Bad news this week- whilst practising the Friday before the show, Misty-May Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and is therefore out of the competition. Here’s wishing her a speedy recovery.
From Austria to America: jive vs. Viennese waltz
- Susan & Tony (jive): It may have been because she’d suffered an ankle injury earlier in the day, but Susan didn’t quite give it her all in this jive- the kicks and flicks were very good, but for the more basic steps the footwork wasn’t up to par. I was left with mixed feelings overall. Continue reading
Apologies for being so behind, what with everything else going it’s been an effort just to get access to these episodes, let alone watch them. Still, we’re vaguely back on track now, and this week saw a Latin double-whammy, with stars performing either the slow and sensual rumba or the intense paso doble. Continue reading
Thirteen new stars, three new pros, two dances in the first week- if there’s one thing DWTS knows how to do, it’s big it up. But who would be big in the ballroom, and who would just be too big for their dancing shoes? Continue reading
Three competitors, one trophy- but who would walk away from it? Would it be Kristi, the technical natural who learned to perform; Jason, the man’s man whose surprising elegance let him shine in the ballroom; or Cristián, the Latin heartthrob who never gave up even after rupturing the tendons in one arm? Read on to find out how they all fared…
Four contestants, three places in the final- who would make it and who would go? With each contestant having to pick their two dances out of a mirror ball, it was entirely the luck of the draw who got the dances they were suited to, and who would end up having to overcome their weaknesses?
As we reach the final five, the judges relaxed the rules a little for this week- for each dance, one legal lift in the character of the dance is allowed. And as if that wasn’t enough, the results show also marked the 100th
episode of DWTS, which meant that we got a whole host of returning stars, and a countdown of the judges’ top ten perfect scoring dances from the first five seasons. Read on for the usual more detailed recap. Continue reading
The difficulty stepped up a notch this week with each couple having to learn both a ballroom and a Latin routine- and unsurprisingly, it caused something of a stir on the dance floor. With everything from a shake-up in the leader board to an injury mid-routine, this week could only be described as eventful.