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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Priscilla Has Left the Building on 'Dancing With the Stars'!

Post by: Sal

Source: Zap2It

LOS ANGELES -- Besides learning whose time is up on "Dancing with the Stars", tonight we got another example of why Tom Bergeron is such a good host. Live shows are not for the faint of heart.

Kristi Yamaguchi was rewarded for her character work by getting the encore nod. It was just as pretty the second time around.

Ozomatli performs "Esa Morena" after a gruesome interview with Marlee and Shannon backstage. The band came out from the audience with percussion instruments like a Carival parade before taking their place and starting the song. There were eight pros dancing out there and it was le awesome. It was refreshing to have an authentic Samba song played at the proper tempo for everyone to dance to.

After the leaderboard segment, Kristi & Mark are saved while it's revealed that Cristian & Cheryl are in the bottom two. Neither bit of information surprises me.

Next is the DWTS Junior segment. Dmitriy & Michelle are both 10-years-old and have been dancing together for three years. They do a Jive to "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. Marissa should've come out to sing it, that would've been cool. Apparently they started dancing together because Dmitriy saw her on a dance floor and asked her to be his partner. Tom Bergeron says that that should be a lesson to all guys out there, which is totally true. Jaryd & Cara are the other couple -- she's 8, he's 10. I like these kids, they're silly but in a good way. They do a Cha Cha to "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel and this little girl has crazy hip action. In another split decision, Jaryd & Cara have been selected to return.

Instead of more results, Tom Bergeron was supposed to throw to a segment about show day preparation. Except the teleprompter jumped a segment and messed him up. How does he recover? By endlessly referring to the mistake, of course. If that was Samantha Harris, her head might've exploded. It almost seems like it was just an excuse to show Mario exercising shirtless or Derek playing the guitar and singing for Shannon to calm her down. Then we get to the next safe couple - Jason & Edyta.

James Blunt performs his new single "Carry You Home" as World Champions Eric Luna & Georgia Ambarian. It was a very impressive dance (Eric lifted her in the air while on the floor and got up to his feet without her bobbling!) to a song that may or may not be as depressing as it seems. If I was one to make a sucker bet, I'd say it is that depressing.

Mario & Karina and Marissa & Tony are saved right before we go to a commercial with very little time in the program left. You know, if they cut down on the painful interviews they wouldn't be running out of show. Back from the break, Shannon & Derek are saved as well as Marlee & Fabian. Also not a surprise. To help save on time, Tom only asks Len what he thinks about the competition at this point. Which also wastes time.

After much unneeded hoopla and dead air, it's finally revealed that Priscilla Presley has been eliminated. She had a good run and did quite well. I'd tell you what song she and Louis danced to but the show ended before the music became identifiable.

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