'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: A Very Brady Goodbye
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas are eliminated
Every elimination on this show is tough, but this one really hurts. It’s obvious how much Florence has enjoyed the "DWTS" experience and how much the rest of the cast loves her. The normally stoic Tom broke the fourth wall to comment on how much he enjoyed Florence’s "obvious glee" on set.
If Florence had to go, at least she went out on a good note. Her "Brady Bunch"-themed tango was a hit with the crowd and should live long in "DWTS" memory. (And, as insurance, she’s got that raunchy rumba for us to remember her by.)
Here’s how the rest of the stars did this week:
This week Kyle held his own with lovely Lacey and her crazy Farrah wig with a "Charlie’s Angels"-themed foxtrot. The judges were of two minds about this one: Bruno complained about too many disco moves, Carrie Ann was all "whatever, disco fever hooray!"
Bristol has had trouble with confidence throughout the competition and I think coming out in monkey suit for her "Monkees"-themed jive helped in some strange way. Unfortunately, as Bruno noted, when Bristol’s confidence went up her commitment to technique went out the window.
She’s number one! Brandy and Maks’s "Friends"-themed quickstep was a huge hit with both the audience and the judges, so much so that it was chosen for this week’s encore. Her footwork was amazing, her rhythm was perfect and she seemed really into it. I can’t wait to see if she can hold onto the top rung of the leaderboard next week.
The jaunty quickstep really suited Kurt’s style. His timing was perfect, his footwork was very good and he totally sold the routine. It was nice for Kurt to score a win with the judges after two weeks of disappointing feedback. Let’s hope he can keep in their good graces next week.
This might not have been her best week, but Audrina is still a frontrunner in this game. Her rumba was poised and flowing, but she was missing that strange mixture of courage and vulnerability that makes for the perfect rumba.
Jennifer and Derek’s foxtrot to the "Married ... With Children" theme was competent -- good, even -- but ultimately uninspired. Jennifer does better when she goes a little sexy. The last time she was knocked out of the top spot Jennifer came back with the tango of all tangoes, so watch this space next week.
Rick can show the rest of our stars a thing or two about the rumba. His lines were amazing. He just went for it, hips, arms, everything! This has been a ladies on top season, but Rick seems poised for a leap into the top three.
Who won over the judges? Brandy, Jennifer, Kurt and Rick
Who needs to step it up? Kyle and Bristol
Each season of DWTS is a little more disappointing. In essence, this has become a double competition with the "Ringers" on one side and "non-Ringers" on the other side. Jennifer, Brandy and Audrina....(enough already)...with a head start in their race and the genuine efforts of Kurt, Rick, Kyle and (how did you last this long?)Bristol in another race. I prefer watching the genuine article.
Note to ABC....level the playing field. Make them all ringers, or none of them, then it's a 'competition'.
Loooooooooove Dancing with the Stars. I never miss it. I would like to encourage Bristol - she has come so far, has learned a lot and like us all is still learning. Let's give her a chance. Her dancing is fine really. You cannot learn to deliver overnight.
Bristol - make as though you love your partner, look into his eyes, your body will do the rest. You already have a beautiful smile. Good luck girl!!!
Magnolia 1506, are you holding your breath and stamping your feet? You need to calm down, honey. So what if people say they won't watch unless the ones that actually DESERVE to be booted aren't off?!! So the heck what?!
They are right to be frustrated with the public's lack of common sense. Too many people out there are blinded by their emotions and aren't voting with any sense or logic. Granted, that's their right.....but others have the RIGHT to vent about it. So RELAX and get a GRIP yourself!!
OMG! Why the heck is that Palin girl still there???? I thought this is a dancing contest!!! Obviously, it seems more of a popularity contest instead!!! I agreed with blgmama, when the Palin kid is off, I'll start watching too. This year's and last year's shows are the worst ever!
I couldn't believe that Jennifer was on the bottom three. Unbelievable! Was it because of her attitude during the rehearsal? Man, this show is getting really boring!
By the way, I also agreed with pattfam, that Florence was a better dancer than Bristol. The Palin girl cannot dance or act, period! She is the worst dancer ever. If Bristol is still there for another week like everybody says, and is not leaving yet, the show is done for me too!!!!!!
Only the best dancer should win! Geez!
When they vote the Palen kid off, I'll start watching..............I can't stand to see the mother in the crowd, all the Hate she stirs up, Sad
I actually believe that Florence was a better dancer than Bristol. The girl cannot dance........and at 76, Florence moved her hips way more and let herself have fun and she gave control over to her partner which showed trust which Bristol NEVER did. If Bristol does another bad dance and is not booted off next week. I will stop watching.
STOP VOTING WITH YOUR EMOTIONS, PEOPLE!! PICK THE BEST DANCERS!!
Florence was voted off one week too early in my opinion--but perhaps the audience didn't want to watch her dancing in next weeks "rock" theme.