By Amy Watts
For The Baltimore Sun
8:36 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
Tonight on "DWTS," Victor and Lindsay are in jeopardy, but Jacoby and Karina live to dance another week.
The show starts with a performance by someone Tom Bergeron assures me has been quite successful and has sold many records. His name is Olly Murs and I’ve never heard of him. It’s weird how this show can go from making me feel young, hauling out older acts like Huey Lewis and Stevie Wonder, and then make me feel ancient with the performers I’ve no clue about it.
Kellie & Derek are safe, as are Aly & Mark. Tom announces next week will be “Latin night.” If Andy doesn’t go home tonight, this could get painful.
Stevie Wonder says it was an honor to perform on the show last night and that he’s hoping to be a contestant some point in the future. Oh, dear. As much as I love Stevie, I’m not sure I want to see that.
There’s then a montage of the different stars and pros singing karaoke to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” At least they let Andy get the, “I’ve done a lot of foolish things” line. Oh, and Bruno sneaks in for a couple of lines.
Tom mimes getting news from the producers in his earpiece and then announces that Stevie Wonder has decided to do “Splash” instead. Nice cross-promotion, ABC.
Twitter chose to see Team Paso perform again. It’s either the legions of Jacoby and Ingo fans or just a general desire for shirtless men. I approve either way.
Zendaya & Val are safe. Sean & Peta are in jeopardy.
I just noticed Brooke is in some sort of pleather-effect silver/pewter dress. Blurgh. Foil-wrapped for microwaveable convenience?
Next week we’ll see a story about a competitive ballroom dancer who lost her foot in the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon and how "Dancing with the Stars" hopes to be part of her recovery.
During Brooke’s interview of Kellie, Kellie’s cracking up at people making faces at her off-camera. She’s kind of totally ignoring Brooke and it’s awful tv and I’m loving it.
Fun clip package about the behind-the-scenes production aspects of the live performance shows. It’s impressive how many crew members swarm the stage during commercials to change the floor out for each performance. Andy explains that it’s like putting on a Broadway show for 1 minute for every couple each night. That is impressive it when you think about it that way.
Will.i.am is here to perform and he’s wearing tight-on-the-calf dropped crotch pants and therefore I feel no need to discuss him any further.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Victor & Lindsay are in jeopardy. And now there’s a clip package of Ingo’s son “Peanut” and with his seat beside the stairs he gets high fives from all the dancers as they finish their routines. They’ve even got a clip of him saying to someone, “I’ll see you at the after party.” After all that, it’s a relief that Ingo & Kym are safe.
The special dance routine tonight is a hip-hop team that do really, really cool things with spotlights appearing on the floor. It’s cool, but I repeat my desire to see some more ballroom routines on a ballroom dancing show.
There’s some really cool, experimental stuff going on in the dance world that still falls under the realm of ballroom. Or, heck, I’d even think it’d be cool to see about eight pro couples out there doing like they do at competitions, where they’re all interpreting the same style to the same music at the same time but with radically different choreography. It’s fine, I’ll go quilt myself a tea cozy now that matches my red hat.
This performance by the pros promises to get me in a “Latin mood.” Because Latin apparently involves feathers, fur, and fire. This show and its inadvertent cultural insensitivity sometimes, man. I just breathe deeply and focus on the abs.
Jacoby & Karina are safe. Andy & Sharna are in jeopardy. As the audience boos, Andy makes a “C’mon” gesture and tells the camera, “I knew it.” He’s dancing his heart out and having fun even if he knows he’s no good. I like that attitude on my silly dancing show.
Victor & Lindsay, Sean & Peta, and Andy & Sharna are all in jeopardy and on the stage. Andy & Sharna are revealed as safe, which means Victor & Lindsay and Sean & Peta are the bottom two. Sharna is overjoyed at the news they’re safe. Good for her. She’s a new pro and it’s hard to break through when you don’t have a great “star” dancer.
Peta’s biting her nails through her fingerless gloves waiting for the results. I don’t think she expected to be bottom two, despite it being a very real possibility given their scores last night.
Victor & Lindsay are the ones going home. Victor says he had a great time on the show and actually seems relieved to be voted off.
Expect me to grumbling about the rumba next week. Grumba-ing?
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