Last week was an eventful one for Dancing with the Stars: Team Gaga rocked the group dance, Elisabeth Hasselbeck opened her big mouth and we said goodbye to the other big star of the season (other than Kate) – Pamela Anderson.
Let’s take a look at that Team Gaga Cha Cha once again. I have watched the encore performance 5 or 6 times and I still love it!
That was a highlight in a week that also brought a low moment. Elisabeth Hasselbeck of the The View apparently forgot some essential words to live by. In fact – unrelated to this matter – the mother of a reality TV show star posted these words verbatim on Facebook support page today: IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!! (Normally, I wouldn’t repost in all caps, but I think the statement is important enough to do so).
I am not going to repost Elisabeth’s words. They were directed to Erin Andrews. They were very thoughtless and unkind. Similar in tone to some remarks that Whoopi Goldberg made about Kate a few weeks ago. Elisabeth, at least, had the good grace to apologize for her remarks. What was nice to see was the way the DWTS stars and dancers rallied immediately to Erin’s defense. They are a tight knit group and it shows. I can’t wait to see them all back (yes, Kate too!) for the finale.
Pamela Anderson was voted off this week. Perhaps unfairly. Was she a better dancer than Niecy? Probably, IMO. The bloggers at Puredwts.com continues to be my go to site for DWTS analysis. (They aren’t Kate fans, but they aren’t nasty about it. They are just very into DWTS as a dance competition. I can respect that). They have an interesting take on why Niecy might or might not go home this week.
One element that cannot be ignored is that all stars will have to perform two solo dances this week. My feet hurt just hearing about it! Again, courtesy of Puredwts, here is who is dancing what.
Nicole/Derek: Foxtrot and 50’s Era Paso Doble
Chad/Cheryl: Tango and 60’s Jive
Erin/Maks: Argentine Tango and 80’s Rumba
Evan/Anna: Waltz and Futuristic Cha Cha
Niecy/Louis: Viennese Waltz and 90’s Paso
It will be interesting to see how the pros choreograph the time period they were assigned. And how the stars handle two dances! Please share your thoughts with us before, during and after the show.