That was a shock and a bummer. I remember YEARS ago Jay Byam chasing us down at his New Years Event asking us to fill in for Lacey & her brother Benji as they had to leave to Arizona for a family emergency. We were 5 months pregnant and still went to the LPGA (yes, that’s ladies). These “mature” women gave Francisco SO MUCH GRIEF for throwing me around in the aerials and splits – we still laugh about it. Our funny story that would never have happened without Lacey and Benji having to miss their gig. So fun to see their success today!
Saw her backstage at DWTS with John-John when he sang with Michael Bolton and she was so encouraging to him to keep dancing (he needs that at this pre-teen stage!) So sorry to see her leave so early!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Steppin’ up the sets on night one! Chelsea & Mark My choice for next season. He’s not tweeting about them, so I have a guess he’s smitten with her. Wendy & Tony Wow. We’ve seen how he trains with his students in our studio. That’s a hard one to comment on… we’ll just leave that one to you to make comments. Kym Kym has been MIA and it seems she’s had her face re-done. She was so pretty before! Why? Anyway, as for their dancing, Dmitry Has the Derek Hough syndrome – he’s outdancing his partner. That doesn’t do her (or him) any favors. Once he realizes, as Derek did two seasons ago, it’s about showcasing his partner, he’ll have a better chance of taking the mirror ball. Chelsea & Romeo Umm…Romeo didn’t move much. Chelsea danced for him. Hmmmm… I so badly want to like him because I like her. That’s tough with what he put on the floor this week. Wow, they got better scores than expected. She pulled him through. Anna & Ray They are definitely contenders! Why? When their pre-dancing package was playing the crowd went crazy. Straighten the knees and don’t over extend the arms beyond Ralph & Karina Great leg extension by Ralph. They were the best at lowering expectations. His foot placement and weight placement heel-toe, toe-heel was fantastic for week one! Let’s just say the commercials after 9pm are not for children. Heck – they’re not for me. Some of the content in today’s programming seems to aim for the lowest common denominator. That’s just a unsolicited commentary. Cheryl & Chris Max & Kirstie Musicality and comedy. Perfect age. Didn’t go too old this year. His chest looks like a piece of plastic. Wow, she’s 60 and she’s that good? She can move! Cheryl is the best at finding the strength of her partners and showcasing it. He needs to move his feet. His footwork is flatogoted. He over extends his arms, just like Kendra (his shoulders release beyond his frame.) Lacey & Mark Very stiff. What’s wrong with his legs? People who tweet are the ones who vote for DWTS. She is very popular on Twitter which translates to votes and likely the finals. She’s one of our top 2 favorites. Her brother was right, after tonight, they do need all our votes we can give them!
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