Daniel-San lives on to fight another day!
Despite low injury-related scores on Dancing With the Stars Season 12, Week 8, Ralph Macchio made it into the Semifinals along with Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley, and Chelsea Kane. Just missing the final four were Romeo Miller & Chelsie Hightower. Romeo’s journey on DWTS was filled with romance, swagger, lots of positive cliches like “Anything is possible!” and consistent plugging of his new movie, Jumping the Broom.
Romeo & Chelsie, you’ll aways be Jack and Rose to us!
Read on for a full recap of the DWTS Week 8 Results Show:
Encore dance: Len Goodman asked to see Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Argentine Tango again. They didn’t get the top scores of the night, but the dance was so entertaining. And this is Maks’ chance to follow Len’s advice and take off more than his hat. … [pause] … [waiting] … Dang it. Nothin’.
Behind-the-scenes clips from Monday night: Kym Johnson told Hines his butt looked cute in his white Foxtrot pants. She wants a real ring on her finger if they win the mirror ball. Kirstie fell down again during Instant Dance rehearsals. Why can’t she stay upright?
DanceCenter: The Three Stooges are back! DWTS Season 2 stars Kenny Mayne (first eliminated) and Jerry Rice (runner-up to win) revived their expert panel discussion with head judge Len Goodman. When is their co-star, Master P (also Romeo's dad) going to stop by for a guest appearance? Kenny said Kirstie is old enough to be Maks’ grandmother, his own sister or Len’s wife. Maks and Kirstie have this chemistry because he was The Bachelor in the Ukraine and he gave Kirstie a rose in the end? That’d be the most dramatic season ever.
Michael Bolton performs: Our favorite bad Jive dancer from Season 11 sang “I’m Not Ready” with Australian singing sensation Delta Goodrem as Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin accompanied them on the dance floor. Loved seeing Dashing Dmitry again. Thank you, producers! Have you seen Bolton’s SNL Digital Short? It’s funny. He sounded great with Delta. Delta has a Celine Dion vibe going on with her voice, but she looks as gorgeous as a supermodel.
Spotlight Segment: It’s kind of like Extreme Makeover: Dancing Edition. This week we met Hefa Tuita, 19, and his brothers, Solane, 16, and Tu’iniua, 12, and they danced to LMAFO’s “Party Rock Anthem.” Born in Hawaii and raised in Utah, all three boys have trained in hip hop, jazz, and ballet throughout childhood thanks to their father, who worked three jobs to keep his sons in dance school. When their father had a stroke and passed away in 2008, the eldest brother began dancing professionally as a means to support his family and still continues to do so, working with such artists as Jennifer Lopez and Chris Brown.
Delta Goodrem fills in for Adele: As Adele told Tom Bergeron on that Dancing With the Stars: Greatest Results Show Performances special before the actual Results Show, her voice is a bit “knackered” and she can’t hit the high registers, so Delta Goodrem sang "Natural Woman" for her. DWTS pros Cheryl Burke and Louis van Amstel danced to that song. Fellow Aussie Kym Johnson wrote in her OK! Magazine blog that Delta is a hugely famous in Australia and England and she’s also a friend. Delta only had about an hour to prepare to sing a song she’d never sung before. At least it’s a classic! She did an amazing job.
Adele performs: Adele doesn’t actually have laryngitis or anything, so she did sing her own hit, “Rolling in the Deep.” Travis Wall choreographed the routine danced by members of the new DWTS troupe. Travis is another So You Think You Can Dance alumnus. Seriously, DWTS, Idol, and SYTYCD should just host an official exchange program.
Who goes home? The final two came down to Ralph & Karina and Romeo & Chelsie. Ralph was saved.
Romeo’s parting words: Was he surprised to be going home? He said in a way, yes, because he had one of his best dances last night, but at the same time, no, because it’s been such a close competition. “We went out with a bang,” he said. He’s also proud of learning to love to dance. He was afraid to dance at his own prom and he said he turned down movie roles because he was afraid to dance. He told Chelsie they can still dance together after this!
Coming in Week 9: According to Miss Kym’s blog, "...next week will be the most challenging week, because we’ll have two new dances, plus the Cha Cha, it’s like a winner’s circle Cha Cha thing, so it’s going to be a very difficult week for whoever gets through." Is "winner's circle" anything like the marathons? Love the marathons!