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Honoring the great in Ballroom Dancing this week with guest judge the one, the only, Donnie Burns! And with Luca Baricchi and Shirley Ballas coaching the stars, it’s going to get crazy!!!

The first team of Romeo, Ralph and Chelsie, danced to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. I mostly loved it with some rough spots due to lack of synconization. But very past paced and energized! They score a 30 for their Cha Cha formation.

Team Hines a.k.a “Shakin’ Your Butts Club” did a great job doing so. Dancing to a Ke$ha song, they did a good job bringing a club like energy to the floor. But they actauly tied with a 30 as well.

What an amazing surprise to have Yulia and Ricardo dance the fastest Jive I’ve ever seen!!! I’ve always loved her!!!
US and World Champions dancing a Tango was the %*&#!@ sickest thing I have ever seen! The stacatto action was beyond anything I ever knew and I had to rewind my DVR again and again and could not get enough of it!

Romeo & Chelsie: SAMBA score 29
I hated it, another hot mess. He was squating the whole time with his knees as if he was dancing a Tango. There was no bounce action and too much booty shakin’ could not cover the fact that he lacked all the skills to pull off this Samba.

Ralph & Karina: QUICKSTEP score 36
Super cute! Loved the story and speak easy theme. His footwork was surprising good for such a fast dance. Not much to say but he’ll be back next week.

Hines & Kym: TANGO score 36
All I can say is WOW! The best of the night for me. Some parts were a little too light on the feet during the run arounds and at times a little off balance, but all forgiveable.

Now the ladies….

Kendra & Louis: TANGO score 31
Luca was their coach for the Tango, and really like what he said, “A great dancer is not a dancer that doesn’t make mistakes. I make mistakes, Luis makes lots of mistakes when we dance, but we deal with them.” Well, I did not see any mistakes from this most improved dancer. And I give it up to her for surviving the pivot to promenade walks transitition which was super hard!

Chelsie & Mark: PASO DOBLE score 34
Loved her costume and the fact that the lace was a rhinestoned body suit…HOT!!! But the dance was Ok, nothing too special. And I hate it when Mark gets all bent out of shape and starts to, once again, name drop all the names of patterns. I’m soooo over him.

Kirstie & Maksim: JIVE score 30
I called it out America! I told you she was going to have a breakdown this week, ha! Now her dancing…..hot freakin’ mess! The side by side work was like she just ran out of steam and barely was able to lift her feet off the ground which is a must in this dance. And when your teacher is Maks, you know he does not hold back.

Well for the most part, it was not a good week for anyone. I think Romeo and Kirstie will be under the red light to see who will go home. If were up to me, I’d say it would be Kirstie going home. I think her fame is not enough to overcome the abundance of bad dancing this week. Then again, America may give in to the weight loss goal empathy voting and allow her one more week for redemption before ultimately ousting her from her dreams of a mirror ball trophy. But, you never know.
See you in 24 hours with my thoughts about the results.

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Dear Petra: I hate to see you go, but love to see you leave.

Here we go America!  The results are in, but let’s see what lead up to it…

I’m so glad that Romeo was picked to do the encore dance.  This time around he seemed much more relaxed and hit every move better than the night before.
The opening number sung by Tobey Keith was all American fun, but Maks is having a heck of a season with mishaps happening with both his star and professional Lacey.  Like I tell my students, “Keep on going!” The second song featured Jonathan and Anna from the Bay Area with a beautiful medley of different dances.
Now normally I don’t pay too much attention on the clips they show between who’s save or not, but Psycho Mike’s DWTS “EXPOSED” was freakin’ hilarious!!!  And since Maks caught my eye this week, his describtion of himself (sex on a stick) was to die for, I love these European men!
Macy’s Stars of Dance was really neat with all the different styles of dancing around a New York like stage. And I love that song!  Watch out, I see a new routine in the future.
So now the moment of truth!  And what did I tell you?  Petra is going home folks!  I honestly never saw what all the hoopla was about this girl.  I mean, she was just OK for me, but the praises she received from the judges were not justified to me.  Thank you America for making this her last week.
What do I see happening in the near future many of you ask?  Unless something magical happens with Kendra, that girl is out of here.  And dare I say if Ralph does not shape up, he’s in danger of losing his mirror ball dream.
My top picks? Of course my “dark horse” Chris Jericho is steady and moving right along to the finals.  The next spot is a toss up between Hines and Chelsea.  I think the combo of his personality and hard work will pay off in the end.  But I’ve seen the power of all things Disney and tweens supporting Chelsea.
Next week the stars will be dancing to songs they love in Guilty Pleasure week.  Now I am already looking forward to my own guilty pleasure with New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys on the show.  Yes, I will be screaming like a 15 year old teenager and reliving my NKOTB days (don’t judge me).  So Juan and Cari, I think I feel a cold coming on and have a feeling that I will be out sick Monday & Tuesday night.  Don’t worry, I will make a speedy recovery and be fine for the rest of the week. 😉
Until then…