Lenni G fills us in on last night's double elimination episode of "Dancing with the Stars":
It was double elimination night and there were a few scary and nervous moments for everyone. Top scary moment - Judge Len in nothing but a Speedo. Really, a Speedo! Top nervous moment - Katherine and Mark in jeopardy.
We also had fun moments, including Dance Center with Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and the Speedo Guy. And, we got to see a "Stars of the Dance" tribute to Dick Clark. Loved it that the show invited quite a few of the original Bandstand kids to view the tribute in person. And, and, the judges chose the trio jive routine from Karina, Donald and Peta as the encore dance. Terrific choice judges! On to the results...
Donald and Peta, and Katherine and Mark were called out first. Donald and Peta were safe. Katherine and Mark weren't.
Next were William and Cheryl, and Roshon and Chelsie. These two couples were then told that one of them was in the bottom two and would be eliminated immediately. Wow! As you could probably guess, the first "gone couple" was Roshon and Chelsie.
That left Maria and Derek, and Melissa and Maks, one of whom would be safe and the other in jeopardy. After what seemed like two days of waiting, Maria and Derek were sent to safety. Whew!
So, would it be Katherine and Derek, or Melissa and Maks going away? More tortuous waiting, more close ups of the dancers looking like deer in the headlights. And then it was done - Melissa booked her ticket for the Bye Bye Train back to the Prairie. Double Whew!
In my estimation, we have the best final four contestants ever and the decision as to which one does not go on to the final is just ridiculously hard to predict. My hope is that all four pros will choose choreography that clearly highlights what their star partners do best. My next hope is that the stars execute the choreography spectacularly and that the show has no choice but to carry all four over to the final. As Martha Stewart would say, "That would be a really good thing."