Dancing With the Stars

Season 8 Episode 8

Episode 805

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 2009 on ABC
Episode 805
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Episode Summary

Nine couples remaining the contenders have to dance either the Paso Doble or the Viennese Waltz.

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  • What an amazing night of dance. We had perfection & we had "what were you thinking?".

    Stars performed either the Pasodoble or the Viennese Waltz. Pasodoble is based on music played at bullfights during the bullfighters' entrance or during the passes just before the kill. The leader of this dance plays the part of the matador. The follower generally plays the part of the matador's cape, but can also represent the bull. The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either in a clockwise (natural) or anti-clockwise (reverse) direction interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the directions of rotation. The best performance scoring a 29 was Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke dancing the Pasodoble. They were perfect together, he as the Matador and her as the Matador's Cape. Carrie Ann & Bruno scored them a 10 but Len robbed them, of a perfect score, by scoring them a 9. Lil'Kim & Derek Hough danced the Viennese Waltz scoring a 26. They showed elegance & harmony. They were perfectly matched. I would have scored them a 28. Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas danced the Viennese Waltz scoring a 26. It was beautifully done showing all the romance of the dance. Carrie Ann and Bruno scored it a 9 but Len wanted more & scored it an 8. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani danced Pasodoble scoring a 25. Tony was complemented on the beautiful choreography. It looked amazing but some focus lost at the end. She did very well considering she caught her heel in her dress & ripped it. Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough danced the Viennese Waltz scoring a 23. Carrie Anne scored them a 7 & Len & Bruno scored them an 8. They danced better but nothing special. David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson danced the Viennese Waltz scoring a 22. Seemed disconnected. His trying to look serious, about the dance, just came off looking "stuck up". Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower danced Pasodoble scoring a 21. He was over thinking the routine, rather then dancing it, so came off looking stiff and robotic. Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska danced the Pasodoble scoring a 20. I felt the judges were generous. I scored it a 17.You watched Edyta dance while he stomped, looking stiff and bored, rather then a Matador, challenging the Bull. Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer danced the Viennese Waltz scoring an 18. A romantic dance not reflected in Steve-O's mime costume. He looked like a scared, little boy chasing Lacey around the dance floor. Len said it was his best dance yet. The two Stars with lowest combined scores will get to dance off.moreless
  • An astounding night of competition!

    I thought last week was good, but compared to this week, I'm not sure what was better. Chuck and Julianne did a nice job with their waltz, but it wasn't really eye-popping. Ty Murray's dance wasn't that good. I'm a fan of his, but his paso doble was stiff, and he didn't dance all that much. David and Kym did an okay job, but it wasn't my favorite and apparently the judges thought so too XD I don't like Lawrence and Edyta, so I didn't watch their dance XD Lil' Kim and Derek did an excellent job! I was impressed with their waltz. The judges thought so too because their scores were pretty good. Once again, Gilles and Cheryl landed at the top of the leader board. Their dance was pretty good, but it wasn't their best. Melissa and Tony's was great! I loved it! Especially since they danced to Poker Face by Lady Gaga XD I love that song! Shawn and Mark did a great job! Their waltz was so delicate and beautiful! I just loved it!moreless
  • The wheat separates from the chaff

    I missed the first dancers, so I did not see Julianne and Chuck's Viennese Waltz.

    Lawrence was powerful, but did too much posing while Edyta danced. He scored it the bottom two. Despite the strong support that football players get, I cannot see him continuing much longer.

    Shawn and Mark were elegant and tied for second place.

    Melissa and Tony were next. Like Steve O last week, she missed some steps. That cost this team a really great score. They sure looked good to the untrained eye.

    David gets an A for effort. He is improving and trying his best. However, it is clear that there is no way he can catch up to the top three.

    Gilles and Cheryl sent chills through everyone. What give Marini such a huge edge is that he can become anyone - be it Superman or a bull fighter. Teamed with one of the best teachers on the show does not hurt.

    This is the best dance Steve O did since week one. I thought it was sweet and am so proud of him. However, his score puts him in last place. I am not sure his legion of fans can keep him on the show much longer.

    This should have been Ty's best dance. The Paso Doble is a powerful dance that deals with a bull. It should have been right up his alley. I have to agree with the judges that he did a lot of stomping and not enough dancing.

    Lil Kim and Derek are one of my favorite teams. They are the Little Engine That Could. I am so happy for them, tying for second place.

    A few more weeks to go before the dancers have to do two routines per show. The field is beginning to separate themselves. Only time will tell if anyone can be dislodged from the top group.moreless
Chelsie Hightower

Chelsie Hightower

Professional Dancer

Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer

Professional Dancer

Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas

Professional Dancer

Derek Hough

Derek Hough

Professional Dancer

Edyta Sliwinska

Edyta Sliwinska

Professional Dancer

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke

Professional Dancer

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Judges Leaderboard for Week 5:

      29 - Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke
      26 - Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas, Lil' Kim & Derek Hough
      25 - Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
      23 - Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough
      22 - David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson
      21 - Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower
      20 - Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska
      18 - Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer

    • Dances, Music, and Scores - Week 5:

      Chuck & Julianne - Viennese Waltz
      "Feels Like Today" by Rascal Flatts
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...8, Bruno...8
      Score: 23

      Lawrence & Edyta - Paso Doble
      "Granada" by Manhattan Pops Orchestra
      Carrie Ann...6, Len...7, Bruno...7
      Score: 20

      Shawn & Mark - Viennese Waltz
      "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 26

      Melissa & Tony - Paso Doble
      "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
      Carrie Ann...8, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 25

      David & Kym - Viennese Waltz
      "I Put A Spell on You" by Nina Simone
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...8, Bruno...7
      Score: 22

      Gilles & Cheryl - Paso Doble
      "Habanera" by Charlotte Churck
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...9, Bruno...10
      Score: 29

      Steve-O & Lacey - Viennese Waltz
      "Complainte de la Butte" by Rufus Wainwright
      Carrie Ann...6, Len...6, Bruno...6
      Score: 18

      Ty & Chelsie - Paso Doble
      "Barracuda" by Heart
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...7, Bruno...7
      Score: 21

      Lil' Kim & Derek - Viennese Waltz
      "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain Carrie Ann...9, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 26

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Judges comments are Lil' Kim & Derek Hough's Viennese Waltz)
      Len Goodman: I loved the floaty quality of the whole dance. It was a little lacking in Viennese Waltz content.
      Bruno Tonioli: I had a huge smile on my face. You made the Viennese Waltz look sassy. You're in total harmony with your partner, and that's important. It takes two people to win.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: I was beaming like I was your Mom. You guys are perfectly matched.

    • (Judges comments are Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower's Paso Doble)
      Len Goodman: Some dances are not up your alley, not your cup of tea.
      Bruno Tonioli: It was so robotic I thought you were a Transformer doing the Paso Doble.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: Where did my little dancer go?

    • (Judges comments are Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer's Viennese Waltz)
      Len Goodman: Don't get overexcited, but it was your best dance.
      Bruno Tonioli: Your timing was on tonight; a step in the right direction.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: You brought a beautiful emotional quality to the dance. Work on your posture just a little bit more.

    • (Judges comments are Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke's Paso Doble)
      Len Goodman: Didn't you find it a tad hectic in places?
      Bruno Tonioli: Gilles, you're going for the kill. That was more than a dance. The sexual tension was at a snapping point. You nailed it!
      Carrie Ann Inaba: Gilles and Cheryl, that was breathtaking. I feel like I'm watching someone take it back to the core and essence of the dance.

    • (Judges comments are David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson's Viennese Waltz)
      Len Goodman: I thought that was a very, very good performance and a very difficult dance.
      Bruno Tonioli: Well, David, the spell worked at times. But tricks are not necessary in the Viennese Waltz.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: You two are not moving in unison. There's somewhat of a disconnect to the dancing.

    • (Judges comments are Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani's Paso Doble)
      Len Goodman: You are an excellent dancer and overall you coped with it very, very well.
      Bruno Tonioli: You went for it in an extremely difficult routine. Most of it was very, very beautiful. You made mistakes, but you looked stunning.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: You were a little bit off balance.

    • (Judges comments are Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas' Viennese Waltz)
      Len Goodman: It was very lyrical, but I have to look at the footwork. Step forward from the heel.
      Bruno Tonioli: You're sweetness and light and pretty as a picture. The simplicity really worked for you.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: You guys just proved that simplicity is the best route to success.

    • (Judges comments are Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska's Paso Doble)
      Len Goodman: Well, I don't know if you scared the bull, but you frightened me sitting here, I know that! Much better and for me, your best dance so far.
      Bruno Tonioli: Strong, fearsome and powerful. You started off like a block of granite, but then all of a sudden, you got your feet moving.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: I feel like when you dance, there's a limited range of motion, but what you do with that motion, you do well. The intensity was there.

    • (Judges comments are Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough's Viennese Waltz)
      Len Goodman: Finally, Chuck, you've come out of hibernation. Overall, a much better job.
      Bruno Tonioli: Chuck, you're emerging from the shadows of beautiful Julianne. You have to keep the confidence all the way through.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: You do lose your focus. You should have so much more confidence. It's a little bit irritating to me.

    • Len Goodman: Why do I get that? I'm a stranger in this country, I get booed for telling the truth!

    • David Alan Grier: Here's how Kym and I are planning on moving out of the middle. We've got to find these judges, bribe them. Oh, does Len like fine wine? Bam! He gets a bottle of wine.

    • Ty Murray: Chelsie says in this dance, she's the bull. If all bulls were like that, there'd be a lot more bull riders in this world!

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