“Accio, Mirror Ball trophy!” Has anyone tried that spell yet? It may work after Dancing with the Stars Season 12, Week 4. At the very least, Kirstie Alley should try “Accio, shoe!”
Not to get all Paris Hilton about it, but classical music — that’s hot. Classical Week was fierce, sexy, cool, passionate, powerful and, yes, magical. And that was just Bruno Tonioli’s hip thrusts. The rest of the night had some class to it. When the sorting hat finally made its decision, Chelsea Kane got her wish by flying to the top of the judges’s leaderboard with 26 points out of 30. (Bravo, Mark Ballas and your adorable Harry Potter-themed Viennese Waltz.) Kendra Wilkinson ended up with the lowest score, an 18 out of 30 for her bad attitude — and a not-so-hot Viennese Waltz. And Kirstie Alley was dubbed “the queen of the unexpected mishaps” for losing her shoe mid-Waltz. (Point to ponder: How “unexpected” was that mishap? Planned?)
But enough about that. How mega-hot was violin guy David Garrett? He’s like Brad Pitt meets Colin Farrell. He’s coming back Tuesday night, too. More, please! Oh and gorgeous blonde mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins is no slouch, either. Anyone else out there 100 times more attractive and talented than the rest of us? If so, keep it to yourselves!
Read on for a full recap of Week 4:
1. Romeo & Chelsie Hightower — Paso Doble to "Palladio, First Movement" by Karl Jenkins— Wowza! Their very intense dance ends with a shirtless Romeo. Len Goodman joked that Romeo should have a bit of decorum and not take his shirt off. (If he wasn’t joking, he should’ve been.) The dance itself was full of passion, attack, and intensity. He has to work on precision. Bruno Tonioli called it action-packed and six-packed and complimented them on handling the difficult music. Bruno said Romeo has the look of a rising star. Carrie Ann Inaba said during the middle there was a little bit of a lift and she’s The Lift Police, so she has to deduct a point. But she said he had a Paso with swagger. In the Celebriquarium, Romeo makes a speech about how he wants to inspire kids that everything is possible. Are those abs really possible? Scores: 7, 8, 8, = 23 out of 30.
2. Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel — Viennese Waltz to “Time To Stay Goodbye” ("Con te partio”) — Bruno said Kendra messed it up and she knew that. There were a lot of technical issues, but it’s a song about heartbreaking longing and she didn’t become … the black swan? Bruno just wanted to talk about Natalie Portman, didn’t he. Carrie Ann said she could see that Kendra is trying so hard. Elegance is not so different from sexy, Carrie Ann says. Len made a Sopranos joke about the mafia and the soprano singer. Len actually played good cop to Bruno’s bad cop, giving Kendra some encouragement. Kendra appreciated Len’s reminder that the dancers are all beginners, but she was visibly upset after the judging. Scores: 6, 6, 6, = 18 out of 30.
3. Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunsakaya — Viennese Waltz to “Waltz of the Flowers” from “The Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky — Anna took Ray to ballet school and he had to wear bright blue “Smurf tights.” But at least she didn’t force him to wear a tutu! Anna is already our little Russian barbie/drill sergeant and she glides effortlessly through this. Carrie Ann said she smiled through the whole thing like it was a sixth-grade dance with the kids moving around. She fell in love with the charming dance. Len didn’t seem to like the start, but the more it went on, the more he smiled. Entertainment is just as important as technique and he was thoroughly entertained. Bruno thought it had a wonderful cartoonish charm. He compared Ray to Mickey Rooney as a ballerina. Scores: 7, 7, 7 = 21 out of 30.
4. Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin — Paso Doble to “Les Voici! Voici La Quadrille!" from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet— Petra looks like a tall Edyta this week, no? Maybe it’s the hair. In rehearsals, she’s supposed to be angry and aggressive, but she’s such a sweetheart, she just keeps smiling. So Dmitry took her to a photo shoot to get her into character. This is a tough dance for a Paso. Romeo & Chelsie had an easier song for this. Len would’ve liked more authority and crispness. But overall he’s more impressed than de-pressed. Bruno said it’s not Petra, it’s Carmen the femme fatale. He really went nuts with the hip thrusts. Len wants to switch seats with Carrie Ann. Carrie Ann said Petra is on a roll. Her lines were gorgeous and powerful. Scores: 8, 7, 8 = 23 out of 30.
5. Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff — Waltz to the theme from “Romeo and Juliet” by Tchaikovsky — They are trying to make their dance sexy and romantic, since they’ve had previous comments about their lack of connection. And about his creepy hands. They really do have the most beautiful song and the dance is built around the Romeo and Juliet finale death scenes. (You’d almost think Romeo would get to play Romeo.) Bruno called it “achingly romantic.” Carrie Ann said when Ralph dances, he’s so honest. She believes him. Len said Ralph had been in the wilderness for two weeks, but he’s back. Scores: 8, 8, 9 = 25 out of 30.
6. Hines Ward & Kym Johnson — Paso Doble to “Explosive" by Bond — This week Hines had events across the country and one less day to rehearse. In rehearsals, he said this is by far the hardest dance so far. Their music is incredibly intense. The Steelers fans definitely represented in the house. Carrie Ann said Hines was in the zone. He nailed it. Len said Hines was the most determined of the celebs. Bruno said Hines does have the killer instinct. Scores: 9, 8, 8 = 25 out of 30. The audience really booed those scores!
7. Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas — Viennese Waltz to "Hedwig's Theme" from “Harry Potter” by John Williams— Chelsea doesn’t want to be in third place anymore. She wants to be the team to be reckoned with. They got the Harry Potter theme! Mark really made the dance quirky, edgy and very him. It’s almost like the kind of modern routine you’d see on So You Think You Can Dance. Len said Mark is a marvelous teacher and choreographer and Chelsea is a great dancer, so why is it every time he sees them there’s something that jars him? This is a 300-year-old dance and it’s the most traditional of all the ballroom dances. Mark says she’s 22. Len says that just means her job is to interpret a dance that’s 300 years old. Overall, though, Len liked it. Bruno said it was magical, fabulous, beautiful and bewitching. Technically speaking it was the best of the night. Carrie Ann said sometimes she agrees with Len but tonight she agrees with Bruno. She thought it was fantastic and had great choreography. Scores: 9, 8, 9 = 26 out of 30.
8. Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke — Paso Doble to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg — Chris’s job in this dance is to be arrogant. That’s what he’s done as a wrestler. Chris’s “intensity” face is hot, even in that way-too-gold jacket. Their song has a bit of a build-up, so the start feels a bit slow. Bruno called Chris Thor the God of Thunder. He thought he got the accents so well. Carrie Ann thought his technique is very good. He frames Cheryl well. Len said the dance wasn’t bad, but the music conquered him in the end. Scores: 8, 7, 8 = 23 out of 30.
9. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Waltz to "The Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes' Lakmé — Kirstie had a hip injury during rehearsals. It’s muscular. Her voice is still raspy, too. She’s pushing through that. She wants a dance that he would choreograph for someone who is 25. Carrie Ann said Kirstie is the queen of the unexpected mishaps. This week her shoe fell off, but she didn’t miss a beat. (Intentional? Unintentional?) But Carrie Ann said Kirstie wasn’t really in the number at all. Len said everything needs to improve, from her posture to her footwork. Bruno said Kirstie did amazingly well. She’s light on her feet and has great musicality and in spite of what happened, she did well. Brooke said it’s a DWTS first for someone to lose a shoe during a dance. Scores: 7, 7, 8 = 22 out of 30.