Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced a Viennese Waltz to "I'll Be" on the Week 8 Performance Show. They were the third couple of the night to do a Viennese Waltz (out of a total of four). We thought they would get scores just as high, if not higher, than their competitors, but Len decided Team Vally’s movements were too sharp on occasion. Carrie Ann jumped in and disagreed, saying Kelly is growing every week and her emotional commitment was great.
But even though both Carrie Ann and Bruno Tonioli loved the dance, they gave it scores of 9.5, which is great but a half-point below the 10s they had already given both Shawn Johnson for her VW and to Apolo Anton Ohno for his Tango. Len gave Team Vally a 9, which is the same score he had just given Kirstie Alley for her Viennese Waltz. He gave Shawn and Apolo scores of 9.5 and gave Gilles Marini a 10 for his Quickstep, which followed Kelly’s dance.
Do you think Len was off this week or do you agree that Kelly’s dance was too sharp for a Viennese Waltz? What score would you have given it?
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