Dancing with the Stars, "Week 3": storytelling

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Review: Dancing with the Stars, "Week 3"
(S1105) A new celebrity came out on top for the third week of Dancing with the Stars. The theme for the week was storytelling and the celebrities had the samba, the waltz, or the foxtrot as their dance. The contestants had to tell a story with their dance, ranging from a soldier returning home to time travel. It is always more entertaining when there is a specific theme for the contestants to include in their dance, but it can also be a hard thing to do. When they announced it was storytelling week, I had a flashback to last season’s horrific “Paparazzi” dance by Kate Gosselin. Thankfully, none of the celebrities this week produced a cringe worthy moment like Gosselin.

Let's run down the performers this week: 

Audrina Patridge – waltz, received 26 out of 30 
Judges thought she danced beautifully and the competition is now going to get interesting. Patridge received the first nines of the season and seems to be the one that is improving each week. She has gone from so-so to actually being a contender. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her go a long way, possibly to the finals.

Brandy Norwood – samba, received 24 out of 30
She had good rhythm and had improved from last week, according to the judges, but her story wasn’t clear in her dance. Brandy definitely bounced back from her lackluster jive and she also has the potential to make it to the finals.

Jennifer Grey – samba, received 24 out of 30
Judges liked her dance and thought she was “clean and crisp.”  It is hard to root for Grey though because you had a feeling she was going to be good before the show started. Grey is definitely a contender and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her in the finals, but I like this show more when the celebrities improve from week to week and become a dancer through the show.

Rick Fox – samba, received 24 out of 30
Sexy and entertaining was the call here.  Fox is another athlete with promise. He moves pretty well for having the awkward height difference with his partner.

Kurt Warner – foxtrot, received 23 out of 30
Judges thought he was charming, but his dancing needed to be a little cleaner. Sports stars seem to do well so it wouldn't be surprising to see Warner go far in the competition.

Kyle Massey – waltz, received 23 out of 30
Very likable was the judgement, but needs to work on technique. Massey is a good performer and has a lot of energy; he just needs to work on his dancing. He could be this season’s dark horse.

Florence Henderson – waltz, received 20 out of 30
Judges thought her storytelling in her dance was good, but her footwork wasn’t. For her age though, she is doing well and can keep up with her partner.  

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino - foxtrot, received 20 out of 30
The judges had mixed reactions, with one believing that he has potential, and another saying he is entertaining while one thought the performance was odd.  As much as I wonder why they even chose him to compete -- it’s not like the ratings need a boost -- he has improved and probably could do better.

Bristol Palin – foxtrot, received 19 out of 30
Precise but lacking in emotion, so said the judges. Palin has potential, but needs to step it up if she wants to stick around.

Margaret Cho – samba, received 18 out of 30
Judges thought her dance lacked a story and that she lost control. Cho improved last week, but took a step back this week. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her in trouble at the results show. Cho chose to highlight gay pride in her dance and this was a good choice especially with stories like this in the news.

Video: Dancing with the Stars, "Week 3"
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By TV geek Erin

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Erin is an avid tv watcher; Castle, The Office, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries, Cougar Town and Game of Thrones among her favorites. She also likes to go to the movies, write, try new places to eat at and travel to new destinations. Follow her on Twitter @erninlow.

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