This was a great week on Dancing With The Stars. I enjoyed every moment of it. The so called “stars” shared their most private and emotional moments. It is true that this group of stars seems the most naturally talented.
Jack Wagner and Anna
In 2011 star “Jack Wagner” met his daughter Kerry for the first time. It was his most memorable year, and event. She looks 17 or 18. It’s not clear whether he knew she existed, or just left the mother. (I have taken an instant dislike to this guy).
The good news is that he’s accepted her now that she’s a grown-up, and was dedicating his dance to her. He was also choked up.
To make me dislike him even more, he was dancing to one of his own songs.
They liked him more than I did. I suppose they were judging him on his dancing, not his personality.
Maria Menunos and Derek
I liked Maria’s story because it was so American. Her family immigrated from Greece, and worked as janitors in Boston to make ends meet. When Maria would accompany them, if she found a quarter she’d put it in the jukebox and dance to the “Material Girl.” Okay, the part about pilfering quarters off the floor wasn’t exactly honest.
Maria has already proven she is a good dancer. She has a perfect body, and knows how to move it. It helps that she’s dancing with Derek, one of the best dancers on the show. He gave her a simulation of a kiss during the dance. I would say this girl danced beautifully. She was wearing a very pretty white sparkly dress
It was surprising to learn that she had a broken rib because the night before she’d participated in “Wrestlemania.” Apparently, she is still insecure about padding her bank account.
As Len Goodman put it,”it was bedroom to the ballroom technique, and a fabulous dance.
Gladys Knight and Tristan
Gladys went back to 1957 when she was 13. She was excited to be with super artists. “They taught me how to walk, talk and treat an audience.”( I was glad to find out that Gladys was older than me.) I was wondering why she wasn’t attending school at 13.
She was wearing a pretty peach-pink dress with lovely sequins on the back and front.
After a long career, you would expect her to have stage presence, and she does. She did a Fox Trot, and she improved from last week. The judges agreed, although I thought they went overboard complimenting her.
Tom, the host, referred to her as “the elegant empress.”
Roshon Fagen & Chelsie
In 1996, Roshon—a Disney star— was 6 years old, and saw Michael Jackson live. MJ inspired him to get into show biz. He got to work with MJ’s choreographer at rehearsal. He wanted to make MJ proud.
He did the Samba with MJ moves. This kid has proved that he is an extraordinary dancer already. I thought he did MJ perfectly. He touched his private parts and everything.
Len wanted a traditional Samba, but he was glad the kid gave 100%.
Bruno saw the real MJ practicing in the 70′s and thought Roshon could’ve been him.
Gavin Degraw & Marina
He doesn’t seem confident when he’s dancing. Compared to everyone tonight, I found him the least natural dancer. He gave a touching story about the unconditional love and support his family has given him over the years.
I think the judges are giving him higher marks than he deserves because he tries hard.
Katherine Jenkins and Mark
Maybe because this woman is a British opera star, she has a natural advantage. Not only is she gorgeous, but she is a fabulous dancer.
She had a sad story of her dad dying from cancer. In 1996, they called her home from school to say “goodbye.”
She said she was dancing for her dad, and by the tears in her eyes, you believed her. She did a touching waltz, and it was beautiful.
Carrie Ann noted, ”it was magic, you could imagine her father’s arms around her.”
Sherrie Shephard and Val
When her son Jeffrey was born, he was only 1 pound and 10 ounces. He’s her miracle baby and she was dancing for him.
Sherri danced the Rumba.
She was wearing a white dress that I didn’t think flattered her. To me, she looked a little heavier on her feet than last week. The judges didn’t agree with me. They thought she did a great job.
She kissed her son after she was done, and he looked thrilled. it was touching.
Melissa Gilbert and Maks
She revealed that she’d broken her back in 2010 while doing a musical version of “Little House on the Prairie.” I guess she couldn’t get another acting gig. Anyway, she cried because she was so happy recalling the fact that she wasn’t paralyzed.
She did a “jive”. She was wearing a cool purple outfit, and I thought she did a terrific job keeping up with another of my favorite pros, Maks.
The judges were complimentary.
Jaleel White and Kim
Jaleel’s moment was when he played cool suave “Stafan Erkel” on “Family Matters”.
That meant a lot to him because he got choked up about it. I guess he really didn’t like being known as nerdy Erkel.
He did the Rumba and moved with elegance. He looked spiffy in his white shoes, and white outfit.
Carrie Anne said, “You have a unique style and you glided.”
Len thought he was a little stiff in the arms.
William Levy and Cheryl
William Levy’s most memorable year was in 1995 when he got out of Cuba. He didn’t appreciate having 8 people in the same house. When he got to the USA he was excited about eating apples. Apparently, they don’t have butter in Cuba because he thought it was melting ice cream when he saw it on pancakes for breakfast.
Maybe, because they don’t spend a lot of time eating in Cuba, they have those sexy moves down. He enjoyed doing the salsa, something that reminded him of Cuba. Before starting the dance he hit the bongo. (Remember Desi and Lucy?)
He was wearing a blue bandanna, and a white shirt, showing his chest. He knows how to move and shake his hips. He’s got it all!
Sexy, sexy, and sexy.
Len said, “you conquered the salsa.”
Bruno said, “amazing.”
Carrie Ann said, “ridiculously hot.”
Donald Driver and Peta
Donald’s story was so touching. In 2010 he lost a friend to cancer, and right before he died a tear rolled down his cheeks. He took another breath and died in Donald’s arms.
He did a very passionate dance, and he was wearing a pink shirt, and black pants. He is also sexy, sexy, and sexy.
Carrie Ann said, “I’m truly touched.”
Len said, “you dance was filled with warmth and emotion, really top-notch performance.”
Bruno said, “you push yourself to the limit.”
My guess about who is going to go: It’s either Jack Wagner or Gavin Degraw
What do you think?