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05/13/2013

Stars Go Full On for Semi-Finals!

Tonight the battle for the finals began with the big Semi-Finals competition!  Just five couples remain.  Kellie and Derek kicked off the first round with their Argentine Tango. 

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They started in front of a red screen and she had some amazing extending kicks.  She also proved how bendy her body could be!  They looked perfect and precise.  They certainly had the sex appeal going too.  It was a very steamy dance and they only did one lift, but it was amazing.  He spun her around very, very fast!  Len said that was a mix of pride in the technique and joy in the performance.  Bruno said “Welcome to the world of the sublime!”  He also called it pure perfection.  Carrie Ann said she can’t believe the level of perfection after just 8 or 9 weeks of her getting dance training from Derek.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a perfect 30 out of 30!

 

 

 

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Ingo and Kym followed with their Samba.  His timing was a little off once they descended from the stairs, but he seemed to regain control of the dance.  He had some amazing hip action in the middle!  But the hip action would come and go in my opinion.  He also did a really great job dipping her a few times.  Bruno said he loves his determination.  He said it would go from one extreme to the other with the hip action and he was lacking some balance.  Carrie Ann said she’s never seen more fervent hip rolls in her life!  She told him to step it up a hair more though.  Len said it was stiff but it was a good job and well done.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, and Bruno – 8, for a total of 24 out of 30.  I think they may be in trouble tomorrow night!

 

 

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Aly and Mark danced the Rumba.  It was really sensual!  They had a great amount of flow and it really was so romantic to watch.  Her extensions looked so easy and graceful.  Mark has to be careful though because I think he accidentally lifted her once or twice, but hopefully the judges aren’t too hard on that.  It was a beautiful dance!  Carrie Ann said she was all woman out there and just loved it!  Len said it had romance and it was quiet and understated.  He thought that Aly had really grown.  Bruno said the transformation is complete and that the butterfly has taken her lovely wings.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a perfect 30 out of 30.

 

 

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Jacoby and Karina danced the Argentine Tango and I was super excited to see this because I knew they would pull out all of the stops.  He had no trouble at all lifting Karina of course.  They also had an element of romance that I hadn’t seen in their previous dances.  It was a spectacular dance.  Len said “That’s what I’m talking about!”  He banged the desk he was so excited by the dance!  Bruno called them “Two animals” and said the “sexual tension was unbearable”.  Carrie Ann took a few deep breaths and then gave him a kiss.  She just kept screaming ha!

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for the third perfect 30 of the night!

 

 

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Zendaya and Val started off their Quick Step in go-karts!  Then they got out of their cars and took off with lightning speed on the dance floor!  They were so fast!  Their footwork was just amazing!  They never let up out there.  It was intense yet immensely fun to watch.  Bruno said it was a Quick Step for the next generation and he loved the concept.  He did notice that she lost her footing a few times and the crowd booed.  Carrie Ann said that she thought it was a mess!  Seriously?  I didn’t think so!  Len said he thought parts of the dance were fabulous!  He thought that it was full of energy!  He kept his comments positive.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, and Bruno – 9, for a total of 25 out of 30.

 

 

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Kellie and Derek were back up with their Flamenco.  It’s so fun to see these dances that haven’t really ever been done on the show before.  It was like watching a movie.  These two really know how to take characters on and they embrace the style.  It was really good and Derek’s footwork was spectacular!  It was a very ambitious dance.  At the end, Kellie stiffened her whole body and Derek spun her like a human pinwheel!  Len said that she is small but her talent is huge!  Bruno said that there were a couple of moments where she lost the flow because she tightened up, but he seemed to like it overall.  Carrie Ann asked if she felt where she tightened up and Kellie said it’s everything and it feels like her skirt weighs 800 pounds!

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 10, and Bruno – 9, for a total of 28 out of 30 and a total for the night of 58.

 

 

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Ingo and Kym performed the Charleston!  I was really excited to see this dance.  It started in black and white and switched to color in the beginning.  It was a really fun dance!  She jumped up on his shoulders and he flipped her down which was really cool.   He actually seemed to have a good silly time with this dance.  He did lose his footing toward the end though.  It’s got to be hard to remember two full dances.  Bruno said it was slightly mind-bending but it was fun, fun, fun.  Carrie Ann said that she thought he hit a grand slam with that dance although he had a few boo boos.  Len said it was bubbly and it was his best dance yet!

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, and Bruno – 9, for a total of 27 out of 30 and a score of 51 for the night!

 

 

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Aly and Mark did their Afro Jazz routine and it was very tribal!  They had the bounce and the flounce.  They were in perfect sync!  You could really see the strength in their bodies, especially her gymnastics strength.  The crowd loved it!  Carrie Ann said it was ridiculous (in a good way) and that they were fantastic!  Len said they were in perfect sync and he loved the musical interpretation.  He said he would have liked a little more interaction between the two of them for more of a connection.  Bruno called her an Afro warrior princess and said that she has exceeded all expectations.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 9, and Bruno – 10, for a total of 29 out of 30 and a total of 59 for the night.

 

 

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Jacoby and Karina danced the Lindy Hop!  It was really great!  His footwork looked a lot tighter than it ever has.  They did waste a good little portion of the middle dancing very little while fake playing some trumpets but overall it was good.  They also did a lot of jumping over each other.  I would have liked to see some other kind of spin lifts, but it was still really good.  Len said it was full on and action packed and he got off on the wrong foot once but he called it fabulous.  Bruno said he got everybody powered up and said that he nailed it.  Carrie Ann said that he’s the number one entertainer of season 16.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 9, and Bruno – 10, for a 29 out of 30 and a 59 out of 60 for the night.

 

 

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Zendaya and Val danced hip hop!  She was really good!  She has that youthful bounce in her step that really works for this.  I almost think that Mark would have been better at this dance than Val, but they still did a great job. Bruno said just get out of there; it was so cool that it gave him chills!  Carrie Ann said that when her album comes out she’ll be her number one fan.  Len said that he loved the attitude that they brought to the dance and that there was great rhythm and he thought it was fantastic.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a total of 30 out of 30 and a 55 out of 60 for the night.

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