Dancing with the Stars

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

Season 11, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: The fifth-round results show. Included: performances by Jason Derulo and Shakira.
Original Air Date: Oct 19, 2010
Guest Cast Jason Derulo Shakira

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 Season 11, Episode 11

It's double the dancing on Rock 'n' Roll Week on Dancing with the Stars as the top 7 perform an individual routine and participate in the rock marathon. Who rocked it out twice? Find out below!

Y'all ready for Rock 'n' Roll Week? Well, even if you are, we can't get started right away. Yes, it's another week beginning with 30 minutes of filler. Seriously, can we slap Happy Endings or Mr. Sunshine on at 9:30? It's getting ridiculous.

This week it's a run-down of the top 10 dances of all time, as voted on by fans.

10. Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: freestyle
9. Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: Argentine tango
8. Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough: quickstep
7. Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough: freestyle (No. 1 in my book!)
6. Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: futuristic paso doble
5. Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: paso doble (This rules for En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" alone.)
4. Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough: '50s paso doble
3. Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough: samba
2. Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: Argentine tango
1. Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke: freestyle
 
Pretty good list, no? I find it amusing that I actually saw nine of those dances when they originally aired, (I started watching Season 4 when Apolo was on), save for Drew and Cheryl's legendary "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" freestyle. What does that say about the first three seasons?

On to the dancing in the new stadium concert stage:

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: paso doble
Tony tells Audrina that she needs to perform, and she really needs to bring it in the paso. He brings her to a mixed martial arts class to get her into the aggressive mindset. Those are some wimpy punches, girl! The routine? Not as wimpy, but not as powerful and intense as a paso needs to be. Audrina continues to be technically proficient, but the performance aspect is still not there. She still has a vacant, robotic stare. Maybe they should've gone to acting classes instead? Len says she's getting on his nerves because she has the potential to blow them away, but she's lacking the character of the dance. Bruno agrees and says she looks scornful. Carrie Ann also agrees, but points out her improvement since the first week.
Score: 24

Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: tango
As Kyle told me, their goal is to not get a score of 5 this week. Easier said than done. He's been filming his steps so he can practice at home with his brother, Chris. The weird magenta and fuchsia costumes aside, this is a vast step-up for Kyle. His posture, footwork and extensions are way better. They're in hold for basically the entire dance, so the improvement is clearly visible. He has trouble with a turn, but pulls it together. Bruno can see he put a lot of work went into this, but points out a slight incident after their promenade. Carrie Ann loves his upper carriage. Len says he likes the improvement in technique since his dancing is performance-driven.
Score: 23

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: paso doble

Derek thinks Jen will connect with the paso, even though she didn't with the foxtrot. Jen thinks their little tiff last week made them closer and wants to use that pent-up anger in the paso. She does... but totally not in the right way. It's forceful and aggressive, but she's pushing so much that it's getting completely out of control, panick-y and dizzyingly messy. I guess this is what the inside of a washing machine looks like. They're also going insanely fast that they spin out of step at the end. Carrie Ann is not pleased. At all. She wants Jen to calm down a little bit. "You're like the Chosen One and you're, like, going downhill," she says. Whoa! So you're publicly admitting that you want to crown her? Len likes the aggression, but says she lost control. Bruno says it was like a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown. "Believe me, he knows about nervous breakdowns," Tom quips.
Score: 20

Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: tango

Rick calls this the redemption tango, but he hasn't done a ballroom dance since the first week. Cheryl wants him to stop over-analyzing otherwise he will never get the character down. Well, the dyed skunk hair is helping for starters. Watching this, you'd never know that Rick hasn't been in hold since the first week. His posture and upper body are on-point, but then again he's never let his height hold him back. The footwork is snappy and sharp, and he captures the intensity of the tango during all the changes in direction. Len thinks he did an excellent job. Bruno says it was like a Mohican on the warpath. Carrie Ann loves how he mixed intensity with the posture of the tango, but wants him to "be more human."
Score: 24

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: tango

Bristol wants to do air guitars because she thinks it'll show off more performance. You know this is just an excuse for Mark to show off his guitar-riffing. They break hold in the middle to do the air guitars, which is a no-no in the tango. But overall, the routine is dramatic, dynamic, and Bristol is actually (gasp!) in character, somewhat. So basically she can do stern faces, but no romance or monkey business. Bruno calls it her best performance. Carrie Ann says it was ridiculously amazing. "Last week a chimp," Len says, "[now] almost a champ." He says he has to dock them a point for breaking hold for the air guitars. I guess it really wouldn't be Rock Week without an air guitar.
Score: 23

Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: paso doble
Kurt is having trouble "pulling the rock out of me." So Anna brings in the ultimate rocker, Bret Michaels. Duh! He basically dresses Kurt like him (no blond wig though!) and teaches him how to throw a woman away like a rocker. This is a great dance for Kurt since he can use his size, height and strength to his advantage. However, he's missing some of the fierce attack. You didn't do your job, Bret! Kurt really struggles outside of the charming and sweet characters, unfortunately. Carrie Ann thinks it was too scruffy and admires him for the commitment to the character. Len says he looked awkward. Bruno says he looked like he was doing karate chops. It wasn't that bad, guys.
Score: 18

Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: tango

Brandy feels more pressure now that they've topped the leader board and it's Week 6. She walks out and cries. Maks brings her back in and they start dancing, which he thinks made their tango more emotional. I see they've saved the best for last. They made a good move to have Brandy dance in leggings (very tight ones, I may add) instead of a dress to show off her polished and powerful footwork. Her posture and hold are great, and she perfectly conveys the love-hate relationship between them. Len calls Maks his hero and their tango the dance of the night. Bruno says they're Tina Turner and Mad Max. Carrie Ann sees the intent behind the moves, but calls out some missteps.
Score: 26

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Can Derek three-peat in the marathon? The cardio workout will last four minutes and will feature jive, swing and lindy moves... basically whatever the hell you want. First place gets 10 points, second place will get 9 and so on. The points will be added to their individual scores. I know this is how a traditional ballroom competition works, but for us folk watching at home, we're at the mercy of whomever the camera guy decides to show, so we can never get the full picture.

Kurt and Anna leave first, getting 4 points. Poor guy, it's just not his night. Mark does the worm, but he and Bristol promptly get eliminated, earning 5 points. Rick and Cheryl leave third with 6, and Kyle and Lacey follow with 7. Derek shows off some backflips, while Tony jumps over Audrina's head, but they leave next with 8 points. Jennifer and Derek, and Brandy and Maks rock it for what seems like ages before Jen and Derek get the boot with 9 points. Personally, I think they should've been gone sooner since Derek was basically doing all the dancing and stunts the whole time. That means Brandy and Maks win the 10 points! Performing their individual routine last did not hurt them at all.

The night's undisputed leaders, Brandy and Maks, top the leader board with 36 points, while Kurt and Anna bring up the rear with 22.

What did you think? Did Brandy and Maks own the night? Is Jennifer slowly slip-slidin' away from the Mirrorball trophy? Were the judges too harsh on Kurt? Did Bristol make a comeback? Can you ever keep track of the marathon? Do you agree with the top 10 dances? Would you call Bret Michaels for all your rocker needs? Who do you think will get the boot?

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It's double the dancing on Rock 'n' Roll Week on Dancing with the Stars as the top 7 perform an individual routine and participate in the rock marathon. Who rocked it out twice? Find out below!

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