SAN DIEGO, March 23, 2015 – None of the couples had a meltdown in week 1 on “Dancing With The Stars,” but things may not go so smoothly in week 2.
The 12 competitors get several weeks of rehearsal time before their very first appearance in the DWTS ballroom. But they get only one week to rehearse for their second trip around the floor. For those who aren’t used to learning or remembering choreography, it can be a rude awakening.
Last week, all couples danced either a cha-cha, foxtrot or jive. Four couples drew the cha-cha this week, a relatively easy assignment. Three get the foxtrot and two dance the jive. We will also see a rumba, a samba, and an Argentine tango.
One couple will make an exit at the end of this week’s show, based on last week’s scores and fan votes, no matter how well they do tonight. Who will it be?
Redfoo and Emma Slater were tied for last place with Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe. Redfoo and Emma dance the Jive to the Knack’s “My Sharona.” Redfoo can’t get by on sheer enthusiasm. He will need to channel his energy and stay disciplined to stick around.
Charlotte and Keo dance the easier cha-cha, and the song is a perfect fit, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” Charlotte had a lot of trouble with the choreography in week 1. Keo will have to work hard with his partner to avoid going home, whether it’s this week or next week.
The Argentine tango will challenge Willow Shields and Mark Ballas. It is a mature dance with a lot of sexual tension. It seems unfair to throw this at a competitor in the second week, especially one who is only 14 years old. We will find out how good an actress Willow is and how good a developing dancer.
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess will need to get creative with their samba, working around Noah’s stiffness due to the lack of a knee joint in one leg. Noah will be hard pressed to execute the necessary “samba bounce,” but this guy is used to beating expectations.
Suzanne Somers will have to kick things up a notch to execute an energetic Jive with Tony Dovolani to score high enough to survive after next week.
At the other end of the leaderboard, Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy shouldn’t have any trouble with a cha-cha. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough will rule the rumba with ease. Riker Lynch has to tighten up his execution in his foxtrot with Allison Holker, but he’s got the goods to do it.
The couple we most look forward to seeing? Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev, who can bring serious attitude with a cha-cha to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent.
If you missed Rumer and Val’s week 1 routine, see it here.
“Dancing With the Stars” features “My Jam Monday” on Monday, March 23, 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
Week 2 Assignments (in order of voting number)
Charlotte and Keo: Cha Cha Cha, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Chris and Witney: Cha Cha Cha, “Time of our Lives” by Pitbull
Michael and Peta: Foxtrot, “Workin’ My Way Back To You” by The Spinners
Nastia and Derek: Rumba, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Noah and Sharna: Samba, “Homegrown Honey” by Darius Rucker
Patti and Artem: Cha Cha Cha: “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
Redfoo and Emma: Jive, “My Sharona” by The Knack
Riker and Allison: Foxtrot, “Sugar” by Maroon 5
Robert and Kym: Foxtrot, “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Buble
Rumer and Val: Cha Cha Cha: “Rumor Has It” by Adele
Suzanne and Tony: Jive, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Willow and Mark: Argentine Tango. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.
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