Dancing With The Stars, Week 5 Voting: Kate Gosselin Next To Go?
Dancing With The Stars Elimination Night: Who Will Go Next?
Dancing With The Stars got past the half-way mark, and the divide between leaders and underdogs is growing. Tonight is the elimination night and the prediction is that Kate Gosselin will be the next one go. From the words of the judges, Gosselin took a step back after her breakthrough performance last week. But, low marks and criticism have never fazed Kate. She has been the No.1 candidate for elimination since Week 1, but letting go of Gosselin, who is pumping DWTS ratings to new unforeseen heights, must be an unfathomable prospect for the show producers at the moment, so who knows? Kate might be here to stay for another week or two.
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Meanwhile, here are the highlights from last night's movie themed performances.
Pamela Anderson & Damian Whitewood -- Quickstep, Score: 21/30
The couple performed their fiery quickstep to music from "Nine to Five" with Pamela Anderson portraying Dolly Parton's character. During the training, Anderson seemed to be gasping for air all the time, admitting that quickstep was the most cardio she has done in a while. Compared to last week's rumba, which judges unanimously called Anderson's best performance on the show so far, the quickstep felt a little over-simplified and needlessly jerky. But, the judges bought it, praising the "spot-on" characterization that Anderson brings every time. Carrie Ann criticized Anderson's hold, and Len gave a tirade against the excessive use of props that wastes time that Anderson and Whitewood should spend dancing on the floor. Overall, the marks were spread out with 7, 6 and 8 for a total combined score of 21, the third lowest of the night.
Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani -- Foxtrot, Score: 15/30
It is back to square one for Kate Gosselin. Her tango impressed the judges last week, in what many thought was her best effort on the show so far. This week, doing a foxtrot to music from "The Breakfast Club," Kate was dancing with a sparkle in the eye, something she only started doing recently. She did much better shaping, but completely lost the fluidity of the dance, which is so important in foxtrot. Sure enough when Dovolani called on Gosselin for not having any energy during training, she said something to the effect of "I spent a lot of my energy on my children." Judges verdict? They saw "some sort of grace" developing in Gosselin's dancing, but overall the dance was still a "stroll," and Kate needs to do something about it if she wants to stick around at DWTS.
Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough -- Tango, 29/30
She wanted to dance her way past Eval Lysacek and she did. Last night, Nicole Scherzinger danced tango to "Pretty Woman" for a near perfect performance. The top leader position continues to be a no-man's land between Scherzinger and Lyscacek. During the first two weeks, Scherzinger was a confident leader, but Lysacek started to pick up pace and was leading for the past two weeks. But last night, Scherzinger's musical tango complete with sharp head movements, lines, shape and dynamics made the judges call the performance Scherzinger's best dance and the best dance on the show this season. Fresh off last week's botched rumba that drew criticism from the judges, Scherzinger and Hough earned a whopping 29 out of 30, the highest score earned on this year's show.
Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya -- Rumba, 27/30
Dancing to "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from Armageddon, Lysacek and Trebunskaya trailed behind Scherzinger and Hough, but still managed to pull off 27 points, the second highest score of the night and their personal best. Lysacek's trademark fluidity, flexibility and gorgeous extensions continue to score big with the judges. His bottom is not sticking out as much, and he is learning to control his posture in a hold with a partner. For a rumba, he was a little reserved on the hip action, but the performance stood out nonetheless. It turns out Lysacek is juggling skating and dancing while on the show. He flies back and forth between the "Stars on Ice" Tour and DWTS, dragging his partner with him to practice wherever possible.