
Gavin Degraw – who was in the bottom two couples twice before – looked resigned to his elimination.
What a shocker to find Sherri Shepherd and Roshon Fegan in the bottom two! Remember, Roshon had scored 26 for the Viennese Waltz the week earlier – he tied for the 2nd highest score of the night. And here he was in the bottom two!
Roshon clearly wasn’t getting the fan vote. It just doesn’t add up – 2nd highest score but still in the bottom two?
Time to start growing up, put on the humility hat, and stop acting like a doofus. Perhaps more people will want to vote for you. Remember, kid – speaking for the typical demographic that watches this show – we don’t think you’re cute or cool. So you’d better start playing up to us. (And, by the way, you might want to rethink that inner “sexy”…because it ain’t sexy. Inner or outer.)
Sherri had the fan votes, but her score from week 4 (21 total) just wasn’t enough to keep her in the game.
(Personally, I feel that Roshon was over-scored and Sherri was under-scored. So if the judges are shocked, they have themselves to blame.)
So, overall, were do the couples stand thus far? And what will they be dancing this week?
- Katherine/Mark have a total score of 105 and will dance the Argentine Tango
- Roshon/Chelsie have a total score of 100 and will dance the Salsa
- Maria/Derek have a total score of 99 and will dance the Salsa
- William/Cheryl have a total score of 99 and will dance the Argentine Tango
- Donald/Peta have a total score of 98 and will dance the Argentine Tango
- Jaleel/Kym have a total score of 95 and will dance the Samba
- Gavin/Karina have a total score of 88 and will dance the Samba
- Gladys/Tristan have a total score of 86 and will dance the Samba
- Melissa/Maks have a total score of 86 and will dance the Salsa
I think we’re going to have another unpredictable night.
William tweeted that he hurt his ankle in rehearsal and is having an MRI. Melissa is still recovering from her concussion and whiplash. Maria is still dancing with her broken ribs and fractured bones in her feet. Plus she and Derek tweeted about a “face plant” during rehearsals for the Salsa.
I’m sure we’re going to hear about all of this tonight during the rehearsal/behind the scene footage. (And no doubt Tom will have something snarky to say and Brooke will have something inane to ask.)
This leaves things wide open for Donald/Peta to leap right to the top. If Gladys and Gavin were working hard this week – and I’m sure they were – and if their pro partners do a good job with choreography, this is a chance for them to move into contention as well.
Will Katherine be able to bounce back from her “low” score last week? Will Roshon be able to control himself during the Salsa? (He does tend to flail a bit sometimes.)
Time will tell, my friends. Time will tell.