Jersey Shore star, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and his professional dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, are the latest couple to leave Dancing with the Stars. It was on the cards all along, since The Situation stormed out of the after-dance ‘confessional’, angry at the low scores he and his partner got for their tango. He clearly tried hard but ballroom dancing just wasn’t his thing.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas luckily survived the Week 4 bottom placing on the judge’s leader board, but the strain is telling. Bristol is reportedly exhausted by the dance training, being a single mother and preaching what she didn’t practice as a teenage abstinence campaigner back in Alaska. Her rumba this week was a vast improvement on last week: intimate and physically demanding, worthy of the score of 32. Ballas has won the show twice, so if anyone can get Bristol through it, it should be him.
The show debuted a new scoring system this week, with contestants scored on both technique and the dance itself: the artistic interpretation, if you will. Monday’s performance was also original in that for the first time, dancers performed on an elevated, circular stage, to acoustic music. That is unlikely to worry Jennifer Grey, who yet again brought the wow factor to the show with her professional dance partner, Derek Hough (recently rumored to be dating Brit pop star, Cheryl Cole). Their brilliant Argentine tango earned them 56 out of a possible 60 points, and the first perfect the judges have awarded this season. It seems she can cope with any dance challenge.
So who is your favorite? Who will leave next? Are the bad dancers even more entertaining than the good ones? Let us know what you think.
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