TV Review: Dancing With The Stars Week 2

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The second week of Dancing With The Stars saw some fancy footwork as now nine couples compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy that goes to this show's champion. Last week, Kenny Mayne was sent home, and I have a pretty good idea of who will be sent home tomorrow night. Before we get to that, let's talk about tonight show. Tonight's couples performed either a sexy rumba or a fancy quick step. The females performed the rumba with their professional partners, leaving the men to lead their partners in the quick step.

Tonight, Lisa Rinna opened the show with a nice performance. Not a great performance, but she did look less nervous than she did last week. What nerves she did have came from her having to go on first. She did end up with one of the lowest scores of the night, but I really think she has potential. Hopefully, America agrees, and she is around another week. Next up was Drew Lachey, the star of last week's show. He did extremely well this week again, and he scored the highest of the males. This week a couple did him one better.

Following Drew, we saw Tia Carrere. Last week, she was on one of the two lowest scoring couples, and it looked like she might be headed home. She stuck it out, but she had to step it up a notch this week. I'm not sure if she did enough this week. for some reason, I'm really not feeling her performances. In my mind, she is one of the lowest females. George Hamilton followed Tia, and he had one of my least performances last week. This week he did this again. As an elder statesmen on the series, he is no John O'Hurley. His performance was fun, but I agree with judge Len Goodman, there wasn't a whole lot of quick step in the choreography.

Tatum, one of the stars from week one, looked ready to dominate again this week. She followed George, and she started off strong, but something happened midway through her performance. The judges also picked up on it, and she tumbled down far in the scores compared to her performance last week. My most pleasant surprise of this competition so far has to be Jerry Rice. Fast work on the football field has translated to some fancy footwork on the dance floor. He isn't stellar, but he is better than I expected he would be. He is one of the best males, only second to Drew Lachey, which was also a bit of a pleasant surprise last week. However, Drew showed he is here to compete this week.

Our remaining dancers also did similarly to how they did last week. Our worst couple of the night was again Ashley and Master P. Last week, fans of Ashley grouped together in order to save her from an embarrassing week one elimination. Will they be able to do the same this week? I think not. The best dance of the night was by wrestling diva, Stacy Keibler. She blew the rest of the celebrities away with a near perfect scoring rumba. Will be sent home tomorrow?

Tonight's score:

Lisa Rinna - 20
Drew Lachey - 27
Tia Carrere - 22
George Hamilton - 22
Tatum O'Neal - 17
Jerry Rice - 23
Stacy Keibler - 29
Gissele Fernandez - 24
Master P - 16


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