Last week on “Dancing with the Stars” fans learned which celebrities and pro dancers were dancing together. This week the first couple will go home after a second dance.
In a new voting format this year fans can vote via abc.com and by texting. Voting is open only during the live east coast/central time zones which eliminates half the country including fans in California where many of the stars call home.
This season after the bottom two has been revealed, the judges will be able to save one of the bottom two couples.
After topping the leader board last week, James and Emma kick off the show with a Cha Cha. Len called it a solid performance but felt that there were too many gimmicks. Bruno said that James knows how to open big; adding that it was a very showy performance – almost like a Broadway routine. Carrie Ann noted that the lines didn’t match – James stepped on something on the stage; but noted it was a fantastic routine. James and Emma scored 20 points for their dance.
Sailor and Val take on the Rumba in her first full week of rehearsals. Bruno said that Sailor has everything going for her but lacked the intention and meaning of the dance. Carrie Ann agreed with Bruno; adding that she needs to smooth things out. Len said that while it was a nice dance but she needed to keep her feet on the floor. Sailor and Val scored 18 points for their dance.
Ray and Cheryl perform a Foxtrot to the music of Earth, Wind, and Fire. Cheryl took Ray for some aerial work to help him get lighter on his feet. Carrie Ann said that Ray is enjoyable to watch but there were a lot of mistakes in the dance. Len noted that the dance was flat footed and stepped it; adding that it was Ray’s personality that got him the score. Bruno said that Ray lights up the room; adding that Ray did have a lot of mistakes but he sold the dance. Ray said that the whole show is about how you finish. Ray and Cheryl scored 15 points for their dance for the second week in a row.
Up next are Ally and Sasha danced a Viennese Waltz. Len called it a pretty looking dance but lacked some proper rotation and she didn’t know what she was doing with her feet. Saying that she can dance, Bruno called it a compelling heartfelt dance. Carrie Ann came down to the dance floor and gave Ally a hug; saying that she loves when dance is transformative. Ally and Sasha scored 20 points for their dance.
After spending part of the week on the road traveling to Niagara Falls for a concert performance, Mary and Brandon dance a Cha Cha to the music of Aretha Franklin. Bruno said that it is always a pleasure; adding that it was nicely presented. Carrie Ann said that Mary knows how to work the room; adding that while there a lot of mistakes she was polished. Len noted that the dance was full of freedom and a joy to watch her on the dance floor. Mary and Brandon scored 15 points for their dance.
Country singer Lauren Alaina and Gleb dance a Paso Doble to the music of Demi Lovato. In rehearsals Lauren noted that nothing is imposodoble. Carrie Ann loved seeing Lauren come out of her shell but wanted to see more consistency. Len said that the dance plenty of power and determination. Bruno loved it; adding that it was a strong and focused performance. Lauren and Gleb scored 19 points for their dance.
Sean and Lyndsay dance a Tango to the music of Walk the Moon. Sean is running a vote to Sean on DWTS campaign to get people to vote for him. Sean celebrated his birthday on the dance floor. Len noted that Sean did better than last week. Bruno said that the dance did look like a Tango. Carrie Ann said that it was the most sure footed Tango she had ever seen; adding that Sean was super much improved. Sean and Lyndsay scored 17 points for their dance.
Karama and Jenna got a visit from his fiancee Ira and future mother in law during rehearsals for their Qucikstep to the mjusic of Prince. Bruno noted that everyone was going crazy for Karamo; adding that it was a really good dance. An excited Carrie Ann called Karamo electrifying on the dance floor. Len wasn’t overstruck with the dance; saying that there was no body contact and a bit on the hectic side. Co-host Erin Andrews said that Karamo owned it. Karamo and Jenna scored 19 points for their dance.
Kate and Pasha dance a Foxtrot to the music of Frank Sinatra – “Fly Me to the Moon”. Carrie Ann called the performance amazing; adding that she was blown away. Len said that it was refreshing; adding that it was better than last week. He said that the bottom line is that she did a wonderful job. Bruno said Foxtrot accomplished. Audience members were wearing alien eyes glasses and antennae. Kate and Pasha scored 21 points for their dance – the highest score so far.
Kel and Witney dance a Samba. During the week his dad had to have surgery for a brain Aneurysm. Len noted that he dance had plenty of rhythm and Samba steps; adding that Kel has a easy motion. Bruno called it a very cool Samba that was never forced and was musical. Bruno said that Kel has talent. Carrie All called Kel smooth but told him to watch the bounces. Carrie Ann said that she saw improvement and more sophistication this week. Kel and Witney scored 20 points for their dance.
Lamar and Peta are looking to improve over last week’s score with a Salsa. Bruno noted that Lamar was more relaxed with more freedom of movement. Carrie Ann said that Lamar looked like he was having fun but there were a lot of mistakes. Len noted that it is very difficult for Lamar who is so tall; adding while he has a ways to go, Lamar is on the right track. Lamar and Peta scored 12 points for their dance.
The final dance of the night is a Viennese Waltz from Hannah and Alan. Carrie Ann said that Hannah took her to another world; adding that it was pretty amazing. Len liked the dance content; adding that she had lovely musicality in her arms. Len called it the best dance of the night. Bruno thanked Hannah for finishing the lines correctly; adding that he was transported into a romantic dream. Hannah and Alan scored 24 points earning the first eights of the season…and the highest score of the night.
Week 2 scores:
Lamar and Peta – 12
Ray and Cheryl – 15
Mary and Brandon – 15
Sean and Lyndsay – 17
Sailor and Val – 18
Lauren and Gleb – 19
Karamo and Jenna – 19
James and Emma – 20
Ally and Sasha – 20
Kel and Witney – 20
Kate and Pasha – 21
Hannah and Alan – 24
DWTS Premiere Week scores:
Lamar and Peta – 11
Sean and Lyndsay – 12
Kate and Pasha – 15
Ray and Cheryl – 15
Kel and Witney – 16
Ally and Sasha – 16
Karamo and Jenna – 17
Mary and Brandon – 17
Sailor and Val – 18
Lauren and Gleb – 19
Hannah and Alan – 20
James and Emma – 21
Lamar and Peta – 12 + 11 = 23
Sean and Lyndsay – 17 + 12 = 29
Ray and Cheryl – 15 + 15 = 30
Mary and Brandon – 15 + 17 = 32
Sailor and Val – 18 + 18 = 36
Ally and Sasha – 16 + 20 = 36
Karamo and Jenna – 19 + 17 = 36
Kate and Pasha – 21 + 15 = 36
Kel and Witney – 20 + 16 = 36
Lauren and Gleb – 19 + 19 = 38
James and Emma – 21 + 20 = 41
Hannah and Alan – 24 + 20 = 44
In the first results of the season…
Lamar and Peta are safe
James and Emma are safe
Ally and Sasha are safe
Karamo and Jenna are safe
Sean and Lindsay are safe
Hannah and Alan are safe
Sailor and Val are safe
Kel and Witney are safe
Lauren and Gleb are safe
Kate and Pasha are safe
Ray and Cheryl and Mary and Brandon are the two couples who had the lowest scores.
Carrie Ann saved Mary and Brandon
Bruno saved Ray and Cheryl
with the deciding vote Len noted that neither one should be there. He saved Ray and Cheryl making Mary and Brandon the first couple to go home this season.
Next week the remaining couple will go to the movies.