Dancing With the Stars

Season 4 Episode 15

Episode 408

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 07, 2007 on ABC
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Episode 408
This week, each couple must perform two dances - one in Ballroom style and one from Latin style.

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  • Certainly entertaining...

    This was a very interesting and entertaining episode to see. I was impressed with the dances, especially Apolo and Julianne's. They were really really good. I didn't care for Joey and Kym's Mambo. I liked how Len and Bruno called it Pimp my Mambo, lol. That was just too funny. What was Len's problem? He was really strict and grouchy that day. I liked the fights Len and Bruno kept getting into. They're always entertaining. I was shocked and pleased when he gave Apolo and Julianne a 10. Carrie Ann's mishap was interesting. I wonder if it's the first time that's ever happened. Another funny thing was when Joey danced for the first time that night was waiting for his scores. Carrie Ann and Len gave him a 9, but then Bruno gave him a 8. The look on Joey's face was priceless! It was nice of Laila to dedicate her waltz to her father, Muhammad Ali. I liked how Billy Ray Cyrus went up to him and started "fighting" him and telling him that he was his hero.moreless
  • Ohno? Oh-yes!

    Wow!!! What a spectacular level our stars have risen to - well, most of our stars, anyway.

    Poor Billy Ray...can he please be voted off already before he gets any more beligerant? Not that he didn't have reason to respond the way he did. He has for themnost part been a Southern gentleman, but even they have their breaking point, and yesterday's "crap" comment was the last straw. Can we please vote him off now? I don't want him to endure any more ridicule. Some people just cannot dance, no matter what you try to do.

    I want to just gush about Apolo and Julianne, but I'll go through the list and save them for last.

    Ian and Cheryl - bless his heart for trying. But perhaps that is the problem - he's trying too hard to generate emotion. He just needs to let himself feel the music and feel the connection with her, and I'm certain it will translate to their dancing. I thought he did a pretty good job though especially on the waltz, so I must admit I was disappointed for him, especially since he works so hard at it.

    Laila and Maks - she dazzled again this week with her waltz for her Dad, and was floatin' like a butterfly during the jive, but somehow or other I think that it's gonna come dow to Joey and Apolo.

    Joey and Kim - I agree with the judges that sometimes he has far too much fluff going' on with his dances. He is a very good dancer, clearly, and doesn't need all the other stuff that he throws in. That being said, I think he's going to be one of the finalists, but the coveted Mirrorball tropy is going to to go...

    Apolo and Julianne - WOW! KA-POW, and WOW again! Can you say FAN-TAS-TIC? Granted, the tango they danced was not a traditional tango, but I definitely say a big huge KUDOS goes to Julianne for being so inventive. While she clearly ahs a great student to mold, those moves are not easy, and she needs to be given best choreographer of the season! And their Paso? Electrifying. From the opening note of the music, it had my heart pounding. Did I salready say fantastic? I'm running out of superlatives here.

    Who will be voted off tonight dear loyal fellow DWTS watchers? I'm sure whichever couple gets voted off, it will be er, um achy-breaky to watch.

    Geez! Anyone got some wine to go with my cheese?moreless
  • Get rid of the judges

    I'm very disappointed with the way the judges treat Karina. She puts on some of the most entertaining, engaging displays and then they give her and Cyrus low marks. It's obvious they worked very hard on the dancing and complex choreography, and perhaps the judges are basing their judgement on Cyrus, but even if his dancing is abysmal, hers would certainly bring up the score big time.

    She got the shaft with her dancing partner, Mario, on not winning last year's competition, and she's getting the shaft again. This time she didn't complain, Cyrus did.

    And then it's laughable who the judges rave about. They'll take a pair that has considerably easier dance moves and give them 9s and 10s because that's the celebrity of the hour.

    Throw out the judges. Bunch of deadweights. They fail to be entertaining and fail to judge with any common sense. They do not carry their weight on the show.moreless
  • As the finals approach the dancing gets hot, hot, hot.

    According to the judges most of the dancers stepped down a notch. Although I could see some of their points but not all of them, I thought tonight was really great.

    Ian did step back not looking as comfortable with his movements as he did last week. At this point I cannot see him winning, but he does have a strong partner to continue working with him if he can ever relax and enjoy.

    Laila looked wonderful with Max. I believe they have a great chance of being in the finals. It was nice seeing her father there to support her. I personally liked the rose pillow touch in the 1st dance and also liked the extra touches Max done at the beginning of the 2nd dance but I am not a professional so what do I know.

    Joey and Kym were fabulous again. They definitely are amazing together. Their 1st dance was wonderful and very proper, and the 2nd dance rocked. Joey needs to continue doing his thing and I believe they also have a great chance of being in the finals.

    Apolo and Julianna were at their best again tonight and they sizzled on the floor for both dances. Another one for the finals. I believe Laila, Joey and Apolo are going to have to bring it from now on because this is going to be close.

    I am a personal fan of Billy Ray and I do realize he is not a professional dancer and this will probably be his last week. He however is an excellent entertainer and a gentleman and did not deserve Bruno's horrible remark tonight. Everyone comes and works very hard practicing every week and does their best and they do deserve proper respect at their attempt to dance no matter how it looks. Dance contestants do not need insults from the judges, just their help and correction will do.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Judges' comments after Billy Ray and Karina's Mambo)
      Bruno Tonioli: Billy Ray, I say this with love. You're like a wild beast that cannot be tamed. If by any miracle you remain in this competition, she's gonna end up like a Betty Ford. You're incontrollable, your charm relies on that, but your dancing, well that's another story.
      Billy Ray Cyrus: Who's your daddy!
      Carrie Ann Inaba: What I love about you is that you make people think that they can do this too and I think that's a wonderful thing.
      Len Goodman: You are always entertaining, you always give it your best shot. But this isn't a do one, get one free. You've gotta do two dances of equal merit and I just didn't see it tonight. You suddenly went berserk!

    • (During their rehearsals)
      Julianne Hough: Len's comments sucked.
      Apolo Anton Ohno: Sometimes you have to get knocked down in order for you to come back even stronger. And when you're able to come back stronger and bring a new game, that's what it's all about.
      Julianne Hough: That's what I'm talking about!
      Apolo Anton Ohno: Inject me with your knowledge! I believe that with the choreography that we can come back harder than ever. I don't want there to be a single doubt in anybody's mind that we are going to be in that final. We are shooting for a mind blowing performance.

    • (Judges' comments on Laila and Maksim's Waltz)
      Tom Bergeron: Before we even get to them, I just have to say - every season seems to have a moment and I think we just saw Season Four's.
      Len Goodman: It was poignant, it class, it had elegance all about it. Beautiful rise and fall, the movement across the floor was superb. As always, your posture needs improvement, but other than that brilliant.
      Bruno Tonioli: For me, now we are in business! This is starting to kick in - the lady in red with the look of love. You sold it, you did it well. Just watch the frame, apart from that excellent!
      Carrie Ann Inaba: Watching you go through this transformation, it's amazing. What you brought tonight was emotion. And for me, that's what I always look for. It was true and it was very profound. Well done!

    • (During Laila and Maksim's practice)
      Laila Ali: When I did the Samba, everything came together and I got perfect tens. But next week is the semi-finals and it's important that we continue to do well because it ain't gonna be the same if I'm not in this competition.
      Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The Waltz is very, very elegant.
      Laila Ali: My Dad's coming this week. So no nasty, spicy stuff. When I first talked to my Dad, he told me that I made him proud and he didn't know that I was proud. So he's very happy.
      Maksim Chmerkovskiy: If I could say one thing to Mohammed Ali about Laila, I'd say, "Mohammed, your daughter can dance!"
      Laila Ali: Daddy, we choreographed this dance for you, so I hope it brings a smile to your face.

    • (Judges' comments on Billy Ray and Karina's Foxtrot)
      Carrie Ann Inaba: First of all, I just marvel at the fact that you are still in the competition. It really is incredible. You have improved so much, you've come so far. But we are heading to the finals and your technique just isn't quite up to par with the others. Well done, you're ambitious, I appreciate it.
      Len Goodman: Well, it had the most content of any dance I've seen you do. The problem was, you did all the right steps but you did them all at the wrong time. But as always, entertaining - good show.
      Bruno Tonioli: You always are deliciously awful. It was the Foxtrot of the Temple of Doom! I love him like anybody else, but it was terrible, it was crap!

    • (During their rehearsals)
      Karina Smirnoff: High five for making another week! Whoever would have thought?
      Billy Ray Cyrus: I'm just happy to be here. I've made it much further than I ever expected.
      Karina Smirnoff: Who's going to choreograph?
      Billy Ray Cyrus: I will do whatever you say. Whatever you ask. I'm yours.
      Karina Smirnoff: Twist, twist, twist. If I can twist your ass, I'm sure you can twist your own behind better than me! Can you close your legs?
      Billy Ray Cyrus: It's been a long time since you tied me up with something. It always makes me feel special when you do that.
      Karina Smirnoff: It's the Foxtrot! Watch your steps!
      Billy Ray Cyrus: There's only one thing I want to do more than make Karina proud. And that's get an eight.

    • (Some comments during their rehearsal)
      Joey Fatone: It's not a sixty, but it's still good. We're tied right now for first and now it's time to pass everybody and keep on going in first place.
      Kym Johnson: That's it!
      Joey Fatone: Every new week, it's two new dances. This week, we've got the Waltz and the Mambo.
      Kym Johnson: Joey definitely has what it takes to win this competition. He's got the right attitude. (to Joey) I bet you're good at everything!
      Joey Fatone: Yeah! I'm good at everything!
      Kym Johnson: Joey's very modest and humble.
      Joey Fatone: That was pretty good if I do say so myself. (Kym laughs) I don't feel cocky at all, I just feel comfortable.
      Kym Johnson: It just has to be beautiful dancing.
      Joey Fatone: Len doesn't like razzle dazzle. So I'm going to show him a professional Waltz. No tricks, no fire, I'm not pulling anything out of a hat. Straight up Waltz.
      Kym Johnson: You're crying!
      Joey Fatone: It's so beautiful. The key to winning this competition is sell that dance. Sell the song. We're selling dances, people! Get them while they're hot!

    • (Judges' comments on Ian and Cheryl's Foxtrot)
      Len Goodman: Well, I always think of you a Mr. Consistency, but tonight you've just taken a bit of a dip. I'm sorry, but this Foxtrot is called the American Smooth. And smooth is what we want, you should glide across the floor. But it was a bit skippy and a bit hoppy.
      Bruno Tonioli: I actually agree. The body was like a jumping goat - you know, jumping around from rock to rock. You really didn't get the dance at all.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: OK, yes, your footwork was off. But you brought so much exuberance and so much charm to the dance - I thought you did a great job in that respect.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Leaderboard for Week 8:

      58 - Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough
      55 - Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson
      53 - Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
      47 - Ian Ziering & Cheryl Burke
      38 - Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff

    • Dances, Music and Scores - Week 8

      Round One - Ballroom
      Ian & Cheryl - Foxtrot
      "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Tom Jones
      Carrie Ann...8, Len...7, Bruno...7
      Score: 22

      Joey & Kym - Waltz
      "Always" by Frank Sinatra
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...9, Bruno...8
      Score: 26

      Billy Ray & Karina - Foxtrot
      "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...6, Bruno...5
      Score: 18

      Laila & Maksim - Waltz
      "May Each Day" by Andy Williams
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...9, Bruno...9
      Score: 27

      Apolo & Julianne - Tango
      "Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...8, Bruno...10
      Score: 28

      Round Two - Latin
      Ian & Cheryl - Rumba
      "Imagine" by John Lennon
      Carrie Ann...8, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 25

      Joey & Kym - Mambo
      "Pump It" by Black Eyed Peas
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...9, Bruno...10
      Score: 29

      Billy Ray & Karina - Mambo
      "My Way" by The Los Lonely Boys
      Carrie Ann...6, Len...7, Bruno...7
      Score: 20

      Laila & Maksim - Jive
      "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" by Studio Group
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 26

      Apolo & Julianne - Paso Doble
      "Carnaval De Paris" by Dario G
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30

    • Boxing champ Muhammad Ali, Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, former N'Sync member Chris Kirkpatrick and Brothers and Sisters stars Dave Annable, Emily VanCamp and Ron Rifkin were all in the audience tonight.