'Dancing With The Stars' 2013 Recap: Season 16, week 2 (Poll)
It's week 2 of season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" and we'll be introduced to another new style of dance this week. We saw the inventive choreography that went with last week's Contemporary. This time around, get ready for all that "Jazz"- along with Quickstep and Jive.
The 12 all got a free pass for week 1. We'll see the scores for weeks 1 and 2 combined, along with the viewer votes, to determine the first elimination of the season, which will take place on Tuesday. Here's a recap of the pairs' performance and scores, from highest to lowest, on week 2 on Monday, March 25:
Zendaya Coleman, and Val Chmerkovskiy -- 26 out of 30 for Jive dance
Two 9's on the second week? You betcha. Zendaya is proving to be the real deal. She delivered in week 1, and even though she felt pressure, it didn't show and she landed on top again. The 16-year-old was rather adorable when Val Chmerkovskiy brought out the high heels for her to dance in.
"Heels -- are you kidding me?" she asked.
Val said she looked like a newborn deer trying to take its first steps. One week in those heels and she had it down.
The judges called Zendaya's Jive breathtaking and fantastic. Two week total: 50 out of 60.
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough -- 26 out of 30 for Jazz dance
Two 9's AGAIN? These two young ladies are taking this competition seriously. Kellie gets to do Jazz; because of their song, Derek Hough interprets it more as modern jazz rather than Broadway / jazz hands. She used to be a cheerleader and apparently that comes in handy with jazz choreography. Kellie is all about taking risks and going for it and this week she does it in spades. Derek wows (again) with his choreography.
Carrie Ann Inaba called it "freaking" amazing. Two week total: 47 out of 60.
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas -- 24 out of 30 for Quickstep dance
The Olympic champ understands training and putting routines together; you can tell she's a hard worker. But her partner Mark Ballas hits the nail on the head when he tells her she's got to work on her facial expressions. Shawn Johnson had to learn the same thing; drop the stoic gymnast routine and look like you're having FUN.
Tom Bergeron told her she's the latest from the Ballas School of face-making but she's starting to get it. Carrie Ann called their Quickstep the best of the night. Bruno Tonioli said it was a classic dance with a personal spin. Two week total: 45 out of 60.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff -- 23 out of 30 for Jazz dance
Yes, he's played in the Super Bowl but Jacoby admits that yes, he was nervous to dance during week 1. Week 2 is even trickier; he and Karina Smirnoff will be the first couple EVER to perform a Jazz routine. Karina brings in a dozen pint-sized dancers to help Jacoby learn Jazz. The young upstarts gave him a run for his money, but he says they did teach him one thing: Jazz hands!
On the dance floor, Jacoby proves he knows how to work the crowd and work the camera. Carrie Ann loved the routine and it's blending of styles. Bruno called it spot-on stylistically. Two week total: 43 out of 60.
Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson -- 20 out of 30 for Quickstep dance
Ingo and Kym Johnson had the task of introducing us to the Contemporary style of dance last week. This time around they're back to the basics and running all over the dance floor with a super fast Quickstep. Ingo tried to remember everything: elbows, frame, hips, tuck, and oh, yes all the while PERFORM.
He had Len grinning from ear to ear. The head judge gave us our first "Bingo, Ingo" of the season and called him much improved. Len also liked the way he held his frame; Carrie Ann disagreed and the two got into quite a squabble. Tom Bergeron breaks it up with the quip that the judges will all be giving each other a "4" for their comments. Two week total: 40 out of 60.
Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd -- 20 out of 30 for Jive dance
Sean struggled a bit with the speed of the Jive and we got to see Peta Murgatroyd holler a lot. She said she'll yell when she needs to be heard and apparently there was a lot she needed to say this week. The duo had a cute dance but Len thought the theme of their dance took over from the actual Jive; he wants dancing, not themes. That prompted someone from the audience to yell out "Why are you so cranky?" Two week total: 39 out of 60.
Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess -- 20 out of 30 for Jazz dance
Andy shares with us he's not just proud of being able to learn a new dance; he's proud (and deservedly so) that he's staying sober through all this stress. This week he and Sharna Burgess pulled the Jazz card and it seems like a good fit. Andy thinks he's getting the hang of it quicker this week and Sharna even lets him come up with a few moves. They're doing an over the top, "Alice in Wonderland"-meets-Lady Gaga-themed routine so Andy's antics fit right in.
Len Goodman called it a lark, awkward but fun. Two week total: 37 out of 60.
Wynonna Judd and partner Tony Dovolani -- 18 out of 30 for Quickstep dance
Note to Wynonna: Come out of your shell on performance day! You show so much personality during the rehearsal time and then we can see you holding back on the dance floor. Did you see how Andy Dick went for it? Do the same thing! Wy told us this is the hardest physical work she's done in a very long time; it moved her to the point of exhaustion, frustration, and tears. Tony thinks she's overcritical of herself but choreographs a fun Quickstep.
Well, Bruno said it started as a Quickstep, but ended up more like a casual stroll. Both Len and Carrie Ann gave positive notes, but both thought she was playing it safe and needs to attack! Two week total: 36 out of 60.
Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko -- 18 out of 30 for Jive dance
The live cameras seem to get to Lisa a bit. Her partner Gleb said she's much better in rehearsal; she's just dealing with how physical this whole dancing thing really is. Gleb gets emotional and tells her he believes in her more than she believes in herself. Awwww! moment.
Len called the dance a bumpy ride and a bit too wooden; Carrie Ann agreed that she needs to let loose. Two week total: 36 out of 60.
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold -- 18 out of 30 for Jive dance
The young boxer had a frustrating week in dance rehearsal. He and Lindsay Arnold do the Jive and it's just not jiving in his brain. Victor has a mental block with the steps and the timing. He gets irritated and threatens to leave rehearsal. Lindsay gives him a half pep talk, half lecture about pushing through and the two hug it out.
All three judges complimented his energy but said he now needs to add some finesse to that runaway train. Two week total: 36 out of 60.
D.L. Hughley Cheryl Burke -- 16 out of 30 for Quickstep dance
D.L. is still stinging from the trio of 4's he received in week one. He said that DWTS quickly went from fun to "The Hunger Games." Cheryl Burke is pushing him hard and the two have a blowout over who's not listening to whom. All's well at the next day's rehearsal and you can tell he's working hard. D.L. says he's tired, but would rather be tired than humiliated again.
Bruno and Carrie Ann both commended him for putting in the work this week. Len reminded him it's not where you start, it's where you finish. Two week total: 28 out of 60.
Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus -- 15 out of 30 for Jive dance
Poor poor Dorothy. She's injured. They never quite fully explain just what the injury is ... her ankle? Her back? Her hip? A cyst somewhere?? Her partner Tristan McManus is just too much of a gentleman to push her into a fast-moving Jive, so he tries some inventive ways of rehearsing without really moving (dancing while sitting anyone?) Dorothy says her body is just not cooperating with the rigorous workouts. They take the floor and she's wearing flat shoes; uh-oh, that says a lot.
Bruno called her routine a brave attempt but alas, it was a mess. Fives from all three judges. Two week total: 36 out of 60.
So who goes home first? Will Dorothy's injury have her leaving the yellow brick road to the mirror ball trophy? We'll find out Tuesday night, when one out of the 12 couples is expected to be eliminated!
Tuesday's elimination episode will feature a performance from singer Josh Grobanm who will sing his new single, "Brave," with an 18-piece band accompanied by "Dancing with the Stars" alumni Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin. Also, Swedish duo Icona Pop will perform their hit song, "I Love It."
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