I thought ranking the Contestants this week was more difficult than it normally is. For me, none of them stood way out ahead of the others. I thought Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini were all outstanding, but, I do think I should rank them, so, I am going to go with which one wowed me the most. I think I have to give the #1 spot to Shawn Johnson this week.
1. Shawn Johnson
I was really surprised that during both dances she was full of energy and gusto. I
think she usually dances cautiously and conservatively. This week, however,
I thought she was dramatically more bold. I felt like she was really going for the
trophy this week and abandoning her shy tendencies. I thought her second dance
was really awesome.
2. Melissa Rycroft
During her 1st dance I thought she was dancing beautifully, however, she was
dancing conservatively and cautiously compared to what I have seen her do in
the past. I assumed she was dancing a tame version of the Waltz because of her
injury. During the second dance, it sure didn’t seem like she was injured. I
thought she really nailed that dance. That dance was incredible.
3. Gilles Marini
I thought he did an awesome job tonight, especially during his second dance. I
thought Cheryl Burke did an awesome job, this week, with the Choreography for
4. Lil Kim
During her Waltz, I thought, she danced it beautifully, however, there were many
times when Derek Hough was outdancing her, therefore, she was not
matching him that well, and she did stumble a little bit. During her second dance,
I thought she did a really nice job, however, I thought it was not as memorable as
the dances I saw from Shawn, Melissa and Gilles.
5. Ty Murray
I was surprised he did as well as he did during his first dance. I thought he was
even starting to look like he is a dancer. During ‘Dancing with the Stars, Week 1’,
I thought, he was going to be one of the Contestants who was going to be
eliminated very early in the show. He really has improved unbelievably. During
his second dance, I was thinking, It’s amazing that he is still competing on this
show. I thought the second one appeared amateurish.
Dancing with the Stars has been very interesting to watch this Season. During the 1st few shows I was thinking Gilles is going to win this easily. Somehow, Melissa, Shawn and Lil, all upped-their-game along the way and have all proven they could be
Contenders for the Title.
At this point, I don’t have a good feeling about who will win. I am kind of thinking it will be Gilles or Melissa, however, I do think there is a chance that mirror-ball trophie could be snatched by Shawn or Lil.
Written by: Dawn Perucca