Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Episode 2 Live Recap 9/26/11

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Episode 2 Live Recap 9/26/11Last week the most unpredictable cast ever ripped opened the ballroom. This week Dancing With The Stars heads into it’s second night.  Last week Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated in the first of the result shows of the season after finishing last on the judge’s leaderboard after dancing the Cha Cha.  If you missed last week’s show read our official recap here!

It’s only the second episode and already the contestants are feeling the strain.  Tonight the contestants will dance The Jive and The Quickstep.  These are certainly fun routines to watch but difficult to perform.

Hope Solis and Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiyopen the show tonight dancing The Jive.  Bruno said: all the power is not enough you have to be precise.  You last it a few times there is a difference between a kick and a flick.  You need to put more time.  Carrie Ann said: I thought it was a great performance you were fun and flirty.  There were a few mess ups you just have to work on your upper body, a little more rehearsal.  Len said: it was great, sharp; fast moving unfortunately you lost your timing a few times.  However, first out, first class.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len -7, Bruno – 6 TOTAL = 19

Kristin Cavalleri and Professional Dancer Mark Ballas dancing The Quick StepBruno said: I have been bedazzled by the blond bombshell.  You worked it beautiful; you have to be careful to work your fame.  Sometimes you beautiful line got lost.  Carrie Ann said:  This week stunning, sophisticated, you floated across, it was gorgeous.  Len said:  You looked fantastic, but I have to tell you it wasn’t as good as you look.   I got dazzled by how you looked but you broke holds.  However, overall I thought it was a great improvement over last week and well done.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len -7, Bruno – 7 TOTAL = 22

David Arquette and Professional Dancer Kym Johnson dancing The Jive.   Bruno said:    We told you not to hold back and you are a runaway train.  You lost the timing and a lot of technique but you are performing with confidence.  Carrie Ann said:   What I love about it was the incredible enthusiasm, you let I all hang out.  You were loose maybe a little too loose.  Stop dancing from your shoulders and bring it a little lower.  Len said:   He is almost speechless, the technique was not there.  I liked the enthusiasm, I like the fact the jive is full all and you have to give it a go, but it was a little wild.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len -6, Bruno – 6 TOTAL = 18

Elisabetta Canalis and and Professional Dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dancing The Quick Step. Bruno said:  you are back on track; you have ability to get some lines.  Keep working!  Carrie Ann said: The best thing is seeing people come back and you came back.  Len said:  It was not great, but it was better than last week.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 7, Len -7, Bruno – 7 TOTAL = 21

Rob Kardashian and Professional Dancer Cheryl Burke dancing The Jive.  Bruno said:   Rob you started to blossom, you started to find your own voice, you have a rapour with Cheryle and your timing was excellent.  Great improvement.   Carrie Ann said:  It is official Rob Kardashian is a better dancing than Kim Kardashian.  You have the dancing gene.  Len said:   High energy, it was confident, it was full on, well done.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 7, Len -7, Bruno – 7 TOTAL = 21

Carson Kressley and Professional Dancer Anna Trebunskaya dancing The Quick StepBruno said:    This week we got Pee Wee Herman goes to the prom.  We can see you work hard, you put the work in, there is a lot of work to do but as entertainment it is great.   Carrie Ann said:   I saw improvement but I am not sure what happen to the improvement.  It was a little wobbly.  There is not a great balance of energy in the partnership.  Len said:   If I held my knife and fork like you held Anna I would starve.  The problem with this show is the worse dancers are the ones we want to see the much.  I want to see you come back.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len -6, Bruno – 6 TOTAL = 18

Ricki Lake and Professional Dancer Derek Hough dancing The Jive.   Bruno said: You’re the first person tonight who did the kicks and flicks properly.  You did incredibly well.  Carrie Ann said: Best jive of the night so far.  Very nice.    Len said:   There were a couple of steps that disturbed me a bit, I did not like it.  But, I liked the fun and exuberance.  I would have liked a bit more Jive content.  It was an improvement.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len -7, Bruno – 8 TOTAL = 23

Chaz Bono and Professional Dancer Lacey Schwimmer dancing The Quick Step.  Bruno said:  There is a likeabily about you, it is cute and lovely.  The problem is his quickstep has to be fast which was not quite there.  Carrie Ann said:  I am so sorry you are in pain, but that is part of the dancing.  Not going to get a great score tonight.    Len said:    I admire your grit and determination and you got through it.  The bottom line is it is the quick step and it was too slow.

  Scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len -5, Bruno – 6 TOTAL = 17

Chynna Phillips and Professional Dancer Tony Dovolani dancing The Jive.  It’s a cute dance and another good performance by Chynna.  Carrie Ann said she enjoyed watching her dance.  She said that Chynna played it a little safe and thought she was injured.  Len said it was good, but it wasn’t great really and it needed more excitement.  Bruno said the sexy siren in her is trying to come out and she can’t hold it back.  

Scores: Carrie Ann – 7, Len -7, Bruno – 7 TOTAL = 21

Nancy Grace and Professional Dancer Tristan McManus dancing The Quick StepBruno said:    Vivacious, alive and confident it was bit top heavy at times.   It is great to see you taking over the dance floor.  Carrie Ann said:     I saw improvement.  I like a little more razzmatazz but I loved the team work that has come out of this.   Len said:    How refreshing, you did it.  There was no flash and glitter but it was a proper quick step.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len -8, Bruno – 7 TOTAL = 21

 Jr. Martinez and Professional Dancer Karina Smirnoff dancing The Jive.  Bruno said: J.R. you are born to dance, charismatic, athletic.  Right on it all the way through.  The most satisfying performance of the night!  Carrie Ann said: It was great, it was fantastic, but you through in a lift and I have to take a point off.  But it was fun.  Len said:  Problem is one is on the label it is not in the tin.  I was looking for a jive you gave me a lindy hop.  It was not a jive.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 7, Len -7, Bruno –8 TOTAL = 22

Thats it for tonight, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for our recap of the result show!