Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

Dancing with the Stars Episode: "Dancing With the Stars"

Season 9, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: The second-round results show has Baz Luhrmann as a guest judge. Also: Selena Gomez and Joss Stone sing, the USC Marching Band perform, and "Stomp the Yard" choreographer Chuck Maldonado and Jimmy R.O. Smith design a special dance routine.
Original Air Date: Sep 29, 2009
Guest Cast Selena Gomez Joss Stone

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 Season 9, Episode 5

The 14 couples get cut to 13 as a third celebrity gets ousted on Dancing with the Stars through a new elimination format. Whose time is up? Find out below!

So word is there is a "shocking" elimination this week, according to Kelly Osbourne's Twitter. But I think the most shocking things about this episode so far are 1) Mickey Rourke's in the house (he's supporting his boy Chuck) and 2) Samantha's hair. What curled up and died there? Or did she stick her finger in a socket? I think it's growing by the second. In any case, I take the term "shocking" with a grain of salt here, since with so few standouts so far, the only true shockers would be Aaron, Mya or Donny — and I don't think any of them are going anywhere. I don't think it would be shocking if any of the others were booted, just disappointing. It just sucks for them since the scores were so close.

After Mya and Dmitry's jive encore (biased, Baz?), Sam tells us we will learn who the bottom two couples are. No more "in no particular order" — for now.

First three safe couples:
Donny and Kym
Mya and Dmitry
Aaron and Karina

After Joss Stone belts one out for us, we get a look at the new Dancing training center, where everyone spies on each other and the walls quite possibly feature all of the 64 Crayola crayon colors. How totally pissed off did Natalie look when Derek burst in on her rehearsal? It's probably scripted, but I hope it's not. Don't mess, D.

Next safe couples (from the 21-point-scoring pairs):
Mark and Lacey (be sure to check out Mark's celebrity blog!)
Natalie and Alec

That leaves Debi and Maks, who are "still in jeopardy" of elimination. Ruh-roh.

Selena Gomez takes the stage. Pee break! I've never heard any of her songs before nor have I ever watched her in anything, but I've always felt her head was disproportionately large to the rest of her body. Just me? OK.

Next safe couples (from the 20-point-scoring pairs):

Joanna and Derek
Michael and Anna

Both couples are through, which means someone from the next group will be in danger. I know how you work, show! How much do you want to bet the last pair they address will be in jeopardy?

Next safe couples (from the 19-point-scoring pairs):
Chuck and Anna
Melissa and Mark
Kelly and Louis

And ever predictably, the last pair, Louie and Chelsie, still has to sweat it out some more.

Next we get another package on how to break celebrities' bad habits for the parquet. It's nothing we haven't heard before about actors, models, singers and athletes. But what about a politician? Tom DeLay gets to be the poster boy for the "always fix their face" segment. Because, you know, politicians don't have any other bad habits.

We break the suspense with back-to-back performances by the totally awesome USC Trojan marching band (I kind of covet their "DWTS"-emblazoned cardigans) and Joss Stone again. Wait — Disney darling Selena doesn't get an encore? Another shocker!

Next safe couple (from the 18-point-scoring pairs):
Tom and Cheryl

Hardly a shocker here: Kathy and Tony are still in danger.

Now we're down to business. Between the remaining three couples (note: they don't say this is the bottom three), Louie and Chelsie are safe. That leaves Debi and Maks and Kathy and Tony as the bottom two couples.

So who's going home? Kathy and Tony. Shocking? Not at all, show. Don't taunt your cast like that, and thus, us. Kathy's a lovely woman (she's donating all her earnings to charity), but she wasn't cut out for this. Too reserved, too restrained, too hesistant. I feel bad for Tony, though, because outside of Melissa Rycroft last season — a last-minute pairing — he hasn't really had a real contender since Stacy Keibler in Season 2. He took Marissa Jaret Winokur to the semifinals, but you knew that would be it. All his other partners were, well, kind of like Kathy.

In her parting words, Kathy says she and Tony are Katony. Asked to explain, she says they're one "bad-donkey couple." "Cleaned up for television," indeed.

So that's that. What did you think of the results? Did you like the elimination format? Did the USC band rock your socks off? What the hell was going on with Sam's hair? Do you wish we saw more of Mickey Rourke? Will you miss Baz Luhrmann? Who's your current favorite to win? Vote below!

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Premiered: June 01, 2005, on ABC
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