Friday, November 19, 2010

Dancing With The Stars, Season 11 Commentary

Week Nine

By Natasha Oreshkina, award winning ballroom dancer

This week, the semi-finals, each dancer had to dance one Latin and one Ballroom dance.

Kyle Massey's first dance was a Samba. There was a lot of shaking going on! He showed the character of the dance. His Argentine Tango was also a good routine, one of his best performances ever! He ended up with a total score of 58 out of 60.

The solo during Brandy's Paso Doble was great. I loved the routine. It was very emotional. Her Argentine Tango was perfect. She had a score of 57 out of 60.

Jennifer Gray's Cha-Cha was a perfect dance. She really looked like she came back from all of the stress and the strain of the show and was ready to compete! Her second dance, a Waltz, was very beautiful. Her score was 60 out of 60.

Bristol Palin's family was there to watch her dance. In her first dance, she showed more character than usual. Her Waltz showed some beautiful movement but she was definitely not the best dancer of the night.

I was surprised and disappointed by Brandy's elimination. As far as technique goes, Bristol should've gone long before. I've talked to students who are very disappointed. They don't understand why Bristol is still on the show.

My hope is that Jennifer Grey wins. We shall see next week!

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