Last night, the "Dancing With the Stars" contestants took on Stevie Wonder songs. While I was really looking forward to this show, it all turned out to be a bit disappointing.
Here's a look at some of the underwhelming moments aspects of last night's show.
Stevie Didn't Sing For More Of The Performances
Given that this was a Stevie Wonder-themed night, I was hoping that he would actually accompany the contestants during their performances. Oh well. We did get did get to see him for a few short group numbers, accompanied by the pros.
Carrie Ann Was Inconsistent In Her Critiques
I was having a tough time figuring out Carrie Ann Inaba's thought process during last night's show. On the one hand, she criticized Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough for having too much space in hold during their quickstep.
Yet she praised Victor Ortiz despite the fact that he stood like motionless prop while partner Lindsay Arnold danced during their rumba.
In any case, Kellie and Derek earned a score of 29, while Victor and Lindsay earned a score of 18.
The Andyman Can't
I was really hoping that lovable Andy Dick would be able to achieve a breakthrough this week. He really seemed lighter on his feet and in sync with the music. However, the judges criticized the performance for lacking proper samba technique.
Andy and Sharna Burgess earned an underwhelming score of 18.
Sean Has No Rhythm (Or Body Hair)
It's probably just as well that Stevie didn't sing during the contestants' performances. The rhythmically-challenged "Bachelor" Sean Lowe would not have been able to keep time with the music anyway.
I do think that Andy was a bit underscored compared to wooden Sean. On the bright side, as Bruno pointed out, hairless lumber-jock Sean could have a promising career as a stripper.
Sean and Peta Murgatroyd earned a score of 21 for their samba.
Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy earned a 29 for their cha cha cha.
Birthday Boy Ingo Rademacher is steadily improving each week. His tango was clean, crisp, and strong. The judges complimented his beautiful lines and said that the dance suited him. Ingo and Kym Johnson earned a 24 for their tango.
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned a 27 for their foxtrot, which I thought was a tad over-scored. Then again, it would seem almost cruel to dock points considering how deeply the Boston Marathon tragedy affected her.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff earned a 23 for their quickstep.
Team Paso (Zendaya, Ingo, Jacoby, and Victor) earned a 22 for a sloppy performance that showed shades of Team Gilles Marini's Gangnam Style.
Team Samba (Kellie, Aly, Sean, and Andy) earned a 25. Andy is very lucky that he earned that 9 from Len in that team dance.
My money is on Victor going home this week, though I would not be sad to see Sean take his final bows.
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