Dancing Not Dazzling
I've said it before, at least I think I have, and I'll say it again. There isn't as much talent this season of Dancing with the Stars as there has been in past seasons. Everyone is so mediocre that I had forgotten what a truly great dance number looks like until I saw Derek and Brooke perform last night.
Their Foxtrot was like a glimpse into an old Hollywood movie. It had style and grace and it should assure them the win with little competition from anyone else. Lance and Lacey performed a Rumba that was more suited to So You Think you Can Dance than Dancing with the Stars. Done in bare feet with a park bench prop, it was a lovely theatrical number but not a ballroom performance as it should have been. Len dinged them hard and they dropped on the leader board yet again.
Brooke, Maurice, Warren and partners took on a team Paso Doble and it was really excellent. It had fire and passion and the unison work was exciting to see. Gorgeous costuming, too! High marks for all, which, added to Brooke and Derek's perfect score for their solo performance left them only 1 point away from perfection. How is anyone going to beat that?
Remember, this week the results show will be on Wednesday due to the election coverage. Lionel Ritchie will perform Dancing on the Ceiling as well as his new single Good Morning and It's the return of Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice with their insightful Dance Center commentary.