'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: A Farewell to Arms
It's back to the beach for The Situation
ell, sometimes we’re surprised by who goes home and sometimes it seems inevitable. Although America loves him on "Jersey Shore," The Situation just couldn’t seem to stick his landing on "DWTS."
He and Karina decided to bring out the big guns -- pun fully intended -- for this week’s Argentine tango. It was probably their worst dance to date. The Situation’s footwork was laughably bad. He also lost his rhythm about halfway through the routine and couldn’t get it back. This was a really exciting routine to watch, but it was also a trainwreck from start to finish.
The Situation didn’t seem too broken up about his departure: "It is what it is. I tried my best, and at the end of the day somebody’s gotta go home."
He summed it up perfectly, and would probably be the first to admit that the show must go on. So here’s how everyone else did this week:
Audrina’s tango was fierce and technically quite accomplished. It had a tough structure, possibly because you don’t usually tango to Jefferson Airplane songs, and I give Audrina full marks for keeping the rhythm.
The pop diva pulled off some absolutely stunning balances during this week’s rumba, though her hip action was a touch too restrained. This dance was a breakthrough for Brandy because she finally brought the emotion the judges have been hoping to see since the first week of competition. Let’s hope she stays up near the top of the leaderboard next week.
She and Derek danced an amazing, pitch perfect tango – the judges couldn’t wait to see it again for the encore performance. Jennifer’s technique was almost perfect and the passion went well beyond perfection into transcendence. Jennifer kept up with Derek throughout, her footwork was lightning quick and amazing to watch, rhythm on, toes pointed ... oh man, they should just give her the trophy right now.
His rumba was fresh and totally fun and he and Lacey were really into it. Kyle’s hip action wasn’t quite as polished as it could have been, but his footwork was top notch. The judges dumped on Kyle’s waltz last week, so it was good to see them being a little less grumpy this time around.
Rick’s tango was dashing and gentlemanly, if a little basic. Carrie Ann called it "one dimensional." However you feel about passion vis-a-vis the tango, Rick is now a couple points ahead in the imaginary Kurt Warner-Rick Fox rivalry.
Florence’s footwork was much better than we’ve seen from her so far in this week’s rumba. However, her rhythm was off. And I’d remiss not to mention her onstage make-out session with Corky. Heck, maybe that’s what kept her around to dance another week!
His arm movements were a little off, possibly because the rumba just isn’t built for Kurt’s gigantic scale. It was just a little weird to watch, but not enough to explain the beating Kurt took from the judges’ paddles. Good thing Kurt has a lot of fans.
Bristol and the rumba have about as much in common as her mom and Tina Fey, but she gave it her all. Her lines were fluid, even sensual, but her rhythm was off throughout the routine. This was easily her best performance to date, so I think they were a bit hard on her. But scores aside, Bristol is in big trouble. She just can’t get her act together.
Who won the week? Jennifer, Brandy and Audrina
Who needs to step it up? Bristol, Kurt and Florence
the situation just needed to go no matter who his partner was, he is disgusting and arrogant. Jennifer is good but because of all her experience has to big an advantage. Brandi gets drunk kills people she should be no where but behind bars.
like kyle, rick and kurt and bristol
I think the problem with The Situation was his partner, Karina. She is the worse dancer in the show with a big attitude. It shows on her face. If she is losing, her face looks mad or jealous. Sorry, just don't admire her!!! I wonder if The Situation would have a different partner then would he have done better?
She has no acting or dance experience.
And she's only 19 yrs old.