Monday, April 4, 2011

"Dancing With the Stars:" Let's get ready to rumba...

Nine couples are left on ABC's hit celebrity dance show "Dancing With the Stars" and five of them used the rumba to express their personal story on the show Monday night.

Two couples shared the top spot of the night.

Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson danced a samba to Earth, Wind and Fire's “Fantasy” and burned the house down, earning a 25.

“Boo-yah, baby's got bounce,” an enthusiastic Carrie Ann Inaba said. “Hines, you danced the samba like you've been dancing the samba you're whole life.”

 Petra Nemcova and her partner Dmitry Chaplin who also scored a 25 for a graceful waltz to “You Raise Me Up”

“It had grace, it had elegance and it had fluid movement,” Goodman said.

“Petra, you're like a vision from heaven and you danced like an angel,” Tonioli chimed in.

Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a rumba to “Over the Rainbow and despite a tumble by Chmerkovskiy at the beginning, the pair still scored a 21 from the judges.

"Sometimes tragedy leads to amazingly beautiful moments and I think despite the fact that had a little mess up in the beginning, something magical happened after that and you were so connected to the music," said Inaba. 

At the bottom?

Talk show host and radio personality Wendy Williams and her partner Tony Dovolani should have considered the rumba or a mid-performance trip. Instead, they went with a clunky foxtrot to Michael Cleveland's “Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life.”

“It lacked fluidity “said judge Len Goodman.

“At times it looked like you put down roots,” added judge Bruno Tonioli.

It's not a DJ, but the voting public she should be putting her faith in. The pair scored the lowest score of the night, 15. It was also the only score below 20, making Williams a likely candidate for a last dance during the April 5th results show.

Unless there is a huge upset, that is.

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